RARA Basketball

RARA Youth Basketball Overview:

The RARA recreational basketball program is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball and team skills through competitive play. We are no longer partnered with the Detroit Pistons and we will be focusing on making the basketball program more community based. Teams in every age group besideds the high school league will be organized by where the players go to school. 

Rookies Division (Grades 1st and 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 elmination 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 regulartion 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

Rookie Division

Prep Division

Pro Division

Legends Division

Rosters

Rookies

3rd Grade Boys 

4th Grade Boys 

3rd-4th Girls

5th Grade Boys 

6th Grade Boys 

5th-6th Grade Girls

7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Boys

7th-8th Grade Girls

 Legends

Practice and Regular Season Schedule 

Rookies 

3rd Grade Boys 

4th Grade Boys 

3rd-4th Grade Girls

5th Grade Boys 

6th Grade Boys 

5th-6th Grade Girls

7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Boys

7th-8th Grade Girls

 Legends

Playoff Bracket 

3rd Grade Boys

4th Grade Boys 

3rd-4th Girls

5th Grade Boys 

6th Grade Boys 

5th-6th Grade Girls

7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Boys

7th-8th Grade Girls

Legends

Q&A

When will coaches contact us about practice and games? 

Coaches should contact their players during holiday break and schedules will be available before the new year.

When do practices start? 

January 7th at Rochester Community Schools - Elementary(Rookies) and Middle Schools/High Schools(Prep, College, Pro, Legends) 

What time will our practices and games be?

The younger age groups will have the early game times and the earliest game will be at 9:00am. The older age groups will play throughout mid-morning and into the afternoon. 

Will we practice throughout the season? 

The first three weeks are scheduled practices built into the schedule for the Prep, College, Pro, and Legends divisions.  If coaches want to add additional practices after that, they can schedule gym time for an additional rental fee based off of the Rochester Community Schools rental policy.

How many games will we play?

Rookies will have 5 weeks of practice and 5 weeks of  games, Prep/College/Pro will have 6 games and single elimination playoffs, Legends will have 8 weeks of game and split bracket playoff.

Questions? Contact:  Billy@rararecreation.org

 

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