Basketball for 2nd and 3rd Graders -  Fall 2023
    2nd-3rd grade 

    Registration has closed!.

    Basketball Leagues for 4th-8th Graders will run in January with registration in late October!


    Statement of Inclusion for Rec & Ed Youth Sports 
    Rec & Ed is committed to providing safe and inclusive recreational sports opportunities to all young people, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Youth may register using a variety of gender terms, including “non-binary,” and are welcome to select whichever sports and leagues they prefer.
    We welcome young people who identify as non-binary or gender fluid to play on Rec & Ed teams! Parents, feel free to contact Seth Dodson (dodsons@a2schools.org) to ensure we have correct pronouns for your child and to discuss any other ways we can provide a welcoming environment. 

    About the Basketball League Program
    Children develop their social, mental and physical strength, 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
    +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.  It's a mental workout too, with quick decision-making, teamwork and strategy. 
    Sign up today!  Your child will learn some new skills and have fun with friends. 

    Fall basketball is open to children who will be in 2nd & 3rd grade in Fall 2023.

    If you have questions regarding the basketball program, please contact Willie Pickvet, pickvetw@aaps.k12.mi.us.

    Practices and Games (back to top)

    Each team will practice once a week, usually at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools. Practice locations are selected by the head coach.

    Practices begin the week of October 16. No team, private or public, is to practice more than two hours a week during the fall season.

    You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach. The games begin the weekend of October 28th/29th and end the weekend of December 16th/17th. 2nd Graders games are typically scheduled on Sundays. 3rd Graders will play Saturdays during the season.

    Standard Registration (until September 18th at 5:00PM)
    Resident $132
    Non-resident $142

    There are no late registrations for this activity.

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

    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.

    For information click here.

    Refund Policy
    For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy, click here.

    Registration (back to top)

    You can complete registration online www.aareced.com until the end of 5pm on September 18th. If you do not have a Rec & Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.

    Standard Registration
    Registrations received during the standard registration period
    ➢    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.

    Team Formation (back to top)

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

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Ten players are assigned to each team, although occasionally a team’s coach may request more players for his or her team. 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.

    Consult Youth Player Placement  for detailed information.

    Combo Teams
    If more than ten players from the same grade and school register, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas. 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. Players whose registrations are received during the priority registration period are placed in the primary school team first.

    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 are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of seven players to be registered for a team to be formed.

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

    Uniforms (back to top)

    Participants receive a team t-shirt 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.