The Edina Peewee Basketball League is offered to all first and second grade boys and girls
who live in and/or attend school in Edina.
The focus of the Edina Peewee Basketball League is to teach basketball skills including passing, defense, dribbling, shooting, basic techniques and coordination, and build upon the basics learned in the Rookie League. The Peewee League encourages a positive learning environment, helps build confidence and self-esteem and provides positive feedback while striving for success.
Registration opens in early August and closes on October 15. After that date, late registrations may be accepted, however a $25 late fee will be charged and there is no guarantee on team placement. Any registrations after October 15 will be placed on a waitlist.
Teams will be divided as follows: 1st/2nd Grade girls will play together (team make-up will be half 1st graders, half 2nd graders); 1st Grade Boys teams, 2nd Grade Boys 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 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.
When and Where Do The Kids Practice/Play?
The season will begin the weekend after Thanksgiving and run through early March. Eight (8) games will be held on Saturdays throughout the season for the Peewee players. These Saturday games are played on a rotating basis at one of the elementary schools in Edina between 8:00am and 1:00pm. In addition to the Saturday games, practices will be scheduled throughout the season on Wednesday evenings. These will also take place in the elementary schools.
Clinics The Peewee boys will participate in 3 Future Hornets clinics, led by Joe Burger and his staff. Peewee girls participate in the Hot Shots program, led by Jonathon Buckley. Both clinics take place on Saturdays.
The Peewee League is a parent-coached program, so volunteer coaches are needed. A coaches training session will be held for all coaches. Each coach will receive a coaching manual that will include practice plans and information to help with teaching the correct fundamentals of the game.
Parent Meeting/Coach Clinic-Training Session
The EBA will hold a parent meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at Cornelia Elementary in conjunction with a coaching clinic/training session for the Peewee League. Rookie and Peewee parents will meet from 6:00-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Coaches will then move into the Cornelia gym at 6:30-7:30 for a coaching clinic, led by Joe Burger, Edina's Varsity basketball coach.
While your child is practicing/playing, you are responsible for your other children. Do not let them freely roam the schools. This year we will be assigning one family to monitor the hallway during your childs practice/game. With approximately 15 events throughout the season, you can expect to have this responsibility about two times throughout the season.
Each player will receive a basketball uniform (jersey & shorts). Parents should provide a junior-sized basketball (27.5 inches). Kids should bring their basketballs to practices.
The EBA will coordinate a photo day during the season.