Create an interconnected Eden Prairie Girls’ basketball community by promoting mentoring relationships between high school players and girls in the youth basketball program
Build leadership skills amongst the high school players as they mentor and support younger basketball players
Provide youth basketball players with positive role models in their mentors
Create enthusiasm and community wide support for Eden Prairie girls’ basketball
How does it work:
In-House and Travel Teams will be mentored by the high school players.
High school mentors will attend youth team practices and/or games during their season
Youth players will receive free admission to the high school girl's basketball All Youth Night varsity home game by wearing their basketball uniform or spirit wear (2021-22 date TBD)
Travel teams will be a “Spotlight” team for varsity home games. This includes sitting on the bench during warm-ups and visiting the varsity locker room before the game
In-House teams are invited to attend the All Youth Night varsity game
All youth players are invited to participate in a community service project with the high school mentors
2021-22 Give & Go Mentoring Save the Dates:
Monday, Nov 22nd 5:45-6:30 PM - Mentor Match Up Pizza Night: At this kick-off event, the high school mentors will enjoy pizza alongside the mentee youth teams. High school mentors will meet with the youth players, have pizza, and get to know one another. Coach Ellen Wiese will talk about the EP core basketball values and the EPGBA Spirit Awards. The awards are given to youth players throughout the season.
Monday, Jan 17th 10:00-11:00 AM – Community Service Event: High School mentors and the youth teams will work together on 3-4 community service projects. Examples include creating valentines for seniors or writing letters to active military personnel.