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Below is the info for the upcoming 2022-23 Basketball Season. Due to school start times, please be aware that practices (for teams with weeknight practices) will again be later in the evenings. 

Travel Basketball League Info (Grades 5-8):

These teams play in the Manchester Suburban Basketball League. Players can expect 2 practices per week with 1-2 games per week on weeknights and weekends. Travel to various towns throughout southern NH is required. There will be one team per age division and a mandatory try-out. Not all players are guaranteed to make the team. Program Fee: $260R, $290NR
Travel Basketball Season Dates:
Oct 27th - Try-Out Registration Closes (registration is required to participate in try-outs)
Oct 30th – Try-Outs  at AMS 
     10am- 7/8 Girls
     11:15am- 5/6 Girls
     12:30pm -5/6 Boys
     1:45pm- 7/8 Boys

Nov 3rd – Teams Announced
Nov 7th – Practices Begin
Nov 13th - MSLB Coaches Meeting
Dec 3rd
 - Games Begin

*Those trying out for the AMS should team should also attend travel try-outs if they are interested in playing travel basketball. We will work with the teams and families as the AMS try-outs and teams are announced to make changes as needed.

Rec Basketball League Info (Grades 3-9):
Teams in this league play in the Souhegan Valley Basketball League. Players can expect 1-2 practices per week with 1 game on Saturdays and a Jamboree weekend (small tournament) in February. Travel to surrounding towns is required. There will be a screening to help create even teams and all players who sign up before the registration close date will be allowed to participate. The 7th-9th grade team will be co-ed.
Rec Basketball Season Dates:
Nov 4th - Registration Closes
Nov 5th – Screenings at AMS 
     9am- 5/6 Girls
     10:15am- 5/6 Boys
     11:30am- 3/4 Girls
     12:45pm- 3/4 Boys
     no 7-9 screenings
Nov 10th - Teams Announced
Nov 14th -
 Practices Begin
Dec 10th– Games Begin
Feb 18th-20th - Jamboree Weekend

1st and 2nd Grade Hoops Basketball Info
Basketball for 1st and 2nd graders is a Saturday-only program designed to introduce the sport of basketball. Each session will consist of a 30-minute team practice, followed by a 30-minute scrimmage against another team. There will be no additional practice days at this level and all teams are co-ed. All sessions will be at Wilkins Elementary school. 
1st & 2nd Grade Season Dates:
Dec 1st – Registration Closes
Jan 7th – First Session
Feb 11th – Last Session (Make Up Date Feb 18)

Volunteers Needed: All basketball teams are coached by volunteer coaches and need volunteers to help with book keeping and scoreboards. Please consider signing up to volunteer when registering your child. Feel free to reach out to the Rec Dept with any questions about coaching.

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Hoops Rec Basketball: 1/2 Graders 
N/A 1 - 2   01/07/2023 - 02/11/2023

$52.00 R, $62.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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