Prospect Junior Knights
Boy’s Feeder Basketball
The purpose of the “Feeder” program is to provide an opportunity, for young men, in 6th through 8th grades, to participate in an advanced program in basketball with primary emphasis on skill development, team play, sportsmanship and community representation. The boys will have the opportunity to meet, and play with, kids from other schools, who they will attend high school with.
Affiliation with Prospect High School
The term “feeder”, in this instance, represents boys feeding into the Prospect High School program. The long term goal is to develop quality players and enhance the opportunity for them to play at the high school level. The high school coaches are involved in the program in an advisory capacity. They will assist with the tryouts, and usually attend several games throughout the season. Prospect High School provides the vast majority of facility space for the program.
Boys living within the boundaries of Prospect High School and enrolled in 6th through 8th grade. You may not play up, so 5th graders are ineligible to play.
The estimated cost to participate will be $400 to $525, including the cost of uniforms which can be used for multiple years. Last year most 8th graders were able to continue to use the uniforms they purchased in 6th grade. The final cost has not been determined.
Program Time Frame
Tryouts will be held in mid to late October. Optional clinics will be conducted on Sunday evenings in November and December. Formal practices will start at the beginning of Christmas break. Anticipate 4-5 practices per week over the break. Games will start the weekend of December 30th. We will host the season ending tournament the weekend of March 11th. During this time frame anticipate playing 25-35 games. The games are planned to be only on the weekends. Anticipate practicing 1-2 times per week. A typical “non tourney” week would be practice on Monday or Thursday and on Saturday and two or three games on Sunday. For “tourney” weeks, the practice time would be the same, but there would be two games on Saturday and two on Sunday. We will participate in 4-5 tournaments. We recognize that some players may go on vacations over Christmas break. This does not preclude them from being on the team. Please discuss situations like this with a feeder representative prior to the tryout.
Based on the information above, it is anticipated that the teams will be together up to two nights during the week as well as on Saturday and Sunday. This is a big commitment to make. We recognize that the boys may have conflicts and always emphasize that school and family are always the first priority. Should any of the boys be involved in an activity for another sport we would hope that the “feeder” commitment be given priority, as much as possible. We highly recommend not participating in another basketball program during the season. Should you decide to participate on another team, we would expect that the “feeder” commitment would always have priority.
The director of the program is Bill Reed. Contacts are as follows:
Bill Reed firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Reibel Robert.email@example.com
Tryouts are planned for late October. Exact dates and times will be announced on the web site.
We are always looking for quality coaches. Due to the large number of boys that we take it is our preference to have, at least, four coaches at each level. The lead contact person for the coming season are as follows:
Bill Reed and Bob Reibel.
Anyone interested in coaching please contact the individuals listed above.