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CTBBALL Monthly: Regis is Open for the 2022-23 Winter Season!
by posted 07/02/2022


Connecticut Basketball Monthly  

July 4, 2022 

The 4th of July Holiday marks the eve of Summer League Tip-Off and planning for the winter 2022-23 Season.

Registration is now open for the 2022-23 campaign!

We'll be back with a "full" calendar next season, which will include a full tourney schedule (adding back in our MLK Day Classic), our HS & Travel pre-season  Turkey Shoot, HS Freshman post-season tourney, Travel All-Stars and much much more!

Three things for this month:

1.  Registration is Open for the 2022-23 Winter Season!

Registering early enables us to work on winter schedules over the summer and will help ensure we can get schedules out in early November!

You can pre-register here:  http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=318978&org=connecticutbasketballconference.org

We'll review your pre-registration with your Club President at our August 6th Club President's meeting and get to work on your schedule!

2. Fundamentals Make Champions: Registration is Open for Fall AAU!!

Fundamentals. Fundamentals. Fundamentals.  Connecticut Basketball's  HomeField Hawks AAU Program--which is focused on developing fundamentals--will hold its it's fall clinics/AAU evaluations for 4G-6G/4B-6B on Saturday , July 16, 2022 for the 2022 fall AAU season!

 

The details regarding this evaluation session--which is run as a skills clinic--are as follows:

 

Age Group:  4G-6G/4B-6B (during the 2022 school year)

Date:  Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time:  Girls: 4:00p.m.-5:15p.m.  Boys: 5:30-6:45p.m.

Location

Connecticut Basketball @ Home Field 

Home Field, LLC

47 Industrial Park Road

Cente

See website for details or just click our form at: http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=318259&org=connecticutbasketballconference.org, to register now!  

3. Get in Shape Now--Old People Travel Basketball is Coming!

The 2022-23 campaign will include adult men's and women travel basketball.

You have more than six months to get in shape in hopes of showing the kids whether you were actually as good as you're always saying you were!

Details to follow. 

Onward Together

Connecticut Basketball 

Connecticut Basketball Conference  2022-23 Calendar & Game Rules

  • April 2, 2022     Summer League Registration Opens
  • July 5, 2022       Summer Season Tips-Off
    • August 23, 2022:      Summer Seasons Playoffs Begin
    • August 25-28, 2022: Championship Rounds
  • July 10, 2022:     Club President Summer Meeting 10:00a.m. @Home Field in Centerbrook
  • ​Aug. 1, 2022:      Registration Opens for Connecticut Basketball’s 2022-23 Fall Sessions and Winter Season
  • Sept. 10, 2022:     Club President Rules Meeting 8:00a.m. @Home Field in Essex
  • Sept. 17, 2022:         Fall Three-on-Three League Tips-Off
    • October 14-16, 2022: Three-on-Three Playoffs and Championship Round
  • Oct. 4, 2022:         CIAC Basketball Schedules Released
  • Oct. 18, 2022:    Winter Pre-season Tips-Off
  • Oct. 24, 2022:       Registration Closes for Connecticut Basketball 2021-22 Winter Season
  • Nov. 21, 2022:      Schedules Released for Connecticut Basketball Winter Season
  • Nov. 25-27, 2022: Connecticut Basketball’s 12th Annual Pre-Season Turkey Shoot
  • Dec. 2, 2022:        Connecticut Basketball 14th Regular Winter Season Tips-Off
    • Community Service Event: League-Wide Food Drive
  • December 25, 2022:      X-Mas Day (Winter Recess Begins--No League Activities)
  • December 26-29, 2022: Connecticut Basketball Old School Holiday Tournament 
  • January 1, 2023:            New Years Day (Winter Recess Concludes--League Activities Resume 1/2/23)
  • January 17, 2023:          MLK Day One Day Holiday Tournament
  • February 3-5, 2023:
    • Community Service Event:  Coaches versus Cancer 
  • February 17, 2023:        President's Day -- AAU Evaluations  
  • February 19, 2023:        Connecticut Basketball Regular Season Play Concludes
  • February 21-26, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball  Opening Round NIT & NCAA Playoff Games
  •  
  • March 3-5, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Final Four and Championship Games 
  •  
  • March 9-12, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Playoff Snow Dates
  •  
  • March 17-19, 2023:   New England Basketball Championships in Providence-Tiverton, RI (for our Champions and Runner Up Teams to square off with the Champion and Runner Up Teams in New England).
  • March 21, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Winter Season Activities Conclude/AAU Season Begins

