Bob French Basketball League

Bob French Basketball League

Registration begins September 4!

Please see newly restructured program for Grades 1-2 Boys and Girls.

Bob French Jr. League

Boys and Girls

Grades 1-2

This newly restructured league is open to boys and girls who live or attend school in Andover and are just starting out in basketball. Parent volunteers and Rec staff will lead a 30 minute practice followed by a 30 minute instructional game. All sessions will take place on Saturdays at Bancroft school between 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Season

December 2-February 10

Fees

September 4-October 20   $100

After October 20               $125

Fee includes jersey, officials, and gym usage for sessions.

Registration

Grade 1 & 2 Boys - FULL

#718  Saturdays

Grade 1 & 2 Girls

#719   Saturdays

*All sessions will take place on Saturday. There are no separate weekday practices for Bob French Jr.

Bob French Sr. League

Boys and Girls

Grades 3-8

This town-wide basketball league is open to children who live or attend school in Andover. Each team will have one practice and one game per week. All practices are held Monday-Friday between 4:00-8:00 pm at various school gyms around town. All games will be played on Saturdays at the Andover High School Field House between 12:00 noon-6:00 pm.

Season

Practices: November 27-February 9

Games: December 2- February 10

Fees

September 4-October 20   $125

After October 20               $150

Fee includes jersey, officials, and gym usage for practices and games.

Practice Registration

Grade 3 & 4 Boys - FULL

#720  Mondays
#721  Tuesdays
#722  Fridays

Grade 3 & 4 Girls

#723   Mondays
#724   Thursdays

Grade 5 & 6 Boys

#725  Wednesdays
#726  Fridays

Grade 5 & 6 Girls

#727   Wednesdays
#728   Thursdays

Grade 7 & 8 Boys

#729  Tuesdays
#730  Thursdays

Grade 7 & 8 Girls

#731  Tuesdays
#732  Thursdays

The following information is for both Bob French Jr. & Sr. Leagues

Late Registration

Registration received after October 20 will include a $25 late fee. Late registrations will be accepted as long as there is space available in their division.

Refunds

Prior to October 20, we will be able to refund your payment minus a 10%administrative fee rounded up to the nearest dollar. After October 20, refunds & credits will not be given.

Team Selection

To achieve balanced competition, Rec will place athletes on teams. Please DO NOT request to be on a particular team or with a specific child. Rec does not honor requests for this program. Players will be notified by email in mid-November to let them know what team they are on and the location and time of practices.

Travel Team

Rec does not run the Andover Boys or Girls Travel Teams.

If you plan on trying out for travel team but want to hold a spot in the Bob French League, do not register or submit payment online for the Bob French League. Athletes on travel teams are ineligible to participate in the Bob French League and you will be charged the cancelation fee to withdraw if your child makes the travel team. Instead, call Rec before October 20 to let us know that you would like us to save a spot in case your child does NOT make travel. This is the ONLY way you can hold a spot in the Bob French League without being charged a fee.

Boys Travel Team questions should be directed to Joe Iarrobino (978-846-0544).

Girls Travel Team information is available at andovergirlstravelhoops.com.

Referees

Interested in making some extra money? Rec is looking for students, 16 & older, who would like to referee Saturday games at the AHS field house or Bancroft School. If you are interested contact Kim Stamas, kstamas@andoverma.gov.

Coaches Needed

Rec depends on parent volunteer coaches to make this a successful league. No experience is necessary. There will be a clinic at the beginning of the season run by Dave Fazio, the Andover High School Boys Varsity Coach. Call to register if you wish to coach. Head coaches will receive a discount for volunteering their time. For each volunteer head coach, the regular fee will be waived for one child participating in the league. Late fee will still apply. 

Gyms

Only water is allowed in school gyms. Please remove all trash before leaving gyms.