2016 Season Notes & Schedule
Registration for RAAA Basketball this year will open on Labor Day (September 5th) and run through the end of September.
3RD GRADE BASKETBALL:
RAAA Basketball has traditionally welcomed all boys and girls to participate in Grades 4 through 8. NEW THIS YEAR---RAAA Basketball is going to also offer skill advancement and an introduction to game-play for all boys and girls in 3rd Grade. We’re excited about the growth of our program, and believe this will better prepare our future players for tournament play as they continue their RAAA Basketball careers!
This year, we will be holding our annual Parent Meeting on Wednesday September 7th in the RCC meeting rooms to go over the program for this year and answer any questions you may have. For those of you interested in participating in RAAA Basketball for Grades 3-6, we will meet from 7 to 8pm. We will go over the program for 7th and 8th Grade parents that evening from 8:15 to 9pm.
During the registration period in September, we will be holding several open gyms with fundamental stations and scrimmaging for those in Grades 4 through 8 who want to get a jump start on the season. Currently, we have three (3) open gym sessions planned for the following Mondays in the RHS Gyms (September 12, 19 and 26). Grades 4 through 6 will have the gyms from 6-7:30pm. Grades 7 and 8 will be slotted from 7:30-9pm. Remember that if your child is planning to attend an open gym session and he/she has not yet registered, we require that their parent or guardian sign a waiver, which will have available each night. Coaches who have volunteered in the past and/or are interested in coaching this year are welcomed to assist with the open gyms, as we always need extra hands and eyes to help run the stations and scrimmages. Note: RAAA Basketball will provide balls at the open gyms, so there is no need to bring additional basketballs.
RAAA is grateful for all of the time and effort that our volunteer coaches devote to all of our programs. If you are interested in coaching basketball this year, I would personally welcome you to volunteer by indicating as much on your registration form….we are always in need of volunteers to help thoughout the season during practices and tournaments. If you are interested in coaching but have reservations about the time commitment and/or the experience required, please feel free to contact me with any of your questions/concerns, and I would be happy to discuss.
SUMMER SHOOTING PROGRAM:
As a follow-up on the shooting program for Grades 4-8, we will again be extending the deadline through the end of September to coincide with the end of registration. This should allow any of the boys and girls some extra time to get in more shots before the season, and better their chances of securing a prize from the drawing. We will ask that those who participated in the shooting program to bring their completed form(s) (attached) to tryouts, which will be in early October. We will then announce the prize winners upon team assignments. Remember, you need to turn in at least one completed sheet (verified by parent or guardian) to be eligible for the prize drawings, which will include Dick’s Gift Certificates.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
- Open Gym (RHS Gym): Sept. 12, 19 and 26 (Grades 4-6: 6-7:30 pm.; Grades 7-8: 7:30-9 pm)
- Coach Interviews (6-9pm RCC Meeting Rooms): October 3-5
- Tryouts RHS Gyms: October 8/9 (Exact Time & Date Per Grades 5-8 TBD)
- Tryout Make-Up (6-9pm): RHS Gyms October 10
- Practice Begins (Grades 4-8): October 17
- Practice Begins (3rd Grade): November 7