Basketball League Play

Summer 2019 Youth 3 v 3 Basketball League

New in Summer 2019 is SLARA's brand new Youth 3 v 3 Summer Basketball League for grades K-5!  Come join us for seven weeks of skill development and fun!  Teams will have two practices to begin the season followed by five weeks of games.  All league games are played half court using the 3 on 3 format to promote the development of basketball skills.  For complete information, check out page 24 of the Summer Brochure listed in the Document Library!

Summer Youth Drop-In Basketball

Looking to play some basketball this summer?  Join SLARA at Action Sports and Community Center for drop-in basketball!  Participate in pick-up games with players your age or just practice on your own.  $10 per player, paid at the facility before each session.  All players must have a parent sign the waiver prior to participating the first time.  Must pay by cash or check, NO credit/debit cards accepted!

For complete details and schedule, see page 24 of the Summer Brochure listed in the Document Library!

Fall 2019 Youth Basketball League

Hit the court this fall with SLARA's Fall Youth Basketball League!  This developmental league aims to introduce and build better basketball experiences with a stronger emphasis on game play.  Grades K-3 will play half court with grades K-1 using the 3-on-3 format and grades 2-3 using the 4-on-4 format.  Smaller roster sizes will be used to maximize playing time.  Grades 4-5 will play full court, 5-on-5.  All leagues are Co-Ed.  For complete information, please see page 23 of the Summer Brochure listed in the Document Library!

Winter 2019 Youth Basketball League

The 2019 Winter Basketball Season has concluded!  Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteer coaches!  We'll see you next winter!

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Adult Basketball

Adult Drop In

Looking to play some basketball this summer?  Join SLARA at Action Sports and Community Center for drop-in basketball!  Participate in pick-up games with other players in the community or just practice on your own.  $10 per player, paid at the facility before each session.  Must pay by cash or check, NO credit/debit cards accepted!

For complete details and schedule, see page 24 of the Summer Brochure listed in the Document Library!

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 Summer Basketball League tips off June 17!  Volunteer coaches are needed!  A volunteer coach meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 10 at the SLARA office.

The Fall Youth Basketball League returns September 30!  A volunteer coach meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 23 at the SLARA office.

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.