Basketball League - Boys Grades 4-8
Once again, Avon Recreation and Parks is partnering with neighboring Farmington Valley towns for our Boys and Girls grades 2 – 8 league to expand the size, competition, and network of our league. The program will focus on skills, fundamentals, and gameplay. 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.
*There will be a $15 discount for the 3rd and 4th child enrolled in any of our basketball programs. Please call the office to receive your discount.
Practices: Weeknights starting 11/27/23. No practices will be held during Winter Vacation (Dec. 22 – Jan. 1).
Games: Saturdays 12/9/23 – 3/2/24 (No games on 12/23, 12/30, or 2/17; No home games on 1/13). Dates are subject to change.
Schedule: Once the rating sessions have been completed and the teams are determined (no earlier than November 13th), coaches will reach out regarding the team’s practice schedule, and a game schedule will be posted online at www.avonrec.com, and updated as needed with make-up dates, if applicable.
Registration: 8/18 – 9/22
- Register before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, to avoid the late fee.
- Late registrations may be accepted if space allows but will be subject to a $25 administrative fee. Call 860-409-4332.
- No registrations will be accepted after October 10, 2023.
August 18 – October 20 ............................................. 100%
October 21 – November 3........................................... 80%
November 4 and after................................... No Refunds
This is not a practice league. Players in grades 2 – 8 MUST be able to commit to a one-hour practice, 1-2 nights/week plus a game on Saturday. Limited availability to practice may impact your child’s ability to participate. Please ensure that you have correctly indicated your child’s availability at registration.
Please note that we do not accept requests to have your child paired with a specific coach or another player. Teams will be created based on availability to practice, grade, and rating.
Mandatory Rating Sessions:
Players in grades 3 – 8 will be evaluated in non-competitive, rating sessions in order to form balanced teams. Players should wear sneakers. Basketballs will be provided.
Boys Grades 4 – 8 Rating Session – Saturday, October 21
@Avon Middle School Gym
Grade 4: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Grade 5: 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Grade 6: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Grade 7: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Grade 8: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Volunteer as a coach!
Youth Basketball Coaches and Assistant Coaches are parent volunteers. Please indicate if you are interested in volunteering as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for your son or daughter’s team on their registration form.
All coaches must be signed up by September 22, 2023, agree to a background check, concussion training, and attend the coaches' meeting. The Coaches’ Meeting & Draft (grades 4 – 8 only) will be on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Avon Middle School – Cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
First-time coaches (for our program) will also need to attend a coaches’ training. We will cover drills, rules, etc. This Training Session will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, at Pine Grove School – Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Additional Forms and Files: