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Posted: September 13, 2020
2nd-5th Grade 3 on 3 League

Bluejay Basketball 

3 on 3 Youth League 

Please see the information below. We passed this out at the free basketball camp, but feel free to make copies if you need to.

We would like to introduce you to an exciting new addition to the youth basketball program.  It’s a 3 on 3 league for boys  in grades 2-5.  Many successful basketball programs around the country are using 3 on 3 leagues as the foundation of their youth basketball programs.   3 on 3 play allows young players to handle the ball more often, play in more space as they develop their skills, and learn basic basketball movements.  We hope to use this league as a tool to help transition our players to play in 5 on 5 leagues as they grow in their skills and abilities.

A player’s typical Saturday league session will include 30 minutes of skill development (practice time) and participation in two 20 minute 3 on 3 games.  Each team will consist of 4-5 players who will be coached by a volunteer.  Players will be guaranteed to play a minimum of half the game.  Players will receive a reversible jersey that is to be worn for each game.  Cost to participate is $30.  Registrations are due Tuesday, September 15. They can be turned in at the elementary.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, spectators will not be allowed in the gym during the 3 on 3 league.   Supervision during the league sessions will be provided by each team’s coach as well as the high school staff and players.

Posted: August 24, 2020
22nd Annual Golf Outing

This past Saturday was the 22nd Annual Bluejay Basketball Golf Outing. We had 32 teams, great weather, and a whole lot of fun. I have to say that it was an absolutely fantastic day for me, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.

It takes a lot of planning and work to pull off a successful golf outing. Quite honestly, Kaden Shepherd and Chris Newbauer did most of the heavy lifting on this endeavor. All the credit for setting up this great day goes to them. When I was named the new coach in May, Kaden and Chris had already laid most of the groundwork for the golf outing. I can’t thank them enough for all the planning and preparation they did.

I have been a part of many golf outings in the past at multiple schools, but the outpouring of support from our sponsors was at a level that I have never witnessed before. Bluejay Basketball supporters are without question 2nd to none! As a new coach I was completely overwhelmed by the generosity displayed by so many businesses and supporters of Bluejay Basketball. Also, a special thank you goes out to Clarence Gehrke. Clarence won the 50/50 raffle and donated his $150 winnings back to the basketball programs!

Throughout the day, I drove around the course and tried to meet as many of the players as I could. I was witness to some great shots and some not so great shots! But overall, nobody did it better than the team from Jachim’s Lawn Care. Team members David Jachim, Nathan Coldiron, Ryne Miller, and Tim Stasiek shot a sizzling 57 (-15) on a very tough course. Also, congratulations to our 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Chris Newbauer, Dalton Bailey, Jake Rietow, and Blake Hoover representing Bailey’s Discount Center finished in 2nd place and Adam Trusty, Seth Attinger, and Nick Miller, of Trusty’s Route 10 finished in third place.

A very special thank you goes out to Francine Shepherd who not only prepared all of the food, but donated it as well! I want to thank Linda and Tony Schumacher, Katrina Harper, Jo Jo Bailey, Kenley Newbauer, and all the boys and girls basketball players who hung out at the course all day to help make this day a huge success. We would never have been able to pull this off without your help!

Posted: August 23, 2020
Free Youth Basketball Camp

Grades 2-3
Saturday August 29th: 8-9:15 am (MS Gym)
Tuesday September 1st: 5-6:15 pm (Elementary Gym)
Saturday September 5th: 8-9:15 am (MS Gym)
Tuesday September 8th: 5-6:15 pm (MS Gym)

Grades 4-5
Saturday, August 29th 9:30-10:45 am (MS Gym)
Tuesday, September 1st: 6:30-7:45 pm (Elementary Gym)
Saturday, September 5th 9:30-10:45 am (MS Gym)
Tuesday, September 8th 6:30-7:45 pm (MS Gym)

  • Registration forms are available in the elementary.
  • Or, download the registration form here:

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1 Bluejay Drive
North Judson, IN 46366
Voice: 574-896-2158
Fax: 574-896-2060
Website: https://www.njsp.k12.in.us
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