The RAAA 3rd-6th grade basketball program is designed to offer a more competitive environment for players to play basketball without the level of commitment of the traveling program. Our goal is to continue to teach and to advance one's basketball skills and to introduce more team play development. Also we hope along the way to teach the life skills of sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork. Coaches are expected to strive for equal playing time and make it a positive experience for all players.
New this year for boys in 4th grade and girls in 5th/6th grade is the South Suburban Youth Basketball League(SSYBL). 4th grade boys will play games against teams from Eagan and Eastview basketball associations. 5th/6th girls will play games against teams from Eagan, Eastview and Farmington basketball associations. These games will be played in area schools and will be officiated by certified referees like our other games. There will also be a league tournament on March 9th which will include these associations.
Cost: $105 ***Bonus: If you register for both the Falls skills clinic and 3rd-6th grade league, you will receive a $10 combo discount at checkout.
Grades: Boys and girls in grades 3rd-6th. Boys and girls play separately and are organized into these divisions: 3rd grade boys, 3/4th grade girls, 4th grade boys, 5/6th girls and 5/6th boys.
Dates of Program: January 2nd-March 9th
Practices: 1-2 practices per week depending on gym availability. Practices are mainly Monday-Thursday with an occasional Friday night practice. Times are between 6:15 pm-8:15 pm and sometimes 5/6th grade will have a practice time from 8:15 pm-9:15 pm. Practice schedules are posted as gym permits become available.
Games: Saturdays between 8 am-4 pm at various schools in the district. Games are 1 hour in length, score will be kept, and games officiated by certified officials. Games will be 5 on 5 and play will be on the full-size basketball court.
Uniform: Each player will receive a jersey and shorts.
Equipment used: 3rd and 4th garde boys and girls will use 27.5 inch basketball. 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will use 28.5 inch basketball and all will shoot at 10 foot baskets,
Team formations: Teams will consist of 8-10 players and such things as height, player skill level and teammate requests will be looked at to help try and make balanced and competitive teams.
Key Dates (Subject to change)
Nov. 30th: Meet the Irish Night with RHS Boys and Girls teams. A night to meet the players, play games and get excited for the basketball season!
Dec. 17th: Parent/Coaches Meeting 6:30 pm RCC
Week of Jan. 2nd: Practices begin
Jan. 5th: Kick-off clinic for Players and Coaches, time TBD
Jan. 19th: Opening weekend of games
March 2nd: End of Regular season games
March 8th/9th: End of season tournament on March 9th where 3rd grade boys and 3/4th girls will compete against other Rosemount teams. 5th/6th boys will compete against their own associations for Saturday games, but will play in an SSYBL end of the year tournament on March 8th/9th with teams from Eagan, Eastview and Farmington. The 4th grade and 5/6th grade SSYBL tournament will be March 9th with competition between Eagan, Eastview and Farmington.
Friend Requests: Only 1 mutual request for team placement for a friend or coach is looked at. For example, if Player A wants to be teammates of Player B, Player A must request Player B and Player B must request Player A on their registration. Please note we cannot guarantee these requests. Requests are only accepted during the registration process (Please place in Comment section)--requests from late registrants cannot be accepted. Due to the complexity of team formations, we are only able to honor one mutual request.
Coaching Opportunities: The 3rd-6th grade league is a parent-coached program, so volunteer coaches are needed. All coaches will need to go through background check, concussion training and PCA certification. We will need head and assistant coaches. Please consider giving a bit of your time and talent!!
Questions? Please contact Program Co-Directors Sara Mcintire and Jake Rath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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