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ERAA Basketball

Web Page Last Updated: July 15, 2024


July 21: Basketball Board Meeting  @ Jerry's

August 5 & 6 : Girls 4th -8th Basketball Tryouts @ Legacy Hoops

August 18: Basketball Board Meeting @ Jerry's

August 26 : Girls 3rd Basketball Tryouts @ Lake Middle School

September 15: Basketball Board Meeting @ Jerry's

October 20: Basketball Board Meeting @ Jerry's

October 26 & 27: Travel 833 Jamboree

November 6: Travel Individual & Team Photos

December 4 : In-House Individual & Team Photos

East Ridge Basketball Programs

Lil Raptors In-House Travel
Grade Level: K - 2nd Grade 3rd - 8th Grade (minimum age is 2nd grade) 3rd - 8th Grade
Season: November - January Late October - Mid February Late October - Early March
Games: No Games. This program is designed to introduce basketball to our young players League play on Saturday mornings or afternoon All games are part of weekend tournaments. 3 game guarantee for each tournament, and most tournaments have switched to a one day format
Tournaments: N/A All teams participate in an end of the year tournament in mid February Teams play in ~ 10 tournaments per year with one out of town tournament. There is also an opportunity to p lay in the Grade State tournament at the end of the year
Playing Time: N/A Equal playing time Grades 3-6: Equal playing time over the course of a year Grades 7-8: Earned playing time based on effort, attitude, skills/results, practice attendance and participation
Uniforms: Little Raptors T-shirts and a custom Raptor basketball are given out Reversible Team Jersey & Shorts Full uniform to be purchased by player (reversible jersey, shorts and shooting shirt and/or Hoodie)
Coaches: Parent Volunteers Parent Volunteers Parent Volunteer to coach. But must interview for position and ERAA staff selects coaches. Occasionally we may hire a non-parent coach
Registration: July - September July - August June - July
Volunteer Requirements: None None One 4 hour shift per player (max 8 hours per household). There is a $200 volunteer buy out option at registration
Practices Once a week at an 833 district school. Times vary between 5:30-8:00pm. Twice a week at an 833 district school. Times vary between 5:30-10:00pm (5th grade and up may have practices scheduled until 10pm) Two or Three a week at an 833 district school. Times vary between 5:30-10:00pm. (5th grade and up may have practices scheduled until 10pm)

Questions about ERAA Basketball?

Scott Polifka

Director of ERAA Basketball

Basketball Board Meetings

The board meets once a month on the 3rd Sunday of each month at Jerry's from 8-9pm.

Board meetings are open to the public. 


Eligibility for Participation in ERAA Basketball

The policy of the ERAA is that a player should reside within the East Ridge High School attendance boundary in order to participate in sports programs administered by ERAA. Players who do not meet this criterion but still wish to participate in ERAA basketball will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact the ERAA Basketball Director for more information. 


To check your address for boundary map, please click here

Basketball Sizes

3rd and 4th grade - 27.5 inch (Size 5)
5th/6th grades - 28.5 inch (Size 6)
7th grade and up - 29.5 inch (Size 7)

3rd and 4th grade - 27.5 inch (Size 5)
5th grade and up - 28.5 inch (Size 6)


ERAA Boys Youth Night Photos

Travel and In-House

ERAA Girls Youth Night Photos

Travel and In-House

East Ridge Athletic Association | PO Box 25181 | Woodbury, MN 55125