Winter 2014
Youth Basketball           

4th - 8th Grade


Practices and Games

Fees

Registration

Team Formation

Coaches

Timeline
Registration Form

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About the Basketball League Program

This program is a great way for kids to develop their social and mental skills, physical strength, and character through teamwork and active participation while learning how to play basketball. Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts.

Winter basketball is open to children who will be 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall. Separate Leagues are created for boys' and girls' basketball.

Questions
If you have questions regarding the basketball program please contact Seth at Rec&Ed, 734-994-2300, ext. 53225.

Winter 2014 Registration and Procedures Timeline

Registration Form

Practices and Games (back to top)

Each team will practice one or two evenings during the week. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coaches

Practices begin the week of January 6th. No team, private or public, is to practice more than two hours a week during the season beginning the week of January 6th.

Most games are scheduled on Saturdays, between 8 am and 8 pm at areas Middle Schools.  A limited number of games will be played on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach.

Fees (back to top)

Winter 2014 4th-8th Grade Youth Basketball Season

Priority Registration (register until November 8th at 5:00 p.m.)
Resident $102
Non-resident $112

Registrations must be postmarked November 8th or before to be honored for priority registration.

Standard Registration (register after November 8th at 5:00 p.m.)
Resident $112
Non-resident $122

Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.

Payment
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS.  Payments can be made in cash at the Rec&Ed office.

Scholarships
Fee waivers are available to residents of the Ann Arbor school district in need of financial assistance. A current approved scholarship must be on file for your child’s registration to be processed.  Please apply at least two weeks prior to the registration period to avoid delays as scholarships applications take 5 – 7 days to process.  For information click here or contact the Rec&Ed office at 734-994-2300.

Refund Policy
For complete information on the Rec&Ed refund policy please visit: www.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.catalog/refund_policies

Registration (back to top)

You can complete registration online at www.aareced.com until the end of the Standard registration period.  If you do not have a Rec&Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.

Download a registration form to mail in or drop-off.  Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec&Ed office at 1515 S. Seventh St.  We have a drop-off box in the Rec&Ed office foyer available 24/7.

Priority Registration
Registrations received during the Priority registration period
➢    qualify for early registration fees,
➢    are automatically assigned into teams,
➢    and are given equal priority.
Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.
➢    All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for early registration fees.
➢    Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 5:00 p.m. will be marked for November 8th. Fees for registration after November 8th change to standard rates.
➢    Changes also apply to on-line registration.
Registration with November 8th postmarks cannot be honored as priority registrations.

Standard Registration Deadline
All registrations  received after the standard registration deadline will be held until teams are formed. Players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.
Every attempt will be made to place kids whose registration forms is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement.

Team Formation (back to top)

Team rosters are limited to ten players per team unless a team's coach requests more players for his or her team.

Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach.  Players who have not heard from a coach should contact Red&Ed office at 734-994-2300 ext. 53225.

Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Consult our registration timeline and procedures chart for detailed registration placement information.
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If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec&Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams. 

In the case of limited space, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas.

Combo Teams
It is not rare for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Earler registrants will be placed on the primary school team.

Special Requests
If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form.  We cannot honor special requests placed after the priority registration period.

You may indicate when you register if you want your child to "play up" a grade. 

Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools 
Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of seven players be registered for a team to be formed.