Eagle Youth Basketball League

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

$50 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 TODAY!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

Note:  This program is open to Eagle residents and non-Eagle residents.  

Format

The format of this program will be 3 on 3, meaning, three players from each team will be on the court at one time.  Team sizes will be no larger than 5 players.  

Following Idaho's Stage 2 Order only one parent/guardian may attend per child.  Parents with multiple children who must attend in order to participate may reach out to the Recreation Coordinator to ensure participation.  

3 on 3 and smaller team sizes allow the following benefits:

- 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.  

- Allows for Social Distancing of Spectators.  With smaller team sizes gyms can be better spaced to allow for appropriate social distancing.  

Season Dates

January 12      Practices begin

January 26      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

Developmental Division (ages 5-6)

$40 Registration Fee

This age group participates in six 45-minute sessions on Wednesdays beginning January 27th and finishing March 3rd.  Each session is limited to 10 participants.  Players will learn skills and concepts through play and activities taught by Eagle Parks and Recreation staff.

If you have a 4 year old you feel is ready to participate please contact us.

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

Tuesday or Thursday evenings with game times of 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 (with a built-in 10 minute practice prior to games).  We will work to avoid 7:00 games whenever possible (registration number may require them) and will adjust schedules to ensure no team has a majority early or late games.

Games consist of four 8-minute quarters.

Games will be held at:

Eagle School of the Arts

Eagle Hills

Galileo STEM

Practices:

Practices will be held Tuesday or Thursday evenings.  Practices are established through Eagle Parks and Recreation and based on feedback from volunteer coaches.  In the two weeks prior to games beginning teams will have one 1 hour practice per week.  Given our current facility space teams should plan on utilizing a half-court for practice and sharing the gym with another team. Our goal is to expand this in future seasons.  

Once games begin teams will be given 10 minutes prior to game time to practice and prepare for the game.  Practices and games will be held on a single evening once the season begins.   

Practices will focus on fundamental skills whereas games will also allow for teaching as the season progresses.

Team Formation:

Teams are formed based on coach request, teammate request and/or the school your child attends. If you so choose you may select the school closest to your home for placement.

Teams will consist of 4-5 players.

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

Covid-19

Covid-19 safety guidelines and information may be a "moving target" and may require program adjustment.  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.  

The City of Eagle encourages those participating in our programs to wear a mask for their own safety and the safety of others though it is not required for participation and attendance.  Players will not be asked to wear masks during play.  

We strongly encourage social distancing and regular hand-washing/sanitizing.  All programs will have sanitizing stations available.  Gym setups will establish social distancing within the space provided.   

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

In the event the program cannot be held due to health concerns or facility mandate the option for refund (full or partial depending on point in season), future registration or credit will be available.

Thank you for your commitment to keeping our program running by practicing healthy habits.

Contact

City of Eagle
Parks & Recreation
Call/Text: 208-489-8789
Email:  parks@cityofeagle.org

Recreation, Done Right.


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