Sports, Junior Basketball (PK-2nd Grade)
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The Jr. Basketball program is designed to introduce/build upon fundamental skills- dribbling, passing, shooting, court positioning, and game play. Each age group will look a little different and the structure will be outlined below. Our coaching staff will introduce, instruct, demonstrate, and referee the drills and games.
For the 2019 Season we have limited the number of kids in each session to make sure that the group size is conducive to high quality instruction and learning. We are prepared to add sessions in the evenings during the week to make sure all kids who want to register can play and still have manageable group sizes.
Pre K- This group will focus on introducing and practicing dribbling, passing, and shooting the basketball in a fun and developmentally appropriate format. This group will focus on skills and drills while also reinforcing expectations with following instructions, group participation, and parallel play with their friends.
Kindergarten- This group will receive instruction and practice on fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting while also learning the difference between offense and defense. The majority of each session will be skills and drills and we will work up to competitive games.
1st Grade- This group will practice fundamental skills while introducing more details regarding rebounds, fouls, court positioning, and enhancing the understanding of the game. The end of each session will be a cross-court scrimmage where players can practice the skills in a game format.
2nd Grade- This group will use drills to hone in on fundamental skills during the 12:00-12:45 time-slot. Beginning week 3, full court games will occur AFTER the practice session from approx. 12:50-1:30pm. The players will be divided (by the coaching staff) into 2 groups. Group A will play games on 1/19 and 2/2, Group B will play games on 1/26 and 2/9.
- Please carry in sneakers to play in
- Bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothing
- Coaches: Dana Welch, Lucas Nickerson, and Seth Levier