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2017-2018 Becker 3rd/4th Grade Basketball

Becker 3rd and 4th grade basketball is made up of the following – scroll down for a description and the schedule for each of these. Cost is $125 and includes the following:

  • Mandatory parent meeting     Date: Monday, 10/23
    • Check in 5:00-5:30
    • Meeting 5:30-6:30
    • Please bring $50 jersey deposit
  • “In-House” portion:                Dates: 11/4,11/11,11/18,12/2, 12/16
  • Grade practices:                      Start 11/13 (1x per week / 4th boys are 2x/week)
    • Boys grade 4 will start Friday, November 10th
  • 3rd grade “Jamboree”:
    • December 9th – 1 game (scrimmage) against another town
  • 4th Grade Tournament
    • December 9th (location- TBD)
  • Becker Tournament
    • Boys = Jan 6th
    • Girls = Jan 7th
  • Becker Area League Dates: Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 3rd, Feb 10
  • Half time of Varsity Games Dates:
    • 4th Grade Boys
      • December 12th
      • February 27th
    • 3rd Grade Boys
      • January 16th
      • February 13th
    • 4th Grade Girls
      • December 15th
      • January 18th
    • 3rd Grade Girls
      • January 4th
      • January 23rd
  • Youth Night Dates:
    • Boys and Girls Varsity Double Header- Friday, December 8th
  • 4th Grade – extra tourney TBD by grade coach

Becker 3rd/4thGrade Basketball Overview

In accordance with the mission statement of Becker Youth Basketball, the In-House Basketball League for girls and boys in 3rd and 4th grades is “to provide an opportunity for all interested players to participate in an organized, competitive program focused on skill development, teamwork, and fostering a life-long love of the game while representing Becker in a positive fashion.”

Our goal is to create Better Players, Better People, and to become a Better Program.

Becker 3rd and 4th Grade Basketball is open to all students that live in the Becker School District. The program is intended to be a transition from the Legacy Basketball program that is now offered to 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls and is designed to prepare all players for introduction into the “travel” basketball program.

Below is a description for each part of the program:

 Mandatory Parent Meeting

The parent meeting will be on Monday, October 23rd in the “Old Auditorium” in the Becker High School. Check in will be from 5:00 – 5:30 and the parent meeting will be from 5:30 – 6:30.   Your child will receive their jersey at check in and you will also need to jersey deposit of $50 at check in.   Checks will be held onto and NOT cashed unless the jersey is not returned in usable condition at the end of the basketball season.

Deposit checks are REQUIRED for your child to participate in this program as well as your attendance of the parent meeting.


The first five Saturday mornings are what we call the “In-House” portion of the program.   All 3rd and 4th graders attend.

The first hour are skill stations where coaches will be teaching and allowing kid’s to work on skills and fundamentals. Fundamental stations will include: Ball handling, shooting, finishing, defense, passing, and basic understanding of the game rules will all be covered each week.

The second part of the morning from 11:15-12:30, the kids will be competing against one another (girls vs girls and boys vs boys) in 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games.   This allows kids to learn the rules of the game, while still competing, but in a more controlled environment. Players will be put on a team and will have a coach assigned to their team. Games will be officiated and scores will be kept.

The dates for these Saturday’s are:    

November 4, November 11, November 18, December 2, December 16

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

**Off on November 25th**

December 9th

  • 4th grade- tournament- TBD
  • 3rd grade- Scrimmage (1 game)

Weekly Practices

Each grade and gender will have practices during the week – practice days and times are:

3rd Grade Boys

  • Court 4 in the Field House                    Monday’s, 5:30 – 7:00

3rd Grade Girls

  • Intermediate Small Gym                       Monday’s, 5:30 – 7:00

4th Grade Boys

  • Primary School Gym                             Monday’s, 5:15 – 7:00 &
  • Court 3 & 4 in Field House                  Friday’s, 5:15 – 7:00

4th Grade Girls

  • Primary School Gym                             Monday’s, 7:00 – 8:30

Once the “In-House” portion of the program is over, coaches from each grade will divide the kid’s into EVEN teams consisting of 7-10 players depending on the number of kids the grade has.   However, the entire grade will continue to practice together.

To be eligible to play in the Becker Tournament and participate in the Becker Area 3rd/4th Grade Basketball League, kids MUST attend weekly practice on a consistent basis throughout the year. Consistent is defined as attending 75% of the weekly practices.

Becker 3rd & 4th Grade Jamboree

This will be played on Saturday, December 9th.   3rd grad teams will play 1 scrimmage/game against another town.  4th grade teams will play in a tournament (location TBD).

Becker Tournament (“Becker Dawg Pound Classic”)

All teams will then play in the Becker Dawg Pound Classic on January 6th (Boys) and January 7th (Girls).

At the Becker tournament, all teams are put into divisions against teams from other communities.   All teams are guaranteed 3 games.

There is an admission charge for all spectators for this event.


Becker Area 3rd & 4th Grade Basketball League:

All teams will play against other local schools each week.   This league will run 4 weeks and each team will play 2 games each week.   The league will run on the following Saturdays:

January 13th

January 27th

February 3rd

February 10th


All games will be played in the Becker Fieldhouse. All games will be scored and officiated by sanctioned officials.

**Volunteer Coaches are needed. This program relies on volunteer coaches to happen.  Please complete the “Coaching Application 2017-2018” at   Contact Cory Nuest via phone/text at 320-287-3329 or email if you have any questions.  

There will be a mandatory coaches meeting on Thursday, November 2nd @ 6:00 – 8:30 in the Becker High School Gym.

Half-Times at varsity games

Each grade will have the opportunity to play at half time of a Becker Bulldog varsity game two times which allows each kid to play at least one time. Dates for this are to be determined and will be added when known.

  • 4th Grade Boys
    • December 12th
    • February 27th
  • 3rd Grade Boys
    • January 16th
    • February 13th
  • 4th Grade Girls
    • December 15th
    • January 18th
  • 3rd Grade Girls
    • January 4th
    • January 23rd

Youth Night at varsity games

Youth night is a great night at a varsity basketball game where there are items and prizes given away to youth, a half time shooting contest for cash, and recognition of the Becker Basketball 10,000 shot members. After the game, youth players get to meet Becker varsity players and obtain autographs.   All youth (boys and girls) are welcome to attend for both the boys and girls youth nights on the following nights:

Boys and Girls Varsity Double Header- December 8th

4th Grade – One additional tournament

For 4th graders, each player will have the opportunity to play in one additional tournament. This is optional. Your coach will be communicating the date and location of this tournament and will be asking everyone if they would like to participate.

For 3rd grade, coaches may or may not be trying to find another tournament. If they choose to do this, all kids will be invited however there will be an additional cost of $25/player to play.