CAA Boys Basketball – Barger Skills Clinic
CAA will be hosting a weekly skill development for boys basketball players currently in 4th – 7th grade (next season’s 5th – 8th graders). There will be 45 minutes of skill development followed by 30-45 minutes of game play. The sessions will be run by Mike Barger (Bio below) with periodic participation from Steve Knutson (CAA Player and Coach development lead) and Chanhassen high school staff.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays in April/May (April 13, 15, 20, 22, 27; May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27)
Thursdays in June/July (June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22, 29)
Time: 4th and 5th grade: 6:00-7:30 pm
6th and 7th grade: 6:45-8:15 pm
Fees: Cost is $50 for the entire April-July schedule (21 sessions). Sponsorships are available to anyone who needs it (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
COVID: We will continue to follow the COVID rules that were maintained throughout the 2020/2021 basketball season. Players are expected to monitor symptoms prior to attendance and wear masks at all times.
Location: We will rotate between the main gym at Chanhassen High School, Chaska Middle School West and Pioneer Ridge Middle School. Steve will send emails prior to each week’s sessions with location and any other relevant information.
Mike Barger Bio
Coaching since 1995: Mankato East (Head Girls Coach), Chanhassen (Sophomore Coach), Cooper High School (Freshman Coach), Crossfire AAU
Mike has a masters in Secondary Education from Minnesota State/Mankato. He teaches in Minnetonka. He has two teenage boys and lives in Victoria.
Mike is passionate about teaching players the game of basketball with a heavy emphasis on skill development. He has been a social studies teacher for 20 years in Mankato, Chaska, and currently in Minnetonka.
Open to: Boys
born on or after: 08/04/2002
In Grades: 5 to 8 for 2021-22 School year