Douglas ‘D League’ to begin |

Douglas ‘D League’ to begin

Staff Reports

With the arrival of January, the Douglas High School boys and girls basketball programs are once again conducting the Douglas Youth Basketball League.

The Development League, or “D League.” is designed for boys and girls who are currently first through sixth grade students. The league is directed and monitored by the coaches of both Douglas basketball programs, along with high school players who assist in teaching fundamental drills and league play.

Each session focuses on individual skill development and the basic understanding of team concepts and rules of the game.

Sessions will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 in the high school’s two gyms.

The cost is $75 per student. For families that have more than one sibling, the cost is $60 per child. The cost is reduced by $5 for those who register and pay online at the website. Registration will also be taken at the door on the first day.

“D League,” which originated in 1987, is directed by Douglas High’s varsity boys and girls coaches, Corey Thacker and Werner Christen. The staff of coaches also includes Phil Emm, David Pfaffenberger, Brian Mello, Jason Carter, Keri Moss, Steve Walsh, Eric Emm and Craig Burnside.