Program Eligibility: EPBBA, Inc. was created to provide boys who either live in Eden Prairie or attend Eden Prairie Schools with an opportunity to compete and to develop their skills.
Note: This program is for Third Grade boys only! It is understood that some second grade boys may be of similar age and talent to many of the 3rd grade boys, however, there is a true shortage of gym space and coaches. Allowing one 2nd grade boy (no matter what the circumstance) into the program would set a precedent that could interfere with a 3rd grade boy having his rightful basketball experience. Therefore, the EPBBA has a firm policy that will allow no child, regardless of age, to be registered in the wrong grade. Boys found to be registered under false pretense will be removed from their team and refund requests will not be honored.
MYAS Recreation League End of Season Tournaments: There are often third grade teams (or other grades) that will play in these tournaments. Our requirement is that the EPBBA is first priority and that kids don't miss association activities (games or practices) for these events. The end-of- season MYAS events are fun, and a good introduction to what comes with travel basketball. There are tournaments that occur after the EPBBA season has ended, so you pick events that don’t conflict with EPBBA. These teams are organized outside the EPBBA. The grade commissioners are not involved in assigning or organizing teams. For more information, contact the K-5 In-House Director.
EPBBA Program Philosophy
Provide all participants with a positive experience from K-12
Inspire each player to continue playing and to develop their skills
Teach life lessons through positive interaction
In-House League Objectives
Provide a positive experience for every team member
Build a desire in every individual to achieve their personal best
Develop a team concept
Build strong fundamentals
At season end, every player should look forward to next year
Never get tired of teaching fundamentals
Correct player mistakes and teach, repeat
Be positive and constructive
Have practice plans well-prepared – it is the most valuable time to teach
A scrimmage without stopping to correct is not a good practice
Volunteers: For the EPBBA to run a successful basketball program, we need volunteers to coach. We will provide the K-3 coaching manual to all coaches with practice outlines for each week. In addition, during the Fall Clinic, the high school players will demonstrate all of the drills needed throughout the season. And, Coach Flom will conduct a short meeting for coaches at the end of the clinic to align on expectations and tools. Please indicate at least one volunteer job on the registration form.
3rd Grade - In-House
Sep 1 - Sep 16
Included in Registration Fee
Uniform Jersey, Basketballs, Clinics, Practice & Game Court Time, & Referee Fees