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Winter Youth Basketball

Sign Up to CoachDesigned for boys and girls in grades 1-8, our philosophy is to provide a friendly atmosphere, teach the rules and skills of basketball, as well as good sportsmanship. The league is designed to ensure that all players have an equal opportunity to participate in games and practices no matter their skill level. Registration Deadline: November 1.

Games and practices are held at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, as well as local schools depending on your volunteer coach’s schedule and facility availability. All participants receive a reversible jersey.

League Descriptions

1st & 2nd Grade

These leagues focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball. Practices and games are structured around skill development and having fun. All games are officiated in an instructional atmosphere. Players are placed on teams according to their schools.

3rd & 4th Grade

These leagues introduce the participant to a more structured format. Players learn more of the team concept by focusing less on individual skills and more on teamwork. Players will be asked to attend an evaluation session and will be drafted to teams by coaches.

5th & 6th Grade

This league places more emphasis on the team as a whole. This is accomplished by the introduction of set “plays” to increase the player’s ability to adapt to game situations. Players will be asked to attend an evaluation session and will be drafted to teams by coaches.

7th & 8th Grade

This league takes all of the elements that have been learned and tests all of your skills. The program starts as a review of the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the years. Players will be placed on teams according to their size and ability (not by school). Junior high athletes may participate, but must be present at both the practices and games throughout the entire season. Players will be asked to attend an evaluation session and will be drafted to teams by coaches.