Youth Basketball

2021-22 Basketball Season:

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?

Online sign-ups can be done by visiting our website:  https://getactive.dover.nh.gov - you can also register in person at the McConnell Center front desk during normal business hours.

If you have previously done our programs, click on the "Forgot Password" link to retrieve your log-in information.
If you have not previously done our programs you can create a household, or call 603-516-6401 for assistance.

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. If you are interested in coaching, please email Krista  - the sooner the better! Coaches are required to fill out an application and complete a background check.

2023 Youth Winter Basketball Program info will be published on or about September 15, 2022.  See below for last year's information.

Youth Basketball Programs 2021-22

Grades K-4

Grades K - 1 (Coed)
Location:  Woodman Park School
Dates:  December 4, 2021 - February 19, 2022 (Not held on 12/25 & 1/1)
Masks required AT ALL TIMES.

This program will offer two time slots, either 8:00-8:45am OR 9:00-9:45am on Saturday mornings. 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!  While we will do our best to be consistent, time/location subject to change due to staffing or location restrictions.

Fee:
Before November 14th: $70/residents
After November 15th: $80/residents

Grades 2-4 (GIRLS)
Location:
Woodman Park School
Dates: December 4, 2021 - February 19, 2022 (Not held on 12/25 & 1/1)
Masks required AT ALL TIMES
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 on Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am. This is subject to change based on numbers. Girls in grade 4 can sign up for either this program, or the house league program.  If your child has never played or has very limited experience, they should sign up for this program. While we will do our best to be consistent, time/location subject to change due to staffing or location restrictions.
Fee:
Before November 14th: $80/residents only
After November 15th: $90/residents only

Grade 2 (BOYS)
Location: Woodman Park School
Dates: December 4, 2021 - February 19, 2022 (Not held on 12/25 & 1/1)
Masks required AT ALL TIMES
This session will be held from 11:45a-12:45pm on Saturdays and will work 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. While we will do our best to be consistent, time/location subject to change due to staffing or location restrictions.

Fee:
Before November 14th: $70/residents ONLY
After November 15th: $80/residents ONLY

Grades 3  (BOYS)
Location:  Woodman Park School
Dates: December 4, 2021 - February 19, 2022 (Not held on 12/25 & 1/1)
Masks required AT ALL TIMES

This session will be held from 1:00-2:30pm 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. While we will do our best to be consistent, time/location subject to change due to staffing or location restrictions.

Fee:
Before November 14th: $90/residents only
After November 15th: $100/residents only

Grades 4  (BOYS)
Location:  Woodman Park School
Dates: December 4, 2021 - February 19, 2022 (Not held on 12/25 & 1/1)
Masks required AT ALL TIMES

This league will be held from 2:45-4:15pm 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. While we will do our best to be consistent, time/location subject to change due to staffing or location restrictions.

Fee:
Before November 14th: $90/residents only
After November 15th: $100/residents only

House Leagues

Grades 5 & 6 (boys)
Grades 4-6 (Girls)
Dover residents only - masks required AT ALL TIMES

We will not be offering a travel league this year.  Depending on the situation with COVID, we will try to do all star teams at the end of the house league season.

For the in-house league, games will be on Saturdays, with practices held during the week. Each team practices twice per week, and games are scheduled to start in early December. 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 November 20th at Garrison Elementary - Pre-registration is required.  Times will be assigned and communicated via email. 

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 REQUIRED

Fee:
Before November 14th: $100/residents only
After November 15th: $110/residents only

Boys Junior High Basketball
Grades 7 and 8
Dover residents only.  Mask policy TBD.  Masks required at all times if you practice in the elementary schools.

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 20th at the McConnell Center Gym- times will be communicated via email.  Pre-registration is required

Fee:
Before November 14th: $100/residents
After November 15th: $110/residents only

Boys High School Basketball
Dover residents only - if we have room, non-residents that attend DHS will be eligible upon verification of attendance. Mask policy TBD. Masks required at all times if you practice in the elementary schools.

This will be an in-house league. Teams will have 2-3 practices before games begin.  New this year - once games begin, there will be no practice time during the week for this league.  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.  

Assessments - TBD

Fee:
Before November 14th: $100/residents
After November 15th: $110/residents
After December 1st:  $130/non-residents (if there is room)

Call 516-6401 with any questions.