Recreation News

Oct. 31st

Hello Basalt!

November is almost here and there’s snow on the ground. That can only mean one thing... Its Basketball season! We have a bunch of Basketball for the younger ones as well as Pickleball Date Nights for the family!

K-2 Fall Basketball

Kinder, and 1st - 2nd grade Basketball kicks off this coming week starting on November 5th. These kiddos will work on drills, skills, and games to keep them learning the basics of the game. The Kindergarteners are up first from 3:30p-4:15p followed by 1st and 2nd graders from 4:20p-5:10p. Registration is filling up quickly and will close on Monday Nov. 4th. This program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks finishing on Nov. 21st. All practices are at the BES gym.

Instructional League Basketball

3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade boys and girls teams are already forming! Rec League Basketball starts with pre-season practice on Dec. 16th with some open gym time available through the winter school break. Regular season play begins Jan. 6th and runs through a final tournament early March. Games and 2 weekly practices are Monday –Thursday evenings. League play includes Aspen, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. Registration Deadline is Dec. 2. Cost is $75.

Instructional League Coaches are needed. Please consider coaching your child. Coaching is a great way to spend quality time with your children and learn a new skill. In a recent conversation with a coach, she expressed that she had no prior experience with basketball or coaching youth. Through a variety of means she was able to teach the team skills in basketball, and life. We are here to help you be successful as a coach. Please email me brian.passeni@basalt.net or call me 970-927-8214 if you are interested. Background checks and a Code of Conduct signature is required.


Pickleball Date Night

This is a great way for the whole family to get together for some fun competition with the pickleball crowd. Join us on Friday nights and Saturday mornings for entertaining competition with people from around the valley. Pickleball is a wonderful way to get some exercise and meet new people.

When: Fridays 5:45-8p & Saturdays 9:00a-Noon

Who: Ages 10-Adult

Where: BMS Gymnasium (Please go to the back door next to the football field.)

Cost: $2 drop in fee.

Special New Year’s Pot Luck Celebration on Tuesday, December 31 from 4 -8 PM. Bring a dish and join the fun!

Hope to see you out on the courts!

Brian Passenti