2021-22 WINTER YOUTH PROGRAMS
The Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball Association is excited to offer multiple opportunities for students to play the game of basketball. Our LIL' DRIBBLERS PROGRAM was designed by the Fort Atkinson High School Coach, Mike Hintz. It is our philosophy that proper shooting form is developed at a young age. The use of smaller sized basketballs balls (25.5 size, 14 oz) will allow players to development good fundamentals, setting a strong foundation for future success. Players are encouraged to try out for a TRAVELING TEAM once they reach 3rd grade. Our traveling teams compete in 2 of the best Youth Basketball Leagues in Wisconsin, the Badger Development League (BDL) and the Wisconsin Youth Basketball League (WYBL).
Practice will consist of ten (10), 1- hour sessions. All skills sessions will take place at Luther Elementary School in Fort Atkinson. Due to the uncertainty of our High School Schedules, the dates and times of the Lil' Dribblers Program will not be finalized until mid-October. All scheduling updates will be posted to this website and an email will be sent to the email address submitted at time of registration. Feel free to email email@example.com with questions regarding the Lil' Dribblers schedule.
Basketball's will be provided during skills sessions. Players should change into a dry pair of shoes upon arriving in the school.
|3rd||12:00 - 1:00|
|4th||1:00 - 2:00|
|5th||2:00 - 3:00|
|6th||3:00 - 4:00|
|7th||4:00 - 5:00|
**8th Graders, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before completing registration. Based on past enrollments, FBBA is not taking registration for 8th grade players to ensure we can deliver what we are offering. If there is enough 8th graders interested in participating, FBBA will create a team.
The 3rd Grade team will practice once each week for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Grade teams will practice twice a week for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes each day. Each teams practice schedule will be determined once teams are finalized.
LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE
This season, each of the Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball teams will participate in the Badger Development League (BDL). The BDL is a competitive youth basketball league consisting of teams throughout Dane, Jefferson, Rock and Columbia Counties. Our 3rd grade team will play a total of 10 BDL games while our 4th grade - 7th grade teams will play a total of 15 BDL games. The league games will take place on Saturday's and Sunday's during the months of November - February. Each grade will participate in the Badger Development League Year End Tournament. More information can be found by visiting the BDL website below:
In addition to the BDL, all 4th - 7th grade teams will participate in the Wisconsin Youth Basketball League (WYBL). The WYBL is a competitive youth basketball league consisting of teams located in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Walworth and Jefferson Counties. Each grade will play a total of 16 WYBL games. Games will take place on Saturdays and Sundays during the months of November - March. Each grade will participate in the WYBL Year End Tournament. More information can be found by visiting the WYBL website below:
|PAYMENT DUE||PAYMENT FOR||DUE DATE||GRADES|
|$25.00||Skills Evaluation Fee||September 26, 2021||ALL|
|$75.00||2nd Payment||November 1, 2021||ALL|
|$50.00||3rd Payment||November 15, 2021||3rd|
|$140.00||3rd Payment||November 15, 2021||4th, 5th, 6th, 7th|
The Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball Association will be available to answer any questions on September 26th and can accept payment for the Skills Evaluation (Cash, Check or Credit Card). Future payments should be made using one of the following methods:
All traveling team players will receive a 2021 Program T-Shirt and 2021 Program Shooting Shirt.
Players may purchase additional Fort Atkinson Blackhawk items to help promote our Youth Basketball Program during events. A 2021-22 Program Sweatshirt (Under Armour) and a Winter Stocking Hat / Baseball Cap Package (both containing Fort Atkinson Logos) can be purchased or earned through fundraising.
JUNIOR BUCKS AND FORT ATKINSON BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE NIGHT
The Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball Association will continue its participation in the Junior Bucks Program. Every Fort Atkinson traveling team player will receive a Milwaukee Bucks winter hat and one (1) ticket to the Milwaukee Bucks game to celebrate "Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball League Night. " The League Night will take place in 2022. Parents and family members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the Milwaukee Bucks game at a reduced cost.
The Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball Association is working with the Milwaukee Bucks in hopes of being able to participate in one or more "on court" experiences during our League Night. Previous youth players have participated in "Anthem Buddies," where Fort Atkinson players are able to stand next to NBA stars while the National Anthem is played, and "Bucks Ballers," where players get to compete against each other in a scrimmage at the Fiserv Forum prior to the Bucks game.