Thank you for completing the Program Survey below. A few notes:
- This is for Recreational Programs only (not competitive/travel or AAU programs)
- For each question, please choose what you feel is the best answer from the list

When we have finished taking responses to the survey, we will provide a summary of all the responses to participants that have provided valid responses to all questions.

* This survey is geared toward the typical recreational basketball league in small to medium sized communities (typically less than 80k population), whereby:
- the league offers the sole basketball program in the community for recreational players (yet the league may also have another division for more competitive players)
- the league is open to players of a wide range of grades (at least covering grades 3-6)
- the coaches in the league are primarily parents, although in some instances other types of volunteer coaches are employed

Does your league fit this description?

* Contact and League Information:

* 1) Introductory Program Format: What is the format used for players in Grade 1?
Note: if your organization doesn't offer a program at this grade but another organization in your community has a program with good participation at this grade, please respond based on the format of that other program.

* 2) Introductory Program Coaching Ratio: What is the ratio of players to coaches in your Grade 1 Program?

* 3) Use of Small Sided Games: As players are first learning to play in games, to what degree does your program employ half court, small sided games?

* 4) Beginning of Full Court Games: At what Grade does your program first have full court games with defined teams (including a defined schedule with teams playing other teams in the division/league)?

* 5) Game Rules: In your Grade 2 through Grade 5 divisions, to what extent do you employ evolving rules to incrementally introduce the challenge and complexity of the game (i.e., "take the training wheels off slowly")?

* 6) Combining Grades: What's your philosophy with respect to placing players from different grades in the same division?

* 7a) Rim Heights: For each of the grades below, please specify the rim height used for practices/games:

  No Program less than 7' 0" 7' 0" 7' 6" 8' 0" 8' 6" 9' 0" 9' 6" 10' 0"
Pre-K
K
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

* 7b) Availability of Basketballs at Practices: In 4th Grade, what is the ratio of basketballs to players during a typical practice?

* 8) Playing Time: What rules do you have with respect to minimum playing time?

* 9) Use of Zone Defenses: At what Grade do the game rules first allow for Zone Defenses?

* 10) Beginning of Playoffs: At what Grade does your program first have playoffs that determine a division/league champion?

* 11) General Youth Coach Training/Certification: What answer best describes what is provided and/or required by your volunteer coaches w.r.t. general coaching training or certifications? Note: this training is generic to all youth sports (is not sport specific) and typically includes "best practice" topics like positive coaching, injury prevention, bullying, dealing with parents, etc.

* 12) Basketball Specific Coaching Materials/Support at Beginning of Season: What answer best describes what is provided to your volunteer coaches at the beginning of the season to help them in incrementally teaching the game to the players in the league? Coaching Materials include skill goals by grade (proficiency goals), suggested practice plans, teaching tips by skill area, suggested drills, etc.

* 13) Basketball Specific Coaching Materials/Support During Season: What answer best describes what is provided to your volunteer coaches during the season to help them in incrementally teaching the game to the players in the league?

* 14) Assessing Coaches Performance: What does your league do each season to assess whether a coach is doing a good job? (CHECK ANY AND ALL THAT APPLY)

* 15) End of Season Event: In Grades 2-4, what, if any, type of end of season event do you have to help finish the season on a fun note (and encourage players to come back next season)?

* 16) Participation Level: Using estimated numbers from last season, please provide the information below, responding with a single number in each box.

* 17a) Your Own Assessment of Your Recreational League: What 3 things do you feel your league does BEST?

* 17b) Your Own Assessment of Your Recreational League: What 3 areas do you feel are OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT?

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