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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

2016-17
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

August through mid-September (or 1st day of tryouts)

2nd-8th grade:  Aug – Oct
Rookie (PreK-1st): Aug - Dec
High School: Mid-Oct - Dec

Player Evaluation

Two (90 to 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 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

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

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.