Basketball League Play

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 26 of the Fall Brochure listed in the Document Library!

Rosters/Schedules distributed after the coach meeting!  Limited space is available on a first come, first serve basis.  League registration will close when all available spots are filled or when registration deadline occurs, whichever comes first.

Winter 2020 Youth Basketball League

SLARA's popular Winter Basketball League returns in January 2020 for Grades K-8!  Players will be divided into teams by the SLARA office to play other teams from the community.  Practices are held once a week and games are held on Saturdays. For complete information, please see page 27 of the Fall Brochure listed in the Document Library!

Rosters/Schedules distributed after the coach meeting!  Limited space is available on a first come, first serve basis.  League registration will close when all available spots are filled or when registration deadline occurs, whichever comes first.

Hardwood Ballers Basketball League

Hardwood Ballers Basketball Organization is a Norhtville based non-profit organization.  This basketball program is for 9th/10th grade boys who want to play at a competitive level and continue developing their basketball skills through structured practices and drills as well as weekly game time competition.  All players must attend team assessments!  Team assessments are not tryouts and will be used to create balanced teams - all players who sign up make a team!  

For complete information, please see page 26 of the Fall Brochure listed in the Document Library!

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Adult Basketball

Adult Drop In

Get back in the game!  Come Join SLARA for some non-competitive basketball.  One low fee for the entire season!  You must bring your own basketball.  No showers available on site.  No on-site registration available.  You must register with the SLARA office prior to participating!

For complete information, please see page 26 of the Fall 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

Coaches Needed!

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.