RARA Basketball

RARA Basketball Overview:

The RARA recreational basketball program is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball and team skills through competitive play.  There are two sessions for our basketball program, a fall and winter session. The fall session begins September 24th and the winter session begins January 6th. The fall session is only for grades K-2nd Grade. The winter session is for grades K-12th Grade. All rosters in both sessions besides the high school league will be organized by where the players go to school. 

Fall Session

Juniors Division (Kindergarten)- The Junior Division is coed, played on a 8 foot basketball hoop. The league is non-competitive with 7 practices and 5 games. The first two weeks are strictly practices and the last 5 weeks are split up into 30 minutes of practice and then followed by 30 minutes of game play against another team. There is a Sunday league and a Wednesday league. 

Rookies Division (Grades 1st-2nd)- The Rookies Division is coed, played on a 9 foot basketball hoop. The league is non-competitive with 7 practices and 5 games. The first two weeks are strictly practices and the last 5 weeks are split up into 30 minutes of practice and then followed by 30 minutes of game play against another team. There is a Sunday league and a Wednesday league. 

Winter Session

Rookies Division (Grades 1st-2nd)  The Rookies Division  is coed, played on 8 foot basketball hoops which allows for higher scoring games. This league is completely non-competitive with 5 weeks of practices and 5 weeks of scrimmage games with help from officials and coaches throughout the games. All games and practices will be on Saturdays starting January 7th and will be at Long Meadow Elementary. 

Prep Division(Grades 3rd-4th)- Teams will play 3 practices and 6 games with a single elimination playoffs to follow the regular season. All games and practices will be on Saturdays starting January 7th. Although some leeway is give to beginner players, officials call pretty tight game in an effort to teach, as well enforce the rules. Coaches are parent volunteers and players will play on regulation rims (10'). Teams must play man defense in the first half and cannot steal the dribble until the second half. 28.5 inch ball is used for game.

Pro Division (Grades 5th-8th)- Teams will play 3 practices and 6 games with a single elimination playoffs to follow the regular season. This division uses MHSAA rules and officials call it by the book. All games and practices will be on Saturdays starting January 7th. Coaches are parent volunteers and regulation rims (10') are used along with a 28.5. 

Legends Division (Grades 9-12) This is a team registration,  Teams must have a coach/manager for their team.  Team name and manager must be submitted to RARA for our staff to enter the team into the system allowing players to pick the team name from the drop down menu when registering.  Most teams create a twitter account for their team and follow RARA Leaks on twitter for live updates, preseason activities and podcasts.  www.RARALeaks.com All players must be in 9th-12th grade. Teams will play 8 regular season games with a single elimination tournament following the regular season.  

Coaches/Parent Information

Practice Plans

Coaches Volunteer Form 

Rules & Regulations

Junior and Rookie Division

Prep Division

Pro Division

Legends Division

Fall Rosters

Sunday Juniors

Wednesday Juniors

Sunday Rookies

Wednesday Rookies

Fall Season Schedule 

Sunday Juniors

Wednesday Juniors

Sunday Rookies

Wednesday Rookies

 

 

Legends News

 

RARA Sponsors

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