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Basketball in hoop.
The Itty-Bitty- Grade 1/2  program will start January 4,2020

Grade 3/4 boys and girls start December 3, 2019. Grade 3/4 teams will practice in both the Swanton Central Gym and Mary S Babcock Gym. Our Grade 3/4 teams are travel teams.   

Itty-Bitty: (3/4 year old):
Children are introduced to beginner basketball concepts such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Hand eye coordination is developed as children burn energy becoming introduced to the sport of Basketball.

Children are introduced to various basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Every week, coaches introduce a new skill or build upon the skill. The different type of passing is taught and various thematic, fun and silly games are played for practicing! Children are also introduced to game play, which consist of small sided games. Your children are going to work up a sweat, a great combination of fitness movements (shuffling, back pedaling, and sprint) will be focused on to build conditioning. 

Grade 1-2:
The main objective of this program is to provide 1st & 2nd grade girls and boys with an introduction to the sport of basketball. The emphasis of this program is on participation, skill development, selfesteem, confidence building and most of all, HAVING FUN! Providing an opportunity for the kids to have fun is the most important thing you can do as a parent. We must always remember whom this program is for . . . the kids!

Grade 3-4:
Objective: To build on players individual basketball skills, reinforcing fundamentals while introducing basic and simple team plays. High emphasis on simple fundamentals such as: dribbling without traveling, shooting, rebounding (boxing out), passing (different options), setting picks, how to move without the ball, how to get open on offense, how to play defense, working together as a team, the importance of sportsmanship, and most important HAVING FUN, WIN OR LOSE

Jewelry: For the safety of all involved, participants will not be permitted to wear any sort of jewelry, including earrings, rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, hard hair barrettes or accessories. These items may NOT be taped. They must be removed in order to participate.

If your town has an age appropriate program you must register with them.
For Grade 3/4 you must be a student of Swanton. 

For any registration cancellation there will be a $3.00 fee charged 

General Information
Our pictures have been scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2020 at the MVU Gymnasium.
When you arrive have your child take their individual photo and when the team/groups are mostly on site that photo will be taken. The photographer will let us know when he is ready. Please be on time so we can stay on schedule and if your child is having a hard time with having pictures taken please try again later so the line is not held up.
Practices will be held as scheduled this day for Itty-Bitty, PreK/K and Grade 1/2.
Grade 3/4 please do not use the court this day. Practice times are for the younger groups listed above.

Saturday January 25,2020
Itty-Bitty (Maroon) 7:30 AM
PreK/K (Indego Blue) 7:30 AM
Grade 1/2 (Royal Blue) 8:30 AM
Grade 3/4 Girls (Wood) 9:15 AM
Grade 3/4 Girls (Paradee) 9:15 AM
Grade 3/4 Boys (Pfeil) 9:15 AM
Grade 3/4 Boys (Luneau) 9:15 AM


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