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  Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten boys only! It is understood that some Pre-K boys may be of similar age and talent to many of the Kindergarten boys, however, there is a true shortage of gym space and coaches. Allowing one Pre-K boy (no matter what the circumstance) into the program would set a precedent that could interfere with a Kindergarten 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. 

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 

Note: Kindergarten Basketball emphasizes fun skill building drills, contests and intra-squad scrimmages as outlined in the the K-3 Practice Plan and the Kindergarten League Overview.

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.

 
  Kindergarten - In-House
Registration Information  
Registration Dates Sep 1 - Sep 19
Registration Fee $80
Included In Registration Fee Uniform Jersey, Basketballs, Clinics, Practice & Game Court Time, & Referee Fees
Not Included in Registration Fee Shorts & Shoes
Season  
Clinic Dates, Times, & Location Oct 30, Nov 6,   6:00-6:45 pm,   EPHS Activity  Center Courts 1-4 
Season Start Date (estimated) Dec 2
Season End Date (estimated) Feb 25
Teams  
# of players per team 10
Evaluations No
Practices/Scrimmages  
# of Events per week 1
Days Sat
Length 60 minutes
Times 9 am, 10:10 am *
Locations Cedar Ridge
Type of Event Intra-squad Scrimmage 3 on 3,  Scrimmage last 30 minutes of practice (weeks 4-8)/last 60 minutes of practice (weeks 9-10)
Tournaments  
End of Year Tournament No
Days of End of Year Tournament n/a

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