Seagull Youth Basketball is an exciting and inclusive basketball program designed for children from Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. Our program is all about fostering a love for the game of basketball while emphasizing fundamental skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Skill Development: Our experienced coaches focus on teaching the basics of basketball, including dribbling, shooting, passing, and defensive techniques. Participants will build a strong foundation for future success on the court.
Age-Appropriate Divisions: We offer age-specific divisions to ensure that each child plays at an appropriate skill level and enjoys a positive experience. Divisions are tailored for Pre-K, K-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th-6th grade.
Inclusive Atmosphere: Seagull Youth Basketball is open to players of all skill levels and backgrounds. We prioritize an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can learn and grow.
Teamwork and Sportsmanship: Beyond basketball skills, we emphasize the importance of teamwork, respect, and good sportsmanship. Our young athletes will learn valuable life lessons while having fun.
Fun and Engaging Practices: We structure our practices and games to be fun and engaging. Our goal is to keep kids active, motivated, and excited about playing basketball.
Community Involvement: Seagull Youth Basketball is not just about the players; we encourage parents, guardians, and volunteers to get involved and help create a positive community around the sport.
Seasonal Leagues and Tournaments: Participants will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test in friendly league games amongst local communities.
Join Seagull Youth Basketball and watch your child grow both on and off the court. It's more than just a game; it's a journey of learning, friendship, and fun. Sign up today and be part of the Seagull basketball family!
3rd/4th Grade & 5th/6th Basketball Tri-Town League
Tri-Town Recreational Basketball League for 3rd & 4th Grade
This is an exciting and inclusive sports program designed to provide boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grades with an opportunity to learn, develop, and enjoy the game of basketball. Our league emphasizes skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and, most importantly, having fun. We welcome participants from three neighboring towns, fostering a sense of community and friendly competition.
League Structure: The league is organized into teams representing each town, ensuring that participants have the chance to bond with peers from their own community while competing against others. Teams are balanced to create fair competition.
Age-Appropriate Coaching: Experienced coaches focus on teaching fundamental basketball skills, rules, and strategies in an age-appropriate manner. Our coaching staff is dedicated to nurturing young talent and fostering a love for the sport.
Equal Playing Time: We prioritize equal playing time for all participants during regular-season games, ensuring that every child has a chance to contribute to their team's success and growth.
Sportsmanship and Respect: We emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for opponents, coaches, and officials. We believe that these values are essential for personal growth on and off the court.
Family Involvement: Families are encouraged to attend games and support their young athletes. We value the role of parents, guardians, and siblings in creating a positive and enthusiastic environment.
Community Building: The league aims to bring together families from the three towns, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie. We may organize community events, fundraisers, and social gatherings to strengthen these bonds.
5th/6th Grade Southern Maine Hoops League
SOUTHERN MAINE HOOPS LEAGUE *NEW LEAGUE*
Key Program Highlights:
Skill Development: Our experienced coaches will focus on teaching fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their individual abilities throughout the season.
Teamwork: We emphasize the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will learn to work together, communicate effectively on the court, and develop a strong sense of camaraderie with their teammates.
Competition: Games will be competitive but fair, with an emphasis on skill development and fun. We believe that competition is an essential aspect of sports, helping players grow both as individuals and as team members.
Safety: The safety of our players is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to ensure a secure and healthy environment for everyone involved. This includes appropriate equipment AND adherence to any local health guidelines.
Parent Involvement: We encourage parents to actively support their children throughout the season, attending games and cheering on the teams. Parent involvement plays a crucial role in creating a positive and motivating atmosphere for the players.
LEAGUE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
- MUST BE A RESIDENT OF OLD ORCHARD BEACH
- Game schedule runs from November 17 to February 11th
- Games could be played in Saco, Portland, Brunswick and surrounding gyms. Most games anticipated to be locally scheduled.
- SMHL teams are grade based on the highest grade of a player on your team. There are five grade levels for boys & girls (3/4th grade / 5th grade / 6th grade / 7th grade / 8th grade).
- The schedule for the first half of the season will be out before the first games are played. Then, to ensure competitive games for the rest of the season, we will move teams up or down. The mission of the SMHL is to provide competitive playing opportunities for ALL teams and players. But, for all playoffs, teams will play in their grade levels. So, for example, if a 5th grade team is moved up to a 6th grade schedule to get competitive games in the second half of the season, in the playoffs they will be moved back to compete against 5th grade teams.
- Each team will play up to 13 games plus playoffs for eligible teams. Teams may play up to 2 games per weekend barring unforeseen circumstances. If needed additional games may be scheduled. Playoffs will be single elimination.
- The SMHL is for teams coming from the same town, school, or school district. There are to be no AAU or All-Star teams.
Clinics Pre- K through 2nd Grade
The Pre-K through 2nd Grade Basketball Clinic is a six-week program designed to introduce young children to the fundamentals of basketball while emphasizing skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. This program is open to children from Pre-K (ages 3-5) through 2nd grade, providing a fun and engaging environment for them to learn and grow in the sport.
Skill Building: Develop basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense.
Teamwork: Foster teamwork and cooperation through drills and group activities.
Fun and Engagement: Create a positive and enjoyable experience that encourages a lifelong love for basketball.
Sportsmanship: Teach the values of fair play, respect, and good sportsmanship both on and off the court.
Anticipated Program Plan for Pre-K:
9 active sport specific stations that rotate every 4-5 minutes
Group game at the end of each session
Anticipated Program Schedule for Kindergarten - 2nd grade:
Week 1 - Introduction and Basics
Introduction to basketball
Basic dribbling techniques
Fun dribbling games
Week 2 - Passing and Catching
Catching the ball
Passing and catching drills
Week 3 - Shooting
Week 4 - Defense and Footwork
Basic defensive stance
Defensive drills and activities
Team defense concepts
Week 5 - Teamwork and Scrimmage
Introduction to teamwork
Scrimmage with coaching guidance
Week 6 - Final Games and Celebration
1st & 2nd Grade Games: 1st and 2nd graders may have up to 2 scheduled games throughout the program to apply the skills they've learned in a game setting.
***Register and pay before December 1st to gurarantee a jersey***