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4th Grade Boys

Overview

Experienced, professional coaches will run a fundamental basketball skills and games program for 4th grade New Canaan boys from November 2021 through February 2022 out of a gym in Norwalk. Spots will be limited up to 22 players. Tryouts begin Nov 1, and the season comes to a close March 12 (pending tournament play).

 

Mike Evans, a former varsity head coach and NCAA Division 1 assistant, and a former semi-pro, college and high school all-state player, will oversee a foundational skills-based program that also includes intrasquad games and games against other towns’ teams. Mike’s website for basketball instruction can be found here. Mike is also the Founder and Executive Director of Full Court Peace.

 

Curriculum + Schedule

The twice-per-week program will follow a strict curriculum, the features of which are but aren’t limited to ball-handling, defense, shooting, passing and in-game concepts. 

There will be roughly 25 practices, some of which will include formal games, as well as weekend commitments for games against other towns. Weekend commitments will ideally be fixed - same time and location weekly - unless other opportunities arise. Practices are held in Norwalk (St. Mary's); games are played at the Westport YMCA.

 

Practice & Game Schedule:

Mondays and Fridays from 7:00pm-8:15pm starting Nov 8

Location: 669 West Avenue, Norwalk - St. Mary’s Church (access to gym via parking lot behind church on Chapel Street). 

Games: Saturdays at 2:15-4:15, starting Nov 20 at the Westport Y

 

4th Grade Boys tryout info:

This program is designed for players with previous experience in basketball, and for players who demonstrate age-appropriate or advanced fundamental competencies. Tryouts will be held for interested players. It will be limited to up to 22 spots. (Tryout and schedule information continues below).

 

Tryout Schedule

Tryouts will take place on the same schedule as the season’s practices: 

Session 1: Monday, November 1st from 7:00pm-8:15pm

Session 2: Friday, November 5th from 7:00pm-8:15pm

Location: 669 West Avenue, Norwalk - St. Mary’s Church (access to gym via parking lot behind church on Chapel Street). 

***Attendance at both tryouts is strongly encouraged***