Answers To Frequently Asked Questions Around Registration

1) I am going to be out of town on September 10 and you have no on line registration. How do I get my child registered?

Answer: If you are going to be away September 10 you can get someone else to start the registration process for you. They will need the name, date of birth, contact phone numbers, address and e mail address (if applicable) for your player, along with the $10 registration fee. They will be given a copy of the registration form that you will need to sign and bring with you to the player evaluation night. We must have a signed registration form before your child can participate in league activities. PLEASE DO NOT ASK MEMBERS OF OUR LEAGUE EXECUTIVE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR YOU. We are very busy on registration day looking after other details of the process.

2) Can we request to be on the same team as another player?

Answer: Due to the large number of requests we receive each year, and our growing number of registrations, we can no longer assure you that player pairing requests will be granted, with the exception of siblings in the same age group, and where a DEFINITE need to ride together has been established and communicated. It has been overwhelming for our volunteers to accommodate these large number of requests while trying to build fair and balanced teams. We believe that this approach keeps us in line with the practice of most other youth organizations. We see our program as a great opportunity for family members and players to meet new friends and neighbours from across our community, establishing friendships that may last for years to come.

3) Can we request to be on a specific coach’s team?

Answer: No, you may not request a coach. The only exception to this rule is if you are an assistant for that coach.

4) What happens if I miss the player evaluation night? Will my child be “cut” from the program?

Answer: While we hope that all players come out for evaluation night, no one that is registered will be “cut”. All will be placed on a team, and you will be notified what team and the team practice time in the days following our September 21 coaches meeting.

5) What do I do if I find out that my child has a conflict with another activity or decides they don’t want to play this season?

Answer: Pleased notify us as soon as possible by e mail (roland.billings@sympatico.ca), by phone (613 548-8790), through the web site or Facebook page. We will likely have a waiting list in each division of players that want to play, and a decision on your part will get one of them into the league.

If you have other questions please send them to us and we will add the question and answer here if it something that others can benefit from. RB

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Two Weeks Until Registration 2016!

Wow! It is hard to believe that two weeks from the time that I am writing this, registration 2016 will be completed! As you look at the posters in this album, we hope that you can see the enjoyment that players, volunteers and whole families have being a part of the league every year.

Registration 2016

Saturday September 10
St. Pat’s School, 158 Patrick Street
9-10:30 am
Boys 8-15; Girls 8-14
All Ages are the age that the player will be on April 1, 2017

$10 for the season

No online registration, first come, first served, and SPACE IS LIMITED, so get there early. We will have the washrooms open and the coffee on!

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Mudmoiselle Run September 17th

CCS Mudmoiselle 5 x 94We have been asked to pass this information along. The second annual Mudmoiselle Run for the Canadian Cancer Society is on September 17th and they have added a new event this year for boys and girls 5-14. Here are the details – it looks like a fun event, and a great way to support the Canadian Cancer Society!

Mudmoiselle
2nd Annual – Saturday, September 17th, 2016. This year the event includes a mini mudder for both girls and boys ages 5-14! Get registered on line, at our office or at Canadian Black Belt Centres for mini mudder!
Friday, Sept 16 – new this year, Mudmoiselle Co-ed High School Challenge. Students-Register on line!

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Tick Tock

Three weeks from today (September 10, 2016) is Registration 2016! One of the most asked questions that we get around registration is “What time do I have to be there to register?”. While it is true that in the past some hearty souls have camped out overnight to be first in line, that is not necessary, but needing to get there early is a fact. Space is limited, and we register on a first come, first served basis. Most years we will be full on the day of registration, other years you could walk in at 10:25 and register in some divisions. We can’t give you a definitive answer on time. I will promise that we will have the coffee on early, and access to the washrooms will be available early too.

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Activity Sequence

With Registration a mere 23 days away we wanted to give you the time line of league activities as we start the season.

Saturday September 10 – Registration Day
September 12-15 – Player evaluations for registered players in each division. This is a very important process and we need players to attend. Players will practice in their age group within each division and will be evaluated for their skills. This is done so that we can build balanced teams. A full schedule will be given out at registration and published here after evaluation.
September 21 – Coaches meeting – teams are given out to our coaches and players will be notified what team they are on, and when their practice will be held, in the days following that meeting.
September 26-29 – Team Practices by Division
October 3-6 – Games begin by Division.

