We have an exciting opportunity for the first and second graders in our community. There will be an introductory skills clinic at Sunset Ridge Elementary School this Sunday, Dec 8 from 3:30-4:30 funded by the James Helmuth Benefit Fund. The clinic is free and there is space for 8 more players. The program is all about fun and introducing our youth to the great game of basketball. Please see the registration form and flyer below for details.
The James R. Helmuth Memorial Trust will provide scholarships for aspiring athletes' access to sports training and team participation that would otherwise not be possible due to financial constraints. James' love of football, basketball, and martial arts formed the basis of his rich athletic life and are the cornerstones for the creation of this Trust. During the final days of his life, James threw the football with his Dad, shot hoops with brother, Jack, in his driveway, and worked on martial arts with his martial arts instructor Mike Welch so that he would be in good shape for football in the fall. Throughout his short life, there was rarely a day when James didn't participate in some type of physical activity: swimming, biking, football, soccer, baseball, basketball, dodge ball, martial arts, and even target practice. James loved life -- and when his body was in motion, he felt pure joy and freedom. We wish to honor James by supporting this love and extending available resources to children in need.
Donations can be sent to Lisa / Jeff Helmuth, 1609 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI, checks payable to the James R. Helmuth Benefit Fund.
We are a volunteer based organization passionately committed to serving and providing an environment for the youth of our community to play, grow and enjoy the game of basketball.
It is the goal and mission of the Middleton Basketball Club to ensure that players are placed in a manner to best serve the needs of the child athletes as determined by the player's age and skill level at placement evaluations. The number of competitive and recreational teams will be determined based on our policy of team sizes of 9 to 11 players and the overall skill level of the athletes being evaluated for placement. Attendance at placement evaluations does not guarantee placement on a competitive team. Evaluators may determine that a student will learn more from one of our recreational teams than the competitive teams and will place that player (or team) into the program that best fits their skill level.