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CTBALL Bi-Weekly: Announcers Needed for Summer Basketball
by posted 06/20/2021


Connecticut Basketball Bi-Weekly

June 19, 2021

 

With summer basketball poised to tip off in three short weeks, Connecticut Basketball is looking for talented announcers to broadcast its Thursday Night Games of the week!  

 

Three things for this week:   

 

 (1) Summer Basketball Announcers 

 

The Connecticut Basketball Conference provides exceptionally modest stipends for young (or older) aspiring announcers for summer basetkball--with an eye toward the gig continuing into the 2021-22 winter season.  Our summer season tips off July 6, 2021 and our first Game of the Week broadcast is slated for July 17, 2021 at 5:30p.m.

There are no prerequsites or age limits other than a commitment to professionalism.  To apply, just click on  http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=304231&org=ctbbc.org and complete the digital form.

 (2) Looking to Play a "Short Short" Summer Season?

 

As there are multiple teams expected to extend their baseball quest to Williamsport deep into July (but sitll want to play basketball this summer), Connecticut Basketball is taking those teams looking to play four to five August dates.

To register click on this link: https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=248621&org=ctbball.org or click the big blue buttion on the website.  We’ve added the following neutral sites to HomeField (Essex) to meet demand and minimize travel for teams without a gym:

  • Church of the Holy Jump Shot (New Britain), St. Matthews, 87 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051
  • Nomads (South Windsor), 100 Bidwell Road. South Windsor CT 06074
  • The Summitt (Norwich) 2 Wisconsin Ave, Norwich CT 06360

 

(3)  Catch Wesleyan's Joe Reilly "At-Half Court" Part II

 

A proud father of four student atheletes, a youth basketball coach, a 1,000 point scorer at both the high school and collegiate

levels, Wesleyan Mens' Head Basketball Coach, Joe Reilly also happens to be one of the winningest coaches in the collegiate

ranks, fast on his way to 500 wins.

Part II of Connecticut Basketball's At-Half-Court segment with Coach Reilly airs July 4, 2021, to celebrate the holiday and kick off the summer season! You can still catch Part I at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5yxYCTmTn0.   (The release of part to

 

 

And Oh yeah!  We are in need of interns.  All you need do is fill out the form at the following

link and we’ll get back to you: https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=274791&org=ctbball.org

 

See you on the court!

 

Keep rebounding!!!

 

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Revised 2021 Summer League Game Rules
by posted 06/20/2021


2021 Connecticut Basketball Summer Game Rules

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

1.      Game Logistics. Each game will be scheduled for 65 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.  The "home team" must provide the bookkeeper which is the official score keeper and the "away team" must provide a clock keeper.  If the "away team" elects to keep a book, which is recommended, space will be made available at the scorers table. 

2.      Length of Game/Quarters. The length of each quarter is 8 minutes, however, this could be reduced to 7 minutes but the host.  All games are played with clock stoppage.  Please note:

·         Halftime shall be limited to 3 minutes (and is otherwise a long time out)

·         The cessation of play in between quarters shall be no longer than 2 minutes.

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 Grade Boys, 5th Grade Boys and 5th Grade Girls may shoot fouls 1 foot inside of the foul line (or otherwise cross the line when attempting a foul shot). 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) timeout and two 30 sec. time-outs per half—that do not carry over.  Either coaches or players may call a time-out.

8.      Mercy Rule. There is a 20-point differential rule is in effect for regular season games.
If there is a 20-point differential at any point in the game, the winning team shall not press.

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

10.  Player & Coaches Conduct.

a.     If a coach receives a technical foul he/she must stay seated on the bench for the remainder of the game. 

b.     If either a player or coach is ejected from a game, the ejected player or coach shall serve a three-game suspension starting with the next regular season or Connecticut Basketball tournament game. (The Club President representing the offending coach may appeal the suspension with the League.)

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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Our Core Values . . .
by posted 06/20/2021


Connecticut Basketball Leaders, Coaches, Family & Friends:

All successful organizations (and teams) have core values.  As a League, we have our own which we refer to as our Prime Directives.  As the summer season fast approaches, please take a moment to refresh your recollection regarding our Prime Directives:

  1. We work together to resolve issues off the court--and compete intensely on the court.  We strive to address issues without having to escalate them to the Club Presidents or the League.
  2. We communicate with respect.  We disagree without being disagreable.  We don't yell or scream at each--or write unproductive emails.  In fact, when we communicate we like to start it with, "we all really appreciate everything you do for our kids and community... [but"
  3. We play every possession like the 7th game of the WNBA or NBA FinalsBecause the most important winning habit is that success demands maximum effort at all times.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, if you're dealing with someone who is falling short of our high standards--please be the bigger person/coach (and we'll work it out later).

Enjoy the season!

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball
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CTBALL Bi-Weekly: More Neutral Sites for Summer Basketball!
by posted 06/01/2021


Connecticut Basketball Bi-Weekly

June 3, 2021

 

Registration for Travel & HS Summer basketball closes in one week—and with additional neutral sites added—scheduling has already begun.  Week 1 expects to be barn burner!

