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Fall Three-on-Three Basketball is Here!
by posted 08/01/2021

August 1, 2021

Connecticut Basketball Community:

One of the most thrilling aspects of Olympic Basketball has been the USA Women's Gold Medal performance--whch  reminded us all that three-on-three play is a great way to teach spacing and other basketball  fundamentals . . . so we're playing this fall!

The details and format are as follows:

  • The Fall 3 on 3 season tips off on September 14, 2021 and runs through October 14, 2021
  • Games are played primarily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (and occationally on Saturday mornings)
  • Each weekly session is 75 minutes.
  • Each team plays two games per session (for a minimum of 8 games but each team will likely play more than 8 games).
  • The games are played on a half court (at Home Field in Centerbrook)
  • The clock is set for 25 mins (running).  The team that reaches 7 by ones or is leading at the end of the 25 mins is the winner.  After a 5 minute break, teams switch and play the opponent playing on the other half court.
  • Teams are recommended to be comprised of 4-5 players (to allow for substitutions and ensure that a team can still play if a teammate is absent)
  • There is no residency requirement.  Your teammates can be from any town or locality.  You will be placed in the division of your eldest teammate, i.e. a team comprised of two 6th graders and two 7th graders will be placed in the 7th grade division.
  • The cost per team is $175.

Grab two (or three) friends because registraiton is now open by clicking on the blue Fall 3on3 on our website!

Onward Together!

Connecticut Basketball @ Home Field 
Home Field, LLC
47 Industrial Park Road
Centerbrook, CT 06409
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Registration is Open for the 2021-22 Winter Season!
by posted 07/31/2021

Connecticut Basketball Conference  Community

August 1, 2021

The quest for greatness (and a Championship) begins today! 

Team Registration is now open for the Connecticut Basketball Conference  2021-22 Season.

The theme of the 2021-22 campaign is a simple one: Onward Together!

For returning teams (who are all Connecticut Basketball members), all you need do is visit our website, click on the Red "Winter Season Regis" button and register your team (and your schedule will be generated).

For new teams (who are applying for membership to Connecticut Basketball ), all you need do is visit our website, click on the "Apply to Join" tab on the menu on the left of the website of just click here 
About CTBBALL & Apply to Join! | Connecticut Basketball Conference (leagueathletics.com) to fill out our on-line form.  Connecticut Basketball will respond to your application within 72 hours!

And Connecticut Basketball now accepts applications from teams without gym time!

The Connecticut Basketball 2021-22 calendar appears below.  

We look forward to seeing you on the court.

Keep rebounding.

Onward Together

Connecticut Basketball Conference  

Connecticut Basketball Conference  2021-22 Calendar

  • July 5, 2021       Summer Season Tips-Off
    • August 23, 2021:      Summer Seasons Playoffs Begin
    • August 28-29, 2021: Championship Rounds
  • July 11, 2021:     Club President Summer Meeting 10:00a.m. @Home Field in Essex
  • ​Aug. 1, 2021:      Registration Opens for Connecticut Basketball’s 2021-22 Fall Sessions and Winter Season
  • Sept. 12, 2021:     Club President Rules Meeting 8:00a.m. @Home Field in Essex
  • Sept. 17, 2021:         Fall Three-on-Three League Tips-Off
    • October 15-17, 2021: Three-on-Three Playoffs and Championship Rounds
  • Oct. 4, 2021:         CIAC Basketball Schedules Released
  • Oct. 15, 2021:    Winter Pre-season Tips-Off
    • November 15, 2021 Winter Preseason concludes
  • Oct. 24, 2021:       Registration Closes for Connecticut Basketball 2021-22 Winter Season
  • Nov. 12, 2021:      Schedules Released for Connecticut Basketball Winter Season
  • Nov. 26-28, 2021: Connecticut Basketball’s 11th Annual Pre-Season Turkey Shoot
  • Dec. 2, 2021:        Connecticut Basketball 11th Regular Winter Season Tips-Off
    • Community Service Event: League-Wide Food Drive
  • December 25, 2021:      X-Mas Day
  • December 26-29, 2021: Connecticut Basketball Old School Holiday Tournament 
  • January 17, 2022:          MLK Day
  • February 2-4, 2022:
    • Community Service Event:  Coaches versus Cancer 
  • February 19-20, 2022:   Connecticut Basketball President's Day All-Stars Classic
    • All-Stars receive an automatic invitation to play for the Connecticut Basketball Academics (AAU)
  • February 25, 2022:        Connecticut Basketball Regular Season Play Concludes
  • March 4-13, 2022:     Connecticut Basketball March Madness Conference Tourney
  • March 13, 2022:        Connecticut Basketball Winter Season Activities Conclude


About Connecticut Basketball

We look forward to seeing you on the court.

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball @ Home Field 

Home Field, LLC
47 Industrial Park Road
Centerbrook, CT 06409
  • Sept. 12, 2021:     Club President Rules Meeting 8:00a.m. @Home Field in Essex
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Pre-Season Turkey Shoot Registration is Open!
by posted 07/29/2021

Registration is open for the annual Connecticut Basketball's Turkey Shoot on Nov. 26th-28th

This season we will host high school age brackets in addition to travel age brackets (4th-8th)!

This tournament will be played as follows:

1.Teams are placed in four team brackets.

2.Like a Holiday-Style tourney, the winners of the first two games play each other in the Championship game.The two losing teams play each other in the Consolation game

3.Most brackets particularly for those teams that are traveling long distances will be played on the same day in a two to three hour time-period.

The fee for the two games is $185  (You will be billed after your bracket has been filled.) Note: As with all Connecticut Basketball travel playall players from any Club or team must be from the same town and grade appropriate.

Games will be played accross the state but key nuetral sites include, Centerbrook/Essex (junior divisions only) Woodbridge, Middletown and Norwich.  Bracket assignments will be done to minimize travel.
You can register buy visiting our website at www.ctball.org and clicking on the gray Turkey Shoot button.

See you on the court!

Onward Together!

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Yale's James Jones Joins Fall Coaches Clinic
by posted 06/23/2021


Connecticut Basketball Community

One of our strategic partners--and Nutmeg Games host--Connecticut Sports Management, has just released its lineup for the Fall 2021 Nutmeg Basketball Coaches Clinic.

The clinic is a one day event which will take place on Saturday, September 25th at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. It will be held at the gymnasium at Cosgrove Messer Athletic Center.

For more information, please contact Eric Harkins at  Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc.

Key information appears below for this great event for travel and high school coaches.

Keep rebounding . . .

Connecticut Basketball 

Registration fee is $100 per person and the deadline to register is Friday, September 17th.

We also offer a multi-coach discount for coaches from the same program:

·         2 coaches from one program = $80.00 per coach

·         3 coaches from one program = $70.00 per coach

·         4 coaches from one program = $60.00 per coach

·         5 coaches from one program = $50.00 per coach

To receive the multi-coach discount please inquire:   


What You Receive:

·         A “quick hitter” designed to give you answers and lead you to more success! You don’t want to miss this clinic from the people who work in the “trenches”!!!

·         Six (6) Sessions from accomplished Coaches

·         Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Attendee Gift


For additional information and to register online visit https://nutmegstategames.org/team-sports/basketball-coaches-clinic/ or check out the flyer attached to this email.


Please let us know if you have any questions.




Eric Harkins
Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc.
501(c)(3) - Not-For-Profit Corporation

975 Middle St. Unit G
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 788 7041

Connect with us!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nutmegstategames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nutmegstategame
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nutmegstategames/


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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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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!!!


Connecticut Basketball 


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