Basketball is Always in Season at The Fieldhouse
Basketball season is almost here and at The Fieldhouse in Fishers it is always basketball season! We are “Hoosiers” after all and it is in our blood to play the ole hoop now and again all year round! You could step in this awesome facility and yell Hickory and listen for the echo and watch for Gene Hackman to appear or you can sign up for some great exercise, instruction and practice.
I met with Mark Tamm who, along with J. Scott Burton, owns the facility that houses seven courts under one roof. The facility is well planned, smoothly run and sponsored! Check out the website at www.thefieldhouse.com and check out what The Fieldhouse has to offer.
In talking with Mark, he definitely wanted people to know that they are not competing with the other programs in the area and would like to be an additional resource for not only learning skills but also an enthusiasm for the game. The kids’ league is a great experience as far as sportsmanship in that the overall feel of the arena teaches them to deal with the sport and the attitude within the sport. Basketball is a great team sport and I think one of the fundamentals that kids need to learn early is a healthy attitude toward the game and others. Why not do this in a positive and structured environment where everyone wants the best for you as a player.
With their recent addition of the Little Dribblers, there is something for all girls and boys ages four and up. The youngest group offers skill instruction / game experience. They have a custom playing surface built atop the offices with goals that are 6 ft. tall versus the 8 ft. goals that are on the main floor. This spot is perfect for this age group as the court isn’t so big and intimidating like some of the other courts in the Fieldhouse would be for a child. The area is complete with basketballs just the right size for their smaller hands too!
The next level is for players in grades 2-8 with a focus on a little more competitiveness than recreational ball. Coaches are certified and work toward player development.
Check out the great holiday camps for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The sessions are Dec. 27, 28 & 29 or Jan. 3, 4 &5. Various times are offered for different ages so be sure to check online, call or stop by.
All of the officials that manage the games are IHSAA licensed referees so that the game stays on a fair level for all players.
Anyone who wants to play above this level is more than welcome. They have a variety of leagues for women and men in different skill levels. (Just ask my husband about this who said he was definitely in the wrong group!)You can be any age and enjoy getting out on a court and running the ball, stopping for a three now and again and finishing with a dunk, a hook, or in my case a lay-up.
The Fieldhouse is home to the Hoosier Boys Basketball League, Hoosier Girls Basketball League, Indiana Grassroots Basketball, USSSA State Championships, and the United States Basketball Federation National Championships.
So, come check out The Fieldhouse, shoot some hoops and listen to some string music!
11825 Technology Drive (behind SuperTarget in Fishers)