FALL Basketball Rookie League

Bald Eagle is now running a program for COED K-2nd graders so they too can get top quality instruction while having a ton of fun and building their love of basketball.  Come see the positive energy and great coaching at it's finest!

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Overview


A better description for  this  event would be a "Clinic-League".  You may ask then, what is a Clinic-League? 

The answer lies in what is lacking for most programs available to these little beginners.  As usual Bald Eagle takes the "typical program" and makes it epic.  Instead of volunteer coaches, our Directors are paid professional coaches certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance.  They are supported by our Assistant Coaches who are well-experienced college & high school players who are also trained by BE and Certified by PCA.  All coaches follow a strategically designed program put together by our founder Coach Bob who has vast experience and education in basketball training and programming, and also leads many of the clinics to keep a pulse to always improve our system.

Secondly, we teach skills through creative, expert developed drills and fun competitions.  The skills progress and build on each other week to week which maximizes growth and confidence, but you don't have to start on week 1 to join the process.  Lastly, we don't put them on one team through the course of the league, we change their team each week so they get to meet and compete with/against a variety of players but maintain great coaching. During the games we add in certain rules that enhance the experience for all players while also teaching the rules and sense of how to compete properly in the game.  

The result is confidence, improvement and passion for basketball!  Every week players learn some fundamental skills and get to play in gently structured games. They will have a great time, get better and learn to love the game.  That is our goal! So, if that is what you want for your kiddo, the Bald Eagle Rookie Clinic-League is for you!

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Daily Programming


Coach Bob, Founder of Bald Eagle Camps is the predecessor Head Varsity Coach at Los Altos HS has designed an excellent program to build skills and basketball knowledge while keeping the FUN factor at a maximum for our little players.  The Bald Eagle staff of professional high school coaches & athletes will lead skill work and game instruction for K-2nd grade boys and girls in a fun and encouraging environment.  Weekly Saturday & Sunday afternoon sessions will run from October-December.  Each sessions are 1hr long and will have skill development as well as competitive game play.

Each session starts with skill work on the key basketball fundamentals, taught by high level professional coaches.  Skill work is done in fun, encouraging, interactive drills, competitions and relays.  Sessions then transition to half and full court games, emphasizing the key principles of successful basketball.  Rules are modified somewhat to improve quality of the games and understanding by all players.  Our first practice of the season will be focused on the basics of catching, passing and dribbling with some progressions of game like drills.  Actual scrimmage format games will start in the second session.


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Camp Info
Participants

COED Kindergarten to 2nd graders.  Players will be divided by age and skill level to make balanced even teams each week.

LOCATION:Los Altos High School SMALL Gym

DAY/TIME: 

* The Fall Rookie League classes are all full and registration is now closed.  New classes will resume Jan 13th.

  • MONDAYS 5:00-6:00pm  (Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23)
  • SATURDAYS 3:30-4:30pm  (Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, no class 11/25, Dec 2, 9)
  • FULL / CLOSED DATES (No longer available)
    • Saturdays Oct 14, 21 & 28
    • All other sessions are near capacity

WHO: COED grades TK, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd.  Players will be divided by age and skill level to make balanced even teams each week.

COST:  

  • 1 Session - $25/ea          6+ Session - $22         10+ Sessions - $20/ea
  • NOTE: Sessions for Mon/Sat can be combined for package discount.  
  • SESSIONS FULL: During Registration, if specific dates are not shown too select, that means registration is full for that date.
  • WALK-IN Registrations are welcome but sessions usually fill up and we can only allow Walk-Ins if room is available.  Online pre-registration is recommended.
Benefits

Fantastic coaching, drills, programming and motivational message.  We aim to build a love for the game and a passion to motivate their desire to work at it.

Also included is a Bald Eagle Basketball shirt or jersey and a Bald Eagle drawstring backpack.

BRING YOUR OWN BALL. Each player should bring a 27.5 basketball to use during each session. Balls will be available but ideal size cannot be guaranteed. All players should use the correct sized ball for their age range for maximum development.

Flexible scheduling and No Fee changes for parents. See Registration Changes segment above.

Discounts/Cancellations

Package Discounts

10% Sibling discount if two siblings are registered for exact same event (time/day/etc).

Referral Program discounts ($25 off to new referral, $10 credit for referring. Must be brand new to BE)

Scholarships are available as needed.  Contact Executive Director Sarah Bance, sarah@baldeaglecamps.com to share your situation via our Scholarship Application.


REGISTRATION CHANGES

Bald Eagle families can make changes to their registration, change location, or switch registered children as much as they would like with absolutely NO FEE, with at least 1-Week notice prior to start of event.  Whatever it is you need to change, we are here to serve you!


CANCELLATIONS

With 1-week’s advance notice, you have two options:

1.  Cancel your registration and receive a full refund to your credit card, minus a 20% cancellation fee.

2.  Cancel your registration and receive a full credit to your Bald Eagle Account, minus a 5% cancellation fee. Credits do not expire and can be used for any future event, at any location, year round.

With less than 1-Weeks advance notice, only Option #2 is available.  We cannot issue credits or refunds retroactively, so if you miss a class without giving us proper notice then neither option is available.


QUESTIONS?

Contact team@baldeaglecamps.com


Food and Drinks
Food and Drinks

Not included. Please bring filled water bottle to each event.


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Coaches


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Coach Bob is the Founder & CEO of Bald Eagle Sports Camps. He has taught Special Ed and PE since 1995, currently at Los Altos HS. Coach Bob has over 25 years coaching experience from youth to collegiate, is a Certified Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer and holds two Credentials along with a Masters in Special Education.  In his 4 years as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Los Altos High School he led the Eagles to 2 SCVAL titles ('13,'14) and the schools first ever Central Coast Section Championship (2015). Recently named by PCA as a Development Zone Leadership Fellow, Coach Bob believes children should have a place to feel encouraged, included, cared for, safe from bullying, free from negativity and expected to have as much fun as possible. At the same time, children need direction on how to be their best person in every given moment.

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Highlights


Great energy, great message, great programming, great coaching, and great facilities.

Professionally trained and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified High School & College coaches lead all sessions.