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House League
Boys Kindergarten-8th Grade

Girls Kindergarten-3rd Grade
 

The EBA offers a House Program for Boys in Kindergarten through 8th Grade and only for Girls in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. A House League is one where teams play just Edina teams. You must either live in Edina boundries or go to school in Edina.

The Rec League Program involves teams from other communities and requires Edina teams to travel to a nearby city like Chanhassen or Wayzata to play. For Girls in 4th-8th Grade, please refer to the Rec League information found HERE.

For complete program information, please refer to each age group information page/tab. To register for the House Program click HERE. 

Please note: the EBA House VP's and Board Members decide how many practices and games for each team.  We take feedback from previous years, along with ref costs, gym costs, gym availability from our district, safety, along with players additional school activities to make the best decision for the players and program.  Parents, coaches, and players asking for changes at any time which include adding, subtracting, changing game times, practice times and, cancelling refs, will not be honored unless there are extenuating circumstances and they do not negatively affect the EBA and others.  We do not reschedule or extend the season with games or practices due to school closures.

For all in-house and recreational league teams, parents will coach (ie:head coach and (assistant coach - if needed) and MUST COMPLETE AND PASS a concussion training video and background check. The EBA allows one head coach and one assistant coach to be registered. This keeps our costs in line with registration fees when paying for background checks.

Below is a quick overview of the programs we offer:
 

Kindergarten

For boys and girls who will be in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.

Boys play in their own league. Girls play in their own league

Teams are formed by schools as much as possible. Players are allowed one mutual play-with request.

Registration opens end of August and closes mid-October.

Players will be given an EBA jersey and a 26.5 inch basketball

Hoop height = 8 feet.

Practices are held on Friday nights.

The season will begin in late November/early December and run through late February/early March.

The focus of this program is on learning basketball basics, not on playing games, though teams may scrimmage throughout the season if they wish

Parents act as coaches for the Kindergarten league.

Players will be given an EBA jersey.

Coaches may opt to have scrimmages for the last half of practice time

Registration Fees are $120.

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1st & 2nd Grade

For boys and girls who will be in 1st & 2nd Grade for the 2019-2020 school year. 

1st and 2nd grade girls play together. 1st grade boys play in their own league. 2nd grade boys play in their own league.

Teams are formed by schools as much as possible. Players are allowed one mutual play-with request.

Registration opens end of August and closes mid-October.

Players will be given an EBA jersey, but must supply their own 27.5 inch basketball.

Hoop heights = 8 feet (1st grade boys, 1st and 2nd grade girls) & 9 feet (2nd grade boys).

Practice is on Wednesday nights and rarely Monday evenings when weather or holidays have interfered with a Wednesday scheduled practice.

Games will be held on Saturdays throughout the season for the 1st & 2nd Grade players. These Saturday games are played on rotating times at one of the elementary schools in Edina between 8:00am and 2:00pm. Games are played in a 3-on-3 format.

The season will begin in late November/early December and run through late February/early March.

The focus of this program is to teach basketball skills including passing, defense, dribbling, shooting, basic techniques and coordination, and build upon the basics learned in the Kindergarten league.

Parents act as coaches for the 1st & 2nd grade league.

Players will receive an EBA jersey.

Registration Fees are $185.

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3rd Grade Boys and Girls, 4th Grade Boys

For boys and girls who will be in 3rd Grade, and for boys who will be in 4th Grade for the 2019-2020 school year 

4th Grade girls participate in the West Metro league. Click HERE for complete information about the girls rec. program.

Practices and games for 3rd grade girls take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in elementary schools.

Practices and games for 3rd grade boys take place on Mondays and Tuesdays in elementary schools.

Practices and games for 4th grade boys take place on Mondays and Thursdays in elementary schools.

Practices and games will be 50 minutes in length. We do this so kids are done by 8:30 on weeknights.

Clinics will take place on Saturday mornings.

Games are professionally refereed.

Teams are formed by mutual play-with request (1), and schools (2).

There will not be evaluations done for these age groups - rather teams will be formed by schools and mutual play-with requests.

Coaches can request one mutual coach-with request. However, teams will have just one head coach and one assistant coach.

Players will be given an EBA jersey.

Players will be given an end-of-season "award" (trophy, t-shirt, etc).

Registration Fees are $185

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5th-8th Grade Boys

For boys who will be in 5th-8th grade in the 2019-20 school year.

Players who tried out for a travel team and were cut will automatically be placed on their grade's house team. If a child has been placed on a house team and decides not to play, an email must be sent to the EBA's Administrator at admin@edinabasketball.com.

Evaluations for the 5th-8th grade House Program will take place on October 12, 2019 at South View Middle School gyms 1 and 2.

Grades 5/6 are from 3-4 pm

Grades 7/8 are from 4-5 pm

Monday October 14, 2019 from 6-8pm for 5/6th grade ....6-8 teams are formed using the Equidraft System. Coaches are encouraged to attend evaluations and the Equidraft (at the Community Center, third floor room 350).

Tuesday October 15, 2019 from 7-9pm for 7/8th grade....6-8 teams are formed using the Equidraft System. Coaces are encouraged to attend evaluations and the Equidraft (at the Community Center, third floor room 350)

Coaches (parents) will draft their team

5th & 6th graders play in the same league; 7th & 8th graders play in the same league.

5th/6th grade practices and games take place on Mondays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade practices and games take place on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Games are refereed by certified officials.

Standings will be kept (it is the responsibility of the coaches to enter their game scores).

Players receive an EBA jersey.

An end-of-season tournament will take place in late February/early March

Registration Fees are $205

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