The Mini Hoops Program is a non-competitive skills based program, geared for Guilford boys and girls from Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The goal is to provide a fun exposure to basketball for these players so that they are interested in continuing in the GBL rec program and beyond. Our sessions are also a great opportunity for kids (and their parents) to be with their friends and make new ones.
Teams are formed by the Mini Hoops Coordinator in mid to late November. Sessions run on Saturdays for 55 minutes per team per week. We generally use Melissa Jones gym and some years use Calvin Leete for older players. Each team (usually 6-10 players per team) has access to half the gym for their session.
We use volunteer parent coaches and assistant coaches. Coaching guidance is provided in person during orientation and we make additional resources available through our website-including our youtube channel with drill demonstrations with GBL players. Since 2015, GBL has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance. Anyone considering getting involved as a coach–this is the league for you to do it!
The Mini Hoops season runs from December 2nd until February 24th. We try to get 10 sessions in but if weather causes cancelation we cannot make up those sessions. All players receive a GBL team shirt. Appropriate sized basketballs are available for players to use during the sessions.
Cost for 2023 is $130. We have an early bird discount of $15 for registrations before Oct 8th. Early bird registration starts 9/25. Regularly priced registration is valid through Oct 8 with $30 late registration fees assessed after Oct 29th .
Any questions at all-please contact our MINIHOOPS COORDINATOR Paul Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Shaw at email@example.com.