Junior Crusader Boys Basketball

Junior Crusaders Boys Basketball

The Junior Crusaders Basketball program focuses on guiding the student-athlete by providing an opportunity that allows each player to reach his or her God-given potential in a competitive learning environment while promoting positive values that prepare them to succeed in life.

For questions or concerns about Junior Crusaders Boys Basketball, please contact Joe Drees at jdrees@catholicmemorial.net – 262-542-7101 ext: 545

5th Grade Gold Champs

Season Information

All boys who are in grades 4th – 8th are invited to play for the Jr. Crusaders Boys’ Basketball team. Teams will practice during the week and participate in the WYBL (14 Sunday league games and end of year tournament) additionally a minimum of 3 tournaments from November to March.

3rd grade teams will be playing a weekend tournament schedule to be determined by the coaching staff and parents.

  • Practices will be starting the 3rd week of October
    • Practices will be held at Catholic Memorial and NX Level 
    • NX Level Address:
      W234 S3555 WI-59, Waukesha, WI
      Get Directions Here

League Website







Upcoming Events:

Summer Basketball:

This summer, we will be hosting a 3 v. 3 basketball league at Catholic Memorial high school for boys that will be entering 5th - 8th grade during the 2024-2025 school year. The league will be limited to the first 40 paid registrations at each grade level. 

  • League begins June 17th and ends July 31st
    • No League on Monday, July 1st & Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Monday and Wednesday nights: 7:00 pm to - 8:30 pm
  • 7:00 - 7:25 pm 
    • Drill work
    • Each week will focus on a specific fundamental
  • 7:25 - 8:30 pm
    • Players will play 4 - 15 minute 3 v. 3 games
    • Each week, players will be on a different 3 v. 3 team. This allows us to continue fun and competitive games when players are absent due to family vacations and other scheduling conflicts. 




Junior Crusaders is 100% volunteer driven. Parents are expected to volunteer their time supporting the Jr. Crusader program.
Volunteer Opportunities include but not limited to the following:

  • Team Parent
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Scoreboard
  • Scorebook

Don't be scared to volunteer - Volunteering is a great way to network and meet other parents.

Junior Crusaders Basketball Code of Conduct

  • I will not force my child into sports.
  • I will remember that children participate to have fun, and the game is for them.
  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or of others.
  • I will learn the rules of the game and policies of the league.
  • I will be a positive role model for my child, and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy – and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials, spectators at every game practice, or other sporting events.
  • I will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent, such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
  • I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.
  • I will teach my child to play by the rules.
  • I will demand that my child treat players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, sex, or ability.
  • I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • I will emphasize skill development and practices, and how they benefit my child over winning.  I will also de-emphasize games and competition in lower age groups.
  • I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of my personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak to coaches at an agreed-upon time and place.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use.
  • I will refrain from “coaching” unless I am an official coach.

Junior Crusaders Contact

Joe Drees

Mr. Joe Drees
Junior Crusader Athletic Program
Phone: 262-542-7101 ext: 545