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Southeastern Program of Recreational Team Sports

S.P.O.R.T.S. Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships

Does S.P.O.R.T.S. offer financial assistance for registration fees?

Yes, S.P.O.R.T.S. does offer financial assistance to families currently receiving free/reduced lunch through the Hamilton Southeastern School district or would otherwise qualify for that program as a Fishers resident, but attending a different school. If qualified, S.P.O.R.T.S. offers assistance via its scholarship program. S.P.O.R.T.S. will provide one scholarship per child, per season during open registration. If you qualify for free lunch, S.P.O.R.T.S. will provide a scholarship in the form of 100% of the registration fees once per child, per season during open registration. If you qualify for reduced lunch, S.P.O.R.T.S. will provide a scholarship in the form of 50% of the registration fees once per child, per season during open registration.

Open Registration Periods:
Spring - January 1-31
Fall - May 1-31
Winter - August 1-31

Participants must submit their current or reduced lunch approval form from the Hamilton Southeastern School District to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office prior to end of open registration in order to qualify.


Baseball


When is Spring baseball season?  

Opening day is Saturday, April 27. 

Spring season runs from late March thru early/late June depending on the league. Leagues include

PK, K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th and High School.

When is Fall baseball season?

Fall Season runs from Mid-August to Early Oct. Games are on Sunday only.

Leagues include 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th/9    

 Do I need to attend Spring evaluations?

 The leagues are divided into 3 categories:  National Blue, (most competitive), National White, (competitive), and American, (mildly competitive). To be considered for the National White or Blue, you must attend evaluations. If you choose not to evaluate, you will be placed in the American League.

What equipment do I need?

Baseball glove, baseball cleats, baseball pants. The league will provide bats, if you do not have one, helmets, baseballs and first aid kits.  Baseball jersey, cap and socks are included with your registration fee.

What is the time commitment?

 In general, your team will meet twice a week, usually a weekday and Saturday.

 Do you offer travel baseball?

 Yes!  We offer travel baseball for grades 1-8.  Our teams are known as the Fishers Express.  Try-outs for 8U-14U are generally held in August, with 7U in March. For more information, please visit www.fishershseyouthbaseball.com and click on the Fishers Express-Travel tab.     

     
Boys Basketball

When is boys basketball season?

The season runs for mid-November thru mid-March.

What grades can participate?

 Boys basketball is offered for grades K-8th.   S.P.O.R.T.S. also helps with the registration for HSE and FHS  intramural basketball leagues.

Do I need to attend evaluations?

 Evaluations are not mandatory, but highly recommended for grades 2nd-6th.  The leagues are divided into two conferences, the Eastern, (more competitive), and the Western, (less competitive).  To be considered for the Eastern conference, you must attend evaluations. 

What equipment do I need?

 Basketball shorts and shoes.  The league does provide jerseys.  You may also bring your own basketball, though some will be provided.

What size ball do I need?

 K-6th: 28.5”
JH-HS 29.5”

What is the time commitment?

 In general, teams meet twice a week, one weekday with games on Saturday.

Do you offer boys travel basketball?

 Yes!  We offer boys travel basketball for grades 3rd-6th. The season begins in October and ends in early-mid Spring.  Try-outs are held in the fall.

What is the time commitment for travel?

 Generally, there will be 1-2 practices a week and 2 games on the weekends, one Saturday and one Sunday.  For more information, please visit www.sportsboysbasketball.org and click on the Travel tab.


Girls Basketball

When is girls basketball season?

Girls Basketball runs from Mid-November thru early March.

Who can participate?

Girls basketball is offered for grades 1st-8th. 

Do I need to attend evaluations?

While not mandatory, it is highly recommended to attend evaluations for teams to be divided fairly. 

What is the time commitment?

In general, teams meet twice a week, one weekday with games on Saturday.

What equipment do I need?

Basketball shorts and shoes. The league provides jerseys. You may also bring your own basketball, though some will be provided.

What size ball do I need?

1st/2nd Grade: Junior size (27.5’)
3rd-8th Grade: Intermediate size (28.5”)

Do you offer girls travel basketball?

Yes! We offer travel basketball for girls in 3rd-8th grades.

What is the time commitment for travel? 

Before games begin, there will be 2-3 practices per week.  Once games begin, there will be 1-2 practices, with games on the weekend. For more information, please visit www.girlsbasketball.hsesports.org and click on the Travel tab.

 

Cheer

When is the cheer season?

Practices begin in early August, with the season wrapping up mid-late October.

What grades can participate in cheer?

Graces K-6 can participate.

 What teams do we cheer for?

Cheerleaders cheer for the 4th-6th grade S.P.O.R.T.S. recreational tackle football teams

 What is the time commitment?

