This program is held on Saturday mornings at the Country and Woodland Schools. The coaches are hired and have included teachers such as Dana Barros and other experts. Parent volunteers to help assist the coaches is welcome - when you register please choose the option on the registration form.
Boys and Girls are separated by Grade and do not play together at the same time. Players are broken down into teams. Each registrant gets a reversible Weston Basketball Jersey to be worn at each session. Be aware - kids have been known to sleep in their uniforms during the season after they get them!
The general teaching is:
Kindergarten - Introduction to basketball, demonstration and teaching of dribbling and passing. Fun games designed to learn skills. Non competitive mini-scrimmages learning how to pass to one another and position on the court. Warm up and running relays - 5-10 minutes, 35 minutes of instructions with frequent water breaks and 5-10 minutes of verbal and non-verbal demonstrations.
1st Grade - The skills and drills are emphasized and taught further from Kindergarten. Teams are made and scrimmages are part of every Saturday in January until the end of the season. The scrimmages include instruction from the coaches on an ongoing basis to help the kids learn while playing.
2nd Grade - after 2 weeks of skills and drills, there are teams made for January and scrimmages are played. The kids enjoy this format and learn to play with other teammates. While the score is kept verbally there are no standings or records kept. The goal is to prepare the kids for 3rd grade, where they will play in a league format.