Registration is now open for 2017 spring skills sessions

Roots will be having spring skills sessions open to all basketball players from 3rd-8th grade (2016-17 school year).  The sessions will be on the following dates:

 

Session 1: Monday, March 27

Session 2: Wednesday, March 29

Session 3: Monday, April 10

Session 4: Wednesday, April 12

Session 5: Monday, April 17

Session 6: Wednesday, April 19

Session 7: Monday, April 24

Session 8: Wednesday, April 26

Session 9: Monday, May 1

Session 10: Wednesday, May 3

Session 11: Monday, May 8

Session 12: Wednesday, May 10

 

The Monday sessions will be as follows:

  • Girls: from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Boys: from 7:15pm to 8:30pm

The Wednesday sessions will be as follows:

  • Boys: from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Girls: from 7:15pm to 8:30pm

 All sessions will be at the Woodward Middle School gym.

 

Roots coaches (as well as special guest coaches with significant playing and/or coaching experience) will lead the sessions, based upon practice plans developed by Steve Haizlip (head varsity coach of the BHS boys team) for the boys and by Henry Guterson (head varsity coach of the BHS girls team) for the girls.  Areas of emphasis will be skills development (primarily ball handling and shooting), fitness, and game play (3 v 3).  Depending upon interest and availability, we may enter teams (likely mixed grades) in one or more weekend tournaments in the greater Puget Sound area.  (Participation on those teams may be subject to additional fees to cover the tournament's team registration fee.)

 

NO PREVIOUS ROOTS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

 

There are two registration options for both boys and girls…register for 6 sessions, or for all 12.  Click here to register.

Save the dates for 2017 summer hoops camps for 4-8th grade girls

Roots will have a summer basketball camp for girls who will be in 4th through 8th grades in the 2017/18 academic year.  The dates of the camp are July 3-7 (no camp on July 4), from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

The camps will be run by Coach Henry Guterson (BHS girls varsity coach).


More details to follow.

Lets get ready for some fun summer basketball!

Save the dates for 2017 summer hoops camps for 2nd-8th grade boys

Roots will have summer basketball camps for boys who will be in 2nd through 8th grades in the 2017/18 academic year.  The dates of the camps are as follows:

 

·         June 26-29 

·         July 10-13

 

Exact times will be determined at a later date, but the gym space has been reserved.

The camps will be run by Coach Steve Haizlip (BHS boys varsity coach) and Coach Kaleb Anderson (BHS boys JV team coach), along with some players from the Bainbridge High School boys basketball teams. 

Campers will spend four days working on the fundamentals of the game of basketball in a competitive but fun environment through drills and scrimmages.  Coach Haizlip stresses the importance of attitude and effort, with the goal of fostering a love of basketball.  Campers will develop skills and team unity throughout the week.  

Lets get ready for some fun summer basketball!

Save the dates for 2017 summer hoops camps for 9-12th grade boys

The Bainbridge High School boys basketball program will be having a camp for incoming 9-12th graders (in the 2017/18 academic year) from June 20-23.

Exact times will be determined at a later date, but the gym space has been reserved.

So please save the dates!

Save the dates for 2017 Ball for All camp for special needs athletes

For the second year in a row, Roots will be offering Ball for All, a summer basketball camp for special needs athletes, ages 7-21.  Ball for All will be led by Kaleb Anderson (JV boys basketball coach at BHS and ILC teacher at BHS).  Although details are still being worked out, please hold the dates of July 17-19.

NBA, USA Basketball announce first-ever youth basketball guidelines

The NBA and USA Basketball recently released youth basketball guidelines that really match the philosophy of Bainbridge Roots Basketball.  The guidelines...

--Advise athletes to delay single-sport specialization until at least 14 years old
--Include maximum and recommended participation guidelines
--Emphasize weekly rest minimums

Here are links to a summary article on the guidelines, and the detailed guidelines themselves.

Bainbridge Roots Basketball will be working to make sure our offerings are in line with these guidelines, and we strongly encourage families to read the articles, watch the videos below, and talk about them...with each other, with other families, and with us.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jun 20
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 1)Paski Gymnasium at BHS
Summer camp for 9-12th grade boys1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Wednesday, Jun 21
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 1)Paski Gymnasium at BHS
Summer camp for 9-12th grade boys1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Thursday, Jun 22
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 1)Paski Gymnasium at BHS
Summer camp for 9-12th grade boys1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Friday, Jun 23
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 1)Paski Gymnasium at BHS
Summer camp for 9-12th grade boys1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Monday, Jul 10
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 2)1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Tuesday, Jul 11
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 2)1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Wednesday, Jul 12
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 2)1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Thursday, Jul 13
Summer camp for 2nd-8th grade boys (SESSION 2)1:00pmPaski Gymnasium at BHS
Monday, Jul 17
2nd Annual Ball for All Camp

For a complete calendar listing, click here!