Once again, Avon Recreation is partnering with neighboring Farmington Valley Towns for this program in the Farmington Valley Recreation Basketball League.
The program will focus on skills, fundamentals and game play. Players will be grouped into teams within grade appropriate brackets based upon 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 practices one – two nights 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 all participants of this league. Participants must wear sneakers. Basketballs will be provided.
BOYS GRADE 4-8 RATING SESSION IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT AVON MIDDLE SCHOOL ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
Grade 4 is from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Grade 5 is from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Grade 6 is from 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Grade 7 is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Grade 8 is from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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 24, 2021, agree to a background check, concussion training and attend the coaches meeting and draft.
The coaches meeting and draft will be on Monday, November 15 at the Avon Middle School from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Coaches and players cannot be paired. Assistant coaches must be obtained from the parents/guardians of the players drafted.
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 November 22 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Pine Grove School.
Weekly practices begin November 29 and are held Monday - Friday at each school at the coaches discretion between the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 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 - December 31.
Official League Play Games are held on Saturdays December 11, 2021 - March 12, 2022. (No games 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19) with 10 games for the season. They are hour long games and will be scheduled in any of the participating towns (Avon, Burlington, Canton, Farmington or Harwinton) generally between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We travel light! Once the number of teams have been determined, the links to the Games schedules will be posted below in the Links section.
REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021. Late registrations are subject to a $25 late fee (NO EXCEPTIONS!) and may be accepted beginning September 25, if space allows. Registrations will not be accepted after October 12, 2021. (Non-residents are welcome)
There is a $15.00 discount for the third or more player in the same family.
August 20 - October 22.......... 100% refund.
October 23 - November 5.......... 80% refund.
If you contact our office November 6 or after, we cannot issue any refund.
Mask requirements will follow the most current Board of Education and CDC Guidelines