The mission of the Central Basketball Association is to provide the youth of the St. Croix Central School District community with the opportunity to have fun learning to play basketball while building strong, competitive teams for the future. At younger grade levels, more emphasis is placed on skill development and lots of playing time. At older grade levels, we’ll continue to emphasize basic skill development and will make every effort to see that all players get game experience, although playing time may not be equal for every player. Our teams will play tough but fairly and, as always, good sportsmanship is expected of all players, parents and coaches at all times.
We must register and commit to the number of meets for each team to play in and host, in August. We strongly urge you to complete the online registration for your child today, by clicking on the VISIT THE REGISTRATION SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION to the right of this paragraph, and then clicking the red REGISTER NOW button on the next page, before July 31st, to avoid the late fee charges. This will assure that the participant has a spot on a team and will give us accurate numbers for organizing the teams and coaches.
The 5th-8th grade teams will participate in Saturday meets which are sponsored through The Great Northwest Basketball League (large teams may participate in more meets with the goal of having each child play on 3-5 Saturdays). Each season we host a home tournament for each team to help keep the registration fee low; the monies from home meets goes back into the program to pay for equipment, jerseys, league fees, custodial fees, etc. (All families are needed to help with these events to make them successful.) The team coaches will have practices scheduled when gym time has been arranged. These schedules will be communicated to parents by each coach.
The 3rd and 4th grade teams will begin practices in mid October and the season will end before Christmas in December. Each team will have the opportunity to participate in two or more Saturday non-competitive meets (2½ hours long) with other area schools. Coaches will communicate the practice and meet schedule to parents as soon as it is available. 4th grade teams MAY participate in a competitive meet in January or February, per the coaches discretion.