UPDATE: 12/30/22 - Teams have been formed - Assignments below. The schedules posted below are accurate, all leagues begin on Sunday January 8.
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. The league will start play in January and 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 $40 registration fee includes a uniform/t-shirt. Teams will consist of a maximum of ten players to better facilitate equal playing time. Shirts will be distributed at the first game.
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.
The league is open to Milford residents and games are played at the West Shore Recreation Center - 14 Benham Avenue.
COACHES REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1, 2022.
Coaches are also needed 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. The registration process is free and the questions it asks upon registration will answer many of your questions. You will also receive a coaches polo shirt, whistle, and lanyard. Coaches must also complete a provided background check, see Volunteer Application below.
Player registration ends December 18. If spaces remain, late registration will begin on December 19 for an additional $10.00 fee.