By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014
Sean Dolan, president of the Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association.
The Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association serves the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Schools. “We are gearing up now for all the exciting action of the 2014-2015 season,” said Sean Dolan, the organization’s president. Both boys and girls teams will hit the hardwood through two leagues, recreational and select (competitive), beginning this December. “Broken Arrow is a participating member of the Indian Nations Basketball Conference,” says Dolan. “This association was designed to provide a playing season running from December 6, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Post-season playoffs are scheduled for Championship Saturday, February 28, 2015.” Boys teams and girls teams (not
co-ed) consisting of 1st through 8th graders will begin team practice sessions the first week of November.
Recreational league rules state that each player on a team will receive playing time in each game. Select or competitive league teams play at a higher level, and rules do not require that each player has playing time in each game. Some of the clubs Broken
Arrow teams will be c
ompeting against include Sand Springs, Coweta, Metro Christian, Bartlesville, Jenks, Owasso, Claremore, Liberty, Bixby, Berryhill and Tulsa,
as well as other Broken
Youth who wish to participate in the recreational leagues may register now through October 10, 2014, while space is available. Youth residing in the Broken Arrow City Limits or attending a Broken Arrow School are eligible. Area 8th graders trying out for their school’s team must register during normal registration to guarantee availability. Eligibility is subject to verification.
Sean Dolan graduated from Broken Arrow High School. In addition to serving as president of the Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association, he serves as a board member of the Indian Nations Basketball Conference. Mr. Dolan is also the Associate Athletic Director for Development at Oral Roberts University.
“Last year Broken Arrow had 72 registered teams, the most we’ve had since joining the Indian Nations Basketball Association,” said Dolan. “This year we’re expecting at least that many or possibly more, depending on how many new players sign up to participate in the program.”
If you would like to register your child to play for a Broken Arrow Youth Basketball team for the 2014-2015 season, please go online to www.bahoops.com and complete the registration process. “We’re looking forward to another fun and successful season and hope to see you and your children at the games.”
For more information, contact
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.