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Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Program Information

The Orono Basketball Association offers an instructional skills program for boys and girls in grades K-3. The season runs from November to February with skills sessions held on Saturdays. 3rd graders will have one additional practice each week and participate in a few tournaments throughout the season.
 
Additionally, all grades will have an opportunity to play in a scrimmage during the high school varsity games.

Saturday Skills Sessions Dates

All sessions are held at the Orono Intermediate School Gym
Note: 11/16 session will be held at the Orono Activity Center on courts 2 & 3.
 
**November 9th there will be a short parent meeting at the start of each session. **
 
November: 9th, 16th and 23rd
     No session Nov. 30 due to Thanksgiving holiday
December: 14th and 21st
    No session Dec. 7th due to the Orono Boys Classic Tournament or  Dec. 28th due to winter break
January 4th, 18th and 25th
    No session Jan. 11th due to the Orono Girls Classic Tournament
February 1st and 8th
 
We will also be hosting two skills/scrimmage nights for players in 1st and 2nd grade. The format of these sessions will be a skills portion at the beginning and then a scrimmage with the goal to learn basic basketball skills and the fundamentals of the game. The focus will be teamwork and FUN!
Mark your calendar for these dates!
·       November 15th 6:30-8:00pm
·       December 20th 6:00-7:30pm
 
More dates will follow in 2020!

Saturday Skills Sessions Schedule

8:30am-9:30am 1st Grade Boys
9:30am-10:30am Kindergarten & 1st Grade Girls
10:30am-11:30am Kindergarten Boys
11:30am-1:00pm 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade Girls (2nd Grade is only from 11:30am-12:30pm)
1:00pm-2:00pm 2nd Grade Boys
2:00pm-3:30pm 3rd Grade Boys

3rd Grade Girls Tournament Schedule

Date Tournament Website Location
December 15th, 2019 Watertown Mayer Watertown-Mayer High School/Middle School
January 25th-26th, 2020 Blizzard Breaker Rogers High School/Middle School
February 16th, 2020 Cardinal Clash Annandale High School/Elementary School

 

3rd Grade Boys Tournament Schedule

Date Tournament Website Location

December 15th, 2019

10am, 12pm, 2pm

MYAS Winter Shootout Apple Valley High School
January 12th, 2020 WhiteHawk Classic Mound Westonka
February 9th, 2020 Bison Classic Buffalo

 

K-2nd Grade Program includes:
  • Weekly instructional skills sessions held on Saturdays
  • Orono Basketball Jersey
  • 27.5” basketball
 
3rd Grade Program includes:
  • Weekly instructional skills sessions held on Saturdays
  • One additional practice each week
  • Participation in a few tournaments throughout the season
  • Orono Basketball Jersey
  • 27.5” basketball

Saturday skills sessions are led Jefferson Mason who is a seasoned coach and trainer and has worked with the Orono basketball program for the past several years.

Parent volunteer coaches will lead the 3rd grade team practices and coach in the tournaments.