Develop your basketball skills while you become a team player in this recreation league program. Recreation Basketball focuses on learning the game of basketball and equal playing time for all participants. Recreation leagues are determined by the participant's current grade. Participants are NOT able to play in a higher grade.
Teams practice on a weeknight (one night Monday through Friday) with games on Saturdays and possibly a few Sundays. Game begin in early January. Teams may play games in neighboring Towns depending on registration numbers. Transportation is not provided.
Please ensure you selected the appropriate shirt size for the participant. Uniform shirts are ordered and provided based on the size selected during the registration process. If a different size shirt is required, it will require an additional fee and may take up to three weeks to arrive.
There are no requests for team placement or practice night. Players cannot be transferred once drafted to a team.
Registration Deadline: November 11th
Any registration after November 11th will be placed on a waiting list.
Player Evaluations: Week of November 15th.
Date, time and location of the player evaluations will be released at a future time.
At this time, we can only accept non-residents from Manchester, Bolton & Tolland.
*VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED
The Boys and Girls Recreation Basketball Leagues cannot begin until we have volunteer coaches for all the teams in that league. Extensive basketball knowledge/playing experience are not required. We look for coaches who will provide a safe, fun and educational experience while setting nothing less than the best example for players. All coaches must submit to a background check and attend the pre-season coaches meeting.
Vernon Parks and Recreation Department will comply with all COVID-19 guidelines from federal, state and local agencies. Guidelines may be adjusted throughout the program as COVID-19 guidelines are updated by federal, state and local agencies.
Currently, masks are REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES within the building. This includes while participating in the activity. Evaluations, games and practices.