JOY Basketball: The JOY league was added to the Metropolis Sports Ministry 9 years ago and since we added the Junior JOY league. St. Athanasius has had one or two teams entered every year. All players must be baptized Orthodox Christians. A player that turns 7 years of age after September 1st and is less than 10 years of age is eligible for the Junior JOY league. A player that turns 10 years of age by September 1st and is less than 14 years of age is eligible to play in the JOY league. A player that turns 14 years of age before September 1st must move on to the GOYA teams. Practice takes place each Friday from October to April, 5-7 pm at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington. We also try to attend one or two local College games during the season.
All players must be present and dressed for 60% of regular season games in order to be eligible for playoffs. To be eligible to play in a game, a player should attend Church, Sunday Church School, and Divine Liturgy the Sunday before their respective game. The season will culminate with a Tournament and a banquet with all the parishes in the Metropolis.
GOYA and JOY 2012-2013 Basketball ScheduleYouth Basketball Registration
JOY Jr. Boys & Girls grades 3-5
JOY Boys & Girls grades 5-8
GOYA Boys grades 9-12
GOYA Girls up to grade 12
*if the player has turned 14 years of age by September 1, they will not be able to play for JOY
Myron the Martyr of Cyzicus; Straton, Philip, Eutychian, & Cyprian the Martyrs of Nicomedea; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Demetrios the New, Righteous-Martyr of Samaria; Eutychios, Eutychianos and Kassiani the siblings; Paul, Juliana, and those martyred with them (the executioners)