General Program Description of The Seasons
THE REGULAR SEASON – OCTOBER THROUGH MID MARCH
The regular season kicks off with the Club Team Camp in late October/early November where teams learn certain specific team offenses and defenses that they will run throughout the season. Practices for all teams begin by mid-November.
First grade teams will practice one or two days per week for 60 minutes per practice. Second grade and above teams will practice 90 minutes per practice twice a week.
Some older grade teams depending upon skill level, will start with one or two competitive tournaments in November or December, but all teams begin regular season play in early January.
POST SEASON – MID APRIL THROUGH MAY
The Club, for those teams or individual players who want to continue playing after the regular season, will enter them in one of two spring competitive basketball leagues.
Those leagues usually run from mid-April through early May – about 10 games.
SUMMER SEASON- MID JUNE THROUGH END OF JULY
Various “next level” club skills camps and specialized clinics begin in late June and run through the end of July.
Because the club is the feeder program for both Cleveland and Franklin girls’ basketball, many of our players also participate in the High School’s youth camps which is an opportunity for them and their parents to meet high school players and their respective coaches.
The Club will also run open gyms, game nights, and one or two fundraising car washes.
PRE SEASON – MID SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER
For those teams or individuals who want to get ready for the regular season or who want to continue to play, the club will enter teams into one of two competitive fall leagues. Usually they will play up to 12 games.
Our club is a competitive program which, unlike almost all other private groups, takes players sight unseen, at any skill level, conducts no tryouts, and is affordably priced. Scholarships are readily available. Any girl who wants to play, can play, regardless of her family’s economic situation.
The ability of our players to play competitively beginning late in the 4th grade, in large measure, is dictated by their commitment and that of their parents, to participate in off season basketball activities – particularly our camps and clinics. Those activities are fun and consciously designed to boost player individual skills and confidence, leadership and sportsmanship, and overall team skills.
Finally, we recognize that families have a life outside of basketball and players may not be able to participate in all or even most of the off season activities. However, the Club strongly urges parents to get their daughters to as many club events as possible, particularly the summer camps.