Youth Basketball

2019 - 2020 Basketball sign-ups will begin October 1st.  

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 after October 1st.  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 2019-20

PLEASE NOTE:  SIGN-UPS BEGIN OCTOBER 1ST!  Some times may vary depending on number of sign-ups in each program.

Grades K-4 (BOYS)

Grades K - 1 (BOYS)
12/7/2019 - 2/15/2020 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/28)
Location:  Garrison Elementary School

This program will offer two time slots, either 9:00-9:45am OR 10:00-10:45am on Saturday mornings at the Garrison Elementary 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!

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

Grade 2 (BOYS)
12/7/2019 - 2/15/2020 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/28)
Location: Woodman Park School

This session will be held from 9:00-10:00am 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: $70/residents
After November 1st: $80/residents; $100/non-residents

Grades 3  (BOYS)
12/7/2019- 2/15/2020 (Saturdays - this program will not be held on 12/28) 
Location:  Woodman Park School

This session will be held from 10:15-11:45am on Saturdays.  After the first week, players will be placed on teams. Each Saturday will be broken up into instructional and game time. Volunteer coaches and referees needed. Additional time slots may be added depending on numbers.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $90/residents
After November 1st: $100/residents; $120/non-residents

Grades 4  (BOYS)
12/7/2019- 2/15/2020 (Saturdays - this program will not be held on 12/28) 
Location:  Woodman Park School

This league will be held from 12:00-1:30pm on Saturdays.  After the first week, players will be placed on teams. Each Saturday will be broken up into instructional and game time. Volunteer coaches and referees needed. Additional time slots may be added depending on numbers.  There may be practice time during the week depending on gym availability.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $90/residents
After November 1st: $100/residents; $120/non-residents

Grades K-4 (GIRLS)

Grades K-1 (GIRLS)
12/7/2019 - 2/15/2020 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/28)|
Location:  Garrison Elementary School
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.  This program will be held at Garrison Elementary School on Saturdays from 11:00-11:45am.  This is subject to change depending on number of registrations in all programs.
Fee:
Before October 31st: $70/residents
After November 1st: $80/residents; $100/non-residents
Grades 2-3 (GIRLS)
12/7/2019 - 2/15/2020 (Saturdays - this program will not be held on 12/28)
Location:  Garrison Elementary School

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.  This program is scheduled to run at Garrison Elementary School on Saturdays from 12:00-1:15pm.  This is subject to change based on numbers.

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

House & Travel Leagues

Grades 5 & 6 (boys)
Grades 4-6 (Girls)

New this year - we will offer a travel team for both 5/6 girls and 5/6 boys that will participate in the newly formed Seacoast travel league.  Tryouts will be held in early November - you must sign up for 5/6 grade and pay the base fee ($100 and you must be signed up before 10/31).  Those that make the travel team will owe an additional $50.  Those that don't make the travel team will automatically be enrolled in the house league.  Make a note on your form that you are interested in trying out for the travel team.

For the in-house league, games will be on Saturday mornings, with practices held during the week. Each team practices twice per week, and games are scheduled to start December 7th. 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 16th. The clinic location is TBD.
9-10 a.m.: 6th-grade boys
10-11 a.m.: 5th-grade boys
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: 4th-6th-grade girls

There is a separate league for boys and girls for this program. The girls program may be a 3v3 or 4v4 league depending on numbers.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you cannot attend on November 16th but are interested in signing your child up, please do so ahead of time! If you sign up after November 16th, we cannot guarantee a spot will be available on a team.  If you are interested in trying out for the travel team you must be signed up by October 31st.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $100/residents
After November 1st: $110/residents; $130/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 23rd at the McConnell Center Gym.  8th graders will be from 9:00-10:00am and 7th graders will be from 10:00-11:00am.   Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you sign up after November 23rd, we may not be able to add your child to a team.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $100/residents
After November 1st: $110/residents; $130/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.  Due to space restrictions, non-residents must attend DHS.

Fee:
Before October 31st: $100/residents
After November 1st: $110/residents; $130/non-residents

Call 516-6401 with any questions.