Kindergarten In-house League
Contact: Derek Johnson
The EBA's Kindergarten basketball league is offered to all Kindergartners
who live in and/or attend school in Edina.
The focus of the Kindergarten program is on learning the proper techniques of basketball (dribbling, shooting and passing) and having fun, not on games. During each session, the basics of basketball will be taught and explained. Some scrimmages may be run at your coach’s discretion.
Registration opens end of August and closes mid-October. After that date, late registrations may be accepted, however a $25 late fee will be charged. Any registrations after the close of registration will be placed on a waitlist. Any kids on a wait list are not guaranteed team placement.
Whenever possible, teams will be selected from the same general neighborhood area and/or schools. Kids are not allowed to "play up". During registration, each player is allowed one MUTUAL play-with request. A play-with request must be mutual between two players. If the request is not mutual, there is no guarantee of placement on the same team. Your child may be placed on a team where he doesn't know all of the kids. Please embrace that and let your child meet and play on a team with kids from other schools.
The Kindergarten League is a parent-coached program, so volunteer coaches are needed. All coaches will need to register on our website, go through a background check and complete an online video about concussion management. Each coach will receive a coaching manual that will include practice plans and information to help with teaching the correct fundamentals of the game.
The season will begin in late November/early December and run through late February/early March.
Practices will be scheduled throughout the season on Friday evenings.
There are no official games in Kindergarten, but coaches can scrimmage against the other team present at practice during the 2nd half of practice time.
Both Boys and Girls = 8 feet
Each player will receive a basketball jersey. Players will be given a Kindergarten appropriate basketball (26.5 inches). The kids are expected to bring their basketballs to practices.
While your child is practicing/playing, you are responsible for the actions of your other children. Do not let them freely roam the schools. They should be with you at all times.
Rosters & Schedules
Please use the dropdowns on the EBA's website (under the TEAMS tab) for all rosters. Schedules will be posted on the team pages.
The EBA will coordinate a photo day during the season.
The EBA's policy states that once teams are formed no refunds will be given except with a doctor's written excuse or a move out of the district.