Grades 3-6 basketball season: What parents need to know

Below is information regarding the 2023-2024 3rd-6th grade basketball season.

Sign-up deadlines and form

  • Sign up HERE. Deadline to register is Nov. 19.
  • The participation fee deadline is Dec. 15.

All 3rd-6th Grade Information

*See below for grade specifics on practice and coach details.
  • Open Gym: Possible open gyms and workouts in November, dates TBA. 
  • Games: Begin as soon as Jan. 6 and are played mostly on Saturday early mornings and afternoons. Games will be played generally at Maumee Valley, Northwest Ohio Classical Academy, Trinity, Emmanuel Christian, Toledo Christian, Westside Montessori, Ottawa Hills, or Cardinal Stritch. 
  • Participation Fee: $65 per player
  • Participation Fee Deadline: Must be paid by Dec. 15. Cash/check to MVCDS given to Heather Rakosik ONLY or may be dropped off directly to the Business Office (north end of the Smead parking lot) from 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Fees not paid by deadline will be charged to student accounts.)
  • Uniforms/Gear: A uniform is provided and must be returned at season's end or the student account will be charged. Uniforms will be passed out later prior to the first game. All players will receive a shooting shirt, included with their participation fee. MV basketball gear will be offered to players and families to order/purchase in the near future.
  • Communication: TEAM/COACH. All teams will use the TeamReach app. Parents, coaches, and permitted players with smartphones/iPads will need to download the TeamReach app. Coaches will contact parents/players with needed team sign on information. (If needed, the MV Athletic Department will assist coaches with TeamReach training and necessary team information.)
  • Communication: MV ATHLETICS. Communication will continue via email & MyMV.
  • Sign-Up Deadline: Nov. 19 click HERE.
  • Participation Fee Deadline: Dec. 15.

3rd & 4th Grade Boys' and Girls' Basketball

  • Practice: Begins officially Dec. 1. Fridays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the JB Gym.
  • Coaches: We are seeking coaches for both teams. If you are interested, please indicate that on the registration sign up.

5th & 6th Grade (one combined team) for Boys' Basketball

  • Practice: Begins officially Dec. 5. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., LS Gym.
  • Coaches: We are seeking coaches for a combined boys 5th/6th grade boys' team. If you are interested in coaching, please indicate that on the registration sign up.

5th & 6th Grade Girls' Basketball

  • Practice: Begins officially Dec 4. Mondays and Wednesdays. 3:15-4:30 p.m., LS Gym. *6th Girls possible other practice dates/times as assigned by the coach TBA.
  • Coaches:
    • 5th girls' head coach: Chris Kaatz, assistant coach: Dustin Prater
    • 6th girls' head coach: Heather Rakosik
    • If you have an interest in being a 6th grade girls' assistant coach, please indicate that on the registration sign up.
K-2 Notes: There will be a K-2 girls' and boys' basketball clinic held sometime in March, dates TBA.
Let's have a great winter sport season Hawks!!
Heather Rakosik
Lower School Athletic Director
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, co-educational, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.