The Boys Skills Camp for grades 5-8 that is run by the PL Varsity coaches will be from 4-6pm this week on July 21st, 23rd and 24th. The 9-12 grades boys will be from 3-5pm this week.
For those that enjoyed the Spring 3 on 3 BBALL offering, the End of Summer 3 on 3 League in Prior Lake back for another round. Use this as a tune up for the Fall BBALL season and the tryouts in early Fall.
Games will be played on Sunday nights from 4:30-10pm to avoid conflicts with other spring activities. Details can be found in the flier below.
Make sure to check out the Summer Camps section on our Basketball Home page to see what camps and opportunities are available to our boys and girls basketball players in Prior Lake. The opportunities continue to come in, so we'll continue to post them to the site so that everyone can stay informed.
Also, starting May 1st, we are kicking off our Summer 2014 Shot Club! Make sure your players get their forms printed off to start tracking their "Made shots" throughotu the summer months. More to come...
Boys and girls tryouts will both be on this weekend. Please note that Early Registration closes on Sept 22, 2014. Registration will remain open until Oct. 4 for traveling but will be an additional $25.
Come join us as we have Kelly Roysland - U of Mn grad and Former Gopher Womens Basketball Asst. Coach, Player.
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Hello, my name is Bruce Veldman and I am the VP of Basketball for Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.). I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and provide information about the P.L.A.Y. Basketball program that your son or daughter may already participate in or may be considering. This will be my 7th and final season as the VP of Basketball and 10th year as a board member. I have seen this program grow to over 1,000 participants and it could not have been done without all the volunteers time and commitment. Volunteers from coaches to Grade Coordinators are needed as we could not be such a successful program without all of the help from those that spend so much time helping develop our kids. To those that have volunteered in the past, and to those that continue to, THANK YOU. If you have not yet or are new to the program, please consider getting involved this year. Please contact any board member if you are interested or sign up when you register your child.
Important dates for the program can be found below and details about both traveling and in-house can be found under the tabs on the left and the FAQ. The following are some key dates to be aware of:
August 2014 – registration will open in August for Traveling and In-house Basketball
September 22,2014 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR TRAVELING BASKETBALL CLOSES!
October 4, 2014 - Registration for Traveling Basketball closes
October 4-5, 2014 Mandatory Tryout days for Boys & Girls Traveling Basketball. Both sessions are mandatory
October 12, 2014- all uniform and Laker Gear orders due for Traveling Basketball
October 27, 2014 - Coaches Clinic for all Traveling and In-house Basketball Coaches
October 27, 2014 - Basketball Parent meeting
Nov. 3, 2014– Traveling Basketball practices begins. Earlier if gym space is available
November 15-16, 2014 – Prior Lake Girls Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney
February 14-15, 2015 – Prior Lake Boys Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney.
March 7-8, 2015 – MYAS Girls State Championships
March 14-15, 2015 – MYAS Boys State Championships
October 20, 2014 - Registration Ends for Grades K-6th
October 27, 2014 - Parent meeting and Coaches Clinic
November 22nd, 2014- Coaches meeting/ Equipment pick up- HOMS
November 22nd, 2014- 5th & 6th Grade Draft (see In House page for more details)
November (Thanksgiving week)- Team rosters announced
November 2014- Referee clinic
December 1st, 2014 – 3rd-6th grade In-House season begins
December 6th, 2014- K-2nd Grade In-House season begins
February 21st, 2015- K-3rd Grade Year End Jamboree
February 28th, 2015 – 4th-6th Grade In-House Year End Tournament
Goals of the Basketball Program:
The PLAY Basketball Program is designed to provide a means of teaching children from grades k-8 the skills of playing basketball. The Basketball Board will work closely with HS Boys & Girls Coaches and their Staffs to help create the building blocks of successful basketball players and young men and women. We want all of the kids, parents and volunteers to finish the season with a greater appreciation for everyone’s efforts. The kids should leave the season having a better knowledge of the game, improvement in their skills and a positive experience that makes them want to continue to play basketball in the future. During this process we want to create a fair and organized approach to securing players, coaches and volunteers, which will demonstrate the following principles:
Make the sport fun for the kids, coaches and parents
Teach the fundamentals of the game and create curriculum for the progression of skill development
Demonstrate admirable sportsmanship both on and off the court
Work as a team, be committed to your team and always give 100% effort
Please direct specific questions to grade level Coordinators for In-House or Boys or Girls Coordinators for Traveling whose contact information can be found by clicking “In-House” or “Traveling” on the left side of this screen and then click on “Board” which will also appear on the left side of the screen.
We are looking forward to another great P.L.A.Y Basketball season. GO LAKERS!!!
The SSC is one of the top conferences in the state. Come cheer on the Prior Lake High School Basketball Teams. All PLAY Basketball players get in free when they wear their jersey and are with a paid adult.
New Half-time P.L.A.Y. Team Scrimmages for 2013-2014
Prior Lake Varsity Players Assigned to Each Traveling Team for the Season
**To Learn more about what's going on with the Prior Lake Boys & Girls Varsity Programs, Click the Team links on the left tool menu bar.**
For those of you still pondering your options for Spring Basketball, the PLHS Boys Varsity staff will be conducting their 1st Annual Prior Lake Pirates Spring Basketball tryouts March 17th and 18th at HOMS.
If you have any questions, feel free to send Coach Dan an email: email@example.com
The following attachments include a quick program overview as well as the registration form needed to get your current Boys 6th -10th grader registered for Tryouts and to be considered for the Spring teams
These teams will be Coached and Managed by qualified Boys varsity coaches or other paid coaches brought into the program.
Try Outs are March 17th-18th, so sign up now! That or walk up registrations are welcome tonight as well!
Did you see one of our coaches following the double-goal coaching principles? Do you have a youth athlete in a PLAY sport or did you compete with a PLAY team?
It's important that our coaches get your feedback directly, but we want to hear your feedback too so that we can continue to provide the best possible experience for our athletes.
Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think.
To Learn More about the Double Goal Coaching and Parent Involvement go to the "Positive Coaching" Page under the HOME page - left side. Are you a Positiive Double goal Parent? Learn how to move your athlete into a 'Triple Impact athlete'.
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