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The following matrix describes some of the similarities and differences between the Eden Prairie Girls Travel and In-House Basketball programs.

Program

Travel

In-House

2018-19
Program Fees

4th Grade = $350
5th Grade = $375
6th Grade = $375
7th Grade = $400
8th Grade = $425

Additional fee of $250 per girl if the team has a paid coach

Rookie (Pre K-1) = $90
2nd Grade = $130

3-8th Grade = $175
High School = $120

Registration Period

Now through Aug 25th; Late registration Aug 26th - Sept 3rd. 

2nd-8th grade:  Aug – Oct 3rd (Late Reg Oct 3rd-26th)
Rookie (PreK-1st): Aug - Dec 31st
High School: Mid-Oct - Dec

Player Evaluation

Two (90-120 minute) evaluations by outside evaluators.

One 75-minute evaluation.
No evaluations for rookie or high school league.

Teams

Girls must be able to play at a “travel” level and there must be enough girls for full teams in the grade level. Some girls may be cut.

All girls that register will be placed on a team.

Players per team

8 preferred on A and B level teams. 8 to 10 on C. Exception to 8 player limit for grades with fewer than 3 teams. 4th grade may have more than 8 depending on participation.

2nd grade: 6-8 players; 3rd grade & up: 8 to 10 players; depending on registration numbers

Length of Season

October through early March

Rookie: January - February
2nd-8th Grade: October - February
High School: December - February

Note: Individual Skills Clinics & Player Evaluations & Team Clinics occur over 3 weekends in October.

League Games

None

One refereed game per week on Saturday

Number of Tournaments

Grade 4-6:  8 tournaments
Grade 7:     9 tournaments
Grade 8:     10 tournaments
Includes one out of town tournament

End of season jamboree or tournament (usually the first weekend of March)

Additional Tournaments

Can add at the discretion and expense of the team.

Not Applicable

Practices

2 or 3 per week throughout season; mandatory attendance.

1 scheduled practice per week

Playing Time

If basic criteria are met, players receive 50% playing time (if ≤ 8 players) or 40% playing time (if >8 players) over the course of a tournament.

50% for every game

Uniforms

Each player is provided one reversible jersey and shorts set during their playing career in grades 4-8. Replacement or larger jerseys or shorts may be ordered at the expense of the player.

Each player will receive a basketball jersey.  Rookie receives a T-shirt.

Coaches

All head coaches are selected through an interview process. May have paid or parent coaches; preference to paid coaches.

All coaches are parent volunteers.

Coaches do NOT need to be parents for high school league.

Eden Prairie Tournament Work Shifts

Parents work a 4-8 hours shift per player or forfeit $200 deposit.

Not Applicable

Volunteers

Volunteers needed as assistant coaches and team managers

Volunteers needed as coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, grade level commissioners.