Learning and development of basketball fundamentals are critically important at the 2nd and 3rd level, therefore we are building in more skill development time in addition to game time for these grades. 

  • 2nd and 3rd grade teams will open the season with a 2-hour camp. The camp will cover skills as well as have an area for new coaches to learn.
  • 2nd Grade teams are 4 v 4 to allow players more touches on the ball with 3rd grade and above following a traditional 5 v 5 format
  • For 2nd grade teams the first 5 games will start with 30- minute practices followed by 6 unbroken quarters of game play. These games will be refereed by the coaches and no score will be kept. The next 5 games will be 8 quarters of regular game play with two paid refs and a score will be kept.
  • For 3rd grade teams the first 3 games will start with 30- minute practices followed by 6 unbroken quarters of game play. These games will be refereed by the coaches and no score will be kept. The next 7 games will be 8 quarters of regular game play with two paid refs and a score will be kept.
  • Games take place at SLP or Blaine and possibly Coon Rapids. 
  • On the last weekend both 2nd and 3rd grade will play in a single elimination tournament 
  • Equipment and court specifications:
    • 2nd grade: Ball size is 27.5” and hoop height is 8’.
    • 3rd grade: Ball size is 27.5” and hoop height is 9’.