This is an introductory program. Players are put on teams based on request, their school or proximity to other players. At this level coaches simply work with the players on fundamental skills and to a lesser extent game play. Players will compete each Saturday morning in a skills competition followed by a non-scored regular game. Play is at 8 foot baskets with a 27.5 inch basketball.
Teams will have practice once during the week for one hour and game(s) on Saturday morning. The season will start December 8th. Please include any special arrangements in comment section of registration form.
Some parents may choose to have their kindergarten-aged child play in the Grade 1/2 division. General guidance is that it is allowed if the player is interested in learning and the parents feel they are ready. In a usual year, roughly 90 kids play and 5 to 7 are kindergarten age. There can be quite a size and skill difference between 2nd grade and kindergarten, but we have not ha many in the past using this method. If the player cannot physically make a basket with the rim at 8 feet, it would be best to postpone participation.