Thank you for your interest in our co-ed basketball team for 4th-6th graders and girl’s cheerleading ages 5-12 years old. The vision of LEAP is to have active sports teams for homeschoolers in the Northwest Ohio area. This year, we have decided to move forward with this vision by initiating a basketball team and cheer squad. We are excited to introduce to you the LEAP Lemurs!

This is a building year. Our primary goal is to foster a love for sports in a relaxed atmosphere. We want to engage as many students as possible, learn basic skills, initiate team spirit, and begin building a program from the grass roots. We will be practicing primarily on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM, starting November 30. The enrollment fee for basketball and cheer is $75.00 per registrant. With this registration fee you can expect a jersey for basketball players and uniform for cheerleaders, a minimum of 7 practices, 2 intramural games, and a skills competition. Parents will be given the option to purchase pictures of their athlete.

Our coaches are James & Monica Vernot, who have three children enrolled in LEAP. James & Monica have worked with children of all ages for over 20 years through Bible clubs, music events, schools, churches, discipleship programs, and sport activities. It is their sincere desire for children to have FUN with sports and point each one to Jesus Christ.

We are actively pursuing teams to scrimmage over the next couple of months. At this time, we cannot provide dates of potential games, but we are hoping to play a few local, private schools in January and February. However, those scrimmages are not guaranteed.  The following is our current, tentative schedule for the 2023-2024 basketball/cheerleading season:

November 30              6:00-7:30 PM              Parent Meeting (15 minutes) & Skills Assessment

December 7                6:00-7:30 PM              Practice

December 21              6:00-7:30 PM              Practice

December 28              6:00-7:30 PM              Practice

January 4                    6:00-7:30 PM              Practice

January 11                  6:00-7:30 PM              Pictures (Dress in uniform) & Practice

January 18                  6:00-7:30 PM              Intramural Game (Dress in uniform)

January 25                  6:00-7:30 PM              Practice

February 8                  6:00-7:30 PM              Intramural Game (Dress in uniform)

February 15                6:00-7:30 PM              Intramural Skills Competition (Dress in uniform)