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    2022-23 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).  New for the 2022-23 season, 5th and 6th graders can join the FORT ATKINSON YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (FaYBL).

    Lil' Dribblers Registration

    SUBMIT PAYMENTS

    FaYBL, Travel Team & Travel Team Plus Registration

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    LIL' DRIBBLERS PROGRAM
    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, 2nd Grade, or 3rd Grade.
    COST
    The cost of the Lil' Dribblers program is $50 / player.  Please register by October 15, 2022.  Registration Fee is due before November 1, 2022.
    PRACTICE DATES

    Practice will consist of ten (10), 1- hour sessions.  All skills sessions will take place at one of the schools in Fort Atkinson (Rockwell Elementary, Luther Elementary, FAMS, FAHS).  Times and locations will not be finalized until October 1st. All scheduling updates will be posted to this website and an email will be sent to all email addresses submitted at time of registration.  Feel free to contact fortboysbasketball@gmail.com with questions regarding the Lil' Dribblers schedule.

    Skills Session Dates (Time and Location finalized by 10/31/2022)

    Kindergarten and 1st Grade - Nov 10th, 17th;  Dec 5th, 15th;  Jan 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd;  Feb 10th, 16th;

    2nd and 3rd Grade - Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd;  Dec 2nd, 15th;   Jan 3rd, 18th, 25th;  Feb 1st, 15th;

    HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
    The Lil' Dribblers will have a chance to showcase their skills in front of a crowd at the Premier Bank Gymnasium. On December 22nd, the Lil' Dribblers will demonstrate their skills at halftime during the Fort Atkinson Boys Varsity basketball game against the Jefferson Eagles.

    EQUIPMENT

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

    TRAVEL TEAM & TRAVEL TEAM PLUS
    SKILLS EVALUATIONS
    All Players interested in being placed on either travel team will be required to go through a series of FBBA skills evaluations.  Players are encouraged to attend as many skills evaluations as possible.  If your child is unable to attend 3 or more dates, please email fortboysbasketball@gmail.com asking for alternative dates.
    GRADE DATES LOCATION TIME
    3rd - 4th Oct 23rd, 30th; Nov 6th, 8th TBD TBD
    5th - 6th Oct 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 27th, 31st; Nov 1st, 2nd TBD 6:15 - 7:30
    7th - 8th Sept 25th; Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 17th, 18th TBD TBD
    The travel team basketball seasons 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, some of Fort Atkinson Boys Basketball teams will participate in the Badger Development League (BDL).  The BDL is a youth basketball league consisting of teams throughout Dane, Jefferson, Rock and Columbia Counties.  3rd grade teams will play a total of 10 BDL games while 4th grade - 8th 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 team in this league 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, travel teams may participate in the Wisconsin Youth Basketball League (WYBL).  The WYBL is a 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 team in this league will participate in the WYBL Year End Tournament.  More information can be found by visiting the WYBL website below:

    COST

    Registration fee for the Travel Team is $250.00.  Players selected to play for the Travel Team Plus will be required to pay an additional $125.00 ($375 total fee for the Travel Team and Travel Team Plus).
    PAYMENT DUE PAYMENT FOR DUE DATE TEAMS
    $50.00 Skills Evaluation Fee October 1st, 2022 All
    $200.00 Remaining Balance November 1st, 2022 Travel Team
    $125.00 Remaining Balance November 1st, 2022 Travel Team Plus

    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 2022 Program T-Shirt and 2022 Program Shooting Shirt.  

    REQUIRED ITEMS

    All players are required to have their own basketball.  Grades 3 - 6 will use a 28.5 size ball, grades 7 - 8 will use a 29.5 size ball for the upcoming season.  If your child doesn't have the correct ball(with Fort Atkinson Logo) please let us know by selecting the correct option on the registration 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 $50.00 (or earned during Emil's Pizza Sale Fundraiser).

    OPTIONAL ITEMS

    Players may purchase additional Fort Atkinson Blackhawk items to help promote our Youth Basketball Program during events.  A 2022-23 Program Sweatshirt (Under Armour) and a Winter Stocking Hat / Baseball Cap Package (both containing Fort Atkinson Logos) can be purchased or earned through fundraising.

    FORT ATKINSON YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAUGUE (FaYBL)

    5th and 6th Graders ONLY

    To provide more opportunities for boys in Fort Atkinson to learn basic basketball and compete in game competition without having to travel outside of town, the FBBA is creating the Fort Atkinson Youth Basketball League (FaYBL). Players will have at minimum 1 practice a week and will play games on the following dates:

    Dec 17th;  Jan 21st, 28th;  Feb 11th, 18th

    All games will take place at Luther Elementary.

