Eagle Youth Basketball League

2022 Winter Season
January 17th - March 4th

Eagle Youth Basketball League is a recreational program with a community focus.  The purpose of this program is to provide our players a safe environment to learn and grow and to provide families a welcoming experience.  We support healthy competition and believe that every child can be their individual best when they receive positive support.

Keep your weekends open!  This program is held weekday evenings.

Registration

$60 Registration Fee
$10 sibling discount for each additional child automatically applied at checkout.  Make sure to have both players registration in your cart in a single transaction.

$20 Uniform Kit (includes jersey and shorts)
In the future returning players may use this season's uniforms and save $20.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13TH

Note:  This program is open to Eagle residents ONLY through November 22nd.  Non-Eagle residents may register following that date.  $10 fee for non-Eagle residents.  

Format

The format of this program will be 3 v 3, meaning, three players from each team will be on the court at one time.  Team sizes will be no larger than 6 players.

3 v 3 encourages skill development.  Each player will have the opportunity to handle the ball more often and in a less crowded space.  This provides space for dribbling, passing and shooting.   

We reserve the right to expand to a 5v5 format in 3rd/4th should it allow a broader scope of the community may participate and we are confident we 

Season Dates

January 17      Practices begin

January 27      Games begin

March 4            Season ends  

League Divisions (1st - 4th grades)

1st - 2nd Grade GIRLS

1st - 2nd Grade BOYS

3rd - 4th Grade GIRLS

3rd - 4th Grade BOYS

We reserve the right to expand to a 5v5 format in 3rd/4th should it allow a broader scope of youth in the community to participate and we deem it appropriate from a program quality and player experience standpoint.

Developmental Division (ages 5-6)

$45 Registration Fee

This age group participates in six 45-minute sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning January 25th and finishing March 2nd.  Each session is limited to 10 participants.  Players will learn skills and concepts through play and activities taught by Eagle Parks and Recreation staff.

Session 1    COED 5:30 - 6:15

Session 2    COED 6:30 - 7:15

Ages 5-6 participate at Eagle School of the Arts.

Note:  This information under this heading pertains solely to the Age 5-6 division.  The rest of this page is devoted to the divisions above (1st-4th).

Games

Weeknights, Thursday or Friday, with game times of 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00.  

Games consist of four 8-minute quarters.

Games will be held at:

Eagle School of the Arts

Galileo STEM

Seven Oaks

Practices:

Practices are held once per week for an hour and will be on a weeknight between Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.  Practices are established through Eagle Parks and Recreation and the needs of our volunteer coaches.    

Team Formation:

Teams are formed based on coach request, teammate request and/or the school your child attends.  If you so choose you may list the public school closest to your home for placement with those in your neighborhood.  If no information is provided players are placed where need exists.

Teams will consist of no more than 6 players.

If you learn that a friend or neighbor is playing after registering simply email Dane at dknickrehm@cityofeagle.org with the player or coach name to be added to your registration information.  

Note:  Practice requests are not accepted.  While we appreciate that families have busy schedules we cannot accommodate these requests. 

Uniforms:

Uniform Kits consist of a reversible jersey and shorts.  Kits are $20 and available during registration.  Once purchased uniforms can be used in future basketball seasons.  

Note:  If you participated in Eagle Youth Soccer the basketball kit and soccer kit are different.  The basketball kit will need to be purchased for basketball purposes.  

Coaches:

Coaches who complete the background check process and who complete orientation receive a $20 rebate on their child's registration.  

All coaches are provided resources and tools to be successful.  Our goal is to make you great and support you throughout your time with us.

This league can ONLY run with parent volunteers!

Please reach out to Dane Knickrehm if you're at all interested in coaching or know someone who might be.  Our goal is not to be persuasive but informative and encouraging to make sure you're comfortable and supported.    

Rules

Eagle Youth Basketball will utilize USA BASKETBALL guidelines in establishing standards.  Our inaugural season will see a set of rules and standards adapted to fit current space and needs.  Once finalized rules will be placed here.

Rules will be adapted to the developmental stages of each age level. 

Ball sizes:

Pre-K - K      27.5"

1st - 2nd      27.5"

3rd - 4th       28.5"

Hoop Height:

Pre-K - K      6' - 8' (both heights available due to varying skill levels)

1st - 2nd      8'

3rd - 4th      9'

*Hoop height may not be exact and is dependent on school equipment

Referees

Our goal is to hire and train positive role models as City staff to officiate basketball games and to represent the City of Eagle at each facility during game play.  

That being said, staffing is a challenge within our community.  While we are hopeful we must also be realistic in stating that it may be volunteer coaches, community members, and/or parents facilitating games to the best of their ability.

We ask that you keep in mind that the overall goal is to hire and train staff but it simply may not be possible.  We also ask that you keep it in perspective that it is youth basketball, is meant for fun, friendship, and building self-confidence.  Wins and losses should never be our focus, and our volunteers are doing their best to create a positive experience for all players.  Negative behavior, criticism, or treatment of these individuals and/or their effort and intention will NOT be tolerated.    

 Covid-19

Covid-19 safety guidelines and information may be a "moving target" and may require program adjustment.  As an example, we are gracious users of local schools for programming.  We will adjust to the requirements within the school as is appropriate to maintain both use and a strong relationship.  

Please be reassured we will actively communicate any changes immediately and provide you and your family the opportunity to make the choice which is best for you.  

In City of Eagle programs the decision to wear a mask is your own.  There is no mask requirement within our program.  No matter the decision you make for yourself and/or your family we ask that you are respectful of others and their own personal choices.  

In addition, the City of Eagle does not require proof of vaccination nor do we inquire about vaccination status at any point.  Parents/Guardians are fully empowered to make the choice that is right for their family.    

Should an individual experience a fever, shortness of breath, cough or congestion we ask that you stay home and do not attend.  

Thank you for showing respect toward others and leaving politics.  Our shared belief should be that each child should feel valued, supported, and should be given every opportunity to have a positive experience.

Contact

Dane Knickrehm
Recreation Coordinator
Parks & Recreation
Call/Text: 208-866-6365
Email: dknickrehm@cityofeagle.org 

Recreation, Done Right.


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