This page is intended to give you more in-depth information about the boys house 7th/8th Grade program.
Team Make-up Boys in grades 7 and 8 will be combined to play together in a single league.
Evaluations for the 7th/8th grade boys take place October 13 from 4-5 pm in the ECC Large gym. The team Equidraft will take place on Tuesday Oct 16 for grades 7-8 at the Edina Community Center, RM 350, this is for coaches/evaluators only. Coaches are encouraged to attend both evaluations and the Equidraft.
Coaches Parent coaches are needed for the 7th/8th grade league. The time commitment is minimal, and coaching is fun and rewarding. If you sign up to coach prior to team formation, you can participate in the player selection Equidraft and influence your team's roster. Coaches can attend a training session before the start of the season. Coaches will be given one ball, first aid kit and game book.
Practice/Game Schedule The EBA works with the Edina Park & Rec. department to put practice and game schedules together. Teams generally play/practice twice a week. The 7th/8th grade teams will play/practice on Tuesdays/Fridays. The season kicks-off in November. The first few sessions of the season will be devoted to practices. Games will start in December. No games or practices will be scheduled during winter break, but open gym time may be available. Games will be played through mid-February, then playoffs will begin. The final playoff games will be played in the last half of February. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams and Consolation champs.
Each player will receive jersey. Each player is responsible for wearing gym/basketball shoes, bringing their own water bottle and their own basketball to practice and games. The 7th/8th Grade league uses a 29 inch basketball.