Damascus Cougars Recreation Basketball
Players: Boys & Girls Teams
Grades: 4th – 8th Grade
Season: Early December – Late Febuary
Players in grades 4th-8th will be a part of our Cougars Basketball program. During the winter season there are two levels that players may choose from, recreational or select. Recreational players will sign up and be placed with other players of the same grade level from the Damascus area. All players that sign up will be placed on a team. Normally there is one boys and one girls team per grade. However in some cases multiple teams may be formed if there are more than 18 players registered in a single grade level. Players that opt to tryout for a Cougars Select team that are not selected may also decide to play on a Cougars Rec team. Players that are not sure which level they want to play should plan to attend select tryouts in October (dates can be found in the Tryout & Evaluation tab). Tryouts take place before the registration deadline for Cougars Rec teams. Any families that need help to determine the appropriate level for their player may also contact the commissioner for additional information and recommendations.
The recreational option is for players that are new to basketball or are looking for a lower level of competition and time commitment. Players will register through DSA, and pay $25 for a team warmup jersey. Once registered in the DSA system, the coach of the team will email a link to sign up via The Active Montgomery website with Montgomery County. Players will register and pay via the link. In some cases, teams may play in a different recreational league at the discretion of the head coach and/or commissioner. Teams will practice once a week and have one game on Saturdays at a Montgomery County area gym. The season is around 8-10 games. Coaches who already have a group of players or a returning team may contact the commissioner and request to be registered together. The goal of the recreational option will be for DSA to provide a local team for every player that wants to play basketball in the winter. Players that tryout for select and are not selected may then opt to play recreation and be placed on a team. The number of players per team and total teams for each grade level will be dependent on the number of registered players and available coaches.