BASKETBALL

 The basketball program is an 11-month program that started as a pilot for the 2009-2010 year for boys in the 5th and 6th grades.  In the fall of 2010, the program expanded to boys in the 4th through 8th grades.  In the fall of 2011, it expanded again to include girls in the 7th grade.  

 The focus of the basketball program is to develop members’ understanding of the game at a higher level, while also developing their techniques, speed and agility.  Practice sessions are designed to operate three days a week with each session lasting approximately 90 minutes. 

 Members participate in fall, winter, spring and summer leagues, as well as multiple tournaments throughout the year.  Program members also have the opportunity to travel to compete against the best regional and national basketball competition.  In addition to promoting basketball skills, the program emphasizes teamwork and good citizenship.