 Practices are one day during the week, usually the same day, and games are on Saturday.

 Are uniforms included in registration?

Uniforms are not included with registration and they are required.  There will be 2 fitting dates in June and they MUST be ordered by July. Ordering information will be provided at the fittings.

What are All-Star/Border Wars?

 This is approx. a two-week program for 2-3 girls picked from each squad based on attendance, participation and sportsmanship. They will cheer for the all-stars/border war teams, which will also involve travel. Cost is $40 per girl to cover bows and poms.

Do you have a travel Cheer program?

 The S.P.O.R.T.S. cheer league offers a travel program for 5th and 6th graders in support of the S.P.O.R.T.S. travel football team known as The Knights. Please visit www.cheerhsesport.org for more information.


Football

What grades can participate in SPORTS recreational football?

Flag football is offered for grades K-2nd, while rookie tackle is offered for 3rd grade, and tackle for 4th -6th grades.

What is the time commitment?

 Summer Conditioning:

Football is a unique league with a voluntary summer conditioning camp offered to 4th-6th grade during the month of June, two evenings a week. It is strongly recommended to help your child get in shape and get used to the heat. 

Mini-Camps:

During mid-July, 3rd-6th grades will be required to attend mini-camps for 3 nights with mandatory evaluations following. If a player is unable to attend, they will be placed in a blind draft.

Tackle Practices/Games:

Prior to the first game, each team is permitted 10 practices, no more than 3x a week. No Sunday practices after games begin. No more than 2 practices per week is allowed after the first game. There will be a two-hour time limit for all practices. 

 Flag Practices/Games:

1-2 practices a week with games on Saturday.

 What equipment do I need?

 Flag:
Football pants, rubber cleats, (recommended), and a mouthpiece.  Game jersey and flags will be provided by the league.

Tackle:
Shoulder pads and helmet, provided by the league with a $250 deposit.  There will be at least 5 equipment pick up dates in June/July.  Players MUST be present at equipment handouts to ensure proper fitting.

Game jersey, socks and helmet decals are provided by the league.  Players are responsible for practice pants/pads, mouthpieces, and non-metal cleats.

Do you offer travel football?

 Yes! The Fishers-HSE Youth Football League offers a travel football program for 5th  and 6th graders. Try-outs are held in November following the recreational football season. Please visit www.hseyouthfootball.com for more information.

What are Border Wars/All-Stars?

 Border Wars is a program offered to players in 4th-6th grades nominated by their coach to extend their season to include the local Border Wars/All-Star tournament.  They will be competing against “border” communities. Players are expected to be available during Fall break for practices and the Border Wars All-Star Tournament, no exceptions.  For more information please visit www.hseyouthfootball.com    


Boys Lacrosse

When is the boy lacrosse season?

There are callout meetings in January and February. The season begins right after Spring Break and ends in late May.

What age groups are there?

Includes those players in grades 1-8

Leagues include:
U8 (6 & 7 years old)             U12 (10 & 11 years old) 
U10 (9 & 10 years old)        U14 ( 12 & 13 years old)
Birthdates are based on a September 1, 2018 to August, 31, 2019 calendar

*Players in 8th grade but older than 14 are grandfathered into the U14 with a waiver.

Click below for the US Lacrosse reference table:
https://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/age-eligibility-guidelines

What equipment is needed?

Chest and shoulder pads, helmet, stick, gloves, cleats, athletic cup and mouth guard.

Are there any other fees to play?

Yes, all players must have a US Lacrosse membership. You can signup at www.usalacrosse.org 

Is there only recreational play?

No. There is a Select league that has call outs in December and January. This league is a mix of recreational and players with stronger skills that want to have some travel experience.

There is also Travel league. Callouts are held in December with tryouts in January. The season runs February to late May. This league is for those with advanced skills.

For more detailed information please go to https://www.hsefishersboyslax.com/

Girls Lacrosse

When is the Spring girls lacrosse season?

Spring season runs from late March through the end of May for U10, U12 and U14. The U8 league will start the second week in April.

What age groups are there?

Players in grades 1-8

Leagues include:
U8 (6 & 7 years old)             U12 (10 & 11 years old) 
U10 (9 & 10 years old)        U14 ( 12 & 13 years old)
Birth dates are based on a September 1, 2018 to August, 31, 2019 calendar

Click below for the US Lacrosse reference table:
https://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/age-eligibility-guidelines                 

What equipment is needed?

Girls lacrosse stick and goggles, mouthguard (cannot be white) and cleats

Are there any other fees to play?

Yes, all players must have a US Lacrosse membership. You can sign up at www.usalacrosse.orgThere is a $75 uniform deposit and a $75 volunteer deposit that the league will collect from you.

