I wanted to give you a heads up on the Tiny Tots Division. There have been asking a lot of questions about this particular age group. Usually we practice with the kids as a group and then on game days we divide them into teams. This year we are unable to do that because of so many kids in the division.
The evaluation Sunday 11am to 1pm is canceled due to the number of players/parents that will be in the gymnasium at once. It's better for your child's safety and others due to COVID Protocols.
Practice times for Tiny Tots is Tuesday 1/27/2021 5pm and 6pm. This will allow us to divide teams up evenly
Currently we are in need of at least 4 additional volunteer Head coaches. If you have already registered as a head coach no worries. In order for us to move forward we need volunteers to help. During practice if any/everyone can help out and assist with the little ones. It can be overwhelming for a coach to keep the attention span of 4 and 5 year olds. If you are interested please reply to this email (name, phone number and NBA Team Name)
If you were interested in allowing your child to play with friends/a curtain coach/relatives for whatever your reason maybe. We will try our best to honor the request from your registration and emails.
Rosters/Team names will be sent to all parents Sunday. You will either practice Tuesday at 5pm or 6pm
Getting placed on a team?
If your child has not been placed on a team, we ask that you attend our draft/evaluation date. During this time, we will have the opportunity to put your child through numerous drills to evaluate their skill set. This gives us an opportunity to satisfy that teams are assembled fairly and meet their potential coach.
If you cannot make your assigned date feel free to send us an email and we will assure you are placed on the right team based upon your evaluation worksheet. Once these dates are completed your coach will contact you with dates and times of your next practice.
(Draft/ Evaluation Dates and Times)
Tuesday January 19th 5pm to 730pm
5pm - 615pm Boys & Girls 1st and 2nd Grade (Please bring your own ball and water bottle)
6:15pm – 730pm Boys & Girls 3rd and 4th Grade (Please bring your own ball and water bottle)
Thursday January 21st 5pm to 7pm
Boys & Girls 5th Grade and up (Please bring your own ball and water bottle)
Sunday January 24th 1130am to 1pm
Tiny tots will have their 1st practice (All Players) We will place players on their teams and introduce you to their coach for the season (Please bring your own ball and water bottle)
How do I get my practice dates?
Coaches should’ve already sent their request on what dates works for them and their team. If you have not please send your request ASAP. We have asked teams to choose two locations (Canfield St Michael's and Salem Community Center). Every team in our league has chosen St Michael's Church for their practice site. During the months of January and February practice times are extremely limited.
All teams will have their 1st practice with the league starting Saturday January 23rd or Sunday January 24th. We will hold practices between the times of 8am to 2pm on Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. There are 4 courts available for each time frame. Coaches can request one or more courts to accommodate parents. Email us your availability for those dates. If you need a later time please let us know.
Can I get my child and his/her friend on the same team?
Yes, parents will have to make sure during the registration process they request their coach and or players they would like to play with. If you are not on a team yet you have the opportunity during the draft/evaluation to fill out your form. If you did not attend the draft please email us so we can accommodate.
Team/ player request is not guaranteed! We will always try our best to accommodate each request.
When does the season start?
The season will begin the week of Monday January 18th and will end March 28th 2021. Each team is guaranteed at least 8 to 10 games. We will have playoffs and championships the last week of the season.
Games will begin February 20th
Will we have an opportunity to scrimmage?
Each team will have an opportunity to scrimmage once before their official 1st game to work out all the kinks. There are two scrimmage date Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 14th . Preseason scrimmages will be treated as a game time situation for players and coaches.
Coaches we will have our zoom meeting this Sunday January 17th at 830pm. We will discuss rules, rosters, team names, schedules, games etc.
MKU Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: 2021 MKU Jr NBA Coaches Meeting
Time: Jan 17, 2021 08:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 818 6247 6991
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