Youth Basketball League
Our basketball program features skill instruction, fundamentals of basketball, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Our coaches are parent volunteers. What makes our program so special is that our teams only average 7-9 players per team allowing the children to get lots of “touches” on the basketball. Each player on a team plays the same amount regardless of ability. We believe that through playing, kids develop skills, confidence and teamwork. Join our program regardless of your child’s ability! Each week will include one practice and a game on Saturday at a different time each week.
Special registration forms will be distributed through the elementary school around September 16 and will also be available outside the Park & Recreation Department or at www.townofreddingct.org. We can not send forms home with JRMS students.
We encourage participants to register early to save money and allow us to find enough volunteer coaches and sponsors to support the leagues.
Game Schedule–available by Thanksgiving 2017
Not attending the ratings clinic makes it difficult to make fair teams. All participants are expected to be there. All ratings are held at the RCC gym.
Games will be on Saturdays, starting in December. Teams will have one weekday practice.
REGISTRATION ON OR AFTER YOUR CHILD’S CLINIC WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF SPACE PERMITS.
Interested in coaching, sponsoring or refereeing? Click on the tabs below for more information.
The leagues success always depends on the commitment of volunteer coaches. If you like to work with kids or have the willingness to learn how to, we will teach you. Come be a positive influence on a child’s development!
Anyone who is interested in coaching should contact the Park & Recreation office no later than October 13. We will send a letter or call you by October 25.
There will be a mandatory pre-season coach’s clinic on a day TBA. Our goal again this season is to include the coaches in the team selections. In order to do this, it is important that coaches attend the ratings clinics and the team making session immediately following.
Sponsors are needed to offset the cost of team uniforms. It’s also a great way to advertise should you own a local business. Please support youth sports by calling for sponsorship information.
$100 for first year sponsorship
$80 for renewal sponsorships
If you have a basketball background and a desire to learn the finer points of the game, then refereeing may be for you. Referees and scorekeepers should contact Park and Recreation by October 20. The pre-season referee’s clinic will be held on a date TBA. Referees must be 16 years old.