    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.


    FORT ATKINSON BOYS BASKETBALL EXTRAVAGANZA

     

    WINNERS

    $1000---Alma Coy

    $800--Anita Lewis

    $600--Nathan Schultz

    $400--Peggy Brandenburg

    $200--Meghan Nagi

    Badger Basket(Donated by 5th Grade Boys Basketball)--Allison Townsend

    We look forward to seeing everyone on April 2nd!!

    Raffle Ball Assignments

    Click to view ball numbers


    UPDATES

    Good afternoon all

    If you still have ball forms/entries for tonight's drawing please get to the Creamery tonight as soon as you can starting at 4 pm.  If you have forms/entries and can't get them to the Creamery prior to the drawing, please email www.fortboysbasketball.com to this email a picture of your form so all your entries are included in the drawing.

    PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENSURE ALL YOUR PURCHASERS NAMES ARE SHOWING UP.  

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ewq-UNYog-RsD-wRKipVKQriVany1xdvj0uqHSlmKDk/edit#gid=1679874991

    Reply to www.fortboysbasketball.com if there are any discrepancies, we will be monitoring this email up until the drawing.

    MORE PAYOUTS COMING

    Due to the overwhelming amount of balls sold by both programs we are adding the following to this year's raffle.

    Every ball purchased will be entered into a 100 square pool for the NCAA March Madness tournament.  Number boards will be posted on the various websites/social media pages so you are aware of what your numbers are for all 67 games of the NCAA March Madness tournament.  For example--your 2 numbers end up being 5 for the home team and 2 for the visiting team, which means for all 67 games that are the team's final number you will win $5.  With over 25 boards currently in play that means the Extravaganza will be paying out an additional $8375.

    Thank you to everyone for your support of this year's Fort Atkinson Basketball Extravaganza.

    Fort Basketball Extravaganza committee

    IMPORTANT: Fort Basketball Extravaganza updates

    Please read below for some important information regarding the Fort Basketball Extravaganza.  Upon completion of reading, please forward this to all individuals your family has sold balls to.

    Due to high COVID quarantines amongst both programs and the high COVID in our community, the committee has decided to move forward with the following plan:

    This Saturday we will hold the ball raffle for the 4 main cash prizes and the 5th-grade boys team basket(this is due to time-sensitive basketball tickets being a part of the package).  The drawing will be held Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 8 pm at the Creamery and will be streamed live on Facebook live through the various Facebook streams both programs use.  Complete details on the streams will be posted on www.fortboysbasketball.com and ladyblackhawksyouthbasketball.com  

    Friday by 5 pm, the assigned ball numbers will be posted on www.fortboysbasketball.com, this will again be updated by 7:45 Saturday night so all purchasers are aware of their assigned ball number.  Additionally, we will mass email all purchasers(that emails were provided for), the document to view their assigned ball number.  Winners will be posted on these sites as well.

    The evening at the Creamery this Saturday will be drastically different due to the current effects COVID is having on participants of the event and our community.

    Those that want to attend the Creamery between 5 and 9 pm to watch the drawing are more than welcome to do so.  There will be a cash bar(each person attending Saturday will receive 2 complimentary beverage tickets), we will have the NFL playoff games and college basketball games streaming and Alumni tournament director Greg Riddell will have bags, darts, card and dice games for those interested in participating.  Additionally, we will be bringing in complimentary Sal's pizza.  For those that would like to order food from Paddy's and/or Tavern on the Rock;  we will have their menus on-site and you can order for take-out to be brought into the venue

    With that said, the full planned evening event is being postponed until Saturday April 2nd(Saturday of Final Four week).  The theme will be alma mater, favorite college basketball team and/or favorite basketball player(real or fictional).  All baskets built for the event will be moved to that day.  More details regarding the event will be released by the committee over the next month. as the focus and theme have now changed.

    ALL INDIVIDUALS THAT PURCHASED BALLS WILL HAVE THEIR BALLS TRANSFERRED TO THE APRIL 2ND EVENT.

    The April 2nd drawing will be for all remaining prizes plus additional prizes the committee will continue to secure.   Additionally, all individuals that purchased a ball will be placed into a number pool to be eligible to win money on every NCAA tourney game in this year's NCAA 2022 March Madness tournament.  These will be emailed to all purchasers and placed on our sites along with payout information, etc

    WE STILL HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET YOUR BALL SALE FORMS TURNED IN BEFORE THE DRAWING ON SATURDAY.

    We want to thank Katie Stahl and The Creamery for their understanding and willingness to work with our event given the circumstances.

    Stay healthy, thank you to all for your support of the Fort Basketball Extravaganza.

    Fort Basketball Extravaganza committee


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