CYO Developmental Basketball

3rd through 6th Grade

 

DEVELOPMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

The developmental basketball program philosophy at this age focuses on having fun while learning basketball basics. The players' experience should be a rewarding one for all the children involved. Focus is be placed on the team concept and skill development. All children will play 50% of the game and/or equal playing time for the full season, as long as they are attending practices on a regular basis. All coaches will go over their team policies at the start of the season. 

 

TEAM STRUCTURE — 3rd/4th Grade

The team structure for 3rd/4th Grade basketball is that teams are made up of no more than 12 children and no less than 8 children per team. If the team consists of 13 to 15, coaches may play as just one team. When two teams are needed, they will be broken up evenly among the group based on ability and skill. 

 

TEAM STRUCTURE — 5th Grade

The team structure for 5th Grade basketball is that teams are made up of no more than 12 children and no less than 8 children per team. If the team consists of 11 or less, keep it at one team. If we have 12 or over, two teams of as little as 6 can be formed, with some players opting to play on both teams in a given game when needed. This optimizes all players’ playing time. With 6-7 players, coaches use their discretion on whom to add to the team from game to game based on injuries, vacations, rotating opportunities, etc. 

 

TEAM STRUCTURE —6th Grade

The team structure for 6th Grade basketball is that teams are made up of no more than 12 children and no less than 8 children per team. If the team consists of 11 or less, keep it at one team. If we have 12 or over, two teams of as little as 6 can be formed, with some players opting to play on both teams in a given game when needed. This optimizes all players’ playing time. With 6-7 players, coaches use their discretion on whom to add to the team from game to game based on injuries, vacations, rotating opportunities, etc. 

 

If two or more teams are needed, each team will be divided evenly. 

Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.

Mike Krzyzewski

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