The Edina 3rd & 4th Grade Leagues are offered to all
3rd & 4th grade Boys and
3rd Grade Girls
who live in and/or attend school in Edina.
Please note: girls in 4th grade participate in the West Metro league.
Click HERE for complete information about the 4th grade girls West Metro rec. league
2017-2018 Rules for 3rd/4th Grade League
The focus of the 3rd & 4th Grade League is to provide a fun and positive sports experience for boys in grades 3 & 4 and girls in grade 3. This League aims to develop the player's skills, experience and knowledge of basketball. Fundamentals and basics are the cornerstone of this league with an emphasis on Fun, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Skills and Equal Playing Time.
Registration opens in September and runs through early October. After that date, late registrations may be accepted, however a $25 late fee will be charged. Any late registrations will go onto a waitlist. There is no guarantee of team placement if your child is on a waitlist.
Please note: based on our registration numbers teams for our in-house program will be formed as follows: 3rd Grade Boys, 4th Grade Boys and 3rd Grade Girls.
Typically there are 8-10 players on a team. The EBA will honor one mutual play-with request per player at the 3rd grade level.
When/Where Do the Kids Practice/Play
The 3rd & 4th Grade season begins in November and runs through the beginning of March. Generally, players will be scheduled for 2 events each week. Events are categorized as practices and games.
Practices and games take place at Edina elementary schools (Highlands, Cornelia, Concord, Countryside and Creek Valley) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are officiated by paid referees. Practices and games can go as late as 9:00pm. Coaches, you are responsible to make sure that you are out of the gym by the end of your allotted time so the next groups can come into the gym.
Last year the following schedule was used:
Boys 4th grade played/practiced Mondays and Thursdays
Boys 3rd grade played/practiced Mondays and Tuesdays
Girls 3rd grade played/practiced Tuesdays & Thursdays
The schedule will be the same this year. In some cases when Monday Federal holidays fall, teams may have to be moved into another gym location on a different night of that week. Please follow your schedule carefully. A complete schedule of games, practices, clinics, etc. will be posted on each team's page. To access your team's page, click on the TEAMS tab at the top of the page and use the drop downs to access your team's page.
Baskets are set at 9.5 feet for 3rd graders and 10 feet for 4th graders.
The 3rd & 4th Grade League coaches are parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering your talents and time as a head or assistant coach. Coaches are all required to register on our website, go through a background check and complete an online video regarding concussion management. Coaches will attend our season kick-off event in November where they will receive their team's uniforms, schedule and roster. Coaches will also receive a Coaches handbook and a couple of practice plans that will focus on teaching basketball skills to all players of all skill levels.
Varsity Game Events