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8th Grade 2018-19 Season In-House information for:

  • Program Philosophy
  • 8th Grade In-House Program
  • Volunteers
  • Registration Information
    • Dates
    • Fees
  • Season Information
    • Evaluation Dates (to balance teams)
    • Season start & end dates
  • Team Information
  • Evaluations
  • Practice Information
  • Game Information
  • Tournament Information
     

Program Philosophy: 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. The league is designed to be competitive as well as to give all participants an equal opportunity to play. To accomplish this, EPBBA, Inc. has instituted rules that require equal play. It is the coach’s responsibility to coach and to rotate the players. The coaches are volunteers and it is necessary for everyone to give them support, as the program could not function without them. The program is designed to be competitive and each game will have a score. NO INDIVIDUAL AWARDS SHALL BE AWARDED by coaches or parents. 

 
8th Grade In-House Program:

The In-House program is for boys in the 8th grade who do not play on a Travel team (For Travel Team Information, See the Travel 5-8 Tab) and elect only to play in the In-House program. Players are NOT allowed to play up a grade. If found to be doing so, will result in an automatic expulsion from the program.

All teams in the In-House Grades 6-8 play their games in the Southwest League, which will include games against Minnetonka and Wayzata.  Each team will play a couple of away games at Chaska, Chanhassen, Minnetonka and Wayzata.
 

Volunteers: For the EPBBA to run a successful basketball program, we need volunteers to coach. We will provide a coaching manual to all coaches with practice outlines for each week.  Please indicate at least one volunteer job on the registration form.

 

  8th Grade - In-House
Registration Information  
Registration Dates Sep 1 - Sep 19
Registration Fee $140
Included in Registration Fee Uniform Jersey, Basketballs, Clinics, Practice & Game Court Time, & Referee Fees
 
Not Included in Registration Fee Shorts, Shoes, & Transportation to Games
Season  
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 8-10
Practices  
# Practices per Week 1
Potential Practice Days Tue, Thur  *
Practice length 1 hour 15 minutes
Practice Times 6-7:15pm, 7:15-8:30pm  *
Practice Locations Oak Point  *
Games  
# of Games per week 1
Potential Game Days Sat
Game Length 28 min (2-14 minute halves)/65 min limit
Game Times earliest 8am, latest 4pm
Game Locations EPHS Activity Center, Chaska, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Wayzata
Type of game 5 vs 5
Tournaments  
End of Year Tournament Yes
Days of End of Year Tournament 2/23/2018 - 2/25/2018
Location End of Year Tournament EPHS  Activity Center

 

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