Basketball

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

LITTLE HOOPERS CO-ED BASKETBALL CLINIC

K-2nd Graders | Saturdays | March 3-24 | @ Lincoln Elementary | $24, Zeeland Resident | $36, Non-Resident

Little Hooper’s Basketball Clinic is for girls and boys who want to learn the basics of basketball. All sessions are co-ed. The “Advanced” class at 1pm is for participants who show readiness for advanced skills & ‘game-like’ action. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • Kindergarteners: 9 – 9:45am
  • 1st Graders: 10 – 10:45am
  • 2nd Graders: 11 – 11:45am
  • K-1st Graders: 12 – 12:45pm
  • Advanced: 1 – 1:45pm

 

ZEELAND EAST BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3rd-8th Graders | June 11-14 | @ ZE High School Gyms | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

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

 

ZEELAND WEST BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

1st-8th Graders | June 11-14 | @ ZW High School Gyms | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • 1st-2nd Graders: 2:30 – 3:45pm (Aux Gym)
  • 3rd-4th Graders: 12:45pm – 2:15pm (Aux Gym)
  • 5th-6th Graders: 10am – 11:45am (Main Gym)
  • 7th-8th Graders: 8am – 10am (Main Gym)

 

ZEELAND WEST BOYS BASKETBALL OFFENSIVE SKILLS LAB

5th-8th Graders | July 23-26 | @ ZW High School Main Gym | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230. 

  • 5th-6th Graders: 8am – 9:30am
  • 7th-8th Graders: 9:45am – 11:15am

 

ZEELAND EAST GIRLS BASKETBALL OFFENSIVE SKILLS CAMP

3rd – 8th Graders | June 11-14 | @ ZE High School Gyms | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • 3rd-5th Graders: 4pm – 5:30pm
  • 6th-8th Graders: 5:45pm – 7:15pm

 

ZEELAND WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

3rd – 8th Graders | June 11-14 | @ ZW High School Aux Gym | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

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

 

ZEELAND WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL SCORING CAMP

 6th-8th Graders | July 30-31 | 8am – 10am | @ ZW High School | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

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. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

3RD-4TH GRADE BOYS 4v4 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

3rd Grade Game Schedule

4th Grade Game Schedule

Participants will focus on skills and participate in league games on Saturday mornings. 3rd graders will play games at Roosevelt Elementary School. 4th Graders will play games at Quincy Elementary School. Coaches will contact parents in early December after the December 1st draft to communicate practice and game schedules (see “Team Selection Process” below for details on the draft). Registration includes a team t-shirt. All participants must participate in the mandatory “Showcase Day” (details below). Registration will open in August, 2018. 

  • Cost: $28, Zeeland Resident | $40, Non-Resident
  • Practices Begin: After Christmas break
  • Games: Saturdays, Jan – Feb

 

Team Selection Process: “Showcase Day”

*Formerly called “Ability Testing”

After registration closes, the next step is forming evenly skilled teams. We do that by evaluating skill levels at a “Showcase Day” (details below). All participants must attend “Showcase Day”. “Showcase Day” involves coaches leading all participants through a series of drills while coaches watch and take notes on each players’ skillset to ensure we form as evenly skilled teams as possible. After the “Showcase Day”, coaches gather for a draft where all players are drafted on a team. Remember, everyone gets drafted and plays!

 

5TH-6TH BOYS & GIRLS LAKESHORE BASKETBALL LEAGUES

5th & 6th Grade Boys & Girls Lakeshore Basketball Game schedules

These separate boys and girls leagues are offered through Zeeland Recreation to compete with area lakeshore teams. Traveling to lakeshore schools will be involved. Teams will be separated by grade level and East and West elementary school affiliation. Woodbridge, Adams, and Lincoln students should sign up for East. Roosevelt, New Groningen, Quincy and ZQuest students should sign up for West. All non-ZPS students should choose based on which high school they plan to attend. 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 (see “Team Selection Process” below for details on the draft). Registration will open in August, 2018. 

 

Team Selection Process: “Showcase Day”

*Formerly called “Ability Testing”

After registration closes, we evaluate if we have enough players to form more than one team per grade level and school (East/West). If we have enough players to form more than one team, the next step is forming evenly skilled teams. We do that by evaluating skill levels at a “Showcase Day” (details below). All participants must attend “Showcase Day”. “Showcase Day” involves coaches leading all participants through a series of drills while coaches watch and take notes on each players’ skillset to ensure we form as evenly skilled teams as possible. After the “Showcase Day”, coaches gather for a draft where all players are drafted on a team. Remember, everyone gets drafted and plays!

  • Showcase Day (if needed): TBD
  • Coaches Draft (if needed): TBD
  • Coaches Meeting: TBD

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL SKILLS, DRILLS & GAMES

3rd-6th Graders | Saturdays | Nov – Dec, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | 8:30-10am | @ Zeeland East & West HS Gyms | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

This camp, led by Zeeland West and Zeeland East Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches, is for kids of all skill levels and abilities! The girls will be coached, and encouraged by current Varsity basketball players. The focus will be on fundamental skills and learning teamwork by competing in a variety of games each session. Participants receive a t-shirt. Registration will open in August, 2018. 

 

LITTLE HOOPERS CO-ED BASKETBALL CLINIC

K-2nd Graders | Saturdays | March 3-24 | @ Lincoln Elementary | $24, Zeeland Resident | $36, Non-Resident

Little Hooper’s Basketball Clinic is for girls and boys who want to learn the basics of basketball. All sessions are co-ed. The “Advanced” class at 1pm is for participants who show readiness for advanced skills & ‘game-like’ action. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

  • Kindergarteners: 9am – 9:45am
  • 1st Graders: 10am – 10:45am
  • 2nd Graders: 11am – 11:45am
  • K-1st Graders: 12pm – 12:45pm
  • Advanced: 1pm-1:45pm

 

DUX WINTER BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

K-6th Graders | Saturdays | Nov – Dec, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ Zeeland West HS Gyms | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

Kindergarten-6th grade boys will learn proper dribbling, shooting, passing, and basketball fundamentals from current Zeeland West Varsity 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. Registration will open in August, 2018. 

  • K-2nd Graders: 8-9:15am (Aux Gym)
  • 3rd-4th Graders: 9:30-11am (Aux Gym)
  • 5th-6th Graders: 11:30am-1pm (Main Gym)

 

7TH-8TH BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL LAKESHORE LEAGUE INFORMATION

Zeeland Recreation enrolls teams that are formed by parents who are interested in forming and coaching. Individual player registration is not allowed. Upon registration, a team fee of $300 is required. Each team will be entered into the Lakeshore Basketball League schedule and get six games and six practice dates at ZPS facilities, along with officials for games. Any practice dates beyond those six practice dates are not guaranteed and is based on ZPS gym availability. For further direction, contact your Varsity head basketball coach. Team registration will open in August, 2018. 

 

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/.