Youth Basketball

Important Basketball Notes

Butterfield GymSign-up Early: A certain amount of planning is essential to ensure our participants have a successful season, and if we don't know how many participants we have, we cannot plan accurately. Please help us plan by signing up early!

How do I register?
You can download and print out a registration form here.  Forms can be mailed to: 
Dover Recreation
61 Locust Street, Suite 124
Dover, NH 03820

You can also register in person during our normal business hours at the McConnell Center; 61 Locust Street in Dover. Enter Door # 3 and go down the stairs.

Coaches/Volunteers: We depend on volunteers to help with almost all of our basketball programs. We will be offering a coaches clinic this season, so if you are interested in coaching, please email Krista by November 1st - the sooner the better! Coaches are required to fill out an application and complete a background check.

Youth Basketball Programs 2017-2018

Please bear with us this year as we navigate changing formats & grade breakdown slightly with our players in grades K-4.  The Garrison construction project will necessitate us being flexible and utilizing other gyms to make our programs possible. 

Grades K-4 (BOYS)

Grades K - 1 (BOYS)
12/2/2017 - 2/17/2018 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/30)

This program will offer two time slots, either 8:00-8:45am OR 9:00-9:45am* on Saturday mornings at the Woodman Park School. Dover Recreation staff along with volunteers will provide a fun welcome to the game of basketball and focus on basic skills for this age group!
*9:00am is FULL

Fee:
Before October 31st: $60/residents
After November 1st: $70/residents; $90/non-residents

Grade 2 (BOYS)
12/2/2017 - 2/17/2018 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/30)
Location: Woodman Park School

This session will be held from 10:00-11:00am on Saturdays and will continue working on skills while also adding in more 2 on 2 and 3 on 3 game play.  Volunteers will be needed to help coach and referee throughout the program.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $60/residents
After November 1st: $70/residents; $90/non-residents

Grades 3 & 4 (BOYS)
12/2/2017 - 2/17/2018 (Saturdays - this program will not be held on 12/30/17)

After the first week, players will be placed on teams. Each Saturday will be broken up into instructional and game time.  There may be Sunday games in January and February depending on number of participants!

The first Saturday (12/2/2017) 4th grade boys will participate from 11:15-12:30pm and 3rd grade boys will participate from 12:45-2:00pm. If we have enough participants, there will be either two or three different time slots for the entire program on Saturday afternoons and possibly Sundays.  Your time slot for games will vary throughout the season.  You will receive a schedule after the players are placed on teams.  

Fee:
Before October 31st: $70/residents
After November 1st: $80/residents; $100/non-residents

Grades K-4 (GIRLS)

Grades K-1 (GIRLS)
12/2/2017 - 2/17/2018 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/30)

This program will be for girls only and will be taught using stations with the help of Dover Recreation staff and volunteers. 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 will be implemented as the season progresses.  
The first 4 weeks of this program will be held on Saturdays at Garrison Elementary from 9:00-9:45am.  In January and February this program will be held on Saturdays, but the location and time are tentatively set for Woodman Park at 11:00am.  This is subject to change depending on number of registrations in all programs.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $60/residents
After November 1st: $70/residents; $90/non-residents

Grades 2-4 (GIRLS)
12/2/2017 - 2/17/2018 (Saturdays - this program will not be held on 12/30)

After the first week, players will be placed on teams. Each Saturday will be broken up into instructional and game time.  Focus will be on skills as well as 3 on 3 game play.  In December this program will be held at the Garrison Elementary School from 10:00-11:30am.  In January and February it is tentatively scheduled to be held at Woodman Park at 12:00pm.  This is subject to change depending on the number of registrations in all programs.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $70/residents
After November 1st: $80/residents; $100/non-residents

House League

Grades 5 & 6

This is an in-house league that plays the majority of their games on Saturday mornings, with practices held during the week. Each team practices twice per week, and games are scheduled to start December 2nd. We will start this program with a skills clinic before we draft teams. The goal of the player draft is to try and balance the teams to ensure a competitive league. The Saturday clinic will be held on Saturday, November 18th. The clinic will be held at Dover High School.

9-10 a.m.: 6th-grade boys
10-11 a.m.: 5th-grade boys
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: 5th- and 6th-grade girls.

There is a separate league for boys and girls for this program. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you cannot attend on November 18th but are interested in signing your child up, please do so ahead of time! If you sign up after November 18th, we cannot guarantee a spot will be available on a team.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $80/residents
After November 1st: $90/residents; $110/non-residents

Boys Junior High Basketball

Grades 7 and 8

Each team will have one practice per week and a game on the weekend. If you play on your school team, then you are not eligible for this program. Skills clinic for this program will Saturday November 18th at the McConnell Center Gym.  8th graders will be from 2:00-3:00pm and 7th graders will be from 3:00-4:00pm.   Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  If you sign up after November 18th, we may not be able to add your child to a team.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $80/residents
After November 1st: $90/residents; $110/non-residents

Boys High School Basketball

This will be an in-house league. Teams will practice during the week and play on the weekends. There will be a mandatory skills clinic after the high school completes tryouts. Those playing for their school teams are not eligible for this program.  We are limiting this program to 60 participants, so please register early. 

Fee:
Before October 31st: $80/residents
After November 1st: $90/residents; $110/non-residents

Click here to download the registration form for all programs listed above! Call 516-6401 with any questions.