Recreation Program

Updated Tuesday September 13, 2016 by Ron Lewandowski.

Our Recreation Basketball program is a great way to learn the game of basketball in a competetive and fun environment. It is to open to all skill levels. The recreation basketball programs gives all players the opportunity to learn and improve in the game of basketball in an environment where everyone gets equal playing time.

 

Recreation League Information

  • The division alignment noted below and the actual number of games are subject to change based on actual league enrollement. Any division may be Co-ed if the registraion numbers require it.  In addition, if there are not enough players to field enough teams to run an effective program, the division may participate in the Quabbin Valley Recreation League.
     
  • There is no guarantee of a balanced schedule where all teams play the other teams the same number of times.
     
  • Officiated games are 32 minutes ( Two 16 minutes halves) stop with mandated substitutions every 4 minutes.  No shot clock.
     
  • All teams qualify for playoffs and will be seeded by record.  Tie breaker is head to head results then total point differential.
     
  • All officiated divisions will have SINGLE ELIMINATION playoffs.
     
  • Boys 2/3 and Girls 123 games are 40 minutes (Eight 5 minute periods).  
     
  • No playoffs in Grades Boys 2/3 or Girls 1/2/3

 

 Boys Divisions

  • Grades 2/3 - 10 games.  No Officials.  The coaches are on the floor with the players loosely officiating the game and teaching players the basketball fundamentals taught in practice.
     
  • Grades 4/5 - 12 games
     
  • Grades 6/7/8 - 12 Games 
     
  • High School - 14 games. Registration is capped at 8 teams and 80 players. 

 

Girls Divisions

  • Grades 1/2/3 - 10 games. Plays against Southampton teams. Travel to Southampton gyms is required.  No Officials.  The coaches are on the floor with the players loosely officiating the game while enforcing the fundamentals taught in practice.
     
  • Grades 4/5/6 - 12 games. Plays against Southampton teams.  Travel to Southampton gyms is required.
     
  • Grades 7/8 - 12 games.  Due to the limited number of players in this division, this team plays in the Quabbin Valley Recreation Basketball League and we are subject to their league rules. Travel to other towns is required.  If a team cannot be formed, the players are offered the opportunity to play in the Boys 6/7/8 division.