Burlington Lions Club Recreational Winter Basketball

 

Online registration is open click link below to visit our basketball page and register, Cost is $80

www.blcbasketball.org

 

Any questions, please e-mail: basketball@burlingtonctlions.org



Our Basketball Goal

Our goal is to let children be able to experience the game of basketball as a youth. While we want the players to have fun, we also would like to teach them basic drills so they can develop there skill level for wherever they may play. Not only what they can do with the ball but without it as well. We encourage team play. The sooner they learn the "Team Theme”, the easier there life will be going forward.

We use an evaluation process to make teams as equal as possible. 2nd and 3rd grade girls and 2nd grade boys are separated to form equal teams, although we do try to make this level mainly skill development. But as we know all kids love to run and play just like the big kids. For the older levels the Coaches draft their teams (may chose to place players instead).

Practices & Games

We will use Lewis Mills Basketball Players to referee the 3rd-4th girls and 5th-6th boys. The older grade levels will use a certified referee and High school player. All games are played in two 20 minute halves with running time. We play with an equal time rotation; sometime this may change when kids get tired, hurt, etc. This may result in lost time. Talk to your child before asking the coach about their playing time, they may have the answer for you or drop the coach a quick e-mail when you get home.

No matter what age group you are in please get your child there early enough to change into there basketball sneakers.

This is not a drop off program you are responsible for your child until he steps on the court under the coach’s supervision and back to you at the end of the practice/game. We encourage you to stay and watch but if you have to leave please let the coach know.

    Age Groups and Location-subject to change based on # of enrolled players

Girls Location
2nd Courtside Sports Center
3rd-4th and 5th-6th Har-Bur Middle School
7th & 8th LSM High School

Boys Location
2nd Courtside Sports Center
3rd & 4th Lake Garda School
5th & 6th Har-Bur Middle School
7th & 8th LSM High School



Girls Program Overview

 

2nd and 3rd grades


Players will be divided into maximum of 8 players per team by the coaches. Developmental of skills and knowledge of the game with an hour session 2 times a week we primarily work on Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting and Positioning. Mid way through the program we allow 10 to 20 minutes for a scrimmage to introduce the team play.

 

3rd and 4th grades


Players will be evaluated by coaches and then drafted to make up their teams, a maximum of 10 players per team.

Developmental of skills and knowledge of the game and the importance of team work with an hour session 2 times a week as we extend the work on Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting, Positioning, Screening, Movement and Defense (man to man and some zone). We start to settle in on scrimmaging and playing games to give them the opportunity to learn more about the game as it is played. Mid way through the program on the second meeting of the week we set up to play a game. They consist of 2-20 minute running halves, scoreboard, score book and a high school student referee.

 

5thand 6th, 7th and 8th grades


Players will be evaluated by coaches and then drafted to make up their teams, a maximum of 10 players per team.

Still working on the Development of skills and the knowledge of the game and the importance of teamwork with an hour session 2 times a week. Mid way through the program on the second meeting of the week we set up to play a game. They consist of 2-20 minute running halves, scoreboard, score book and a certified Board Referee.

 

Boys Program Overview

 

2nd grade


Players will be divided into maximum of 8 players per team by the coaches. Developmental of skills and knowledge of the game with an hour session 2 times a week we primarily work on Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting and Positioning. Mid way through the program we allow 10 to 20 minutes for a scrimmage to introduce the team play.

 

3rd and 4th grades


Players will be evaluated by coaches and then drafted to make up their teams, a maximum of 8 players per team.

Developmental of skills and knowledge of the game we add the importance of team work with an hour session 2 times a week as we extend the work on Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting and Positioning we add in Screening, Movement and Defense (man to man and some zone). Mid way through the program on the second meeting of the week have a 10-20 minute warm up and then scrimmage for the remainder of the hour. Coaches referee so they can still teach right on the floor.

 

5th and 6th grades


Players will be evaluated by coaches and then drafted to make up their teams, a maximum of 10 players per team.

Developmental of skills and knowledge of the game and the importance of team work with an hour session 2 times a week as we extend the work on Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting, Positioning, Screening, Movement and Defense (man to man and some zone). We start to settle in on scrimmaging and playing games to give them the opportunity to learn more about the game as it is played. Mid way through the program on the second meeting of the week we set up to play a game. They consist of 2-20 minute running halves, scoreboard, score book and a high school student referee.

 

7th and 8th grades


Players will be evaluated by coaches and then drafted to make up their teams, a maximum of 10 players per team.

Still working on the Development of skills and the knowledge of the game and the importance of teamwork with an hour session 2 times a week. Mid way through the program on the second meeting of the week we set up to play a game. They consist of 2-20 minute running halves, scoreboard, score book and a certified Board Referee.