 

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Fundamentals Make Champions!-Skills Clinics & Fall AAU
by posted 07/02/2022


Connecticut Basketball Community:

This Spring, the U12 HomeField Hawks (comprised of CTBBALL players from Groton, Westbrook, Madison, Guilford, Chester, Deep River and Essex) received 10 weeks of instruction on fundamentals and drills before heading to one of the most competitive tournaments in the greater New England area, Basketbull.

We didn't teach them a single offensive play; rather we taught them "how to play" by mastering their fundamentals, spacing on the court, and multiple ways to defend the basket.

Result:  The HomeField Lady Hawks defeated two of the top programs in the region (Worcester United and Springfield Ballers) in successive games to win the Basketbull Championship on their first ever attempt, underscoring that Fundamentals Make Champions.

 

Connecticut Basketball @ Home Field AAU based in Essex it's fall clinics/AAU evaluations for 4G-6G/4B-6B on Saturday , July 16, 2022 for the 2022 fall AAU season!

 

The details regarding this evaluation session--which is run as a skills clinic--are as follows:

 

Age Group:  4G-6G/4B-6B (during the 2022 school year)

Date:  Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time:  Girls: 4:00p.m.-5:15p.m.  Boys: 5:30-6:45p.m.

Location

Connecticut Basketball @ Home Field 

Home Field, LLC

47 Industrial Park Road

Centerbrook, CT 06409

 

To register for your evaluation, please just click on the following link and complete the registration form. http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=318259&org=connecticutbasketballconference.org

 

All Home Field AAU players automatically become Home Field members which provides them with court access in addition to their sessions with their team. 

 

An information session will be held after each evaluation session.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 16, 2022!

 

Connecticut Basketball

 

AAU FAQs

 

What is AAU Basketball?

 

AAU basketball typically runs from early March through late June and then again from September through early November.

 

It is designed for the player who is trending toward making and starting on their high school teams (or chasing the hoop dream beyond high school). 

 

What is AAU Schedule?

 

The schedule is tournament based—that is to say that each team typically plays three to four weekend tournaments in the spring season and trains during the week at Home Field.   In the fall, the teams practice two days a week and play in two-three tournaments (as the point of the program is work on their fundamentals and learn "how-to-play"--not to just play in lots of games).

 

Players who make a Connecticut Basketball @ Home Field AAU automatically become Home Field members and will have a place to train in addition to their sessions with the team. 

 

Who are the coaches?

 

All coaches are former high school and/or college coaches and players.  The Program is run by Connecticut Basketball’s founder and League President, Gary Collins.

 

An information session will be held after each evaluation session. 

 

 

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Club Presidents Summer Meeting Saturday Aug. 6th!
by posted 07/02/2022


Connecticut Basketball Community:

The Club President's Summer Meeting will be held on Saturday August 6, 2022.  See details below.

Be sure to escalate/pass on any competition or other issues to your Club President in advance of the meeting to ensure they are added to the Agenda.

Onward Together 

Connecticut Basketball 

Date:  Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Time:  8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m.

Location

Haddam Community Center Gym (formerly Haddam Elementary)

272 Saybrook Rd, Higganum, CT 06441

 

Agenda to Follow

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2022 Summer League Game Rules
by posted 07/02/2022


2022 Connecticut Basketball Conference Summer League Game Rules

  All games are governed by high school rules except for the following:

1.      Game Logistics. Each game will be scheduled for 70 to 75 minute time slots. A 3-5 minute warm-up period will be allowed prior to each game. Teams are encouraged to stretch outside the gym before their game, if permitted by your host.  You are likewise to start early whenever possbile.

