RAAA First and Second Grade basketball program is a developmental program where we will strive to promote a positive and enjoyable culture where kids can learn the fundamentals of basketball, team play, and sportsmanship while having fun playing the game of basketball. This age group league is a combination of 1 practice a week and 1 game on Saturdays.
Grades: Boys and girls in First and Second grade (2021-22). They will be separated boys and girls.
Dates of Season: Saturday October 16th- Saturday December 11th. No games will be played November 27th due to Thanksgiving break.
Practices: Once a week varying, Monday-Thursday. Times are between 6:15-8:15 pm. 1 hour in length. Schedules will be posted as soon as school gym permits are received and teams are formed.
Games: Saturday mornings between 8 am-1 pm at various elementary schools in the district. 1 hour in length. No score will be kept and coaches will teach while officiating the games. 1st grade will play 3 on 3 on 8 foot hoops and 2nd grade will play 4 on 4 on 8 foot hoops.
Uniform: Each player will receive a jersey and shorts.
Equipment used : First and Second grade players will use 27.5" basketball and shoot at 8 foot hoops.
Mask guidelines for 2021 Season: As of Aug.30 Masks are required in all District 196 buildings for ages 2 and up unless actively particpating in indoor sports. Coaches and spectators will need to wear masks at all times. Players will only need to wear a mask while entering and exiting the buldings and when not playing(breaks, sidelines, etc.) We will follow 196 guidance and monitor the weekly rates. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Key Dates (subject to change):
Monday October 11th: Parent and Coaches Meeting 7 pm Zoom. More information to come
Saturday October 16th: First practices for the teams
Saturday October 30th: Team and individual pictures
Saturday December 11th: Last day of the program
Team Formation: First grade will have 6 players per team. 2nd grade will 8-9 players per team. If possible based on number of volunteers, teams will have a head coach and 1-2 assistant coaches.
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 a teammate of Player B, Player A must request Player B and Player B must request Player A. Please note that we cannot guarantee these requests. Requests are only accepted during the registration process (please place in the Comment section) -- requests from late registrants cannot be accepted. Due to the complexity of team formations, we are only able to try to honor one mutual request, but requests are not guaranteed.
Coaching Opportunities: The 1st & 2nd 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 training. We will need head and assistant coaches. Please consider giving a bit of your time and talent!!!
Program volunteer opportunities:We are still looking for parents to join the basketball board. Please reach out if can help in anyway.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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