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Developmental Basketball

The emphasis of the Developmental Basketball League will be on its participants having fun while learning the basic fundamental skills & rules of basketball.

The league will play Sunday afternoon between the hours of 11:30 am to 4:30 pm - on a rotating basis and will feature lowered baskets for both boys and girls. We will use a 28.5 inch basketball for all play. There are no additional practices and the league should conclude by late February (weather permitting).

Each week teams will have a brief 15-minute instruction period followed by a 45-minute game. The emphasis will be on its participants having fun while learning the basic fundamental skills & rules of basketball. The league’s design relies solely on the coach’s ability to teach during a game situation while serving as a referee. This affords each coach the ability to stop the game and explain the reason for the stoppage to effectively teach the rules and fundamentals of basketball in a game setting. Scores or standings will not be kept.

The boy's league will be divided into 2nd and 3rd grade divisions while the girl's division will combine 2nd and 3rd graders. Children must be in 2nd or 3rd grade to participate. Coaches will serve as referees in the game portion of the program.

The registration fee includes a uniform/t-shirt. 
Shirts will be distributed at the first game.

Registration closes: November 3, 2023

Developmental League will start on December 3, 2023

Teams are created by the Recreation Department to make the teams as fair as possible to lead the way into the Recreation Leagues when they get to 4th Grade.

The league is open to Milford residents and games are played at the West Shore Recreation Center - 14 Benham Avenue.

Contact Information
  • For more information contact Rich Minnix at (203) 783-3387 or

Schedule & Game Information
  • Games are played using 8' high baskets.
  • Games consists of 15 minutes of practice and 45 minutes of play refereed by coaches.
  • Games played at various gymnasiums in Milford on Sundays between 11:30 am - 4:30 pm based on a rotating schedule.
  • The women's 28.5 basketball is used.

Cancellation Information
  • Cancellation Information will be posted on
  • IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. A decision will be made by 11:00am. If the program is canceled an email and/or text message will be sent to all registered participants.
  • Please be sure to update your Household Account with your current contact information and that you opt to receive cancellation information.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Developmental League Coach 
18y - 99y N/A   11/01/2022 - 03/01/2023

$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
This is to register to be a Coach of a Developmental League Basketball Team
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Boys Developmental League - 2nd Grade 
6y - 8y 2 Su  12/03/2023 - 02/25/2024
11:30 AM - 04:30 PM

West Shore Recreation Center - Gymnasium
$75.00 Res
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Boys Developmental League - 3rd Grade 
6y - 9y 3 Su  12/03/2023 - 02/25/2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

West Shore Recreation Center - Gymnasium
$75.00 Res
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Girls Developmental League - 2nd & 3rd Grade 
6y - 9y 2 - 3 Su  12/03/2023 - 02/25/2024
11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

West Shore Recreation Center - Gymnasium
$75.00 Res
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