Youth Basketball

This will NOT be your typical basketball program where teams of 5 vs 5 are playing full-court games. This program is intended to be a week-to-week progression league focused on instructional play. Team numbers will be smaller and games will vary on number of players on the court per week; majority of games will be HALF-COURT. Games will be led by coaches. Weekly skill progression vary by grade level (click on your specific grade for more details).

Registration Opens Monday, October 3rd!

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 14th @ 11:59pm
Fees: $45 for residents, $50 for non-residents
Registration includes game jersey top

To register online, click this link: https://secure.rec1.com/KS/bonner-springs-ks/catalog

OR call the community center at 913-422-7010; open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Practice starts December 5th. 1-2 practices per week beginning at 5:30pm, Mon.-Fri. Practice dates & times determined by availability of volunteer coaches.

Games:
• Played on Saturdays starting at 9:00am, Sundays at 1:00pm starting weekend of January 14th-15th, concluding on February 25th-26th
• Possible game locations include Bonner Springs Community Center, Bonner Springs Elementary, Edwardsville Elementary

Includes a mid-season skills competition (details released at a later date).

*All divisions are Co-Rec*

Pre-K/K:

*Must be at least 4 years old as of October 1, 2022*

This program focuses on getting kids running and playing while learning the very basics of dribbling, passing and shooting. Games will consist of 4 v 4 full-court (very shortened court length/width). Emphasis will be put on alternating who brings the ball up the court, passing to teammates, etc.

Basketball Size: 25.5" (size 4)

Goal Height: 6.5'

8-game schedule starting January 14th


1st/2nd Grade:

Weeks 1-2 (games) will consist of team vs team of 1 v 1. We will be working on the skills of A) Individual defense on our player and B) Dribbling to create us an offensive opportunity.

Weeks 3-6 (games) will consist of team vs team of 2 v 2. We will be working on the additional skills of A) pick/screen and roll, B) passing to a teammate, C) getting open to receive a pass, D) pass and cut, E) help defense, F) switching defense

Weeks 7-8 (games) will consist of team vs team of 3 v 3. We will INTRODUCE the additional skills of A) pick/screen away, B) help-side defense

Basketball Size: 27.5" (size 5)

Goal Height: 7'


3rd/4th Grade:

Weeks 1-2 (games) will consist of team vs team of 2 v 2. A) pick/screen and roll, B) passing to a teammate, C) getting open to receive a pass, D) pass and cut, E) help defense, F) switching defense

Weeks 3-6 (games) will consist of team vs team of 3 v 3. We will be working on the additional skills of A) pick/screen away B) back doors/back cuts, C) help-side defense, D) defensive rotation

Weeks 7-8 (games) will consist of team vs team of 4 v 4. We will INTRODUCE the additional skills of A) post play, B) backside help defense

Basketball Size: 27.5" (size 5)

Goal Height: 8'


5th/6th Grade:

Weeks 1-2 (games) will consist of team vs team of 3 v 3. Review of A) pick/screen away B) back doors/back cuts, C) help-side defense, D) defensive rotation

Weeks 3-6 (games) will consist of team vs team of 4 v 4. We will be working on the additional skills of A) offensive post play B) post/repost C) post passing, D) ball reversal, E) backside defense

Weeks 7-8 (games) - will INTRODUCE A) transition to full-court offense, and B) transition to full-court defense

Basketball Size: 27.5" (size 5)

Goal Height: 9'