A-B Community Ed. 
Winter Basketball League

Registration is open for the 2017/2018 season!

Registration codes (click on codes for easy registration!):
Boys Grades 3 & 4 - B34FA17
    Boys 3/4 needs 1 more league director
Girls Grades 3 & 4 - G34FA17
Boys Grades 5 & 6 - B56FA17
    Boys 5/6 needs 1 more league director
Girls Grades 5 & 6 - G56FA17
    Girls 5/6 needs 2 league directors
Boys Grades 7 & 8 - B78FA17
Girls Grades 7-12 - G712FA17
Boys High School - BHSFA17

Links to Coaching volunteer forms:

Boys High School clinics begin this weekend
League clinics are scheduled for 11/11 & 11/18 in the HS Upper Gym
Players with last names beginning with A-E, check-in 12:30-1:00 - Clinic 1:00-1:45 pm
Players with last names beginning with F-M, check-in 1:30-2:00, Clinic 2:00-2:45 pm
Players with last names beginning with N-Z, check-in 2:30-3:00, Clinic 3:00-3:45 pm

Referee Registration and Training:

Community Ed. has a need for new basketball referees. Adult referees are needed for our high school league and students are needed for younger leagues. It’s not clear at this time how many new referees we will need. Candidates must attend a mandatory meeting/training session. No referee will be scheduled to work without completing proper employment paperwork.

Students: If you have basketball experience and are interested in becoming a Community Ed. basketball referee, please Register here. Refs will be assigned games based upon attendance, ability, and performance. Please note: Due to child labor regulations, students must be 14 by November 1, 2017, to participate.

Student referee training sessions will be as follows:

There will be 4 ref clinics this year to provide some extra pre-season training. There will be 2 paperwork, logistics, & basic instruction sessions. The first on Sunday, October 29 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, and the second on Saturday, November 4 also 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Referees are required to be at (at least) 1 of these sessions. There will also be 2 all-training sessions. The first on Tuesday, November 7 from 7:00-9:00 pm, and the second on  Monday, November 13 also 7:00-9:00 pm. Referees are required to be at (at least) 1 of these sessions.

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, between 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Parker Damon Building Gym

Girls Grades 3 & 4: Saturday, December 2, between 1:30 – 5:00 pm at the Parker Damon Building Gym

Boys Grades 5 & 6: Saturday, December 2, between 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the RJ Grey Junior High

Girls Grades 5 & 6: Saturday, December 2, between 1:15-3:45 pm at the RJ Grey Junior High Gym

Boys Grades 7 & 8: Saturday, December 9, between 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the High School Lower Gym

Girls Grades 7 - 12: Saturday, December 9, between 1:00-2:15 pm at the RJ Grey Junior High Gym

Boys High School: Saturdays, November 11 & 18 between 1:00-3:45 pm at the High School Field House (upper) Gym.  
Note: High school boys are asked to attend both clinics.

Saturday Game Schedule: 
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. If you are interested in serving as a league director please email Luanne Flood at lflood@abschools.org. 

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 wait list in the order in which their registration is received.

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