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MPBA DIVISIONAL FORMAT

Division 0: Kindergarten

Group Mix: Co-Ed
Location: Mt Way
Players/Team:  6 (Numbers Permitting)
Basket Height: 7.5 -8ft
Apparel: Players will be outfitted with a shirt.
 
Season Break-Up:
1st Half of Season (8 Sessions) Clinic Instruction with External Coach

Description: An external coach will conduct a clinic for our developing players teaching them the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing (catching a pass) and basic game concepts. This will also allow new coaches or basketball-unfamiliar coaches to get some hands on training on how to run a practice.

 
2nd Half of the Season will be Coach Instructed Practice Building on the Clinic Foundation + 1 Game

Session (Note: At our youngest levels our focus is on building the fundamentals and making sure every player has an opportunity to get involved. As such, games will be structured as 3-on-3 half court competition.)

 
The Value of 3-on-3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZjtwckIhOw
 

Division 1: 1st Grade

Group Mix: Gender Specific
Location: Community Center
Players/Team: 6 (Numbers Permitting)
Basket Height: 8ft
Apparel: Players will be outfitted with a shirt.
 
1st Half of Season (8 Sessions) Clinic Instruction with External Coach

Description: An external coach will conduct a clinic for our developing players teaching them the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing (catching a pass) and basic game concepts. This will also allow new coaches or basketball-unfamiliar coaches to get some hands on training on how to run a practice.

 
2nd Half of the Season will be Coach Instructed Practice Building on the Clinic Foundation + 1 Game

Session (Note: At our youngest levels our focus is on building the fundamentals and making sure every player has an opportunity to get involved. As such, games will be structured as 3-on-3 half court competition.)

 
The Value of 3-on-3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZjtwckIhOw
 

Division 2: 2nd Grade

Group Mix: Gender Specific
Location: Borough School
Players/Team: 8-10 (Numbers Permitting)
Basket Height: 8ft – 8.5ft
Apparel: Players will be outfitted with a shirt.
 
1st Half of Season (8 Sessions) Clinic Instruction with External Coach

Description: An external coach will conduct a clinic for our developing players teaching them the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing (catching a pass) and basic game concepts. This will also allow new coaches or basketball-unfamiliar coaches to get some hands on training on how to run a practice.

 
2nd Half of the Season will be Coach Instructed Practice Building on the Clinic Foundation + 1 Game

Session (Note: At our youngest levels our focus is on building the fundamentals and making sure every player has an opportunity to get involved. As such, games will be structured as 3-on-3 half court competition. Building to 4-on-4.  Coaches are encourage to lower the side baskets and have the players shoot at 8 to 8.5 baskets.)

 
The Value of 3-on-3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZjtwckIhOw
 

 

Division 3: 3rd & 4th Grade

 

Group Mix: Gender Specific
Location: Borough School
Players/Team: 8-10 (Numbers Permitting)
Basket Height: 9ft – 9.5ft
Apparel: Players will be outfitted with a shirt and shorts.
 

There will be two sessions each week. At the start of the season the two sessions are designed to be for practice. At the midway point of the season the second session will be used for game competitions. Unlike past years we are working with other towns to schedule games. These games may be held at the Borough School, Vo-Tech on Rt 53 or may even be in the opponent’s gymnasium. These details are still being scheduled.

 

 

Division 4: 5th & 6th Grade

 

Group Mix: Gender Specific
Location: Borough School
Players/Team: 8-10 (Numbers Permitting)
Basket Height: 10ft
Apparel: Players will be outfitted with a shirt and shorts.
 

There will be two sessions each week. At the start of the season the two sessions are designed to be for practice. At the midway point of the season the second session will be used for game competitions. Unlike past years we are working with other towns to schedule games. These games may be held at the Borough School, Vo-Tech on Rt 53 or may even be in the opponent’s gymnasium. These details are still being scheduled.

 

Division 5: 7th & 8th  Grade

Group Mix: Gender Specific
Location: Borough School
Players/Team: 8-10 (Numbers Permitting)
Basket Height: 10ft
Apparel: Players will be outfitted with a shirt and shorts.
 

There will be two sessions each week. At the start of the season the two sessions are designed to be for practice. At the midway point of the season the second session will be used for game competitions. Unlike past years we are working with other towns to schedule games. These games may be held at the Borough School, Vo-Tech on Rt 53 or may even be in the opponent’s gymnasium. These details are still being scheduled.