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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).

REGISTRATION FOR LIL' DRIBBLERS

REGISTRATION FOR TRAVELING TEAM

ORDER EQUIPMENT AND APPAREL

LIL' DRIBBLERS PROGRAM INFORMATION
The goal for our Lil' Dribblers program is to maximize participation, encourage player / coach engagement and to provide an entertaining and fun environment for all of the participants.  Lil' Dribblers is the perfect learning environment for children currently in Kindergarten, 1st Grade or 2nd Grade.
COST
The cost of the Lil' Dribblers program is $45 / player.   
PRACTICE DATES

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 fortboysbasketball@gmail.com with questions regarding the Lil' Dribblers schedule.

HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
After 10 skills sessions, our Lil' Dribblers will have a chance to showcase their skills in front of a capacity crowd at the Premier Bank Gymnasium.  On February 15th, 2022, the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks will host the Milton Redhawks in a Badger Conference showdown.  During halftime of this game, the Lil' Dribblers will put on a halftime show you won't want to miss.

EQUIPMENT

Basketball's will be provided during skills sessions.  Players should change into a dry pair of shoes upon arriving in the school.  

TRAVELING TEAM INFORMATION
SKILLS EVALUATIONS
All Players interested in trying out for a Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball youth traveling team will need to show they have developed the appropriate skills needed to compete at their respective grade level.  All registered players are required to attend an initial skills evaluation on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 in the Fort Atkinson High School Gymnasium:
GRADE TIME
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 fortboysbasketball@gmail.com 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.

There will be three (3) additional skills evaluation sessions during the month of October.  The date and time of these evaluations will be determined and communicated to all registrants prior to October 1st, 2021.  Registrants are expected to attend ALL four (4) skills evaluation sessions.
Players who have demonstrated a grade based skill level during evaluations will be offered a roster spot before November 1st, 2021.
The youth basketball season will run from October - March.  Players who accept a roster invite are expected to attend all team practices and league games.  

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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:

COST

Total Cost is based on your child's grade level ($150 - 3rd Grade, $240 - 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades).  In order for your child to participate in practice and games, payments must be received according to this payment schedule:
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:

CHECK / MONEY ORDER
Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball
PO Box 491
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
CREDIT CARD

All traveling team players will receive a 2021 Program T-Shirt and 2021 Program Shooting Shirt.  

REQUIRED ITEMS

All players are required to have their own basketball.  Grades 3 - 6 use a 28.5 size ball and 7th Graders will use a 29.5 size ball for the upcoming season.  Either sized basketball (with Fort Atkinson Logo) can be purchased for $45.00 from the Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball Association using the "order equipment and apparel" link at the top of this page.   
In addition to an indoor basketball, players should have a pair of basketball shoes that are only worn indoors.  Basketball bags are useful for carrying / storing basketball related gear.  An Under Armour Basketball Bag embroidered with the players last name and a Fort Atkinson Blackhawk Logo can be purchased from the Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball Association for $45.00.

OPTIONAL ITEMS

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.

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