Game Nights for 2016-17 (also the nights for evaluations and practices):
Graduate Division (boys 13-15) Monday Nights at Ecole Cathedrale
Biddy Division (boys 11-12) Monday Nights at St. Pat’s
Little Guys Division (boys 8-10)Tuesday Nights at St. Pat’s
Girls Division (girls 11-14) Wednesday Nights at St. Pat’s
Little Gals Division (girls 8-10) Thursday Nights at St. Pat’s

All ages above are the age that the player will be on April 1, 2017

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Posters

Over the next few weeks we will share some of the posters that were on display at our year end banquet on our Facebook page and Twitter account. We hope these will give you some insight into our program. Our league motto is “Basketball Just For The Fun of it”, and the smiles on these faces certainly convey that, but first and foremost we are a basketball league. We don’t keep standings or have playoffs, we do keep score, we do teach fundamentals, and our focus is on teaching players how much fun the game can be. Registration is September 10- 25 days from now! See you there!

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St. Lawrence College Exhibition Game

The St. Lawrence College men’s basketball team will be playing an exhibition game on Tuesday August 23 against the Division II Northwood University Timberwolves. The T-Wolves have a lineup featuring 7’2″ Enrico di Coste from Vicenza Italy, along with seven other players over 6’5″. This should be an exciting contest, and a real challenge for the Vikings. Game time is 7pm and the game is FREE. See you there!

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Pete Petersen Spirit Award

We have been asked to announce the winner of the Pete Petersen Spirit Award by the family. This year the award goes to Elinam Afidenyo. Here is what was posted on the Spirit Award Facebook Page:
“Congratulations to this year’s award winner Elinam Afidenyo !
Eli is heading to Lakehead University for Nursing where she will represent the schools wrestling team.
This young lady has a been involved in the” Pete” Petersen Basketball League formally known as the Knights of Columbus Basketball League since the age of 10, as a player, and most recently as a coach and scorekeeper.
Her outside community envolment’s include the Boys and Girls Club,
Upward Sports through the church, the Tag group through Kingston Frontenac Public Libraries while still maintaining a good academic standing. With Eli’s faith in God, dedication to sports and love of kids she was the perfect choice this year for the Don “Pete” Petersen Memorial award. Congratulations and Good Luck with your future endeavours Eli, Pete would be proud !”
Let me add my personal congratulations to Eli. She was an enthusiastic player and coach throughout her time with the league and I wish her well at Lakehead. She will be great addition to the University. WELL DONE!!

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We are now on Twitter!

Follow league news as it happens in 140 characters or less by following us on our twitter account Pete Petersen Ball, @ppbballleague. Detailed postings will continue to be posted here and at our Facebook page , but this will allow another method for letting our followers and those interested in the league to hear what is going on.

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Dan Wannemacher

We join the rest of the Kingston Community in mourning the passing of Dan Wannemacher last week. Dan was a great supporter of our programme, and he believed in what we are doing in the league. He and Ruth were very generous with both their time, and their donations to help us be successful for the children in the community. Here are the details of the visitation and funeral arrangements.

Daniel Jacob Wannemacher
WANNEMACHER, Daniel Jacob – Owner of Kingston Family Fun World & Putt n’ Blast Passed away on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. Beloved husband of Ruth. Proud and loving Dad of Patricia, Evelyn and Hilary. Dear son of Shirley Wannemacher (the late Hilary) of Ohio, USA. Brother of Meg Garnett (Rod), Lisa Myers, Jeff Wannemacher and Sarah Tiefenthaler (Dave). Brother-in-law of Tim Kirkby (Susan), Julie Kirkby (Don), Ted Kirkby (Dawn) and Bob Kirkby. Son-in-law of Donald Spence. Dan will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and truly amazing team, past and present, at Kingston Family Fun World and Putt n’ Blast. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at ROBERT J. REID & SONS – THE CHAPEL ON THE CORNER , 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie St.) on Wednesday, July 27th from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 28th in ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL , 279 Johnson Street, at 10 o’clock in the morning. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Dan to Special Olympics – Kingston Community would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online guestbook available at www.reidfuneralhome.com

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