3rd Grade

 

Question: My son is in third grade.   Is traveling basketball the right place for him?

Answer: In most traveling tournaments, fourth grade is the youngest level of competition.  Third graders are allowed/encouraged to try out if they are interested.  If there are enough 3rd graders who have the ability to compete at the lowest level 4th grade, we will create a second team to be entered in 6 one day tournaments.  Tournament schedule will run 1st week of December through 1st week of February.  3rd grade will also play in a SLP girls sponsored tournament in mid-November.  If a separate "3rd grade" team is not formed, the highest ranking 3rd graders will be considered for a 4th grade team.

Our policy is that the tryout fee for a third grader will be refunded if they are not assigned to a team.

The other option for third grade is to play Park and Rec Basketball.   The City of St Louis Park participates in a league with Crystal, Golden Valley, and Robbinsdale.  This league starts in early January and runs for 10 weeks until mid March.  Most teams practice one a week for 60 minutes on Tuesdays or Thursdays.