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3rd & 4th Grade Girls


New Canaan Travel Preparation Program

Winter 22-’23




Experienced, professional coaches will run a fundamental basketball skills and games program for 3rd + 4th grade New Canaan girls from November 2022 through early March 2023. The primary objective of the program is to equip and prepare the girls for New Canaan’s Middle School Travel Basketball program beginning in 5th grade. Spots will be limited to 20 players.

Evaluations take place the week of October 31st; practices begin in mid-November, and the season ends in early March. 


Mike Evans, a former varsity head coach and NCAA 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 potentially some games against other towns’ teams. Mike’s website for basketball instruction can be found here

Enrollment + Audience

Basketball-interested girls are encouraged to sign up. Previous basketball experience is not mandatory, but it is recommended for this program. 

Curriculum + Schedule

The 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 two practices per week held at St. Mary’s Church in Norwalk from 4:00 to 5:30pm and roughly 30 practices in total, some of which will include formal games, as well as potentially some weekend commitments for games against other towns. 

The goal is for the girls to have competitive games once we’ve established our group’s ability; those games will take place during our practice times, and possibly on Sundays, depending on how many games we can find for our team.


The cost - which includes reversible jersey, professional coaching, referee fees and facility rental, is $650 per player


We will host three evaluation sessions to accommodate the fall sports schedule. 

***Attendance at 2 of the evaluation sessions at a minimum is strongly encouraged***

Session 1: Wednesday, November 2nd, 4:30-5:30pm

Session 2: Friday, November 4th, 4:30-5:30pm

Session 3: Monday, November 7th, 4:30-5:30pm

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

Weekly practices will be Mondays & Fridays from 4pm to 5:30PM at St. Mary’s in Norwalk.


General Season Schedule




Nov 2 - Nov 7

Evaluations + Introduction to the program


Nov 7-11



Nov 14-18

Practices + Intrasquad game


Nov 21


We do understand that the holiday week may disrupt boys’ availability. We ask for clear and early communication on this.

Nov 28-Dec 2



Push for 1st game against another town here.

December 3 

Light scrimmaging + skills


December 5-9



December 12-16


Push for 2nd game here.

December 19-23


Please communicate potential absences due to holidays

December 24 - Jan 1

Holiday Break - No Basketball


January 2 - 6



January 9-13


Resume games

January 16-20



January 23-27



January 30 - Feb 3



February 6 - 10



February 13 - 17



February 18 - 26

Winter Break - No Basketball


February 27 - March 3


End of season tournament potential in Milford, CT