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Basketball League - Grades 2-3

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General Information
This year, Avon Recreation is partnering with neighboring Farmington Valley Towns for this program in the Farmington Valley Recreation Basketball League.

The Recreation Department has revamped the recreation basketball league! The program will focus on skills, fundamentals and game play. Players will be grouped into teams within grade-appropriate brackets based on registrations. Rules are designed for participation and clinical skill development for all involved. We will be using certified professional referees for our games

This is not a practice league and players must be able to commit to a one-hour practice one night a week, plus a game on Saturday.

Players will be evaluated in a non-competitive, rating session in order to form balanced teams. There will be a mandatory rating session for Grade 3 players in this league. Participants must wear sneakers. Basketballs will be provided.

The mandatory rating session for 3rd graders only will be held at Pine Grove School on Tuesday, October 22 on the following schedule:

Grade 3 Girls - 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Grade 3 Boys - 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. for last names beginning with A-L
Grade 3 Boys - 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. for last names beginning with M-Z

Youth basketball coaches and Assistant Coaches are parent volunteers and are needed for this program. Please indicate if you are interested in being a Head Coach or Assistant Coach role when registering your child. All coaches must be signed up by September 27, 2019, agree to a background check, concussion training and attend the coaches meeting on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. at the Avon Middle School.

There will be a training session for new coaches. If you are new to our Recreation Basketball Program, you must attend a MANDATORY Coaches Training Session. All other coaches may attend if they wish. We will cover drills, rules, etc. Please contact the Recreation Department to reserve a spot. The training will be held at a date TBD.

Weekly practices begin November 25 and are held Monday - Friday at each school at the coaches discretion between the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exact practice night, time and location will be determined at a later date after the coaches meeting. All practices are in Avon. Practices will not be held during winter vacation December 23 - January 1.

Official League Play Games are held on Saturdays December 14, 2019 - March 7, 2020. (No games 12/28, 2/15) with 10 games for the season. Games can be in any of the participating towns (Avon, Burlington, Canton or Farmington). We travel light! Once the number of teams have been determined, the Games schedules will be posted online at

REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 27, 2019. Late registrations are subject to a $25 late fee (NO EXCEPTIONS!) and may be accepted beginning September 28, if space allows. Registrations will not be accepted after October 15, 2019. Non-residents welcome.

There is a $15.00 discount for the third or more player in the same family.


August 26 - October 25.......... 100% refund.
October 26 - November 8.......... 80% refund.
If you contact our office after November 10, we cannot issue any refund.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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