Players in grades 3 through 10 are placed on teams based on a skills assessment and a player draft in order to try to balance the talent across the teams in each league. Players are asked to participate in the skills assessments (which include a short scrimmage and the running of 3-4 simple drills) in order to assess their ballhandling skills, shooting ability, offensive and defensive abilities, and hustle/teamwork. Players are then ranked by the coaches and allocated to teams through a draft process in which all the coaches participate. In order to make the rankings as accurate as possible, it is important that players attend these assessments at the announced date and time. However, if they are unable to attend, they will still be assigned to a team.
Note that, since historically 11-12th graders rarely participate in skills assessments, these players are assigned to teams by the coaches and league administrators based on knowledge of their past performance (no assessments are scheduled at this age). In addition, 1st and 2nd graders do not participate in skills assessments because at those levels players are assigned to teams based on school and neighborhood criteria.
Beginning November 9th, as space becomes available and league administrators coordinate with their coaches on a date, skills assessments will be scheduled for each league and posted here. Note that some of the larger leagues ask players to come at a specific time according to their last name in order to cut down on waiting times; if a player cannot come at the time designated, he/she should come whenever possible during the designated session. See below for the most recent information:
1st-2nd grade girls: No skills assessments. Team placement by league administrator
3rd grade girls: 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Sat. Nov. 19th, Lees Corner Elementary School
4th grade girls: 5:00 - 8:00 PM Sat. Nov. 12th, Poplar Tree Elementary School (suggested arrival time by last name: A-G 5:00 PM, H-M 6:00 PM, N-Z 7:00 PM)
5th grade girls: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wed. Nov. 9th, Crossfield Elementary School
6th grade girls: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Wed. Nov. 16th, Franklin Middle School
7th grade girls: 9:00-12:00 Sat. Nov. 19th, Rocky Run Middle School (suggested arrival time by last name: A-G 9:15 AM, H-O 10:00 AM, P-Z 10:45 AM)
8th grade girls: 12:30-3:30 PM Sat. Nov. 19th, Rocky Run Middle School (suggested arrival time by last name: A-G 12:45 PM, H-O 1:30 PM, P-Z 2:15 PM)
9-10th grade girls: No skills assessments. Team placement by coaches and league administrator
11-12th grade girls: No skills assessments. Team placement by coaches and league administrator