• Winter Youth Basketball
    4th - 8th Grade
     
     
                                                       ball
    About the Basketball League Program
    Children develop their social, mental and physical strengths and character while learning how to play basketball. Teamwork and active participation are key components. Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts.
     
    Basketball is a challenging and exciting game that easily captures kids' attention.  Compared to other sports, basketball offers:
    +Frequent scoring opportunities 
    +Fast-pace
    +Players on the court are involved and working together with frequent touches on the ball.
    +Tons of movement
    +Indoor for year-round play
      
    Additionally, basketball provides a full-body cardio and strength building workout to help keep your child growing strong.  Its a mental workout too, with quick decisions making, teamwork and strategy. 
     
    Sign up today!  Your child will learn some new skills and have fun with friends. 

    Winter basketball is open to children in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grades during the 2018-19 school year. Separate leagues are created for boys' and girls' basketball.

    Questions? Contact Elyse at bairley@a2schools.org or Willie at pickvetw@a2schools.org.


    Practices and Games
    Each team will practice one or two evenings during the week. Practices are usually held at an Ann Arbor public elementary schools. Practice locations are selected by the head coaches.

    Practices begin the week of January 7th. No team, private or public, is to practice more than two hours a week during the season.

    Most games are scheduled on Saturdays, between 8 am and 8 pm at areas Middle Schools.  Games could also be played on Sundays. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach a week before the season starts.


    Fees
    Winter 2019 Youth Basketball Season

    Regular Registration (register until November 26th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Resident $104
    Non-resident $114

    Registrations must be postmarked November 26th or before to be honored for regular registration.

    Late Registration (register after November 26th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Resident $124
    Non-resident $134

    After November 26th at 5:00pm, all registrations will be on hold pending available roster space.  At this point special requests (including team and coach requests) may not be considered and jersey size is not guaranteed. 

    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.

    Payment
    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS.  Payments can be made in cash at the Rec & Ed office.

    Click here for scholarships and refund information.


    Registration
    You can complete registration online here until the end of the regular registration period.  If you do not have a Rec & Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.

    You can drop off the registration form by mail in or drop-off.  Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec&Ed office at 1515 S. Seventh St.  We have a drop-off box in the Rec & Ed office foyer available 24/7.

    Standard Registration
    Registrations received during the Standard registration period
    ➢    qualify for standard registration fees,
    ➢    are automatically assigned into teams,
    ➢    and are given equal priority.

    Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.

    ➢    All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for early registration fees.
    ➢    Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 5:00 p.m. will be marked for November 26th. Fees for registration after November 26th change to late rates.
    ➢    Changes also apply to on-line registration.
    Registration with November 26th postmarks cannot be honored as regular registrations.

    Team Formation
    Team rosters are limited to ten players per team unless a team's coach requests more players for his or her team.

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach roughly two weeks before the season starts.  Players who have not heard from a coach should contact Red & Ed office at pickvetw@a2schools.org or bairley@a2schools.org.

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas.

    If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec&Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams. 

    In the case of limited space, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas.

    Combo Teams
    It is not rare for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Early registrants will be placed on the primary school team.

    Special Requests
    If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form.  We cannot honor special requests placed after the priority registration period.

    You may indicate when you register if you want your child to "play up" a grade. 

    Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools 
    Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of seven players be registered for a team to be formed.

    Coaches
     
    Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and ten parents are always needed! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.
     
    Uniforms

    Participants receive a team jersey which must be worn at all games. Shorts, athletic shoes, and socks are standard team uniforms. Indicate your child’s t-shirt size when you register. During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings of any kind (including starters), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed. 

     

    Thanks to our winter sports sponsor:

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