3rd and 4th grade players who would be willing to make a higher level of commitment than House League requires, and who are looking to improve their skills at an even higher level are welcome to try out.
Players who wish to try out for this team must understand that if they make this team, they will still be required to play House league with their peers (i.e. 3rd grade who make the 4th grade Development team must play in 3rd grade House League and 4th graders must play in 4th grade House League.)
What is the program's objective?
The primary objective of the program is to act as a 'bridge' between House League and Select League basketball and to train players to be prepared to compete at a higher level of competition. We strive to do this by improving the skill level of players through more advanced drills and trainings in practices and to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the game through competitive games against teams outside of the Great Falls basketball program.
How does the program work?
Players in the Developmental Program sign up for and participate in Great Falls Basketball House League as their primary basketball commitment for the regular Winter season; however, as members of the Developmental Program, they would participate in one additional practice per week, and would have the opportunity to participate in games and tournaments in the VA/DC/MD area. In the case of schedule conflicts between House League and the Developmental Program tournaments, players will be required to attend the House League event. Please note that over the course of the season, every player will have had the opportunity to build their skills and test them against stronger players and teams.
Is there a tryout?
Yes. The tryout for the 4th Grade Developmental Program will be held after the regular season teams have been selected. Typically this tryout will occur between November 10 and 25.
Generally there are two or three tryouts. Dates, times and locations of the tryouts will be announced in mid-October. Interested players are encouraged to attend every tryout possible in order to allow the coaches and trainers ample opportunities to watch the players and assess their skill levels.
Who do I contact for more information?
GFHoops Director of Select can answer questions: Margaret Brown [email protected]