A-B Community Ed. 
Winter Basketball League

Saturday 12/9
Due to the impending storm, the campus will close at 3:00 pm. All boys high school scrimmages have been canceled.

Registration codes (click on codes for easy registration!):
Boys Grades 3 & 4 - Full
Girls Grades 3 & 4 - Full
Boys Grades 5 & 6 - Full
Girls Grades 5 & 6 - Full
Boys Grades 7 & 8 - B78FA17
Girls Grades 7-12 - G712FA17
Boys High School - Full

Adults Referees: If you are interested in joining our team of adult referees, please email Luanne Flood at lflood@abschools.org and she’ll put you in touch with Chris Berlied our adult referee coordinator.

Basketball Clinic Dates and times: 
Players will be assigned a time slot during the time periods listed below. This will be done a week before the clinic date.

Boys Grades 3 & 4: Saturday, December 2, Parker Damon Building

Girls Grades 3 & 4: Saturday, December 2, Parker Damon Building

Boys Grades 5 & 6: Saturday, December 2, RJ Grey Junior High

Girls Grades 5 & 6: Saturday, December 2, RJ Grey Junior High Gym

Boys Grades 7 & 8: Saturday, December 9, High School Lower Gym
Boys with last names beginning with A-F, check-in starting at 9:00, clinic 9:15-10:15
Boys with last names beginning G-N, check-in starting at 10:15, clinic 10:30-11:30
Boys with last names beginning O-Z, check-in starting at 11:30, clinic 11:45-12:45

Girls Grades 7 - 12: Saturday, December 9, RJ Grey Junior High Gym
All girls in grades 7-12, check-in begins at 1:00, clinic 1:15-2:15

Boys High School: Completed. Teams will be drafted the evening of 12/3.

Saturday Game Schedule: 
Scrimmage games will be played Saturdays 12/9 & 12/16. League games begin on 1/6/18.
Boys Grades 3 & 4 - between 8:00-11:00 am, Parker Damon Building Gym
Girls Grades 3 & 4 - between 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Parker Damon Building Gym
Boys Grades 5 & 6 - between 8:00 am-11:00 pm, RJ Grey Junior High School
Girls Grades 5 & 6 - between 11:00 am-1:00 pm, RJ Grey Junior High School
Boys Grades 7 & 8 - between 8:00 am-2:00 pm, ABRHS Lower Gym
Girls Grades 7-12 - between 1:00-3:00 pm, RJ Grey Junior High School 
Boys High School - between 2:30-6:30 pm, ABRHS Upper Gym

Who Can Participate: This recreational league is open to Acton & Boxborough boys and girls grades 3-12. Any players (boys or girls) who are on Travel or School teams will not be able to participate in the Community Ed. League. Parents can register and will receive 90% refunds if their children later make these more competitive teams. All participants will have an equal opportunity to play and will be placed on teams to achieve balanced competition. Once teams are formed, coaches will contact players.

When: Each team has one practice during the week with games being played on Saturday. Our placement clinics will be held in November & December with practices beginning the weeks of December 4th & 11th. Scrimmage games will be held Saturday 12/9 & 12/16. League games will run on Saturdays from January 6 - March 17. No games 2/24, February vacation week. Boys High School league will have an All-Star game and shooting contests on Sunday, 3/18.

Mandatory League Clinics:  All participants are required to attend the opening clinics in November and December.  Exact times will be posted on our website in early November. The clinics allow the coaches and directors to evaluate the ability of players as all participants in our league have an equal opportunity to play and are placed on teams to achieve balanced competition. This is difficult at best if coaches and directors don’t have the opportunity to evaluate your child. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and sneakers. Basketballs will be provided. 

Coaches & League Directors: In order for the league to run smoothly, volunteers are needed to serve as league directors and team coaches. Final selection of coaches will be at the discretion of the league director. If you are interested in coaching, please follow the link at the top of the page to the coaching volunteer form. League Directors’ children play at no cost. Specific leagues in need of directors are listed on our website. 

Student Coaches: High School students in grades 11 or 12 are eligible to coach one team with parent supervision. Anyone interested must fill out the Google form at the top of this web page. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Student coaches will be selected by league directors.  Student coaches may not have a partner who is a high school or club teammate for any sport playing during our basketball season. We have found this to be a problem when both students have to miss due to their sport’s practice or game.

Registration Process: Registration opens in late August. The fee to play is $159. Registration is available by mail, phone or through our online registration system, which we highly recommend. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. This is done automatically online. Once a league is full, players will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their registration is received. Registration is closed once teams are selected and the season begins.

Refund Policy: To receive a 90% refund, players must withdraw from the league no later than two full business days before their league’s clinic date. Community Ed will not provide refunds after these dates unless a player makes a Travel or School team. Students making school teams will be given a 90% refund.

Questions: We will provide the most up to date information on our website.  Please email Luanne Flood with questions at lflood@abschools.org