Spring 2024 Season Information
Our spring season begins in the middle of March and runs no later than the second week of June. We offer a boys' program for players in grades 2 through 12 and a girls' program for players in grades 6 through 10. Tryouts are open to all players of varying skill levels and playing experience. Last spring, we had 25 teams. For boys teams, at most grades we had multiple teams at every grade level.
Teams will practice once a week for approximately 2 hours. During the practice, coaches will focus on individual skill as well as team development. We will teach and reinforce the main basketball concepts, utilizing drills that build on each other throughout the season. Most teams will practice at the West Warwick Civic Center, but we also use other venues located in the central part of the state. The day and times of practices are finalized approximately one week before the season begins.
Teams will begin tournament play at the end of March or the beginning of April and all teams will play in 7 tournaments. For most teams, tournaments will be in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The cost of the season is $699.
The uniform package is $95. The uniform package includes shorts and a reversible game jersey as well as a reversible practice jersey and a shooting shirt which is worn while warming up for games. Please be sure to order them big, as they cannot be returned or exchanged. All players who need a uniform package will be able to try on a uniform at tryouts.
The Rhode Island Magic has attended the AAU 14u/8th-grade Nationals for the past 7 years the event has been held. This year, we plan to have our top 8th-grade team attend this outstanding and memorable event held in July at ESPN's Wide World of Sports located in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Details will be forthcoming at the beginning of the spring season, once rosters are finalized.
High School Teams:
Our top 9th, 10th, and varsity high school teams will play through the end of July in local and regional tournaments. These teams will also practice two times a week for the majority of the spring season.
Our top 9th and 10th grade teams will be playing in the invitation-only ZGXL league, which will have tournaments in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Manheim, Pennsylvania.
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See our tryout flyers below for dates/times/locations
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES
For players that are unable to commit to a full season of practices and tournaments or for players that we are unable to offer a spot on a team after tryouts, skills-only practices are a great option to help players develop their game. These are age-based workouts in which any player from 2nd-11th grade can participate. There will be approximately 11 practices and each practice will last 1 hour. Players will receive a RI Magic t-shirt.
At our skills practices, we teach the same 6 concepts each week, utilizing age and skill appropriate drills to teach those concepts. Drills are varied each week. The concepts that are taught every session are:
1. Ball Handling
2. Footwork/Offensive Moves
4. Player to Player defense
Finally, our skills practices end with 3v3
so players can incorporate what we taught them
into a game situation.
The cost for the skills development practices is $200.
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