Basketball

2020 Fall 1st-2nd Grade Basketball Season is on hold for now due to covid restrictions.
When we have more info about 2020-21 Winter Basketball season we will update info below.

1st Grade Basketball

A great introduction to basketball and a fun activity for kids of all sizes and abilities, we modify the rules of the game to maximize success and growth. The basket height is lowered to 8-1/2′ and we restrict defenses to man-to-man and no back-court guarding. To encourage maximum participation we divide the games into eight periods of five minutes each. Any child not in the game one period must start and play in the next period.

Games are played 3v3 on a modified full court. For any of you familiar with our Kindergarten micro-soccer program, this is the same concept as that format. (view more details here about the 3v3 game)

1ST-2ND GRADE BASKETBALL 3V3 FORMAT

The gyms will be set up on game days so that games will be played going full court sideways in each gym. NOT the normal lengthwise use of the gym.

COURTS: During your scheduled game, you will have two simultaneous 3v3 games involving your players happening on the two side-by-side sideways full courts in your gym with a small buffer zone in the middle of the gym between the two courts.

PLAYERS: At any given time, there will be 6 of your players playing against 6 of your opponent’s players in two separate simultaneous 3v3 full court sideways games in your gym.

CLOCK: There will be the need for one team to supply a game clock operator as is normally the case. The same clock will be used to track the time for both side-by-side 3v3 games.

COACHES/REFEREES: One coach should be the on-court official and monitor play for one 3v3 game, while another coach is the on-court official and monitor for play for the other 3v3 game happening simultaneously.

Teams will be formed by grade, school and gender. If a school does not have enough kids to form their own team, players will be combined with a neighboring school. Every player gets a T-shirt uniform and plays five games + a pre-season jamboree.

1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Extended Season

Teams that play in the 1st-2nd grade fall basketball season can continue on to play 6 more games in January and February.

2nd Grade Basketball

A great introduction to basketball and a fun activity for kids of all sizes and abilities, we modify the rules of the game to maximize success and growth. The basket height is lowered to 8-1/2′ and we restrict defenses to man-to-man and no back-court guarding. To encourage maximum participation we divide the games into eight periods of five minutes each. Any child not in the game one period must start and play in the next period.

Games are played 3v3 on a modified full court. For any of you familiar with our Kindergarten micro-soccer program, this is the same concept as that format.
(view more details here about the 3v3 game)

1ST-2ND GRADE BASKETBALL 3V3 FORMAT
The gyms will be set up on game days so that games will be played going full court sideways in each gym. NOT the normal lengthwise use of the gym.

COURTS: During your scheduled game, you will have two simultaneous 3v3 games involving your players happening on the two side-by-side sideways full courts in your gym with a small buffer zone in the middle of the gym between the two courts.

PLAYERS: At any given time, there will be 6 of your players playing against 6 of your opponent’s players in two separate simultaneous 3v3 full court sideways games in your gym.

CLOCK: There will be the need for one team to supply a game clock operator as is normally the case. The same clock will be used to track the time for both side-by-side 3v3 games.

COACHES/REFEREES: One coach should be the on-court official and monitor play for one 3v3 game, while another coach is the on-court official and monitor for play for the other 3v3 game happening simultaneously.

Teams will be formed by grade, school and gender. If a school does not have enough kids to form their own team, players will be combined with a neighboring school. Every player gets a T-shirt uniform and plays five games + a pre-season jamboree.

1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Extended Season
Teams that play in the 1st-2nd grade fall basketball season can continue on to play 6 more games in January and February.

3rd Grade Basktball

  • Fee: $115
  • Registration Deadline: November 27
  • Practices Begin: December 9
  • Regular Season: January 18 - March 8
  • Grades/Ages:
  • Seasons:

This is an introduction to the fundamentals of basketball, modified for entry level participants. Schools with enough players to divide into multiple teams will be split evenly in the 3rd grade and can be by skill in the 4th grade. Each team will play nine regular season games. And each team will have the option to enter the pre-season jamboree for an additional team fee. 8’6″ baskets and 9′ free throw lines. Each player receives a jersey.

4th Grade Basktball

  • Fee: $115
  • Registration Deadline: November 27
  • Practices Begin: December 9
  • Regular Season: January 18 - March 8
  • Grades/Ages:
  • Seasons:

This is an introduction to the fundamentals of basketball, modified for entry level participants. Schools with enough players to divide into multiple teams will be split evenly in the 3rd grade and can be by skill in the 4th grade. Each team will play nine regular season games. And each team will have the option to enter the pre-season jamboree for an additional team fee. 8’6″ baskets and 9′ free throw lines. Each player receives a jersey.

5th Grade Basktball

  • Fee: $125
  • Registration Deadline: November 27
  • Practices Begin: December 9
  • Regular Season: January 18 - March 8
  • Grades/Ages:
  • Seasons:

This level introduces players to the skills and strategies of basketball. Schools with enough players to have multiple teams will divide players by skill level. Each team will play eight regular season games + a pre-season seeding jamboree + post-season tournament all included in the registration price. Games will consist of 16-minute halves. In accordance with USA Basketball recommendations, zone defense is not allowed at this level. Full court pressing and three point baskets are allowed. 10′ baskets and 12′ free throw lines. Each player receives a jersey.

6th-8th Grade Boys Basktball

  • Fee: $135
  • Registration Deadline: November 1
  • Practices Begin: November 11
  • Regular Season: January 11 - March 1
  • Grades/Ages: / /
  • Seasons:

Players are introduced to a higher level of basketball with increased defensive pressure. Schools generally have enough players to divide into three skill levels (Gold, Silver, Bronze). Also, 7th and 8th grade girls will combine together to make teams in each area. Each player receives a jersey.

6th-8th Grade Girls Basktball

  • Fee: $125
  • Registration Deadline: November 1
  • Practices Begin: November 11
  • Regular Season: January 11 - March 1
  • Grades/Ages: /
  • Seasons:

Players are introduced to a higher level of basketball with increased defensive pressure. Schools generally have enough players to divide into three skill levels (Gold, Silver, Bronze). Also, 7th and 8th grade girls will combine together to make teams in each area. Each player receives a jersey.

High School Basketball

The Kidsports Development and Competitive High School Basketball program is designed for young adults not on a high school interscholastic basketball team. The purpose of this program is to provide both a developmental and competitive league for young adults wishing to play Basketball. Games run January – March. Open to any boy or girl attending high school in the Eugene/Springfield/Pleasant Hill area. All teams play eight games on regulation courts. HS teams will get one practice per week in local school gyms, Kidsports will work with their local HS to get time in their school gyms for additional practices when space is available. Each player will receive a jersey.