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Girls In-House (Grades 2 - 6)

2nd - 3rd Grade Skills Sessions

Registration Fees: $35 for seven (7) sessions. *Each player will receive a t-shirt. 

Super affordable, even if you can't make all 7 sessions!

Program Details:  Sessions will focus on basic fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, etc. There are no formal teams or league play. Sessions are held in gyms with 8-foot basketball hoops to allow the girls to build confidence and to develop sound fundamentals. Participants will also receive a t-shirt! Parents encouraged to get involved and be on the court with players.

Instructor: Sessions will lead by Mike Engelhaupt. Mike  currently works as a teacher at Blaine High School.  He has over 15 years of experience coaching boys and girls high school basketball.  Mike currently has a daughter playing in the 2nd grade in-house league.

Dates/Times/Location: 

DATE TIME LOCATION
February 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School
February 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School
March 4 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School
March 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School
March 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School
April 8 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School
April 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am Blaine High School


Registration Limited to 30 Players!

(As of 1pm, Dec 10th, 8 openings remain)


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Girls In-House Program Information

Here are the highlights of the girls in-house program:

  • Offered to grades 2-6
  • Cost of program is $150
  • Game/practice jersey provided
  • 2nd grade:  primary practice night Mondays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • 2nd grade is a 4 on 4 format with 8 foot hoops
  • 3rd grade:  primary practice night Tuesdays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • 3rd grade uses 9 foot hoops
  • Games are at Blaine and Spring Lake Park schools for grades 2-3, Coon Rapids schools for grades 4-6
  • Season starts the week of October 23rd and ends December 17th 
  • End-of-year tournament

Due to lack of numbers we no longer offer in-house to 7th and 8th graders. We encourage these players to check with Andover or Coon Rapids for in-house playing opportunities.


In-House vs. Traveling

  • Less expensive
  • Less time (2 month season versus 5 month season in traveling)
  • Less competitive
  • May be better for a beginner player or one playing other sports during the winter
  • May be a good trial to see if the player likes it before committing to traveling
  • Less driving/commuting as everything is in Blaine, Coon Rapids, or Anoka schools

Travel Lite

If your daughter enjoyed the in-house season and wants to keep playing, consider our travel lite program! This program is for in-house players that want to extend their basketball season and get a feel for the traveling experience. Here are the highlights of the program:

  • Starts at the end of the in-house season (mid-December) and goes until the Blaine tournament (mid-February).
  • Cost of program is $100
  • There are typically 2 teams - one in 3rd and one in 4th
  • Coaches pick a couple of interested players from each in-house team to form travel lite teams.
  • One practice per week
  • Teams play in 2-3 tournaments - the Blaine tournament being one of them.
  • Parents are required to volunteer 6 hours during our home tournament in February.

Need Financial Assistance to Play in Our Program?

The BYB Scholarship provides financial assistance for those wishing to play basketball in the Blaine Youth Basketball Association. The scholarship application is provided below.


2nd Grade Details:

 
  • 2nd grade is separate from 3rd grade
  • 4 on 4 Format, 8 foot hoops
  • Registration is $150.00
  • Primary practice night Mondays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • Games scheduled at Spring Lake Park or or Blaine Area Schools 
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break
  • Rules similar to last year 2-3 rules - including halftime skills challenge
  • We will be limiting buddy requests this season to ensure teams are as even and competitive as possible. Buddy requests are limited to 1-2 players per request.

3rd Grade Details:

 
  • 3rd grade is separate from 2nd grade
  • 9 foot hoops - good transition to 10' hoops in 4th grade
  • Registration is $150.00
  • Primary practice night Tuesdays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • Games scheduled at Spring Lake Park or or Blaine Area Schools 
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break
  • Rules similar to last year 2/3 rules - inc halftime skills challenge
  • Two practices a week before games start, then once a week
  • We will be limiting buddy requests this season to ensure teams are as even and competitive as possible. Buddy requests are limited to 1-2 players per request.

4th-6th Grade Details

 
  • Registration is $150.00
  • Games scheduled at Coon Rapids or Fred Moore Middle Schools
  • Game days are Thursday and Saturday.  Possibility of Sunday games if needed
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break
  • Two practices a week before games start, then once a week
  • We will be limiting buddy requests this season to ensure teams are as even and competitive as possible.  Buddy requests are limited to 1-2 players per request.

Danielle Schlomann

In House Director

Phone: (612) 804-3554




Interested in joining the BYB Girls Board?

The BYB Girls Board is looking for additional board members for the 2017-18 season.  Elected Board members serve a two year term.  Board member roles are listed on our website and are assigned annually by the board members.