Dowling Catholic 3rd – 5th Grade Girls Basketball Program

Dowling Catholic Basketball Club

3rd-5th Grade Girls Basketball Program

DCBC (Dowling Catholic Basketball Club) is a youth girls basketball club that was established in 2017 to provide future Dowling Catholic players an opportunity to improve their basketball skills and understanding of the game while developing a love for the sport and making connections with athletes from different elementary schools. DCBC is looking at offering opportunities for 3rd-5th grade girls for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Proposed 3rd-5th Grade DCBC Program Details:

  • Program will run late October through December
  • Practices held 2 times per week plus a minimum of 4 weekend 3v3 scrimmages / tournaments
  • Focus on skill development & live play (1v1, 2v2, 3v3)
  • DCBC coaches will lead practices and 3v3 sessions
  • Dowling Catholic Girls Basketball Head Coach Kristin Meyer & staff will work with DCBC coaches to create the practice plans & help run some of the practices
  • Goal of the program is to increase players’ passion for the game of basketball, improve fundamental skills & have fun learning the game of basketball through live play 
  • Players will get to meet and compete with future Dowling Catholic High School teammates who attend other elementary schools

Why 3v3 instead of 5v5? 

  • More playing time, more development & more fun!
  • Less players on the court = more time with the ball in each player’s hands = more shots, dribbles and passes
  • Less players on the court = more space to drive, pass & create shot opportunities
  • More decision making opportunities for each player
  • Fast paced games = more fun
  • Players learn to play out of concepts, not run set plays = more time in practice working on fundamentals than learning plays / offenses

For players interested in competing in 5v5 tournaments, DCBC coaches can potentially help parents organize teams in January and February. 

Please fill out this google form to share your interest level in this type of program.  

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Summer Youth Basketball Opportunities Offered Through Dowling Catholic

3rd-8th grade basketball camp, June 6th-9th

5th-8th Grade Skills & LIve Play Sessions, June 13th-July 1st (3x / week)Register at → Athletics → Camps & Clinics

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