What is Shades Mountain All-Stars?

Shades Mountain All-Stars is our athletic program run by Camp Adventure which is a ministry of Shades Mountain Community Church.

What athletics do you provide?

We providing a semi-competitive basketball league
for kids in grades 1st-8th in the winter.
In future years, it is our desire to offer additional sports beyond basketball.

What is semi-competitive?

The goal of this athletic program is to provide kids with an environment where they can learn the ins-and-outs of the game (including how to win and lose) and enjoy the thrill of competition, while still making each kid feel like a vital part of the team, regardless of their ability.
We keep score, teams have a win-lose record, and yet our coaches care more about building excellent athletes, both on and off the playing field, rather than a winning team.

Who is it for?

Shades Mountain All Stars is for boys and girls in 1st-8th grade and is open to all children regardless of race, color, religion or ethnic background. Please remember that Shades Mountain All-Stars (and Camp Adventure) is a ministry of Shades Mountain Community Church and seeks to teach biblical principles to our athletes though the environment of coaching and competing.

When does the season start?

Registration runs from the beginning of October through the end of November. Player evaluations will be in early December with practices and games starting in the  beginning of January. The first games will be scheduled for the first Saturday in January.  All other games, in the 9 game season, will be held Saturday morning thereafter, and we will be wrapping up the season the towards the end of February. 

When are practices and games?

Practices are one night a week, either on Tuesdays or Thursdays and games are Saturday mornings. A full practice and game schedule will be given out ahead of time at the start of the season.

How are the teams divided?

It is our intention to have a 1st-2nd grade league and a  3rd-5th grade league, both co-ed, and a 6th-8th grade league, separated by gender. This is subject to change based on the number of kids in the league.

What is the cost?

The cost of the league is $65 and includes a jersey.

Where is this held?

All games and practices will take place in the
gymnasium at Shades Mountain Community Church (also the campus of Camp Adventure). 2325 Tyler Rd. Birmingham, AL 35226