BASKETBALL


MISSION STATEMENT


The mission of the ORYA basketball program is to teach kids grades K-8 the fundamentals of the game so that they can enjoy playing for a lifetime. Evaluations will take place for players in grades 3-8 and the results of the evaluations will be used to split up the teams evenly based on skill. In grades 7-8, evaluation results will be used to select tournament teams.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


ORYA’s Basketball program offers a place to play for kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Each age group offers age-appropriate skill development in a fun environment with volunteer coaches. All players within the K-4th grade groups will participate in an in-house program with no travel to other communities. Coaches focus mainly on developing individual skills while creating a love for the game. As players reach the 5th to 8th grade level they are introduced to league play and competition against other towns. Coaches within these age groups begin to introduce players to the tactics and positioning of the game assuming players will have a good fundamental base by participating in our younger program.

  • Grades K, 1&2

    Players are introduced to the basic concepts of the game; dribbling with fingertips & both hands, moving the ball in all directions, passing & receiving, two handed shooting in addition to learning basic rules and elements of the game. Fun games and max of an 8 foot hoop provides higher levels of success for players of these ages where technique is key!

    NO EVALUATIONS

    LOCATION: Mast Way & Moharimet Gym

    REGISTRATIONS BEGIN: 9.1.2017

  • Grades 3&4

    Players in this program begin to train once per week and meet on Saturdays for 3v3 scrimmage play. This in-house program allows ORYA coaches to maximize touches on the ball, usage of 8 foot hoops and attention to detail in 3v3 scrimmages. Individual skill & technique combined with introductions to rebounding, offensive and defensive positioning, game rules and basic off-ball movement are incorporated.

    NO EVALUATIONS

    LOCATION: Mast Way, Moharimet & Middle School Gyms

    REGISTRATIONS BEGIN: 9.1.2017

  • Grades 5&6

    Players begin official game and league play while continuing to solidify skills in more competitive environments. Teams are created equally in order to participate in the Southern NH Basketball League which doesn’t offer division levels. Teams are guaranteed to get one session per week and most games are held on Saturday afternoons over the course of the season. Sessions will start in late November and continue until the February school vacation week. The season will finish with a home or local tournament in the first few weeks of March.

    EVALUATIONS IN LATE OCTOBER

    LOCATION: Mast Way and Middle School Gyms

    REGISTRATIONS BEGIN: 9.1.2017

  • Grades 7&8

    Players continue to hone individual skill but grow their understanding of offensive and defensive tactics, set plays and other team oriented approaches. Teams are created equally in order to participate in the Southern NH Basketball League which doesn’t offer division levels. Teams are guaranteed to get one session per week and most games are held on Saturday afternoons over the course of the season. Sessions will start in late November and continue until the February school vacation week. The season will finish with a home or local tournament in the first few weeks of March.

    EVALUATIONS IN LATE OCTOBER

    LOCATION: Middle School and High School Gyms

    REGISTRATIONS BEGIN: 9.1.2017


ABOUT US

The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.

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