4th Grade Boys Program

4th Grade Boys Basketball

New Canaan Travel Preparation Program

Winter ‘23-’24


Experienced, professional coaches will run a fundamental basketball skills and games program for 4th grade New Canaan boys from November 2023 through February 2024 out of a gym in Norwalk. The primary objective of the program is to equip and prepare 4th grade boys for New Canaan’s Middle School Travel Basketball program beginning in 5th grade. Spots will be limited to 22-24 players.

Evaluations take place in late October; practices begin in mid-November, and the season ends in early March.

Exact dates and times of all events are pending.

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.

Games will be played on weekends, primarily at set locations and times.


While limiting roster spots at such a young age may be perceived as controversial, keeping an effective player-to-coach ratio is vital for learning and advancement. This program is designed for players with some previous experience playing basketball, and for players who demonstrate age appropriate or advanced fundamental competencies.

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, as well as weekend commitments for games against other towns. Weekend commitments will be at fixed times - same time and location weekly on Saturdays. There may be Sunday games, as well, depending what opportunities arise; we will communicate in advance of those situations.

Practices are held in Norwalk; Saturday games are played tentatively at St. Luke’s School, and at other towns’ venues should games become available (as mentioned).

General, Tentative Season Schedule

To be released one week before evaluations.

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