3rd and 4th Grade Girls Program

New Canaan Basketball Association

Basketball for 3rd + 4th Grade Girls

Winter ‘23-’24


Experienced, professional coaches will run a fundamental basketball skills and games program for 3rd and 4th grade New Canaan girls from November 2023 through February 2024 out of a gym in Norwalk. Spots will be limited to 20 players, evaluations will take place in late October.

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 intra squad games and games against other towns’ teams. Mike’s website for basketball instruction can be found here.

Enrollment and Audience

Basketball-interested girls - especially those who play outside of the winter season - are encouraged to sign up. Previous basketball experience is not mandatory but it is recommended for this program.

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.

There will be roughly 30 practices, some of which will include formal games, as well as potentially some weekend commitments for games against other towns.

The landscape of this area for girls in this age group and in this area is small. The goal is for the girls to have competitive games once we’ve established our group’s ability. Games will take place during our practice times, and possibly on Sundays, depending on how many games we can find for our team.

General, Tentative Season Schedule

To be released a week before evaluation sessions.

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