Wildcats Development League (WDL) is a continuation of our Junior Wildcats Program. The mission of WDL is to introduce young athletes to the proper skills and techniques of basketball, while helping to develop a passion for the game, in a fun and well organized structure. WDL players are then encouraged to transition to our Wildcats Club program as they become age eligible.
The first 45 minutes will be skills development and instruction. This includes the proper mechanics with footwork, hand-eye coordination, dribbling, passing as well as court lingo. We will also discuss various rules of the game and adhere to them in the second half of the session which is scrimmaging. On the last session players will be divided into teams and play in a tournament where we bring in both scoreboards and referees.
WDL was developed and is run by current Wildcats coaches and players. This league is open to 2nd - 3rd grade boys (WDL Boys) and 3rd* - 5th grade girls (WDL Girls) who fit the following criteria:
can easily shoot at a regulation-height basketball hoop (10 feet)
can easily hold, dribble, pass and catch a basketball
can follow directions
are enthusiastic about learning the game of basketball in a fun, structured setting
aspire to play for a Wildcats team when they are older