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3rd & 4th Grade House League

Todd Retzlaff - Commisioner

 

Please Note: The EBA's 3rd & 4th Grade House League is offered to all 3rd & 4th grade Boys and 3rd Grade Girls who live in or attend school in Edina. Girls in 4th grade participate in the West Metro league. Click HERE for complete information about West Metro Rec League.


Program Focus

The focus of the 3rd & 4th Grade League is to provide a fun and positive sports experience for boys in grades 3 & 4 and girls in grade 3. This League aims to develop the player's skills, experience and knowledge of basketball. Fundamentals and basics are the cornerstone of this league with an emphasis on Fun, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Skills and Equal Playing Time.

Registration

Registration opens September 1st and runs through October 10th.

Fees: $185

Late Registration: Late registration period runs from October 12th -25th.  After October 25th, no additional registrations will be accepted.  For all late registrations, a $25 additional fee will be charged. Any late registrations will go onto a waitlist. There is no guarantee of team placement if your child is on a waitlist.  If your child cannot be placed on a team, your fees will be refunded.

Please Note: Once teams are formed the EBA will not issue a refund unless the player moves out of the district or there is a medical reason supported by a doctor's note.

Click HERE to register

Important Dates to Know

Date

Activity/Action

September 1st

Registration Opens

October 10th

Registration Closes

October 25th

Late Registration Closes

Week of October 28th

Rosters Posted

Week of November 11th

First Week of Practice

Week of February 27th

Final Week of Regular Season

Week of March 3rd

4th Grade End of Season Tournament

Week of March 10th

3rd Grade End of Season Clinic


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Team Will My Child Play On?

Once registration is closed, teams will be formed.  Typically, there are 8-10 players on a team.

In forming the team, the EBA will honor one (1) mutual play-with request per player at the 3rd grade level.  Only mutual (both players request each other) play-in requests can be honored – “daisy chain” requests cannot be honored. 

Play-with requests are NOT be honored at the 4th grade level. 

Once all play-with requests are satisfied, teams are formed by taking into consideration where the child attends school.   Please note, this does not mean that everyone player on every team will be from the same school, but we will make every effort to ensure multiple kids from the same school being on a given team.

Late registrations are added to teams to round out rosters.  There is no mutual play-with request for late registrars.

 

Who Coaches The Teams?

The 3rd & 4th Grade League coaches are parent volunteers.  Ideally each team will have two coaches, a head coach and an assistant coach.  Parent coaches will be coaching their child’s team.

Please consider volunteering your talents and time as a head or assistant coach.

Click HERE to register as a coach

Per Edina Parks & Recreation Department rules, all coaches are required go through a background check and complete an online video regarding concussion management.

 

When Do the Kids Practice/Play?

Generally, players will be scheduled for 2 events each week. Events are categorized as practices and games.

Boys 4th grade play/practice Mondays and Thursdays
Boys 3rd grade play/practice Mondays and Tuesdays
Girls 3rd grade play/practice Tuesdays & Thursdays

Practices and games can start as early as 6:30pm and go as late as 9:00pm. Practices and games last between 45 and 50 minutes

A complete schedule of games, practices, clinics, etc. will be posted on each team's page. To access your team's page, click on the EBA TEAMS tab at the top of the page and use the drop downs to access your team's page.

Please note, in some cases when Monday fall on a Federal holiday, teams may have to be moved into another gym location on a different night of that week. Please follow your schedule carefully.

Where Do the Kids Practice/Play?

Practices and games take place at Edina elementary schools: Highlands, Cornelia, Concord, Countryside and Creek Valley.

Click HERE to visit edinashools.org for directions to each school.

 

Basket Height and Basketball Size?

Baskets are set at 9.5 feet for 3rd graders and 10 feet for 4th graders. 

Both grades will use a 27.5 in ball consistent with MYAS rules.

What Equipment Does My Child Need?

All players will receive a jersey. 

Each player is responsible for wearing gym/basketball shoes, bringing their own water bottle and basketball.

 

What are the Playing Rules?

Games are officiated by paid referees how follow EBA’s rules for 3rd and 4th Grade

Click HERE to view the rules for the 3rd & 4th Grade League.

 

Will There Be Team Photos?

The EBA will coordinate a photo day one day during the season.

 

As a Parent, what is My Responsibility?

While your child is practicing/playing, you, the parent, are responsible for the actions of your other children. We ask that you keep them in the gym with you. They are not allowed to roam freely through the elementary schools.