*$80 per player($85 per player for late registration)
*$250 for Team Registration
*6 games Total
*Trophies awarded for 1st place team at end of season tournament
*All games will be played at Manor Middle School (address listed on flyer)
Parents familiar with 5 on 5 basketball realize some of its less favorable elements. There are a number of reasons that players and their families enjoy and benefit from the 3 on 3 format.
Player Development: How many times have you seen the tallest player on a team pegged for the post position? Likewise, a smaller player is likely to be a guard. Pigeon-holing a player into a role at a young age can result in a player possessing an underdeveloped skill set. Those post players can be great at rebounding and under-the-basket moves but less skilled in ball handling and passing. And what about those guards and their rebounding skills? Being a well-rounded basketball player is a big advantage when it comes time to make that high school varsity team.
In a 3 on 3 setting, all players will handle the ball away from and under the basket. And since we aren’t awarding trophies to the winners and coaching is not allowed in our leagues, kids get to work on all aspects of the game without the fear of being yelled at or worrying about making a mistake. And that’s exactly how they will improve – by having lots of opportunities to make errors – without playing under the “win at all costs” philosophy.
Financial Obligation: 5 on 5 opportunities can vary significantly in price and for the most part, the more you pay the more you play. More and more of these experiences offer out of town tournaments. This leads to hotel and other travel expenses. And let’s not forget the rising expense of paying the admission fees for your family to watch your child’s games.
3 on 3 leagues provide an incredibly affordable way to get your basketball fix. For about $13/week (and in most cases not a dollar more to get in the door), your child can play basketball in a fast-paced, stress-free atmosphere.
Touches = Opportunities: With only 2 other teammates on the court, players can expect to be touching the ball a lot more than when sharing the court with 9 other ballers. With increased involvement in the action, the inevitable outcome is faster improvement. Plus, being a necessary part of the action at all times is so much more fun than running that 5 on 5 play where your role is to pick and then hide out in the corner hoping for the ball to find its way to you.