New season starting for church basketball program

Published 10:37 am Monday, November 29, 2010

SOUTH POINT — Danny Larsen loves to play sports, almost any sport there is. In fact, players are some of his heroes, including his brother.

Ten-year-old Danny has played football and baseball at South Point Elementary, where he goes to school.

And soon he’ll be back at The King’s Court youth basketball and cheer program at Tri-State Baptist Temple in South Point for another season on the hardwood.

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This will be the third year for Danny to play in the program that offers youth an alternative basketball opportunity besides ones offered at school programs.

“I just wanted to play basketball,” Danny said on why he signed up for The King’s Court. “They teach us how.”

Last year Danny played point guard on the Red King team.

“(A point guard) tries to get the ball and shoot it as far as he can,” he said.

King’s Court is the brainchild of Tim Jenkins, pastor at Tri-State Baptist, who says the program’s goal is to provide a good playing environment for youngsters.

“There is no pressure put on the children to win,” he said. “We do encourage them all to enjoy playing the game. We try to work hard to teach them the fundamentals of the game at an equal level.”

King’s Court is open to any boy or girl in kindergarten through sixth grade. All practices and games will be held at the South Point church.

Fees are $35 per child for basketball, which includes shorts and T-shirt jersey. The cheering program fee is also $35, which includes shorts, T-shirt and pom-poms.

Sign up day is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church at 1300 County Road 60, South Point. For more information, contact 377-4739.