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.
Again this year boys and girls in grades 4th-6th will play in the South Suburban Youth Basketball League(SSYBL). 4th grade boys will play games against teams from Eagan and Eastview basketball associations. 4th grade girls will play Eagan teams. 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will play Eastview, Eagan and Farmington basketball associations. These games will be played in area schools and will be officiated by certified officials. There will also be a league tournament on the weekend of March 6th-7th.
Grades: Boys and girls in grades 3rd-6th. Boys and girls play separately and are organized into these divisions: 3rd grade boys, 3rd grade girls,4th grade girls, 4th grade boys, 5th boys 5/6th girls and 6th boys.(New this year separating 5th/6th boys)
Dates of Program: January 6th - March 7th
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 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 grade boys and girls will use 27.5 inch basketball and shoot at 9 foot hoops. 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will use 28.5 inch basketball and 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.21st: 7pm Meet the Irish night with RHS girls and boys basketball teams
Dec. 16th: Mandatory Parent/Coaches Meeting 6:15-7:00 pm 3rd grade boys and girls. 7:15-8:15 pm 4th-6th grade boys and girls.
Week of Jan. 6th: Practices begin
Jan.13th: SSYBL coaches mandatory meeting for grades 4th-6th 7pm-8 pm
Jan. 18th: Opening weekend of games
Jan.25th: Picture Day
Feb.29th End of Regular season games
March 6th/7th: End of season tournament on March 7th where 3rd grade boys and 3rd girls will compete against other Rosemount teams .The 4th-6th boys and girls will have their SSYBL tournament on March 6th and March 7th.
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 Director Sara Mcintire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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