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Recreation Basketball League (Grades 2-8)

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Canton Recreation Basketball League
Please continue to check this page for schedule and league updates. 
Updates: (12/4/23)
- Team information & Practice schedules have been sent out to all guardians. Practices start the week of 11/27.
- Game schedules are still have been sent (12/4 emailed to parents & coaches).

Game Schedules: 

Canton's Recreation Basketball League is for boys and girls grades 2-8 who are interested in learning the sport of basketball and competing with a team. This league is introductory in nature and is geared towards developing players' individual skills while playing in a team setting. Players will be grouped into teams within grade-appropriate brackets.Teams will practice one night per week: Grades 2-3 will practice at Cherry Brook Primary School (Mon, Wed or Fri) and Grades 4-8 (Wed or Thurs) will  practice in the CIS gym. The exact time will be determined by the coach and court availability.

Teams will have one game per week always on Saturday. Please note, game and practice schedules are subject to change and cancellations may occur based on gym availability. There may be a bye week for a team if necessary and games may be cancelled due to weather. The league will try to make up a game, but it is not guaranteed. Weather can be unpredictable and the League will make every effort to make cancellations the Friday before games to give parents/guardians as much advanced notice as possible. Please note, the League will all work together to make the call meaning if one site is cancelled all sites will cancel for the day. If you are unsure a game will be held, please check for a cancellation alert or follow up with your child's coach.

Canton Parks & Recreation is continuing its partnership with Avon, Burlington, and Farmington to expand the size, competition, network and length of our leagues. This will ensure a variety of competitors and provide an early foundation for travel, and high school athletics while continuing to emphasize the basic skills and sportsmanship of the game. Some minimal travel within the Farmington Valley is required. Games will be held in Canton, Avon, Burlington, Harwinton and Farmington on Saturdays. The program runs December-February (exact dates TBA) and fees include a uniform t-shirt.

Regular Fee*: $145 (deadline: 10/11)
Late Fee (after 10/11): $160 (deadline: 10/20 - please note, team space will be limited - no guarantee of a spot on a team) 
*League registration is on a rolling basis. Once teams meet capacity, even before the registration deadline, registration will close. Don't wait to register! If registration is full, please register for the waitlist. The waitlist does not guarantee a spot on the team, but if a spot were to open up or another team can be formed, the waitlist registrants would be contacted first. 

Volunteer coaches needed for every age level! Email for more information. 

Update: There are not enough 7/8 grade girl players to form a Canton team. If your child is interested in playing 7/8 grade girls basketball, please email Kellie at to try to coordinate playing for another team in the league.   

Important Dates: 

  • Registration Deadline - October 11 for RESIDENTS

  • Team/Practice Day Requests: Team requests will be taken up until the regular registration deadline (10/11). Requests will be taken into consideration, but are not guaranteed. (

  • Non-Resident Registration - available October 12-25

  • Late Registration Deadline - October 25 (space for certain teams may be limited - registration is not guaranteed)

  • Coaches Meeting - Thursday, November 9 at 7:15pm via Zoom 

  • Practice Begins -  Start the week of November 27 (schedules and teams will be announced Thu, 11/2)

  • Regular Season Begins -  Games are tentatively scheduled to start December 9

  • Refund Request Deadline - November 9 (Refund requests will be taken until this date. A $10 cancellation fee will apply.) 

Safety Information: 

- Concussion Information: Please review all concussion information prior to registering (see additional forms and files section below). Additional information can be found by visiting

Public Act No. 21-64: Pursuant to the Governor's Task Force on Justice for Abused Children in CT (GTF) all operators of youth sport activities must distribute the child sexual abuse guidelines to each parent or guardian upon registration. All three documents can be found here: (scroll to the bottom of the portal's page).

Travel Basketball:
Looking to play travel? Use the link below to register and find additional travel basketball information. 
NEW! If you would like to secure your spot on a rec team BEFORE the travel tryouts please call the Canton Parks & Rec Office to register. You will need to provide a credit card to keep on file that will be charged on October 10, 2023 for the recreation team. If your child makes the travel team, please call the office before the October 10th deadline and we will remove you from the team and your card will not be charged. If you call after the October 10 deadline, but before the November 9th refund deadline, you can be issued a refund with the $10 cancellation fee. 

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