The purpose of the Rookie League is to provide a fun environment for developing a strong skill based foundation into the game of basketball. Fundamentals are introduced thru entertaining games and drills designed to provide participants with a core foundation to the game.
The program is run by Denny Tape, the Eden Prairie In-House Program Coaching Director. The Rookie League focuses on many of the primary skills and drills that your daughters will see throughout all levels of the Eden Prairie Girls Basketball Program. It is also an excellent foundation for parents considering coaching within the program in the future.
When and Where Do The Kids Practice/Play?
The season will run from the first week in January to the last week of February. Rookie League will practice Monday night at one of the elementary schools in Eden Prairie. Practice will run from 6:00-7:00 PM, with open shooting from 7:00-7:15 PM.
Registration opens in early September and closes early December. Any registrations after registration closes will be placed on a waitlist. Any kids on a wait list are not guaranteed team placement. No player will be allowed to participate in practices/games until ALL fees are paid. Financial assistance is available for those in need on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our Treasurer, Jeff Burke for more information
For the EPGBA to run a successful basketball program, Parents are encouraged to volunteer in helping the girls thru the drills when available.
Many of the sessions will also be assisted by various teams from our girls Travel Program. Past feedback has shown that this interaction and instruction has been a highlight for many of the rookie league participants.
We are also looking for volunteers to serve as grade level commissioners to help coordinate the league.
Each player will receive a T-shirt and a junior-sized basketball. Players should bring their basketballs to practices.
$90 per player (K-1), $0 per player (Pre-K)
For additional details or questions, please contact Corey Cain, In House Vice President at inhouseVP@epgba.org.