 

In the 5B ranks, the Jr. Blue Dragons (Middletown) will face off against the vaunted Madison Jr. Tigers—after which those hungry Jr. Tomahawks (Glastonbury) will be waiting for Middletown later in the week.  In the Shoreline/ECC division, those gritty “tough as nails” kids from Stonington will take on Shoreline foes Valley Regional (Jr. Warriors).

 

Three things for this week:   

 (1)  Additional Neutral Sites Added to Summer Basketball/Registration Closes in One Week

The Connecticut Basketball Conference summer travel and HS season tips off July 5th (after baseball All-Stars).  We’ve added the following neutral sites to HomeField (Essex) to meet demand and minimize travel for teams without a gym:

  • Church of the Holy Jump Shot (New Britain), St. Matthews, 87 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051
  • Nomads (South Windsor), 100 Bidwell Road. South Windsor CT 06074
  • The Summitt (Norwich) 2 Wisconsin Ave, Norwich CT 06360

Registration closes in one week which can be completed by clicking this link: https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=248621&org=ctbball.org or by clicking the big blue buttion on the website.  (You should register your team(s) for their "rising" grade, i.e. 3rd graders last school season are "rising" 4th graders and would play in the 4G or 4B division).  See our website (www.ctbball.org) for more details.

Note:Teams that are requesting to play more than the 8 game minimum are being accommodated by may then have to play on the weekend.  See our website (www.ctbball.org) for more details.

 

(2)  Catch Wesleyan's Joe Reilly "At-Half Court"

A proud father of four student atheletes, a youth basketball coach, a 1,000 point scorer at both the high school and collegiate

levels, Wesleyan Mens' Head Basketball Coach, Joe Reilly also happens to be one of the winningest coaches in the collegiate

ranks, fast on his way to 500 wins.

Connecticut Basketball caught up with Coach Reilly, to get his insights on how he and his wife, Isabellaare raising and

coaching four student athletes, keys to a successful team and program and much much more.

Catch Part I of Connecticut Basketball's At Half Court at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5yxYCTmTn0.   (The release of part to

will be July 4th weekend to celebrate the tip-off of the summer season.)

 

(3)  The 2021-22 Calander is Set!

We are ready to roll for the Connecticut Basketball Conference 11th season.  Check out the calendar on our website to start

planning for the 2021-22 campaign.

 

And Oh yeah!  We are in need of interns.  All you need do is fill out the form at the following

link and we’ll get back to you: https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=274791&org=ctbball.org

 

See you on the court!

 

Keep rebounding!!!

 

Connecticut Basketball 

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Connecticut Basketball Bi-Weekly

May 23, 2011

 

With the Connecticut Basketball Summer Season fast approaching, our Bi-Weekly returns to keep you up-to-date on the latest breaking news. 

  

·         Catch Wesleyan's Joe Reilly "At-Half Court" 

A proud father of four student atheletes, a youth basketball coach, a 1,000 point scorer at both the high

school and collegiate levels, Wesleyan Mens' Head Basketball Coach, Joe Reilly also happens to be one of the

winningest coaches in the collegiate ranks, fast on his way to 500 wins.

Connecticut Basketball caught up with Coach Reilly, to get his insights on how he and his wife, Isabella, are raising and coaching four student athletes, keys to a successful team and program and much much more.

Catch Part I of Connecticut Basketball's At Half Court at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5yxYCTmTn0.   (The release of part to will be July 4th weekend to celebrate the tip-off of the summer season.)

 

·         Registration Closes Soon for the 2021 Summer Season. 

The Connecticut Basketball Conference summer travel season tips off July 5th (after baseball All-Stars) and runs through September 5th, 2021 in all our area gyms and neutral sites, including our very own new Home Court at Home Field in Essex!

Registration closes soon which can be completed by clicking this link: https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=248621&org=ctbball.org or by clicking the big blue buttion on the website.  (You should register your team(s) for their "rising" grade, i.e. 3rd graders last school season are "rising" 4th graders and would play in the 4G or 4B division).  See our website (www.ctbball.org) for more details.

Please note that, as always, we will accomodate any team playing in the Nutmeg Games Basketball Tourney See https://nutmegstategames.org/team-sports/basketball/ for details 

 

·         The 2021-22 Calander is Set!

We are ready to roll for the Connecticut Basketball Conference 11th season.  Check out the calendar on our website to start planning for the 2021-22 campaign.

 

And Oh yeah!  We are in need of interns.  All you need do is fill out the form at the following

link and we’ll get back to you: https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=274791&org=ctbball.org

 

See you on the court!

 

Keep rebounding!!!

 

Connecticut Basketball 

www.ctbball.org

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2019-20 All-Stars (Boys)
by posted 03/09/2020


Connecticut Basketball Family

Please join us in congratulating our 2019-20 All Stars (Boys) on this important acheivement.

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball

 

 

 

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2019-20 All-Stars (Girls)
by posted 03/09/2020


Connecticut Basketball Family

Please join us in congratulating our 2019-20 All Stars (Girls) on this important acheivement.

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball

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Girls Champions!!!
by posted 03/03/2020


Congratulations to our Girls NCAA Champions!  We will post our NIT Champions shortly!

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball

 

 

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Boys Champions!!!
by posted 03/03/2020


Congratulations to our Boys NCAA Champions!  We will post our NIT Champions shortly!

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball

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