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Open Executive Level Basketball Positions

As we look ahead to the 2019-2020 Season, the P.L.A.Y. Basketball Board is excited to formally announce that we are posting two NEW opportunities to join the Basketball Leadership team.  The two NEW Opportunities are a  Director of Basketball Operations and a Director of Player & Coach Development.  The role descriptions are on this page to the right of this message.

These positions will be posted through Sunday, May 12th and any applicants will then be invited to an Open-to-the-Public Meeting to introduce themselves, share their interest and backgrounds, and then have the P.L.A.Y. Basketball Board and required P.L.A.Y. Board Members vote to determine who will be selected into both opportunities. 

Submission Process: Please submit a One (1) page document including your Name, Contact Information, What role you're applying for and then a few paragraphs stating why you are interested and second, what experience and talents you could bring to the opportunities.  Please submit to Trevor Knutson , VP, P.L.A.Y. Basketball (Email:

Thank you, 

Trevor Knutson

VP, P.L.A.Y. Basketball

NEW Boys Traveling Basketball Leadership Position


The Basketball Board has identified the need for us to have a deeper knowledge of each Boys Travel grade level and also a parent to help us understand that grade.  As such, we have created a new position within the basketball leadership, Grade Level Coordinator.  We are asking that you look across the grade for your athlete(s) and help us find the correct parent to help us fill this role.  

Applications may not be accepted after May 3rd 2019.  Interviews for the various grades will commence as applications are received.  Selection will be based on interviews and Basketball Board discussion.

If you are interested in more information about this role, please click on the link below to view the job description.  If after you have reviewed the job you are interested in applying for the role, we ask that you send an email to Alecia Gronneberg.



Boys Prior Lake Summer Camps

The 2019 Prior Lake Boy's Summer Basketball Camp information and registration is now available on the new PL Hoops website (  All Laker youth camps are run and coached by Head Boys' Coach Bob Schweim and by the PLHS 9-12 basketball staff and program players.  The camps are divided into three weeks of basketball with a different focus every week.  Camps will be held at the Prior Lake High School.  Campers will receive excellent one-on-one coaching and learn the Prior Lake system.  Every week, campers will receive a new PL Basketball t-shirt.


Little Laker Camp will run from July 29th- August 1st at Grainwood Elementary School.   Power and Precision Camp will run from July 8th-July 11th at PLHS.  Please register for the grade level your child will be in this Fall for the 2019-2020 school year.




Prices for camps remain $110 each for all individual camps.  All families with three or more campers will only pay for a MAXIMUM of two registrants.  If players sign up for all three weeks, the total will be $300 per camper (3 x $100).


Please e-mail, if you have any specific questions or concerns.  All inquiries will be addressed ASAP.  

Purpose to Athletics

What is the Purpose of Athletics?          
Why do we want our child to be involved in a sport?

When Parents are asked these questions, many will respond with one of these:

  • Promotes Confidence
  • Provides Exercise
  • Experience Team Concepts
  • Build Individual Skills – Learn the Game
  • Create Understanding of Winning and Losing
  • Get to participate with Friends, meet new kids and have Fun
  • Learn about Sportsmanship and being a good citizen
  • Relationship of Effort and Accomplishment

All those are good reasons for being involved in sports- somewhere along the way Winning and the scoreboard often becomes the only measuring point for many.
* When was the last time you asked your child a direct question on the purposes above ...


  • Did you gain Confidence at Practice/Game today? How?
  • Was that a good workout?  Can you push yourself more?
  • Do you like being part of a Team?  Why?
  • What did you learn today – did you try something new?
  • What have you learned about Winning (or) Losing?  Why?
  • Did you enjoy the practice or game?  Why?
  • How was Sportsmanship Shown (good and bad) today?
  • Did you give your best effort? How did that feel?

- Instead we usually ask… Did you win?, How many points did you score?
It becomes Scoreboard related only !!!  It is OK to ask that – but wait until after you ask a few other questions.

P.L.A.Y. 's IMPACT Committee - in accordance with a variety of resources has come up with a series of topics and over the Basketball Season will look to address one topic each week.

Coaches-  review these topics with your players (even if for only 5 minutes, before, at or after practice) and try to make points on each topic as a "Weekly IMPACT Resolution".
It is sometimes hard to stay on a topic for a whole season - but to put them in small nuggets and work on those areas - it will help with the big picture.
It will help answer why you want your child in athletics.
The items and questions above will be covered in weeks to come.

Parents - be sure to preview with your player so that when the Coaches speak on it - they are aware of the topic. Then at the end of the week Coaches and Parents can check back with the players to see what they have learned on the topic of the week. (Again 5 minutes)

The IMPACT Committee would like you to take a look at the WEEKLY TOPICS - BELOW and use that as your IMPACT Resolution – Talking Point for at least a week. Revisit one if needed as the season goes on.
What and Why I.M.P.A.C.T. - check out the definition and how it relates to sports in the document at top of the page.  
        I.M.P.A.C.T. - I Make Positive Actions Count Today*

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SportsEngine Help Documents

Below are a few documents to help Parents and Team Parents install, login and use the SportsEngine web site and app.

2018-2019 P.L.A.Y. Basketball Volunteer Opportunities Available: 



  • 7/8th grade boys – (Propose new position)  




Sign Up to Officiate!

Registrations taken until November 1st!



The SSC is one of the top conferences in the state.  Come cheer on the Prior Lake High School Basketball Teams. 

We will once again have a special "P.L.A.Y. Night" on a TBD home game, where all PLAY Basketball players get in free when they wear their jersey and are with a paid adult.

Half-time P.L.A.Y. Team Scrimmages for most 2018-2019 Boys and Girls Home Basketball games are being planned once again this year

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.**




Middle School Intramural / IH League Basketball

Update ; Nov. 1st 2018

P.L.A.Y. is  offering In-House/IM Basketball for Grades 7th-8th . Registration Ended Nov. 1st.

We have assisted in forming a League for the 7th & 8th graders to participate at a competitive level yet with less commitment. Other schools in the league are Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville North and South and Shakopee..  Games in this League will be on Saturdays starting anywhere from 8am - 2pm  usually lasts about 1 hour. Some times may change.

Most games will be played in Farmington (due to them having open gyms) - but also may have a game date in Lakeville and Prior Lake.

The practice days of the week will mostly be Tue & Thur , but due to some school events on some of those days we will need to mix in a Couple Fridays.  The competition in the BAC League is comparable to  C level Middle School Basketball.

We have had to change practice times from after school to one evening a weekend due to not being able to get coaches to attend the afternoon time slot.

We have enough players for 5 teams this season.  Cost is around $100.


Coach Feedback


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


Coaches & Officials Sportsmanship tally program

Please use the appropriate form below for entering your information:

Be sure to completely fill out your survey to get proper credit for the information.

Coaches that do not reply - may not be considered for coaching positions in the future. Officials must reply in order to be paid for their games. Thank you for your support of the Team Sportsmanship award program.

Sports Quote

"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."  - Muhammed Ali