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REC LEAGUE EVALUATIONS/FIRST PRACTICE DATES

All players, except for the K-2nd Grade, Girls High School League, Boys Junior/Senior League and players selected to a Travel Team must be evaluated. Following evaluations, coaches will contact their players with specific dates for practices, clinics and games.  See below for league specific information. 

 

Late October and early November Practice and Skill Development Session expectations for all ELYB players:  It is ELYB's position that the outgoing FALL East Lyme Parks & Rec sports (Soccer, Football, Cheer, etc ) take precedence over ELYB activities until that season is complete.  The only exception is manditory travel tryouts and rec evaluations.

 


Boys Kindergarten

(1 hr sessions)

Mondays 6:15pm or 7:15pm @ Niantic Center and Saturdays 9am @ Salem School Small Gym*

Begins on Monday 11/9

Boys 1st Grade

(1 hr sessions)

Tuesdays 6:15pm or 7:15pm @ Niantic Center and Saturdays 8am @ Salem School Big Gym*

Begins on Saturday 11/9

Girls K/1st Grade

(1 hr sessions)

Tuesdays 6:15pm or 7:15pm at LBH Small Gym and Saturdays 12pm @ Salem School Small Gym*

Begins on Saturday 11/9

Boys 2nd Grade first practice

(1 hr sessions)

Thursdays 6:15pm or 7:15pm @ Niantic Center and Saturdays 10am or 11am@ Salem School Small Gym*

Begins on Thurday 11/9

Girls 2nd Grade first practice

Thurdays 6pm and Saturdays 9am @ LBH Small Gym *

Begins on Thursday 11/7

 

 

*Instructional starts Week of 11/4 and lasts until mid-February.

 


 

Girls 3rd/4th Grade

Full court 3v3 League

Beginning this year, girls in 3rd/4th grade will be playing in our new 3v3 intermediate league.  Just like in our older divisions, the players will practice twice a week and have officiated games on Saturdays.  Players will be playing on smaller teams using age appropriate court dimensions, lowered hoops, and a 27.5 inch basketball.  

 

Evaluation Process

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward, practices will be with their team twice during the week in East Lyme with games on Saturdays in Salem at 3:00pm.  The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

The season goes until mid-February.

Group Sessions will begin on Saturday Oct 12 @ Flanders, See Schedule for Times.

Girls 5th/6th Grade evaluation

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward, practices will be with their team twice during the week with games on Saturdays at Flanders with start times ranging from 12:45pm-2:00pm.  The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

The season goes until mid-February.

Group Sessions will begin on Saturday Oct 12 @ Flanders, See Schedule for times

Girls 7th/8th Grade evaluation

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward, practices will be with their team twice during the week with games on Saturdays at LBH with start times ranging from 2pm-3:15pm The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

The season goes until mid-February.

Group Sessions will begin on Saturday Oct 12 @ Flanders, See Schedule for Times.

Boys 3rd/4th Grade

Full court 3v3 League

Beginning this year, boys in 3rd/4th grade will be playing in our new 3v3 intermediate league.  Just like in our older divisions, the players will practice twice a week and have officiated games on Saturdays.  Players will be playing on smaller teams using age appropriate court dimensions, lowered hoops, and a 27.5 inch basketball.  

 

Evaluation Process

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward, practices will be with their team twice during the week in East Lyme with games on Saturdays in Salem with start times ranging from 12-2pm.  The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

The season goes until mid-February.

Group Sessions will begin on Saturday Oct 12 @ LBH, See Schedule for times

Boys 5th/6th Grade evaluation

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward, practices will be with their team twice during the week with games on Saturdays at Flander with start times ranging from 9am-11:30am.  The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

The season goes until mid-February.

Group Sessions will begin on Saturday Oct 12 @ ELMS, See Schedule for Times. 

Boys 7th/8th Grade evaluation

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward, practices will be with their team  twice during the week with games on Saturdays at LBH with start times ranging from 9am-12:45.  The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

The season goes until mid-February.

Group Sessions will begin on Saturday Oct 12 @ ELMS, See Schedule for times 

Boys Fresh/Soph

evaluation

Typically, Rec evaluations are the second week of October with practices starting the following week.  The season goes until mid-February.

Evaluations will be on Saturday Oct 5, 4-6pm @ ELMS.  Team Practices will start on Saturday October 12.

 

 

Boys Junior/Senior - First practice will be Saturday Oct 12 @ ELMS, See Schedule for times 

Girls High School first practice will be Saturday Oct 12 @ Flanders, See Schedule for times 


 

 

TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT DATES (only required for players that want to be considered for a travel team) 

Team Grade Date/Time/Location Coach Information

Girls 4th Grade travel tryout (Second Half of Season)

Late December/Early January TBD

Girls 5th Grade travel tryout

Wednesday, October 16 - 5:30pm-6:40pm @ Salem School

llison Delaney

Girls 6th Grade travel tryout

Tuesday, October 15 - 6:40pm-7:50pm @ Salem School

Girls 7th Grade travel tryout

Wednesday, October 16 - 6:40pm-7:50pm @ Salem School

Girls 8th Grade travel tryout

Wednesday, October 16 - 7:50pm-9:00pm @ Salem School

 

 

 

Boys 4th Grade travel tryout (Second Half of Season)

Late December/Early January TBD

Boys 5th Grade travel tryout

Tuesday, October 15 - 5:30pm-6:40pm @ Salem School

Boys 6th Grade travel tryout

Thursday, October 17 - 5:00pm-7:10pm @ LBH

Boys 7th Grade travel tryout

Thursday, October 17 - 7:10pm-8:20pm @ LBH

Boys 8th Grade travel tryout

Tuesday, October 15 - 7:50pm-9:00pm @ Salem School

 

 

 

 

 

 

COACHES MEETING

A mandatory meeting for all individuals interested in coaching a team at any level will be held on Wednesday September 25th 7:00 PM in the Youth Center at the East Lyme Library Complex. 

 

CLINICS

Players Skills Clinic -  run by the boys and girls East Lyme High School Varsity Coaches is open to Boys and Girls in Grades 4 through 8 on October, 19th. Cost is $20.  

  • Boys session 1 for grades 4-6 (9:00-10:30am) @ East Lyme Middle School. 
  • Boys session 2 for grades 7-8 (10:30-12:00pm) @ East Lyme Middle School.
  • Girls session 1 for grades 4-6 (12:30-2:00pm) @ East Lyme Middle School.
  • Girls session 2 for grades 7-8 (2:00-3:30pm) @ East Lyme Middle School.

 

Care and Share 3v3 Basketball Challenge

ELYB and Care & Share Food Bank have teamed up to sponsor a FUN event.  On Saturday, November 9th, there will be the fourth annual 3v3 Basketball Tournament (See 3v3.elyb.org for more information).

Grab a few friends, form a team and register at 3v3.elyb.org.  Limited Spots Available!!!

 

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