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.

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 2016-17 

Pre-Season Prep!

Grades: 5-8

10/8/2016-11/5/2016
Location: McConnell Center Gym

Dover Recreation staff will offer a pre-season prep for middle school kids to get ready for the upcoming basketball season! This will be a skills based program, held on Saturday mornings, and will help develop fundamental skills important for becoming a better player. This is a great way to get back on the court a little earlier in the year and brush up on your fundamentals!

Cost: $50/residents; $70/non-residents - if we have space available we will offer drop-ins at $15/per day for residents or $20/day for non-residents.

Times:
9:00-10:00 a.m.: 5th & 6th grade (coed)
10:15-11:15 a.m.: 7th & 8th grade (coed)

Kinder Shots:

Grades: K only!
12/3/2016 - 2/25  /2017 (Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/24 & 12/31)
Location: Garrison Elementary School

We will now offer those in Kindergarten their own introduction to basketball! This program will be held from 8:30-9:15am on Saturday mornings at the Garrison Elementary School. Dover Recreation staff along with volunteers from the DHS basketball programs will provide a fun welcome to the game of basketball and focus on basic skills for this age group! This program is co-ed.

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

Lil' Shots:
Grades 1-2 BOYS
12/3/2016 - 2/25/2017(Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/24 & 12/31)
Location: Woodman Park School

THE 9am SESSION IS FULL - We are still taking registrations for 8am.

We offer an 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. session, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. This program is taught using stations, with the help of volunteers.  We have reduced the numbers allowed in each session so we are better able to introduce skills and to start some 3 on 3 play, so make sure to sign up early!

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

Grades 1-2 GIRLS
12/3/2016 - 2/25/2017(Saturdays - program will NOT be held on 12/24 & 12/31)
Location: Garrison Elementary School

All new!  This program will be held weekly from 9:30-10:15am.  This program will be for girls only and will be taught using stations with the help of Dover Recreation staff and volunteers. Small intro level games will also begin as the season progresses.

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

Midget Basketball:
Grades 3 & 4
12/3/2016 - 2/25/2017 (Saturdays - this program will not be held on 12/24 & 12/31)

After the first week, players will be placed on teams. Each Saturday will be broken up into instructional and game time. There will also be one night of practice during the week if we have sufficient gym space. Girls and boys participate in different sessions for this program.

Girls: Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm at Garrison Elementary School.

Boys:

Location: Woodman Park School

The first Saturday (12/3/2016) 4th grade boys will participate from 10:00-11:30am and 3rd grade boys will participate from 12:00-1:30pm. If we have enough participants, there will be either two or three different time slots for the entire program on Saturdays.

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 3rd. 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 19th. The clinic will be held at Garrison Elementary 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 19th but are interested in signing your child up, please do so ahead of time! If you sign up after November 19th, 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 19th 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 19th, 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 on Sunday, December 11th at the McConnell Center Gym. Freshman and sophomores should be here from 2:30-3:30pm and Juniors and Seniors should be here from 3:30-4:30pm.  Those playing for their school teams are not eligible for this program.  We are limiting this program to 60 participants, so please register early.  If you sign up on/after December 11th we cannot guarantee you a spot on team.

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.