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 3rd Grade 2018-19 Season information for:
  • Program Eligibility
  • Program Philosophy
  • In-House League Objectives
  • Coaching Goals
  • Registration Information
    • Dates
    • Fees
  • Season Information
    • Clinic Dates
    • Season start & end dates
  • Team Information
  • Evaluations
  • Practice Information
  • Game Information
  • Tournament Information
  • Clinic Schedule

Program Eligibility:  EPBBA, Inc. was created to provide boys who either live in Eden Prairie or attend Eden Prairie Schools with an opportunity to compete and to develop their skills. 

Note:  This program is for Third Grade boys only! It is understood that some second grade boys may be of similar age and talent to many of the 3rd grade boys, however, there is a true shortage of gym space and coaches. Allowing one 2nd grade boy (no matter what the circumstance) into the program would set a precedent that could interfere with a 3rd grade boy having his rightful basketball experience. Therefore, the EPBBA has a firm policy that will allow no child, regardless of age, to be registered in the wrong grade.   Boys found to be registered under false pretense will be removed from their team and refund requests will not be honored. 

MYAS Recreation League End of Season Tournaments:  There are often third grade teams (or other grades) that will play in these tournaments. Our requirement is that the EPBBA is first priority and that kids don't miss association activities (games or practices) for these events. The end-of- season MYAS events are fun, and a good introduction to what comes with travel basketball.   There are tournaments that occur after the EPBBA season has ended, so you pick events that don’t conflict with EPBBA.   These teams are organized outside the EPBBA.  The grade commissioners are not involved in assigning or organizing teams.   For more information, contact the K-5 In-House Director.

EPBBA Program Philosophy

  1. Provide all participants with a positive experience from K-12
  2. Inspire each player to continue playing and to develop their skills
  3. Teach life lessons through positive interaction

 

In-House League Objectives

  • Provide a positive experience for every team member
  • Build a desire in every individual to achieve their personal best
  • Develop a team concept
  • Build strong fundamentals
  • At season end, every player should look forward to next year

 

Coaching Goals

  • Never get tired of teaching fundamentals
    • Correct player mistakes and teach, repeat
  • Be positive and constructive
  • Have practice plans well-prepared – it is the most valuable time to teach
    • A scrimmage without stopping to correct is not a good practice 

Volunteers:  For the EPBBA to run a successful basketball program, we need volunteers to coach. We will provide the K-3 coaching manual to all coaches with practice outlines for each week. In addition, during the clinic's first two sessions, the high school players will demonstrate all of the drills needed throughout the season. And, Coach Flom will conduct a short meeting for all coaches at the end of the third clinic to align on expectations and tools.  Please indicate at least one volunteer job on the registration form.

 
  3rd Grade - In-House
Registration Information  
Registration Dates Sep 1 - Sep 19
Registration Fee $120
Included in Registration Fee Uniform Jersey, Basketballs, Clinics, Practice & Game Court Time, & Referee Fees
Not included in Registrion Fee Shorts & Shoes
Season  
Clinic Dates, Times, & Location Oct 30, Nov 6  7:45-8:30 pm,   EPHS Activity  Center Courts 1-4
Evaluation Date, Time, & Location Click Here for Evaluation schedule
Season Start Date (estimated) Nov 13
Season End Date (estimated) Feb 25
Teams  
Evaluations (to balance teams) Yes
# of players per team 8-9
Practices  
# Practices per Week 1
Potential Practice Days Mon & Tue 
Practice length 1 hour 15 minutes
Practice Times 6-7:15pm, 7:15-8:30pm  *
Practice Locations Eden Lake *
Games  
# of Games per week 1
Potential Game Days Sat
Game Length 40 min (4-10 min quarters running time)/65 min limit
Game Times 9 am, 10:10 am, 11:20 am  *
Game Locations Eden Lake
Type of game 4 vs 4
Tournaments  
End of Year Tournament No
Days of End of Year Tournament N/A

 * = Subject to change based on # registrations and availability of courts