Practice: Every team practices 1 hour per week. Day and time depends on team placement. Practice time slots are Monday-Friday between 5:00 and 9:00pm and started the week of November 27th.
Team Placement: Teams were created with the help of each division's coaches with intentions of making them as balanced as possible. To do this, we scheduled evaluation periods for staff AND COACHES to properly evaluate each child's skill levels. There are no guarantees for teams, coaches, or practice nights. Team placement is final.
Games: Games will be held Saturday, January 6th - March 2nd. There WILL be games on 2/17. Each team will play 9 games. The schedule will be available on our website in December. Games canceled for inclement weather may not be made up.
Coaches: This program runs on the volunteerism of our coaches. No prior basketball experience is needed. We provide you with the tools to learn what kinds of drills to run at practices and how to teach the sport. Coaching is about more than knowing the game. The ability to teach age appropriate athletic skills and the value of a team is equally important as being aware of the needs of the children participating in sports. We accept all coaches that are willing to dedicate just a couple of hours a week to give our youth a fun, safe, and memorable experience. Volunteer coaches are needed for the Dunkers Basketball Clinic for grades 1-2 and the Youth Basketball League for grades 3-8. There is always a need for coaches.
All new and returning coaches should follow the steps found in the Coach's Corner, which can be found by clicking the link below. There will be a mandatory coach's meeting for coaches involved in grades 3-8 on Monday, November 13th at 6:00p (this is different from what is listed in the brochure). Coaches will notify parents/players of team placement between November 14th and 18th.
To show our appreciation for your willingness to coach, all volunteer coaches will be issued a $50.00 credit on their account at the end of season provided they have completed the season and are in good standing with the Department. All coaches also receive a warm-up jacket.
Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation: Coaches Corner (rhparkrec.org)