THE REGULAR SEASON – OCTOBER THROUGH MID MARCH
The “regular season” begins with team practices in late October or early November. All third grade and above teams practice twice a week for 90 minutes per practice.
First and second grade teams will practice one or two days per week for 90 minutes per practice.
The regular season kicks off with the Club Team Camp in late October where teams learn certain specific team offenses and defenses that they will run throughout the season.
Some older grade teams depending upon skill level, will start with one or two competitive tournaments in November or December.
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, fundraising activities like car washes, and other special skills clinics.
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 are affordably priced.
The ability of our players to move from a more recreational level of basketball to the competitive level 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.