The 2018-19 youth boys in-house program will begin with a special kick off event on Saturday, November 3rd. At the kick off event, each boy will receive a basketball and practice jersey. The boys will then be able to participate in a clinic session administered by the boys varsity coach with high school players assisting. The season will run from November through the end of January.
Saturday Practice Times through the Season
All boys in-house sessions (except Jan. 12th) will be in the east gym at the high school.
The in-house sessions start on Nov. 10th.
Weekday Practice Times
Grades 2-6 will practice once during the week in addition to Saturday practices
3rd Grade Only
For no additional fee, the 3rd graders can participate in 1-2 developmental offering(s). It will involve playing two games on a Saturday in December against other communities. One offering will be in Hudson and two other offerings will be a location to be determined later. Games will be monitored by coaches and not scored. This offering will allow participants an opportunity to experience a travel like situation. The developmental league is organized by the Great Northwest Basketball League.
The HBA offers an in-house basketball program for boys in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. The in-house basketball program is designed for boys to learn and improve fundamental basketball skills while having FUN!
The HBA will be utilizing USA Basketball’s Youth training guide principles when working with the boys in the program. Below you will see the overall vision for the boys and what the HBA wants to accomplish.
Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade - Introductory Skills & Drills
Learn fundamental movement skills and build overall motor skills. Participation once or twice per week in basketball but daily participation in other sport activity is essential for further excellence. Group skill competitions recommended throughout the level. Introduction to team principles/concepts ONLY; avoid actual 5x5 competition until fundamentals are further developed.
3rd through 6th grade - Foundational Skills & Drills
Learn all fundamental and basic basketball-specific skills, establish building blocks for overall basketball skills. 70% of time is spent on individual fundamental training and only 30% of the time is spent on actual game competition. Teach position concepts, but DO NOT assign player positions at any point in the level. Divide actual competition between special games (1x1, 2x2, 3x3, skill games) and 5x5 play, trying not to focus on actual 5x5 competition until later in the level.
*While many 4th-6th grade boyss choose to join a traveling basketball team, some boys prefer to continue playing basketball through the in-house program for a variety of reasons. The in-house program provides them the opportunity to continue playing basketball in an organized program.
*If you would like to learn more about USA Basketball and their youth development skill levels click here.