All games and practices will be held at St. Lawrence
Basketball is a great sport for your child to develop hand/eye coordination and team cooperation. The YAP Basketball program is designed for your child to have fun, learn ball control, basketball fundamentals, and develop teamwork skills in a safe environment. The success of our season will be determined by your child's improvement in these areas alone, and not by the number of wins or losses.
Calendar: The YAP Basketball program will run Tuesday & Thursday nights July 13 through August 5, 2021 at St. Lawrence.
Placement: The coaches will hold a player draft similar to other YAP sports on July 8, 2021 and contact parents immediately thereafter.
Teams: Each team will have approximately 4-5 players.
Games: Teams will be scheduled to play one game per week, beginning July 13, 2021. Games times will vary according to your child's age group, and will be 50 minutes in duration.
Practice: Will be determined by each coach. TBD.
Experience: Previous experience is not necessary. Practices will include basic skills, teamwork drills, and game strategy. Parents are encouraged to work with their children on dribbling, ball control and shooting skills learned at practice.
Coaching: We highly encourage all parents to volunteer to coach and/or assistant coach their child’s team. It is a great way to experience what YAP is about, and earn points along the way! No experience is required to coach.
Age Groups for this Sport:
U8 (Grades 1st & 2nd): 4-5 players per team, half-court.
U10* (Grades 3rd & 4th): 4-5 players per team, half-court.
U12* (Grades 5th & 6th): 4-5 players per team, half-court.
U14* (Grades 7th & 8th): 4-5 players per team, half-court.
Uniforms and Equipment**:
Jersey (provided by YAP)