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Basketball, Youth Developmental League (2nd & 3rd Grade)

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UPDATE: 12/12/19

The Developmental League WILL have practice weeks on Sunday, December 15, 2019 and December 22, 2019. The league will begin playing its game schedule on January 5, 2020 for.  The schedules have been posted as have player team assignments. Coaches will be contacting parents this week.

The emphasis of the league will be on its participants having fun while learning the basic fundamental skills & rules of basketball. The league features lowered baskets and uses a girl's 28.5 basketball. The Boy's league will be divided into 2nd and 3rd grade divisions.  A separate girl's division will combine 2nd and 3rd graders.  Coaches will serve as referees in the game portion of the program.

General Information
Boy’s & Girl’s Developmental Basketball League

The Milford Recreation Department announces that it will begin accepting registrations for its popular Boy’s & Girl’s Developmental Basketball League on October 1, 2019. The league will play Sunday afternoon’s between 11:30am and 4:30pm (rotates weekly) starting in early December at the West Shore Recreation Center and the Fannie Beach Neighborhood Center running approximately 10 non-consecutive weeks. Children must be in 2nd or 3rd Grade to be eligible; for the boy's there will be two divisions, each divided by grade. Girls will have their own division of 2nd and 3rd grades combined. This program is for Milford residents or taxpayers only.

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; lowered baskets will be used and equal playing time is mandatory.

The $40.00 registration fee includes a uniform/t-shirt. Teams will consist of a maximum of ten players to better facilitate equal playing time. Individuals may register at or in person at the Recreation Department in the Parsons Complex – 70 West River St. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL RETURNING PLAYERS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2019; November 11 for new players. A $10.00 LATE FEE APPLIES AFTER November 11 if space remains.

Teams are created by the Recreation Department based upon parent/coach requests and child's school; there is no draft. All requests will be accommodated provided team space permits. Returning players are automatically assigned to their previous year’s team provided they register by the deadline. New players are added to an existing team or become a part of a new team. The target start date is December 8, 2019 and the league should conclude by February.

Coaches are also wanted and may sign-up when registering his/her child or on our website via a separate link. Coaches may request as many children as they would like not to exceed ten total players. Coaches must also complete a provided background check, see Volunteer Application below.


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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 11:30am - 4:30pm based on a rotating schedule.
  • The women's 28.5 basketball is used.

Cancellation Information
  • Cancellation Information will be posted on
  • 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.

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