2.      Length of Game/Quarters. We do not play running time.  You will play four 8 minute quarters.  Halftime shall be no longer than 3 minutes (and is otherwise a long time out).

3.      Ties. There are no ties.

a.       If the score is tied at the end of regulation, two minutes shall be placed on the clock.  The team ahead at the end of the two minutes is the winner.

b.      Overtime will commence with a jump ball. 

c.       There are no timeouts in overtime—just play.

d.      If still tied at the end of the two minutes, place another two minutes on the clock and repeat process until a winner is declared.

4.      Fouls. Team fouls reset at the half as in CIAC play for all divisions.

5.      Foul Shots. 4th-5th Grade Boys and 5th Grade Girls may shoot fouls 1 foot inside of the foul line (or to jump over the line). Referees are encouraged to call only blatant violations on the foul shooter at these ages.

6.      Ball Size.  4th Grade Boys, 5th Grade Boys and all Girls divisions will use a 28.5” ball.

7.      Time-outs.  Each team shall be allotted one-full (60 second) and two 30 sec. time-outs per half.  (No timeouts carry over.) There are no timeouts in overtime even if you have timeouts left over. Either coaches or players may call a time-out.

8.      Mercy Rule. There is no mercy rule in Conference Tournament play but we ask that you be mindful that a team’s season is ending with a playoff loss and that good sportsmanship is appreciaed.

9.      Referees. Board certified referees will officiate each game.

10.  Coaches Conduct. If a coach receives a technical foul he/she must stay seated on the bench for the remainder of the game.  If ejected from a game, the ejected coach shall coach any further in the tournament and serve a three game suspension at the beginning of next season.

11.  Parents Conduct. Any parent who enters the court during the playing of the game—including the stoppage of play—shall, at the referee’s discretion, cause a forfeit of the game.

* A copy of these rules be present at each home site.

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72 Hours to the Close of Summer League Registration!
by posted 05/24/2022


Connecticut Basketball Community:

The Connecticut Basketball Conference summer travel and high school season tips off July 5th (after baseball All-Stars)!

You can register by clicking on the big blue button on the website or just accessing it here at https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=316220&org=connecticutbasketballconference.org

Here’s how it works:

Gyms/Venues

We play indoors.  There are a handful of Club’s who historically have access to their gyms during the summer and play in the same venues in which they play winter travel basketball.

The vast majority of teams play in our neutral sites which include:

·    Haddam/HomeField (Jr. & Senior Divisions)

·    Centerbrook/HomeField (Jr. Divisions Only)

·    New Britain (Jr. & Senior Divisions)

·    Norwich (Jr. & Senior Divisions)

Teams are assigned a “home court” based on their location and play at least half their games at that venue.

Due to the geographic size of our League, teams play other teams close to them (within 30 minutes) until the playoffs.

Full Schedules & “Four Packs”

Teams requesting a full schedule play a minimum of 8 games which typically works out to one game per week. 

Teams seeking to play additional games are typically accommodated.

Teams that want to play only a “four pack” can pick their four dates but must play their four games to be eligible for the playoffs. 

Game Dates

The eight-week season tips off the week of July 5th (after baseball All-Stars) and concludes the weekend of August 25th.

·        We try to play most games on Tuesdays through Thursdays (for those towns who "summer.").  Again, there may be a need to play games on Saturday or Sunday to maximize available gym dates and time. 

As noted above, teams play a minimum of one game per week but should expect/prepare to play two games per week on occasion.

Costs

For teams playing all their games on their home court, the fee is $50 per team. 

For teams who indicate in the registration form that they may only play at a neutral site, the fee is calculated on court time, referee fees etc. and will be forwarded to you after registration but is typically $600.

You should register your team for the grade in which they played in the winter of the 2021-22 travel season, i.e. Old Lyme 6B in the winter season should register as Old Lyme 6B for the summer season.

Registration closes June 6, 2022.

