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The emphasis of the league will be on its participants having fun while learning the basic fundamental skills & rules of basketball. The league will be divided into 2nd and 3rd grade divisions.  A separate girl's division will be created if enough girls register.  Coaches will serve as referees in the game portion of the program.



If you or anyone you know is interested in coaching please contact me ASAP at 203-783-3390 or paustin@ci.milford.ct.us. The commitment is one hour on Sunday and I will provide any coaching resources you feel may be beneficial. The skills that should be taught at this level are basic; dribbling, passing, shooting and position.

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. The league will play Sunday afternoon’s beginning at 11:30am starting in late November at the West Shore Recreation Center and the Parsons Complex Gymnasium running approximately 10 non-consecutive weeks. Children must be in 2nd or 3rd Grade to be eligible; there will be two divisions, each divided by grade. Girls will have their own division only if there are enough girls registered to do so. 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 $25.00 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 www.milfordrecreation.com 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, 2016; November 11 for new players.

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 4, 2016 and the league should conclude by February.

Coaches are also wanted and may sign-up upon registering his/her child or on our website. Coaches may request as many children as they would like not to exceed ten total players. For more information contact Patrick Austin at 783-3390 or paustin@ci.milford.ct.us

PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY THEIR CHILD'S COACH AROUND THANKSGIVING.


IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CALL 203-783-3280 X 9 THEN 1

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 West Shore Recreation and Parsons Complex Gymnasium on Sundays no earlier than 11:30am based on a rotating schedule.


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