Basketball

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

3RD-4TH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUES

This is a six-week program that includes one practice per week and one game each Saturday. Games will be scheduled by the rec dept, and practices will be scheduled by the coaches. After registration, your child will be placed at random on a team. Coaches will contact parents in early December to communicate practice and game schedules. Registration includes a team t-shirt.

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $45r/$57nr
  • Practices Begin: After Christmas break
  • Game Dates: Saturdays, Jan 12 – Feb 23
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday, November 3
  • Volunteer Coaches Meeting: Dec 11, 6pm – 8pm, Cityside MS Cafeteria
  • 3rd Grade Boys & Girls Game Location: Roosevelt Elementary
  • 4th Grade Boys & Girls Game Location: Quincy Elementary

 

5TH-6TH BOYS & GIRLS LAKESHORE BASKETBALL LEAGUES

This is a six-week program that includes one practice per week and one game each Saturday. Games will be scheduled by the Lakeshore League, and practices will be scheduled by the coaches. After teams are formed, they travel to other lakeshore schools compete with other area lakeshore teams. Home games will be played at Zeeland Christian School & Creekside Main Gym. Coaches will contact parents in early December after the December 1st draft to communicate practice and game schedules.

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $70r/$82nr (includes a jersey)
  • Practices Begin: After Christmas break
  • Games Dates: Saturdays, Jan 12 – Feb 23
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday, November 3
  • Team Selection Process:
    • If enough kids sign up to form more than one team, coaches will offer combined practices scheduled in December to form evenly skilled teams. Coaches will evaluate all the kids and build the teams and submit them to our Youth Sports Coordinator, Kelli Koss, for approval within one week of combined practices.
    • Friday, Nov 16, 6pm – 7pm, Cityside MS
    • Coaches Team Draft (if needed): Friday, Nov 16, 7pm – 7:30pm, Cityside MS Cafeteria
    • All Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, Dec 4, 6pm – 8pm, Cityside MS Cafeteria

 

DUX BOYS WINTER BASKETBALL CAMP (K-6th Graders)

Learn proper dribbling, shooting, passing, and basketball fundamentals from current Dux basketball players and coaches! They will experience the excitement of basketball and participating on a team and competing in competitions and games. Each athlete will receive a Dux item to take home during the second to last week and free admission to one Dux basketball game. There will not be a session the week of Thanksgiving. Please bring a water bottle and a dry pair of shoes.

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $50r/$62nr
  • Day: Saturday
  • Dates: Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15 (skip Nov 24)
  • K-2nd Graders: 8am – 9:15am
  • 3rd-4th Graders: 9:30am – 11am
  • 5th-6th Graders: 11:30am – 1pm
  • Location: Zeeland West High School Gyms

 

LADY DUX DRIBBLE SQUAD (2nd-5th Graders)

Join the Dux Dribble Squad! The squad will be led by Zeeland West Basketball coaches. Dribblers will work on improving their skills at each practice. They will be taught a choreographed routine showcasing their skills which will be performed at halftime of two Zeeland West games on December 11 and January 8. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Program size is limited.

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr
  • Day: Mondays
  • Dates: Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, Jan 7 (skip Dec 17, 24 & 31)
  • Time: 6pm – 7pm
  • Location: Quincy Elementary

 

LADY DUX BASKETBALL CLINIC (3rd-8th Graders)

Work on dribbling, shooting and passing skills on your way to becoming better basketball players. Girls will get a chance to showcase what they’ve learned in competitions and games at the end!

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 
  • Cost: $20r/$32nr
  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: December 15
  • 3rd-5th Graders: 8:30am – 10am
  • 6th-8th Graders: 10:15am – 11:45am
  • Location: Zeeland West High School Main Gym

 

LADY CHIX BASKETBALL CLINIC (3rd-8th Graders)

3rd-5th graders will work on basic fundamentals including passing, dribbling, shooting and defense, while 6th-8th graders will work on fundamentals as well as advanced skills related to ball handling, scoring, and defense. Campers will work with Varsity Chix players on skills and what it means to me a good teammate!

