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Itty Biddy & Biddy Basketball programs offered in early January
POSTED: 12/12/2007
Three instructional basketball programs for young children are being offered in early January by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The programs are: Itty Biddy Basketball Clinic for boys and girls age four with a parent, a Biddy Basketball Clinic for girls and boys ages five to seven, and a Biddy Basketball Clinic Advanced for ages seven to nine.

These programs are offered at the Tomahawk Sports Dome, 17501 Midland Dr., Shawnee, and at the Roeland Park Sports Dome, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. Search for the keyword "basketball" to find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities Catalog and online listings.

Biddy Basketball Clinic provides participants with instruction in the fundamentals of basketball. Ball-handling techniques, passing, dribbling, shooting, team work, and basic concepts of team strategy are covered with emphasis on sportsmanship. Biddy Basketball Clinics begin on Saturday, Jan. 5. At Tomahawk, sessions for five- to six-year-olds are offered at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. while sessions for ages six through seven will take place at 10 a.m. and noon. At Roeland Park, a session for five- to six-year-olds will take place at 9 a.m., while a session for ages seven and eight will take place at 10 a.m. The cost for six 50-minute sessions is $45 for Johnson County residents or $50 for nonresidents.

Biddy Basketball Clinic Advanced is a six-week program of practices and games for ages seven through nine. Teams will be formed during the first class. This class is offered at 11 a.m. at Roeland Park and at 1 p.m. at Tomahawk. Both programs begin Jan. 5. The cost for six 50-minute sessions is $50 for Johnson County residents or $55 for nonresidents.

Itty Biddy Basketball Clinic is designed to help develop fundamental skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Topics to be covered include ball-handling, passing, shooting, and sportsmanship. A parent must participate with their child in this program. This program will be offered at two times on Fridays, both at the Tomahawk Sports Dome beginning on Jan. 11. One program will start at 6 p.m. and another will start at 6:45 p.m. An additional session is offered at 8 a.m. Saturday beginning Jan. 12 at the Roland Park Sports Dome. The cost for four 40-minute sessions is $35 for Johnson County residents or $39 for nonresidents.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at

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