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 from November 17, 2019, through January 26, 2020.
Placement: The coaches will hold a player draft similar to other YAP sports on October 24, 2019, and contact parents immediately thereafter.
Teams: Each team will have approximately 8 players.
Games: Teams will be scheduled to play one game per week, beginning November 17, 2019 (with the exceptions of December 22, 2019, and December 29, 2019). Games times will vary according to your child's age group, and will be 50 minutes in duration.
Practice: Each team will have one practice per week, 1 hour in duration, on Friday or Saturday at the St. Lawrence Gymnasium. Once all teams have been selected, your Coach will determine the practice day and time, and notify team members by email.
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): Co-ed, 8 players per team, half-court.
U10* (Grades 3rd & 4th): Boys Only, 8 players per team, half-court.
U12* (Grades 5th & 6th): Boys Only, 8 players per team, full-court.
U14* (Grades 7th & 8th): Boys Only, 8 players per team, full-court.
*NOTE: Girls Only basketball is offered for grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. Girls enrolled for this program will play games every Sunday. Coaches will pick teams from the group present each Sunday, distribute pennies for the away team, and begin play.
Uniforms and Equipment**:
Jersey (provided by YAP)
**Black Shorts (supplied by player)
**Black or White Socks, Basketball Court Shoes, and Water bottle (supplied by player)