We have intermediate teams for girls in grades 3-6. The program provides an opportunity for the girls to play teams of the same age group from around the area. The teams will practice two times a week and play approximately 20 regular season games. The program runs from September through February. It offers girls the opportunity to have fun and learn the game. All girls are welcome to the Blazer team, and there are no cuts. To participate on the Blazer team, you must first pass Academy Level 1, see below for more information on Academies.
We will have competitive teams that will attend various tournaments throughout the year. Participation on the tournament teams is by invitation, and also requires a commitment to our summer camp activities.
Our Academy is a community based basketball opportunity designed for girls grades 3-8. It can serve as an introduction to a higher level of basketball for the youth in USD231, and can also be used to supplement Gardner Parks and Rec.
This unique opportunity is designed to take away the anxiety and pressure in large group settings and assigns each participant to an instruction level based on ability and skill, not based on age. The goal is to provide the best opportunity for individual success.
All new participants start at level one and advance to higher
skills and lessons as skills are individually mastered.
Registration: To attend sessions, YOU MUST make an appointment by emailing Coach Schaefer at SchaeferS@usd231.com. Appointments are necessary to keep the coach to player ratio down so it is more of an individual lesson rather than a group lesson. Class maximum is 10 participants, minimum is 2. Please make a reservation for Academy attendance by 2pm the day BEFORE the Academy you wish to attend, and by 2pm on Friday for weekend Academies.
Cost: $21 per 5 sessions. Each regular session is 45 minutes. Each testing session is 1 hour. Testing sessions do count as one of your Academies, so please plan accordingly. The 5 sessions are for use during the quarter purchased, and expire at the end of that quarter. Athletes are advanced to the next Academy level when they have mastered each level's requirements.
We encourage parents to compare the cost of camps, private lessons, tournament teams and instruction in the metro area to see what great value this academy is.