Basketball League Play

Winter 2019 Youth Basketball League

Come be a part of the hottest league in town with SLARA's Winter 2019 Youth Basketball League!  Teams are forming now for Grades K-8.  A separate, non-competitive program is available for players in high school.   Each team will have a weeknight practice and a game on Saturday.  Practices begin the week of January 14.  Games begin Saturday, January 26.  Don't miss out!  Space is limited!  Register now at www.slrec.net - Registration deadline is Thursday, January 3, 2019!

Fall 2018 Youth Basketball League

No practices the week of December 10.  Make-up games to be played on Saturday, December 15.

Thank you to all of our wonderful teams and coaches for a great season!  We'll see you next time!

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Adult Basketball

2019 Men's Basketball League

Are you ready for some basketball?  Join SLARA for the 2019 Men’s Basketball League!  League play begins on January 16, 2019.  Teams will participate in a 10-week season plus single-elimination playoff.  Officiated games and weekly standings kept.  Games are played at either Kent Lake or Hardy Elementary.

Don’t have a team?  We’ve got you covered!  For the first time, SLARA will accept registrations from individual players seeking a team.  All players that sign up will be placed on an expansion team for the 2019 Men’s League.  All expansion teams participate in the 10-week Men’s League season as well as the single-elimination playoff.

All teams being registered must complete the Adult League Entry form and submit an official team roster by the first scheduled game of the season.

30 and Over Basketball

Get back in the game!  Over 30 Basketball returns to SLARA this fall.  The new season will begin on September 17!  You must register with the SLARA office before participating in this program!

Looking to work? Join our team!

SLARA is seeking passionate individuals who are looking to get involved in the world of youth sports!  If you are looking to get back in the game as a youth basketball official, then join our team!  Opportunities exist for referees and scorekeepers.  Interested?  Apply below!

Coach Corner

Upcoming Leagues

The 2019 Winter Basketball League tips-off the week of January 14!  Coaches pick the practice day and time.  A volunteer coach meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7 in the Sayre Elementary School Gym.

Announcements

Volunteer coaches ARE NEEDED!  No experience necessary!  Email mstanley@slrec.com or call 248-437-8105 for more information!

Resources

Check the document library above for the official SLARA Youth Basketball Coaching Curriculum!  There is a different curriculum for different age groups.  While not mandatory, the Youth Basketball Coaching Curriculum can assist you as you plan practices and teach skills throughout the season.

http://www.basketballforcoaches.com/ - Guides, articles, and drills all are available.  Basketball For Coaches is a valuable resource for coming up with effective practice drills, top-notch game plans, and anything in between!

https://www.usab.com/youth/development/youth-development-guidebook.aspx -USA Basketball Youth Development Guide - Great guide provided by USA Basketball to aid in coaching and developing young basketball players.

https://www.usab.com/youth/development/youth-development-curriculum-introductory-level.aspx - USA Basketball Introductory Level Curriculum - For those of you coaching our younger age groups, this curriculum from USA Basketball will provide you skills, drills, and points of emphasis for introducing young players to the game of basketball.