A-B Community Ed. 2016/2017 
Winter Basketball League

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-1:00 pm, ABRHS Lower Gym
Girls Grades 7-12 - between 1:00-3:00 pm, RJ Grey Junior High School 
Boys High School - between 1:30-5:30 pm, ABRHS Upper Gym

Dates there will be no practices:
Friday, December 23 - no practices in any school. Custodians leave early and lock up.
Monday, January 2 - no practices in any school. Holiday
Monday, January 16 - no practices in any school. MLK Day
Tuesday, January 17 - no practice Damon Building - McT Kindergarten Open House
Thursday, January 19 - no practice Damon Building - Camp Fair
Tuesday, January 24 - no practice Gates - Kindergarten Open House
Thursday, January 26 - no practice Blanchard - Band Concert
Tuesday, January 31 - no practice Damon Building - Merriam Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, February 1 - Damon (snow date) for Kindergarten Open House - OK to practice if 1/31 goes off without a hitch!
Tuesday, February 7 - no practice Blanchard - Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, February 8 - Blanchard (snow date) for Kindergarten Open House - OK to practice if 2/7 goes off without a hitch.
Thursday, February 16 - Conant (snow date) for Kindergarten Open House - OK to practice if 2/15 goes off without a hitch
Monday-Friday, February 20-24 - no practices in any school - vacation week.
Wednesday, March 1 - no practice at Blanchard until 7:30 - Literacy Night. Ok to practice after 7:30
Monday, March 6 - no practice at Damon Building - Star Party. If it is cloudy and the Star Party is canceled, you can practice but we won't know until that day.

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 with practices beginning the weeks of December 5th & 12th. Scrimmage games will be held Saturday 12/10 & 12/17. League games will run on Saturdays from January 7 - March 18. No games 2/25, February vacation week. Boys High School league will have and All-Star game and shooting contests on Sunday, 3/19.

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 11th or 12th grade are eligible to coach one team with parent supervision. Anyone interested must fill out the Google form at the top of this webpage. 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 $149. 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