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.
  • Cost: $20r/$32nr
  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: December 15
  • 3rd-5th Graders: 8:30am – 10am
  • 6th-8th Graders: 10:15am – 11:45am
  • Location: Zeeland East High School Main Gym

 

LITTLE HOOPERS CO-ED BASKETBALL CLINIC (K-2nd Graders)

For girls and boys who want to learn the basics of basketball. All sessions are co-ed.

  • To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 
  • Cost: $24r/$36nr
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Date: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Location: Lincoln Elementary
  • Kindergarteners: 9am – 9:45am
  • 1st Graders: 10am – 10:45am OR 2pm – 2:45pm
  • 2nd Graders: 11am – 11:45am
  • K-1st Graders: 12pm – 12:45pm
  • Advanced: 1pm – 1:45pm

 

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES

Check out this website put together by the Zeeland East and Zeeland West Varsity Basketball Coaches: http://zeelandyouthbasketball.weebly.com/.

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

LITTLE HOOPERS CO-ED BASKETBALL CLINIC (K-2nd Graders)

For girls and boys who want to learn the basics of basketball. All sessions are co-ed. Registration opens on August 21, 2018. 

  • Cost: $24r/$36nr
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Date: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Location: Lincoln Elementary
  • Kindergarteners: 9am – 9:45am
  • 1st Graders: 10am – 10:45am OR 2pm – 2:45pm
  • 2nd Graders: 11am – 11:45am
  • K-1st Graders: 12pm – 12:45pm
  • Advanced: 1pm – 1:45pm

 

ZEELAND EAST BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3rd-8th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD 

This camp, led by Zeeland East Varsity Boys head coach, Mike Fenlon, is an incredible opportunity for young players to learn the fundamentals of the game, have fun, meet new friends, and develop their skill sets. In addition to being a fun and rewarding experience, attending this camp will be an effective way to hone skills, learn from high school coaches and players, and become a more effective basketball “thinker.”  All participants will receive a camp shirt. Registration opens in February, 2019.

 

ZEELAND WEST BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

1st-8th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD

ZW Varsity Varsity Boys head coach, David Klyn, the Dux staff, and Dux players will lead a fun and engaging camp for participants. There will be a wide variety of skill development drills along with games and competitions. Players will receive a pair of camp shorts. Registration opens in February, 2019.

 

ZEELAND WEST BOYS BASKETBALL OFFENSIVE SKILLS LAB

5th-8th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD 

This camp, led by Zeeland West Varsity Boys Head Coach, David Klyn, is entirely focused on individual offensive skill development. Players will use the gym as a “lab” to experiment as they learn drills and skills that they can take home to improve their game. The focus will be on correct footwork, positioning, and the finer details of shooting, passing and dribbling. They will also learn how shooters think and train. Registration opens in February, 2019.

 

ZEELAND EAST GIRLS BASKETBALL OFFENSIVE SKILLS CAMP

3rd – 8th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD

This session, led by Zeeland East Varsity Girls head coach, Julie Potts, is entirely focused on offensive skill development. Participants will learn new ideas and drills to take home and use to improve their game. Camp will focus on footwork, passing, ball handling and shooting form. Participants will receive a camp shirt. Registration opens in February, 2019.

 

ZEELAND WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

3rd – 8th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD

This camp, led by Zeeland West Varsity Girls head coach, Brooke Ross, will focus on the developing fundamental basketball skills as well as provide a FUN experience for young athletes to fall in love with the game of basketball. Girls entering 3rd-8th grade will participate in skills, drills, competitions, and games. All participants will receive a camp shirt. Please bring a water bottle to camp and wear tennis shoes. Hoops will be lowered during the 3rd-5th grade session. Registration opens in February, 2019.

 

ZEELAND WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL SCORING CAMP

 6th-8th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD 

This camp is for any 6th-8th grader looking to improve their basketball scoring abilities. Led by the Zeeland West Varsity Girls Basketball coaching staff, participants will have post/guard breakdowns, developmental shooting, scoring around the rim, spot up shooting, and much more! If you want to become a better scorer, this is a GREAT camp for you. Girls will work alongside high school athletes and coaches to help teach them individual skill sets they can work on to become a better shooter, scorer, and player. All participants will receive a camp shirt. Registration opens in February, 2019.