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About Eagan Traveling Basketball

Who is Eagan Basketball Association?

Eagan Basketball Association (EBA) was created to provide an opportunity for boys and girls in grades K through 8th to play the exciting game of basketball.  Emphasis is placed on fundamentals, player development, sportsmanship and teamwork.  Eagan In-House Basketball is built to teach the kids about the game, the fundamentals and how to enjoy it.  Eagan Traveling Basketball strives to establish competitive teams, who are led by knowledgeable coaches, with a goal of developing the players to be ready to compete at the next highest level.

EBA is affiliated with the Eagan Athletic Association (EAA), however, all management of EBA is governed by the EBA Board of Directors.  The President of EBA also serves as a Director on the EAA Board of Directors.

EBA holds traveling registration one time per year, June - August for the following fall/winter season.  Registration is held as part of EAA's registration period for fall sports.  Early registration is very important because EBA uses registration numbers to decide how many teams will be formed at each grade level and then begins to enter those teams in tournaments for the upcoming season. A, B, and C teams are formed for girls and boys in grades 4th - 8th grade based upon number or participants and overall talent levels.  Teams consist of 8-10 players with registration numbers, historical data, availability of gym time and program budget helping to determine how many teams will be formed by EBA.  It also hold registration for Little Hoopsters (Kindergarten) and In-House Grades 1-3 July – September, In-House Grades 4-6 October – December, and the 3+ program for 3rd graders in December. 

Due to the significant time commitment required, we expect players to prioritize Traveling Basketball over other sports during the basketball season.

Most coaches in our program are volunteers.  Adults interested in coaching should express their interest during sign ups, or by contacting the EBA Secretary.  Interviews of traveling coaching candidates are conducted by members of the Board as well as independent interviewers. The interviews are held in early August.  After the interviews, the coaching candidates are ranked.  During traveling tryouts, the independent evaluators will put the players into skill level pools.  Coaches are selected based on the pool in which their child has been assigned.  If more than one coach has a child in a given pool, the coach with the highest rating in the interviews will be designated the head coach for that pool level.  Coaches for in-house will be assigned during the rostering period and notified as soon as possible.

If you are interested in coaching traveling, please send an e-mail to secretary@eaganhoops.org with your name, phone number, e-mail address, and gender/grade you wish to be considered for coaching.  You may also designate it at the time of registration for your child.