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            3rd & 4th                         5th & 6th                                7th & 8th          
This level will be a lower level of competition that will be focused on basic skill development and balanced team competition in a fall league along with all players experiencing (1) tournament competition.  Teams will be made up of 8-10 players.  Additional tournaments (2) with select teams will be offered at the 3rd and 4th grade levels that will not be part of BYBA fees.
This level will be a middle level of competition that will be focused on continued skill development and balanced team competition in a fall league along with all players experiencing (2) tournament competitions. Teams will be made up of 8-10 players. Additional tournaments (4) with select teams will be offered at the 5th and 6th grade levels that will not be part of BYBA fees.
The 7th and 8th Grade BYBA program will work around the Bettendorf Middle School athletic schedules. Teams at both levels will play in a fall league. An emphasis will be placed on skill work and fundamentals, basic offensive and defensive strategy as well as overall fitness.  Teams will be made up of 8 to 10 players.  After the fall season is completed, a select group of players will be asked to participate in two tournaments.  Middle School Basketball starts in January