2018 FALL BASKETBALL PROGRAMS
Registration: Members July 26, Non-Members August 2
This program is designed for all basketball players. We encourage existing travel players and those with travel aspirations to sign up and fine tune their skills. The emphasis will be on the fundamental skills of dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and defense as well as 5-on-5 plays.
TUESDAYS (Members $150, Non-Members $200)
September 4th - October 23rd (8 classes)
3rd & 4th Grade Boys & Girls - 4:15-5:15 @ YMCA
WEDNESDAYS (Members $150, Non-Members $200)
September 5th - October 10th (6 classes)
5th-8th Grade Boys & Girls - 4:00-5:30 @ Middlesex (9/12 + 9/19 @ YMCA)
THURSDAYS (Members $150, Non-Members $200)
September 6th - October 25th (8 Classes)
1st & 2nd Grade Boys & Girls - 4:15-5:15 @ YMCA
September 6th - October 11th (6 classes)
5th-8th Grade Boys & Girls - 4:00-5:30 @ Middlesex
Fall League - 9th-12th Grade Boys House Basketball
Games only, no practices. Games will be played on Thursday nights at the YMCA. A pre-season draft will determine the teams. Connecticut High School rules will be enforced with a few Darien YMCA modifications. Game are played 4 vs. 4 (smaller rosters means more playing time and more touches for each player). Each player will receive a Darien YMCA Basketball t-shirt. Season will end with a single elimination tournament. Low time commitment if you have other fall activities. Great way to get ready for the winter season whether you play house league or for DHS!
*Space is limited*
Draft: No tryouts, coaches will select teams
September 20 - November 15
Price: Member $150 Non-Member $200
Site: Darien YMCA
* Two 20 minute halves with running time. Time will only stop on free throws and timeouts. The clock will also stop on dead balls in the last minute of the 1st half and the last two minutes of the 2nd half.
*10 team fouls will get you shooting one and one. You only get two free throws on shooting fouls.
*Each player gets 5 fouls before they foul out. A technical foul counts as a personal and a team foul.
*Each team gets 2 timeouts per half. Timeouts from the 1st half do not carry over into the 2nd half. Each team will get one timeout in overtime.
*Game play is 5 on 5 but if a team is short, 4 on 4 is allowed.
*Pressing is allowed as well as all types of offenses and defenses.
*Halftime is 3 minutes long.
* One referee and one scorekeeper will be working each game.
*Overtime is one minute long. The clock will stop on dead balls.
*No shot clock.
*3 point shots are allowed.
**CONDUCT - Please make sure you, your players, and your parents respect and treat the YMCA Staff properly as well as the other participants of the league. These leagues are for fun and the last thing we want to deal with is behavior issues. If a player, parent, or coach is a problem on more than one occasion they will be asked to not return and they won't be allowed to participate in the league. No money will be refunded.