Recreation Basketball League (Grades K-8)
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Canton's Recreation Basketball League is for boys and girls grades K-8 who are interested in learning the sport of basketball and competing with a team. Players will be grouped into teams within grade-appropriate brackets after an assessment night and draft-style coach selection with the goal of creating balanced and competitive teams. Teams will practice one night per week: Grades K-3 can have their one practice on Monday-Friday evening at Cherry Brook Primary School and Grades 4-8 can have their one practice on Wednesday or Thursday evening in the CIS gym. The exact time will be determined by the coach. Teams will have one game per week always on Saturday morning.
This season, Canton Parks & Recreation is partnering with Avon, Burlington, and Farmington to expand the size, competition, network, and length of our leagues. This will ensure a variety of competitors and provide an early foundation for travel, AAU, and high school athletics that face opponents the participants do not know personally. Games will be held in Canton, Avon, and Farmington on Saturday mornings and there will be approximately ten games over the course of the season. Please note that some minimal travel within the Farmington Valley is required. This program now runs November-March and fees include a uniform t-shirt.
This year's league is managed by Chris Sacco and Jake Plitt. Chris is Canton's Recreation Coordinator and has his Master's Degree in Sports Management from the University of New Haven. Prior to Canton, Chris was the Director of Fitness at Yale University. Jake is an avid basketball fan, an Explorers Camp Counselor, and he coaches JV and Varsity basketball at Shepaug High School. Chris and Jake are looking forward to working with players, coaches, and parents to make this year's program a tremendous success.
Registration Deadline - October 18
Assessments - October 25 and 26
Practice Begins - November
Regular Season Begins - December