With Spring basketball in full swing for many, now is to start thinking about your Summer Basketball camps.
Please click in the Summer Camps link to the left to find more information on summer camps for 2013 including Prior Lake High School Coach's Camps as well as other local Basketball Camp & Training Opportunities for the Summer of 2013.
As you probably have heard, Alex Focke has accepted a new coaching position at Hamline University. We would like to thank Coach Focke for all he has done for our PLAY and High School programs. We wish him the best of luck. The boys camps will run as scheduled with the new coach taking over the existing dates. Please continue to register using the same forms.
Don't forget to get involved with the Laker Shot Club!!! Details can be found under the Laker Shot Club.
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 5th season as the VP of Basketball and 8th year as a board member. 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 by clicking on the Season Calendar link and from the P.L.A.Y. Basketball Home page under FAQ. The following are some key dates to be aware of:
August 2012 – registration will open in August for Traveling and In-house Basketball Oct. 2, 2012 - . REGISTRATION FOR TRAVELING BASKETBALL CLOSES! October 6, 2012 – First Mandatory Tryout for Boys & Girls Traveling Basketball October 7, 2012 – Second Mandatory Tryout for Boys & Girls Traveling Basketball October 14, 2012 - all uniform and Laker Gear orders due for Traveling Basketball October 25th, 2012 - Mandatory Coaches Clinic for all Traveling Basketball Coaches October 25th - Mandatory Parent meeting October 29, 2012 – Traveling Basketball practices begin
November 10-11,2012 – Prior Lake Girls Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney
February 16-17, 2013 – Prior Lake Boys Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney.
March 2-3, 2013 – MYAS Girls State Championships
March 9-10, 2013 – MYAS Boys State Championships
November 17, 2012- Coaches meeting/ Equipment pick up
November 17, 2012- 5th & 6th Grade Draft
November (Thanksgiving week)- Team rosters announced
December 1, 2012 - Referee clinic
December 3, 2012 – In-House season begins
February 20th- In-House (K-6th) Coaches Meeting- City Hall 6:30PM-8:00PM
February 23rd, 2013- K-3rd Grade Year End Jamboree
March 2nd, 2013 – 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!!!
Thanks to all of the teams that are playing in our tournament on Feb. 15-18. Please click on the link below for more details and brackets.
The SSC is one of the top conferences in the state. Come cheer on the High School Basketball Teams. All PLAY Basketball players get in free when they wear their jersey and are with a paid adult. Here are the remaining home games:
Online opens: 8/15/2013
Online closes: Boys 10/1/2013 Girls 9/26/13
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'.
Help your athlete become a Master of ELM - Effort, Learning, Recover from Mistakes