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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 Hooper’s Co-Ed Basketball Clinic (K-2nd Graders | March 4, 11, 18, 25 | Lincoln Elementary School | $24)

Little Hooper’s Basketball Clinic, led by Phil Achterhof, is for girls and boys who want to learn the basics of basketball. All sessions are co-ed and available to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. Advanced Little Hoopers is available for those participants who show readiness for advanced skills and ‘game-like’ action. Program size is limited. This clinic runs on Saturdays March 4-25. Times are below. To register online, click here (or give us a call at 616.748.3230).

  • Kindergarteners: 9:00am – 9:45am
  • 1st Graders: 10:00am – 10:45am
  • 2nd Graders: 11:00am – 11:45am
  • 3rd Graders: 12:00pm – 12:45pm

 

Zeeland East Boys Basketball Camp (3rd – 8th Graders | June 12 – 15 @ ZE High School | $50)

This camp is offered for boys entering 3rd-8th grade. This camp 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. Camp size is limited. Session times listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

  • 3rd-4th Graders: 8:00am-10:00am
  • 5th-6th Graders: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • 7th-8th Graders: 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Zeeland West Boys Basketball Camp (1st – 8th Graders | June 12 – 15 @ ZW High School | $50)

This camp is offered for boys entering 1st-8th grade. West Varsity 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 camp shirt. Session times listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

  • 1st-2nd Graders: 1:45pm-3:00pm
  • 3rd-4th Graders: 12:15pm-1:45pm
  • 5th-6th Graders: 10:00am-11:45am
  • 7th-8th Graders: 8:00am-10:00am

 

NEW: Zeeland West Boys Basketball Offensive Skills Lab (3rd – 8th Graders | August 14-17 @ ZW High School | $50)

This session led by Zeeland West Boys Varsity 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. There will not be team games. Session times are listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

  • 3rd-5th Graders: 8:00am-9:30am
  • 6th-8th Graders: 9:45am-11:15am

 

Zeeland East Girls Summer Basketball Camp (3rd – 8th Graders | June 12-15 @ ZE High School | $45)

This camp, led by Zeeland East Varsity Girls head coach Julie Poots, is open to all girls who are interested in playing basketball. Work on improving your skills and learn new skills the high school program emphasizes. Participants will have a lot of opportunities to play and ask questions. Players will receive a camp shirt. Go Chix! Session times listed below. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 3rd-5th Graders: 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • 6th-8th Graders: 5:45pm-7:30pm

 

Zeeland West Girls Summer Basketball Camp (3rd – 8th Graders | June 12-15 @ ZW High School | $50)

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, and competitions. 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. Session times listed below. Camp size is limited. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 3rd-5th Graders: 8:00am-10:00am
  • 6th-8th Graders: 10:00am-12:00pm

 

NEW: Zeeland West Girls Middle School Basketball SCORING Camp (July 10-12 @ ZW High School | 8am-10:30am | $55)

This camp is for any 6th-8th grader looking to improve their scoring abilities. This camp, led by the Zeeland West Varsity Girls Basketball coaching staff, 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. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

Boy’s Basketball Recreation League (3rd-4th Graders | Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18 | $28)

Participants will focus on skills and participate in league games on Saturday mornings. Practices are available beginning Tuesday, January 3 at each coach’s discretion (no practices are scheduled before or during Christmas break). Program size is limited. Registration includes a team t-shirt. All participants will participate in a mandatory ability testing. No buddy sign-up due to draft. Games will be played on Saturdays from January 14 – February 18. Registration opens in August 2017.

 

Boy’s and Girl’s Lakeshore Basketball League (5th-6th Graders | Saturdays in January & February | $60)

This league is offered through Zeeland Recreation and involves travel to games against other area lakeshore teams. Volunteer coaches are needed to make team sizes competitive and playing times a priority. Home games will be played at Zeeland Christian School & Creekside Main Gym. Games will be played on Saturdays January 14-February 25. Registration opens in August 2017.

 

Little Hooper’s Co-Ed Basketball Clinic (K-2nd Graders | March 4, 11, 18, 25 | Lincoln Elementary School | $24)

Little Hooper’s Basketball Clinic, led by Phil Achterhof, is for girls and boys who want to learn the basics of basketball. All sessions are co-ed and available to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. Advanced Little Hoopers is available for those participants who show readiness for advanced skills and ‘game-like’ action. Program size is limited. This clinic runs on Saturdays March 4-25. Times are below. To register online, click here (or give us a call at 616.748.3230).

  • Kindergarteners: 9:00am – 9:45am
  • 1st Graders: 10:00am – 10:45am
  • 2nd Graders: 11:00am – 11:45am
  • 3rd Graders: 12:00pm – 12:45pm

 

Girl’s Basketball Skills, Drills and Games (3rd – 6th Graders | Saturdays in November & December | $50)

Girls in grades 3-6 of all skill levels and abilities are welcome! Focus will be on individual skill development and the importance of fundamentals all while promoting and developing a healthy team environment. Teams will also be broken up by elementary school they attend for friendly competition each week (this will depend on enrollment numbers). Participants receive a t-shirt.  This clinic runs each Saturday November 5-December 17 (skip date November 26) from 8:30-10:00am. Registration opens in August 2017.

 

Zeeland West Boys Basketball Winter Skills Clinic (K-6th Graders | Saturdays in November & December | $50)

Kindergarten-6th grade boys will 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. They will also have the opportunity to compete in competitions and games. Each athlete will receive a Dux Academy shirt. Please bring a water bottle. This clinic runs each Saturday November 12-December 17 (skip date November 26).  Times vary by age. Registration opens in August 2017.

 

7th & 8th Grade Girl’s and Boy’s Lakeshore League Information 

The 7th & 8th Grade Boy’s and Girl’s Lakeshore Basketball League has some recent changes. In the past, Zeeland Recreation took individual enrollment and then formed equal talent teams with those that enrolled. Moving forward, Zeeland Recreation will no longer be involved in the team formation process or individual enrollment process due to the fact that this is a middle school aged league. Instead, Zeeland Recreation will only be enrolling entire teams that are formed outside of Zeeland Recreation by parents who are interested in forming and coaching a team. Individual registration will not be allowed. Upon team registration, a team fee of $300 is required. Each team will be entered into the Lakeshore Basketball League schedule and get six (6) games, six (6) practice dates at ZPS facilities, and officials for games. Any practice dates beyond those six (6) practice dates is not guaranteed and is based on ZPS gym availability. Additional practices outside of ZPS facilities must be organized by the coach. Also, jerseys and balls must be ordered and organized by the coach. For further direction on whether or not this is something you should pursue for your child and his/her classmates, we recommend contacting the Varsity head basketball coach of the school your child attends. They will be able to provide insight into their vision for what they would like kids in their 7th-12th grade athletic program to participate in outside of their regular middle school basketball season. To find contact information for Varsity basketball head coaches, visit the ZE or ZW athletics website. Registration opens in August 2017.