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***Register NOW for the Annual Tony Barksdale Memorial Basketball Clinic. This is offered for players AND coaches, boys AND girls in grades 1-8. Click HERE for more detailed information.***

Don't miss out on the opportunity for skill development, team building, fun and exciting weekly games!

Divisions will include:

1st & 2nd Grade Recreation Hoops
3rd & 4th Grade Recreation Hoops
3rd & 4th Grade Travel Basketball 
5th & 6th Grade Recreation Hoops Travel 
5th & 6th Grade Competitive Travel Basketball 

Please note that the start date for practices & games, date of the last game and the game/practice locations are tentative and may change based on the number of teams we field, gym availability and the weather. Weather permitting, all games will be completed by February school vacation with the exception of all Travel Basketball.

Please NOTE: If you would like to try out for travel, please register for the team below. The travel date will be early November, time and date TBA. If you make a team, you will need to pay the balance of the program, $220R/$230NR. If you do not make a travel team, we have recreational travel programs as well.

Early Bird Hoops Registration ends 11/7/2017. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed on any registration after that date until teams are formed.

Amherst Recreation Youth Sports Mission Statement
To provide and promote quality youth athletic programs for the residents of Amherst, NH. We Strive to model the qualities of good sportsmanship, build self-esteem, and develop life skills through the engagement of youth sports while providing a safe, healthy and positive environment where the youth of our community can learn the FUNdamentals of his or her sport.

1st & 2nd Grade Hoops
  • Co-ed Program running 6 weeks, from 1/6/17-2/10/17
  • This is a skills-based program that will focus on the basics of basketball. Passing, dribbling, shooting and overall game skills will be taught and reinforced through informal games.
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Groups will be formed and led by volunteer parent coaches during Saturday sessions. Sessions will run for one hour between 9:00am-3:00pm. Each group will be placed in one session.
  • Groups will be scheduled in the multi-purpose room at Wilkins school on Saturdays.
  • Please note that requests to be placed on a specific team will be honored only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Recreation Department.
  • Online National Youth Sports Coaches training is available. (See Link Below)
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • Early Bird Deadline for Registration: 11/7/17. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed on any registration after that date until teams are formed.

3rd & 4th Grade Recreation Hoops
  • This program offers both instruction and games. Practices will be held once weekly with weekend games, running approximately 12/9/17-2/17/18.
  • Tentatively we have scheduled all practices at the Wilkins School Monday-Friday and all home games at the Souhegan High School Saturday afternoons. Away games will be played against local towns.
  • Screenings will be held to build teams. Screening date tentatively scheduled for ____
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Please note that requests to be placed on a specific team will be honored only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Recreation Department.
  • Online National Youth Sports Coaches training is available. (See Link Below)
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • Early Bird Deadline for registration: 11/7/17. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed on any registration after that date until teams are formed.
  • The start date of 12/16/17 is an estimate and the actual start day will be determined by the status of registrations, the coach selection and the final compilation of teams.

5th & 6th Grade Hoops
  • This league combines skill development and recreational play. Practices will be held one evening during the week at Amherst Middle School. HOME games are tentatively scheduled to be played on Saturday afternoons at the Amherst Middle School, running from approximately 12/9/17-2/17/18. AWAY games will be played at surrounding towns (Milford, Hollis, Brookline, Wilton). This league does require some travel.
  • Screening will be held to build teams. Screening date tentatively scheduled for ____. Times TBD.
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Please note that requests to be placed on a specific team will be honored only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Recreation Department.
  • Online National Youth Sports Coaches training is available. (See Link Below)
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • Early Bird Deadline for registration: 11/7/17. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed on any registration after that date until teams are formed.
  • The start date of 12/16/17 is an estimate and the actual start day will be determined by the status of registrations, the coach selection and the final compilation of teams.
  • NOTE: The 6th grade player who is trying out for his/her school team MUST register and come to the screenings. Those players who subsequently make the Middle School Basketball team and decide not to play for this Hoops program will get a full refund of their registration fee. Refunds will be issued up to one week after the school roster is posted. Players must contact the Rec office to receive the Refund.

Travel Basketball League-Boys & Girls 3-6th Grade
  • If you want more competition and commitment to the game, sign up to play in our travel league. Travel basketball plays a longer season and encounters competition from surroundings communities.
  • If we have more than 1 team, players will be designated into an A and B team, and play in different divisions.
  • Players should expect to practice at least one day a week and play in one or two games weekly.
  • Players play in the Manchester Suburban League. League entrance will be determined by the coaches and Recreation Department.
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Players must register for this program before screening and the screening results will be used to determine placement on teams. Every registrant is placed on a team but they are not guaranteed equal play time.
  • Screening date TBA. Please see schedule below.
  • Online National Youth Sports Coaches training is available. (See Link Below)
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • The start date is an estimate and the actual start day will be determined by the status of registrations, the coach selection and the final compilation of teams.
  • NOTE: Travel teams are based upon a travel screening. This screening will decide whether or not you have made the team. In years past, we have done an A and a B team that plays in two different divisions. If you have been placed on a team, you will be notified via email and will need to pay the registration fee of $220R/$230NR.


Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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1st & 2nd Grade Recreation Hoops 
N/A  1 - 2    01/06/2018 - 02/10/2018

$35.00 R, $45.00 NR
86 seat(s) available
 
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3rd & 4th Grade Recreation Hoops-Boys 
N/A  3 - 4    12/09/2017 - 02/18/2018

$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
99 seat(s) available
Please Note: This Program Requires Some Travel
 
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3rd & 4th Grade Recreation Hoops-Girls 
N/A  3 - 4    12/09/2017 - 02/18/2018

$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
97 seat(s) available
Notes: Please Note: This Program Requires Some Travel
 
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5th & 6th Grade Recreation Hoops-Girls 
N/A  5 - 6    12/09/2017 - 02/18/2018

$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
24 seat(s) available
Notes: Please Note: This Program Requires Some Travel
 
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5th & 6th Grade Recreation Hoops-Boys 
N/A  5 - 6    12/09/2017 - 02/18/2018

$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
100 seat(s) available
Notes: Please Note: This Program Requires Some Travel
 
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Travel Basketball 3rd & 4th Grade-Boys 
N/A  3 - 4    11/11/2017 - 03/10/2018

$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
17 seat(s) available
 
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Travel Basketball 5th & 6th Grade-Boys 
N/A  5 - 6    11/11/2017 - 03/10/2018

$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
19 seat(s) available
 
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Travel Basketball 5th & 6th Grade-Girls 
N/A  5 - 6    11/11/2017 - 03/10/2018

$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
20 seat(s) available
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