General Program - Description of The Seasons
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 camps and clinics. Those activities are fun and consciously designed to boost players 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.
THE REGULAR SEASON – OCTOBER THROUGH MID MARCH
The regular season tips off with the Club Team Camp in 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 and second grade teams will practice two days per week for 60-90 minutes per practice. Third 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 or we will create our own spring program of games and skill development.
Those leagues usually run from mid-April through early May – about 10 games. Any alternative that the club creates will occur during the same time period.
SUMMER SEASON- MID JUNE THROUGH END OF JULY
The Club runs various "next level" skills camps, Quick Handle shooting and ball handling camps, specialized clinics, and open gym/game night opportunities beginning in late June through mid-August. Some of our summer activities will be coordinated with high school coaches from Franklin, Cleveland, and other schools.
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 on 6 consecutive Sundays. Depending, the Club may choose to operate its own "fall" preseason program.
Also during this time, the club will run open gyms- skill sessions and scrimmages for players/teams.