 What is the time commitment?

U10, U12 and U14 will practice 2 times a week for 1.5 hours and 8-10 games. U8 will practice 1 time a week for 7-8 times on Sunday late afternoons.

For more information please go to their website https://www.hsefishersgirlslax.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1182337


Rugby

When is rugby season?

Practices are scheduled to start in late February or early March. They will be several times per week and determined by coaches. Games are generally on Saturday. The season will wrap up in late May.

Who can participate?

Co-ed flag league is for grades 2nd/3rd/4th , and co-ed tackle is for grades 5th/6th. Girls and Boys tackle leagues are for 7th/8th grades.

What does my child need to play Rugby?

 For 2/3/4 Flag: Cleats, no metal allowed. Short and T-shirt provided
Co-ed 5/6 Tackle: Cleats, no metal allowed. Shorts, socks and custom SISU mouthguard provided
Girls 7/8 Tackle: Cleats, no metal allowed. Shorts, socks and custom SISU mouthguard provided
Boys 7/8 Tackle: Cleats, no metal allowed. Jacket, pants, practice jersey, monogrammed backpack, shorts, socks, and custom SISU mouthguard included. 

For more information, please visit www.rugby.hsesport.org


Soccer

When is the spring soccer season?

Soccer is April 13th - May 18th

Who can play?

Boys and girls aged 4 by 12/31/18 in grades PK-8th

What equipment is needed?

The league will supply you with shorts, shirts and socks. You should also bring plenty of water.

You will need shin guards, footwear, age appropriate ball PK-2ndgrade size 3, 3rd to 6th grade size 4 ball and 7th and up is a size 5 ball. 

 What is the time commitment?

In general, you will meet 2 times weekly with 6 practices and 6 games weather permitting.

 Is there a travel program?

There is no travel league at this time.

Please refer to soccer’s website for more detailed information

https://soccer.hsesports.org/


Softball

When is Spring softball season?

Opening day is Saturday, April 13.

Spring season runs from late March thru mid/late June. Leagues include 5/6, 8U, 10U, 12U 14U and High School.

When is Fall softball season?

Fall season runs from mid-August thru Mid-October.  Leagues include 8U, 10U, 12U

Are Spring evaluations mandatory?

 Evaluations are not mandatory, but recommended to assist the league with competitive balance.

What equipment do I need?

 Spring Season: Softball pants and cleats. Helmets, bats and ball are provided. Jersey, visor and socks are included in your registration fee.

Fall season: Teams are provided a t-shirt as part of their registration fee.

 What is the time commitment?

 Spring Season: In general, your team will meet twice a week, usually a weekday and Saturday
Fall Season: one non-mandatory practice during the week, with games on Sunday.

What is the All-Star program?
The All-Star program is designed for girls who want to get a taste for travel. It is open for all girls in our rec leagues 8U-14U. For additional information visit: www.fishershseyouthsoftball.com , click on rec leagues, then All-Stars.

Do you have a travel softball program?

 Yes! Our travel softball program is referred to as The Cats, for divisions 10U, 12U and 14U. For more information please visit www.fishershseyouthsoftball and click on the Cats travel tab.

Track and Cross Country

What is The Fire?

The Fire is the name given to the S.P.O.R.T.S. track and field and cross-country programs.

Who can participate?

Runners in grades 1st thru high school can participate.  We do allow exceptions for younger runners, so please email the league at [email protected].

When is track season?

Track season runs from mid-April through early July, with Regional and National qualifiers able to compete through July.

When is XC season?

Cross country season begins in early September and runs through early November, with Regional and National qualifiers able to complete into December.

What do I need to participate?

Track shorts and tanks will be provided. Participants are responsible for running shoes and spikes.

When are practices?

Practices for track and field and XC are held at Riverside School unless otherwise notified. They are Monday and Thursday from 6-7:30 pm and Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 am. 

Volleyball

When is girls volleyball season?

 The season runs from early August thru early October.

 Who can participate?

Girls in grades 4th-8th can participate.

Are evaluations mandatory?

 Not for the recreational league. Evaluations are mandatory for girls interested in trying out for the competitive division, no exceptions. 

What is the competitive division?

 It is open for girls in 5th and 6th grade only who want a more challenging volleyball experience. The teams will compete against each other during the season.  The girls will NOT be on a recreational team. Practice and game information is the same as the recreational division.  No players will be permitted to play up into the 5th and 6th grade competitive division.

What is the time commitment?

 Practices are once during the week with games on Saturday.

What equipment do I need?

 The uniform jersey is provided by the league. The players are responsible for black spandex/shorts, knee pads, and gym shoes.

 

 

Contact Us

S.P.O.R.T.S.

12690 Promise Road 
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 317-845-5582
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