The purpose of the first and second grade program is to provide a fun environment for developing a strong skill-based foundation into the game of basketball. At this level players will be introduced to a game environment utilizing 3 on 3 formats. Score will NOT be kept as our primary focus is to introduce principles of the game in a non-stressful environment.
When and Where Do the Kids Practice/Play?
First and Second grade will practice Thursday nights at Eden Lake with a game on Saturdays at Oak Point in Eden Prairie. Thursday practices will rotate between either a 6:15 or 7:30 pm start time and will last 60 minutes. Saturday games will rotate between an 8:30 or 9:45 am start time.
Registration opens October 19th 8:00 AM and closes Tuesday, November 3rd 11:59 PM.
Registration will be limited to 48 players. Any kids on a wait list are not guaranteed team placement. No player will be allowed to participate in practices/games until ALL fees are paid. Financial assistance is available for those in need on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our Treasurer for more information.
Given current COVID Requirements, NO parents/spectators will be allowed in the gyms. Please see our volunteer opportunities below.
During registration each player is allowed one play-with request. A play-with request must be mutual between two players. If the request is not mutual, there is no guarantee of placement on the same team. Your child may be played on a team where she doesn't know all of the girls. Please embrace that and let your child meet and play on a team with kids from other schools.
Teams will be limited to no more than 6 players per team.
For the EPGBA to run a successful basketball program, we need volunteers for Grade Level Commissions (2-3), Head Coaches (1 per team), Assistant Coaches (1 per team) and a Team Manager (1 per team). Additional opportunities will also be available throughout the season as the teams Parent on Duty (POD). Please visit our In-House volunteer tab for more details.
Each player will receive a basketball jersey. Players should bring their own (27.5") basketballs, filled water bottle and face mask/gator to practices/games.
$130 per player
In-house 1st and 2nd Grade Rules
For additional details or questions, please contact the In-House Vice President at