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.