Deer Lakes Youth Basketball Program


2015 – 2016 Season Overview

Deer Lakes Youth Basketball welcomes you to another year of youth basketball in the Deer Lakes community. We will create an environment that is positive, fun, and increases basketball interest in the community.  This overview will provide information on what is planned for this season.  Additional information will be provided through e-mail, so it is important that we have an email address for all parents.  Questions about the program can be sent to at any time. 

K – 2 Skills Clinic – Players in grades K – 2 will participate in a one hour skills clinic on three Saturdays in November and December.  The Level 1 clinic teaches basic dribbling, passing, and shooting drills for players in Kindergarten and 1st grade.  The Level 2 clinic builds on the skills taught in the Level 1 clinic and is for players in 1st and 2nd grade who have participated in the youth basketball clinic before. 

 3rd – 6th Program – There are four leagues: 3rd and 4th Girls, 3rd and 4th Boys, 5th and 6th Girls, and 5th and 6th Boys.  Players in these leagues can participate in the skills clinics on Saturdays in November.  Teams will practice twice per week in December.  In January and February, teams will have a one hour practice each week and a one hour game each Saturday against other DLYB teams in their league.  

 Travel Teams – We have four travel basketball teams:  4th grade Boys, 5th grade Boys, 6th grade Boys, and 5th and 6th grade Girls.  For players who choose to participate on a travel team, we will hold tryouts during the first week of November.  Practices will start immediately after the team is selected.  The travel teams will play a 16 game schedule which starts in December and concludes in February.  The additional $35 fee for the travel teams is needed to help cover the registration fee for the travel league.  Players on the travel teams will also play on teams in the in-house leagues.

All players will participate in the clinics to be held at the Deer Lakes Middle School on the first three Saturdays November (7th, 14th, and 21st). Players in K – 2 will have their final clinic on December 5.            

Clinic times are as follows:

TimeGrade LevelGroup
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM3rd and 4thBoys
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM5th and 6thBoys
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLevel 1 - K & 1st Boys/Girls
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLevel 2 - 1st & 2ndBoys/Girls
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM3rd and 4thGirls
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM5th and 6th Girls

* The Boys clinic times will change on November 21 to:

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm         3rd and 4th         Boys

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm         5th and 6th         Boys

On November 21, we will be drafting teams for the in-house program which consists of four leagues (Boys 3rd and 4th, Boys 5th and 6th, Girls 3rd and 4th, and Girls 5th and 6th).  Once the teams are selected, the teams will be practicing with their coach to prepare for the games which are held in January and February. 

Playoff and Championship games will be held the last week of February.  The in-house program will conclude with a year-end party on Saturday February 27, 2016.


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