Basketball Program

Firetree Place’s Basketball Program 


School Year Program

Start Date:  September 19th , 2017

End Date: May 26th, 2018

Days and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm (ages k-10) 7-8pm (ages 11-16)
Games will be on Saturdays: 11am (ages k-10) 12pm (ages 11-16)

Ages: 6 years old – 16 years old. Teams will be divided by age/skill

Location: Practices and Games will be held at Firetree Place’s P.D. Mitchell Gymnasium

Registration Fee:  $5 a week or $170 paid in full for Basketball Program, $10 for Membership Fee

 


 Allowing your children to participate in youth sports is a fantastic way for children to explore and develop lifelong skills! Youth sports not only play an important role in exercise, but promotes mental and psychological advances as well.

During the week your child will have two practices where they will learn basic skills such as… 

Basic Offensive Skills:

  • Players must be able to PASS & learn not to over possess the ball
  • Players must be able to CATCH and confidently retain possession
  • Players must be able to DRIBBLE not pick up the ball too early (hold their triple threat)
  • Players must be able to CUT & PIVOT understanding that movement without travel is the key
  • Players must be able to SHOOT from any position using correct & simple technique
  • Players must be able to LAY-UP left and right handed
  • Players must be able to SCREEN so they can learn a ‘pick & roll’ early on

Basic Defensive Skills: 

  • Players must be able play in a correct STANCE as footwork & balance are key skills
  • Players must be able to COMMUNICATE to help team mates on defence & be confident
  • Players must be able to see the BALL and their OPPONENT at the same time
  • Players must be able to BOX OUT to rebound the ball & prevent opponents from rebounding
  • Players must be able to CLOSE DOWN their opponent without over-playing it
  • Players must be able to RUN WITH their OPPONENT & pressure the ball without fouling
  • Players must be able to BLOCK shots without fouling

If you have any questions feel free to stop in at Firetree Place during office hours