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Oct, 2023

4th Grade Development Tryouts

Welcome to Boys and Girls 4th Grade House Basketball!

All boys and girls registered in our 4th Grade House program are eligible to tryout for our 4th Grade Development Program.  This program is for players of advanced skill level.  It is completely optional but does require additional time commitments.  If you are interested in trying out, please go to  to register.  There is no cost to register to tryout for 4th Grade Development

Tryouts for this team will be held:
Thursday, Nov 16th
Forestville ES
Boys 5:00-6:30pm
Girls 6:30-8:00pm

NOTE: This tryout time/location will also be the weekly practice commitment  for the 4th Grade Development team, so please take this into consideration when deciding whether or not to try out.  This practice will not conflict with any House practices.  

4th Grade Developmental Program
Who is eligible?
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  

What is the program's objective?
The primary objective of the program is to act as a 'bridge' between House League and Select basketball which begins in 5th grade.  The Development Program seeks 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 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 90 minute practice per week, and would have the opportunity to participate in games and/or 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.  With regards to practices, the schedule is built such that there will be no conflicts between the House League Practices and the Development practices.  This team will also participate in the Dulles Youth Sports League, a select league for 4th grade boys.  There will be one weekend game.

Interested in Coaching?
If you are interested in being the Boys 4th Grade Development coach, please email Director of Select, Margaret Brown at [email protected]   All practices will be led by the trainer, Coach Jessilyn Conicelli.  The Development Coach will assist at practices and will coach any Dulles Youth Sports League games and tournament games.

What is the cost?
If you make the Development Team, there is an Team Fee.  This fee covers the cost of the professional trainer who will lead all of the practices.  In addition, it covers the cost of any tournament fees, league fees, jersey, equipment, gym rentals or referee costs that the Development Team may incur.  This fee generally runs approximately $250 per player. 

More questions?

email [email protected]

Thank you!


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