Updated Thursday January 21, 2016 by Greenbelt Registrar.
The philosophy of the Greenbelt intramurals basketball program centers around three key areas of focus and commitment – sportsmanship, participation and excellence.
Sportsmanship demonstrates respect for your coaches, teammates, opponents, referees and self. Coaches and parents must play a leadership role in modeling respect and courtesy – particularly to the referees.
Participation encourages and expects involvement and outstanding effort from everyone. Players are attentive at practice and during games. Coaches play each team member a significant amount of time in each game. Teams are balanced in experience and ability to promote competitiveness and teamwork. Practices are structured and stimulating. Equipment matches the size and strength of the players.
Excellence requires a collective dedication to understanding and practicing fundamental basketball. Players and coaches commit to seeking our personal and team best.
Children born in 2009 or 2010 are eligible to play in Greenbelt intramurals. The intramurals will be more developmental, with smaller and less experienced kids. Player placement will be subject to ability, experience and availability. Coaches will make placements based on evaluation at the clinics.
Intramural games will be 3 on 3, half-court games played on 8 foot baskets. We will distribute playing time evenly between all present players. We will not maintain scores or records, but will have a full-court, 5 on 5 tournament at season’s end. Players will rotate teammates each week. Practices will include the whole group working on skills in small group stations. Parent volunteers will help run drills and receive training to become future NBA coaches.