2nd Grade Co-ed Program

2nd Grade Boys Basketball

New Canaan Development Program

Winter ‘23-’24


Experienced, professional coaches will run a twice-per-week Co-Ed fundamental basketball skills program for 2nd grade New Canaan boys and girls from November 2023 through February 2024 out of a gym in Norwalk. The primary objectives of the program are to introduce the boys and girls to skill work, team play, and eventually full-court play, and to begin to prepare them for New Canaan Basketball’s 3rd and 4th grade Travel Prep Programs, and ultimately the Middle School Travel Basketball program beginning in 5th grade.

Spots will be limited to 15 players in order to maintain a high quality coach to player ratio.

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 this foundational skills-based program that also includes intra squad games and games against other towns’ teams. Mike’s website for basketball instruction can be found here.

Curriculum and 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. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet as recommended by USA Basketball for this age group. There will be roughly 24 60-minute practices which take place in Norwalk.


The weekly practice schedule will be released shortly.

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