Junior Freshman Program

The LJAL Junior Freshman Basketball program is open for all boys & girls in 1st & 2nd grade who are residents of the City of Livonia, or reside in the Livonia Public School District. The focus of the program is to teach sports fundamentals and sportsmanship.


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General Information

Director Contact: freshmanbasketball@ljal.com

GAME/ PRACTICE DAYS: Saturday
SCHEDULE: 10 Week, 1 ½ hour per week (Rotating)

PROGRAM START DATE:  January 14th, 2017, 8:30am

 

Team Selection: Coaches will select teams on the Skills Date listed above, all request and ride considerations should be expressed (in person) on that date. LJAL does not maintain or gather participation records, and only facilitate the team selection process.   

Practice & Game Format: 1st week is practice only (1 ½ hour per team) Basketball rims will be lowered to 9’ with the court shared by both teams (1/2 court per team) however, we do encourage combined full court drills for dribbling. Beginning 1/16, the format is 1 hour, half court, practice followed by 1/2 hour scrimmage. Both scoreboard and time clock will be available for use, and will require a parent volunteer to operate. Instruction on use is provided by Rec Center staff, or LJAL monitors (in red LJAL shirts).

Equipment & Uniforms: Ball size is 28.5 and players are encouraged to bring their own (make sure their name is on it), the Rec Center also has balls if needed. Coaches will hand out uniforms during the first practice, each player will receive a t-shirt and black shorts, all players are required to wear gym shoes with non-marking soles (not provided by the league).


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