Basketball for Boys and Girls -  Fall 2019
    2nd-5th grade 

    Register Online Now!  |  Download a Wait List Form


    Effective Monday, September 16th at 5:00pm Standard registration has closed. Registrations will now be placed on a wait list pending team availability. Please select the " + add to the waitlist" option to enroll your child onto the wait list for this league. You will be contacted when your child is enrolled from the wait list and team placement is confirmed. This is done for the entire league not by teams so if you are aware that a spot is open on a specific team you will still be placed on the wait list until staff works on placement. 


    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.  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. 

    Fall basketball is open to children who will be in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in Fall 2019. Separate leagues are created for boys’ and girls’ basketball.

    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 one or two evenings 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 14. 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. Games begin the weekend of October 26th/27th and end the weekend of December 14th/15th. 2nd Grade Boys, 4th and 5th Grade Girls Games are typically scheduled on Sundays. 2nd Grade Girls, 3rd Grade Boys and Girls along with 4th & 5th Grade Boys will play Saturdays during the season.

    Standard Registration (until September 16th at 5:00PM)
    Resident $99
    Non-resident $109

    Registrations must be postmarked September 16 or before to be honored for priority registration.

    Late Registration (after September 16th at 5:00PM)
    Resident $119
    Non-resident $129

    After September 16, players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.

    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident 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 at www.aareced.com until the end of the Late 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.

    Download a registration form to mail in or drop-off. Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec&Ed office at 1515 South Seventh Street. 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 early 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 pm will be marked for September 16. Fees for registration after September 16 change to late registration rates.
    ➢    Changes also apply to on-line registration.

    Late Registration Deadline
    All registrations received after the primary registration deadline will be held until teams are formed. Players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.
    Every attempt will be made to place children whose registration forms is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement.

    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 place on the primary school team first.

    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 regret that we cannot guarantee special requests placed after the priority registration period.

    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.

    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 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.