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Kindergarten In-house League
Contact: Derek Johnson

dereksjohnson@gmail.com

 

The EBA's Kindergarten basketball league is offered to all Kindergartners

who live in and/or attend school in Edina.

 

Program Focus
The focus of the Kindergarten program is on learning the proper techniques of basketball (dribbling, shooting and passing) and having fun, not on games. During each session, the basics of basketball will be taught and explained. Some scrimmages may be run at your coach’s discretion.

Registration
Registration opens end of August and closes mid-October. After that date, late registrations may be accepted, however a $25 late fee will be charged. Any registrations after the close of registration will be placed on a waitlist. Any kids on a wait list are not guaranteed team placement.

Teams

Whenever possible, teams will be selected from the same general neighborhood area and/or schools. Kids are not allowed to "play up". During registration, each player is allowed one MUTUAL play-with request. A play-with request must be mutual between two players. If the request is not mutual, there is no guarantee of placement on the same team. Your child may be placed on a team where he doesn't know all of the kids. Please embrace that and let your child meet and play on a team with kids from other schools.
 

Coaches
The Kindergarten League is a parent-coached program, so volunteer coaches are needed. All coaches will need to register on our website, go through a background check and complete an online video about concussion management. Each coach will receive a coaching manual that will include practice plans and information to help with teaching the correct fundamentals of the game.

Season Length

The season will begin in late November/early December and run through late February/early March.

 

Practices

Practices will be scheduled throughout the season on Friday evenings.

 

Games

There are no official games in Kindergarten, but coaches can scrimmage against the other team present at practice during the 2nd half of practice time.

 

Hoop Height

Both Boys and Girls = 8 feet

 

Uniforms/Basketball
Each player will receive a basketball jersey. Players will be given a Kindergarten appropriate basketball (26.5 inches). The kids are expected to bring their basketballs to practices.

 

Parent Responsibility
While your child is practicing/playing, you are responsible for the actions of your other children. Do not let them freely roam the schools.  They should be with you at all times.

Rosters & Schedules
Please use the dropdowns on the EBA's website (under the TEAMS tab) for all rosters. Schedules will be posted on the team pages.

Photos
The EBA will coordinate a photo day during the season.

Fees
$120

Refunds
The EBA's policy states that once teams are formed no refunds will be given except with a doctor's written excuse or a move out of the district.