Kindergarten & 1st Grade -Kindergarten and 1st grade basketball program is offered starting January 26th, 2013 and runs for six weeks. Registration for K-1 will be available September 10, 2012 and ends January, 2013. The program is run as a camp for the first 5 weeks with games the 6th. week.
Times for the program are typically Saturday Afternoons or Mornings, depending on gym availability and number of players registered.. All sessions at Rutherford Elementary or Stillwater Junior High School.
2nd Grade -These leagues are divided into a 2nd grade boys and 2nd grade girls league.
These leagues will play once per week. Approximately half of the meetings will be practices and the other half are games against other SCVAA teams. Coaches will be on the floor during games and act as coaches and referees. The emphasis of these leagues will be on skill development, rather than competition. Coaches should focus on teaching the basics of the game, drills and games that the kids can use at home to enhance their skills.
3rd Grade - The 3rd grade program will consist of one practice and one game per week. This year, the games will utilize paid referees, time clocks and scoreboards. Coaching emphasis will continue to be on "development", rather that "winning". Standings will not be maintained, but there will be a season ending tournament. Will play against teams from Mahtomedi and other Stillwater Schools. Games on Saturdays.
Grades 4-6 -These grade levels will play in the“In-house” league only. Teams will be formed by grade and no combining of grades will be done. Teams will play against teams from Stillwater and Mahtomedi. The games will utilize paid referees, time clocks and scoreboards.Games on Saturdays.
The In-house league is designed for kids that enjoy the game of basketball and want to contunue playing against local competition, This league will consist of one practice and one game per week against other teams from the SCVAA In-House League and teams from Mahtomedi. Games will be played Saturday morning and there will be a season ending tournament.
Grades 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 - These grade levels will be practicing 1 night a week and will play games on Saturday or Sunday in the
EMRL (East Metro Rec League). The games will be played within the Maplewood Rec League, which includes teams from White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Woodbury, Oakdale, Cottage Grove, etc. Participants should expect to play about 2/3rds of their games in those communities. The remaining home games will be played in the Stillwater Area.
For SCVAA teams at ALL levels, playing time will be allocated equally. That is, playing time will shared evenly by those players that attend practice and demonstrate respect, sportsmanship and an effort to play to the best of their ability, in an effort to improve their personal skills and team chemistry. Skill level is NOT a factor in allocating playing time.