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CTBBALL Monthly: 2022-23 Calendar is Set!
by posted 03/31/2022


Connecticut Basketball Monthly  

April 2, 2022 

With thanks to the coaches, parents and players who were critical in helping us get the kids on the court and keep them there for the 2021-22 campaign, we turn the page to the 2022-23 calendar which is now set!  See below.

We'll be back with a "full" calendar next season, which will include a full tourney schedule (adding back in our MLK Day Classic), our HS & Travel pre-season  Turkey Shoot, HS Freshman post-season tourney, Travel All-Stars and much much more!

Three things for this month:

1.  Connecticut Sun "First-Come First-Serve" Tickets Will Post Only on Our Facebook Page!

We will have Connecticut Sun tickets again--with no cost to our members--on our standard "First Come First Serve" basis but they will only post on our FaceBook page.   Like us on FaceBook and watch for our ticket postings including for the May 14th home opener versus the Los Angeles Sparks. 

You can llike us on FaceBook @ https://www.facebook.com/ctbball.org/

Respond first and they're all yours free of charge! 

2. Summer League Registration is Open!

Per our 2022-23 calendar, registration is now open for the summer 2022 Travel (Youth) and High School summer League!

See website for details or just click our form at  https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=316220&org=connecticutbasketballconference.org, to register now!  

3. Get in Shape Now--Old People Travel Basketball is Coming!

The 2022-23 campaign will include adult men's and women travel basketball.

You have more than six months to get in shape in hopes of showing the kids whether you were actually as good as you're always saying you were!

Details to follow.

Onward Together

Connecticut Basketball 

Connecticut Basketball Conference  2022-23 Calendar & Game Rules

  • April 2, 2022     Summer League Registration Opens
  • July 5, 2022       Summer Season Tips-Off
    • August 23, 2022:      Summer Seasons Playoffs Begin
    • August 25-28, 2022: Championship Rounds
  • July 10, 2022:     Club President Summer Meeting 10:00a.m. @Home Field in Centerbrook
  • ​Aug. 1, 2022:      Registration Opens for Connecticut Basketball’s 2022-23 Fall Sessions and Winter Season
  • Sept. 10, 2022:     Club President Rules Meeting 8:00a.m. @Home Field in Essex
  • Sept. 17, 2022:         Fall Three-on-Three League Tips-Off
    • October 14-16, 2022: Three-on-Three Playoffs and Championship Round
  • Oct. 4, 2022:         CIAC Basketball Schedules Released
  • Oct. 18, 2022:    Winter Pre-season Tips-Off
  • Oct. 24, 2022:       Registration Closes for Connecticut Basketball 2021-22 Winter Season
  • Nov. 21, 2022:      Schedules Released for Connecticut Basketball Winter Season
  • Nov. 25-27, 2022: Connecticut Basketball’s 12th Annual Pre-Season Turkey Shoot
  • Dec. 2, 2022:        Connecticut Basketball 14th Regular Winter Season Tips-Off
    • Community Service Event: League-Wide Food Drive
  • December 25, 2022:      X-Mas Day (Winter Recess Begins--No League Activities)
  • December 26-29, 2022: Connecticut Basketball Old School Holiday Tournament 
  • January 1, 2023:            New Years Day (Winter Recess Concludes--League Activities Resume 1/2/23)
  • January 17, 2023:          MLK Day One Day Holiday Tournament
  • February 3-5, 2023:
    • Community Service Event:  Coaches versus Cancer 
  • February 17, 2023:        President's Day -- AAU Evaluations  
  • February 19, 2023:        Connecticut Basketball Regular Season Play Concludes
  • February 21-26, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball  Opening Round NIT & NCAA Playoff Games
  •  
  • March 3-5, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Final Four and Championship Games 
  •  
  • March 9-12, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Playoff Snow Dates
  •  
  • March 17-19, 2023:   New England Basketball Championships in Providence-Tiverton, RI (for our Champions and Runner Up Teams to square off with the Champion and Runner Up Teams in New England).
  • March 21, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Winter Season Activities Conclude/AAU Season Begins

 

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