Games We Play: Shiraliga expands with more tourneys, camp

The culmination of the league’s fourth season last week saw nearly 50 teams compete as part of Shiraliga.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
June 16, 2011 23:45
2 minute read.
Shiraliga, a basketball league for women and girls

Shiraliga 311. (photo credit: NO)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

While the sports world focuses this week on Naama Shafir and her battle with FIBA to wear modest clothes while playing on the European stage on behalf of Israel, the rules of Shiraliga, a basketball league for women and girls, already includes T-shirts under uniforms not only as an option, but a requirement for all its players.

The culmination of the league’s fourth season last week saw nearly 50 teams compete as part of Shiraliga and the action will continue into the summer with a new and expanded sports camp.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Last Thursday, a new component of competition within Shiraliga began: Streetball.

A total of 30 teams competed in a three-on- three half-court tournament, comprised of several levels: elementary school, middle school and high school. In each age group, ten-minute bracket-format games were played, with winning teams moving on until two teams played for their respective division’s championship.

“This was the first time we put on an event of this nature,” said Shira Amsel, founder and operator of Shiraliga. “Just to see how much fun everyone had playing three-on-three in this format already makes me excited for staging more and more tournaments like this in the future.”

Also last week, twenty-four of the ongoing Shiraliga teams gathered at Malha arena for the Shiraliga playoffs.

The teams were made of players representing various girls schools in the Jerusalem area.



The first three places in each of the three divisions received trophies and medals, reflecting the intense devotion and hard work of the players to their teams throughout the year. In the elementary division, Efrata led throughout the year, but Makor Chaim, with its intensity and adept coaching, fought its way to a well-deserved victory.

In both the middle school and high school divisions, Hartman placed second while Ohr Torah emerged as the champions, to the delight of the 150 or so boisterous Ohr Torah spectators in attendance to urge their teams on.

The final component of the Shiraliga year will take place from July 3-21, with Liga Camp. Unlike the rest of the year, which is women-only, this Orthodox sports camp will have three separate boys division, in addition to the girls divisions (divided by age group).

As well, many other sports besides basketball will be taught by professionally trained coaches in: soccer, volleyball, baseball, football, table tennis, martial arts and swimming.

The camp will also include cooking and arts and crafts for girls and special events for boys and girls.

For further information about Shiraliga and Liga Camp, please check the website: www.ligacamp.com

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI