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About the Club

2023 - 2024 Season

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Hamilton Girls Basketball Club is to give 3rd - 8th grade girls who plan on attending Hamilton High School in Sussex, WI a place to learn and develop their game, play competitive basketball, have fun, make new friends, and get ready to play basketball at the high school levels.

Parent Meeting 
- Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm in HHS Little Theatre.
- The Parent Meeting is critical for all parents to attend to learn about the club and our teams.
- Attending the Parent Meeting will help you better understand the program and its expectations.
- The Jr. Chargers program has a higher level of commitment than some youth basketball programs.
- You will also hear feedback from our 2023 parent survey and may ask the Board any questions.
- Players should not attend the Parent Meeting. There will be no apparel for players to try on.

To view the 1hr 20min recording of our Aug.17 Parent Meeting, please click HERE.

Player Registration 
- Open from Friday, August 18, 2023 until EOD on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
- Cost to participate: $350 for 3rd grade, $450 for 4th - 8th grades.
- Additional information is posted on our Player Registration page.

Tryouts
- Tuesday, August 29, 2023 and Thursday, August 31, 2023 at SSI.
- 3rd, 4th & 5th grades check-in at 5:00 pm, tryouts from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
- 6th, 7th & 8th grades check-in at 6:30 pm, tryouts from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
- All players are expected to attend both nights. Parents will not be allowed in the gym.
- Each player needs to bring her own water bottle and basketball labeled with her name.
- Former Jr. Chargers need to wear their practice jerseys. Pinnies will be provided to all other players.

Rosters
- The goal is to have two 10-player teams at each grade. Cuts may be necessary. Additional players and/or teams are subject to Board approval.
- It is possible that we may end up having only one team per grade, if e.g., there are not enough players or if we do not have enough coaches. 
- 3rd grade: Even teams (no A and B teams). May be combined with 4th grade, meaning a 4th grader may play on a team with mostly 3rd graders.
- 4th grade: A and B teams, subject to change. May be combined with 3rd grade, meaning a 3rd grader may play on a team with mostly 4th graders.
- 5th - 8th grades: Teams will be divided into A (Red) and B (White) level teams and will play in A and B leagues (see below).

Practices
- Each team should hold two practices a week from October to February/March, typically on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- There will be some cancellations throughout the season. As a general rule, when there is no school (teacher in service, holidays, etc.), there is no practice.
- Practices are typically 90 min long and are held from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm or 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at either Lannon, Maple, Marcy, Woodside, TMS or SSI. 
- We try to schedule the 3rd - 5th grade teams for the 6:00 pm practices and the 6th - 8th grade teams for the 7:30pm practices.
- Subject to, among other things, gym availability, head coaches may schedule a third practice in any given week. 

Leagues
Each team should play 16 league games in eight weekends.
Games are typically played on Sundays (7A & 8A teams play on Saturday) from November to February:
- 3rd & 4th grades: Mukwonago (Gold & Blue Divisions)
- 5th & 6th grades Red: Waukesha South - Nov.12, Nov.19, Dec.3, Dec.17, Jan.7, Jan.14, Jan.21, Feb.4
- 7th & 8th grades Red: Waukesha West - Nov.11, Nov.18, Dec.2, Dec.9, Dec.16, Jan.6, Jan.27, Feb.3

- 5th & 6th & 7th & 8th grades Black: Kettle Moraine 

Tournaments 
- 3rd grade teams:
  - May play in our Hamilton tournament + one tournament of head coach's choice. 
  - As a result, our 3rd grade teams should end up playing a total of 22 games: six tournament games plus 16 league games.
- 4th - 8th grade teams:
  - May play in up to six tournaments: Hamilton tournament + up to five tournaments of head coach’s choice.
  - As a result, most 4th - 8th grade teams should end up playing a total of 34 games: 18 tournament games plus 16 league games.

Each team should play every eligible player in every half of every game. Playing time is not equal and will be determined in each head coach's sole discretion.