Youth Basketball Program

Program Details

Boys & Girls Kindergarten - They practice and scrimmage for one hour each Saturday morning at the Stratham Memorial School (SMS) gym between 8:00AM and 10:00 AM

Boys and Girls 1st & 2nd Grade - They practice and scrimmage for one hour each Saturday at the Stratham Memorial School (SMS) gym between 10:00AM and 2:00PM. Teams rotate times each week so teams can play different teams each week.

Boys & Girls 3rd & 4th Grade – Teams will practice one (1) night per week and play games on either Friday nights, Saturday afternoons (possibly a Sunday afternoon).  One game per weekend (a possible 2 game weekend, if there is an odd number of teams.) Teams are formed with 8-11 players and travel is required to Greenland, Brentwood, Newfields, North Hampton & East Kingston. The game format will be full court, 5v5, four 8 minute quarters, running time with patched referees. 

Boys & Girls 5th & 6th Grade - Teams will practice one (1) night per week and play games on either Friday nights, Saturday afternoons (possibly a Sunday afternoon).  One game per weekend (a possible 2 game weekend, if there is an odd number of teams.) Teams are formed with 8-11 players and travel is required to Greenland, Brentwood, Newfields, North Hampton & East Kingston. The game format will be full court, 5v5, four 8 minute quarters, running time with patched referees. Practice starts the week of November 14th

Travel Teams for 5th & 6th Graders - This program is designed for the more developed basketball players, from a skills perspective, who can commit to more games and practice time than just the rec program offers.  Players can expect practicing and/or playing games at least 4 days per week (rec and travel combined) through the end of March.  Travel teams play a variety of teams throughout the seacoast, northern MA, and southern Maine. Teams are selected following November tryouts. The season fee is $150.00 and will be collected following tryouts. All travel players MUST register and play for the Stratham recreation and the travel program.

2017 Program Fees*

  • Kindergarten Coed (Saturdays only) – $50.00
  • 1st/2nd Grade Boys & Girls (Saturdays only) - $55.00
  • 3rd/4th Grade Girls & Boys (1 weeknight practice & weekend games) - $60.00
  • 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys(1 weeknight practice & weekend games) - $75.00

* Early registration ends November 1st at which time rates will increase by $20.00

Winter 2016/17 Recreation Calendar

Week 1December 3rdWeek 6January 21st
Week 2December 10th Week 7January 28th 
Week 3December 17th Week 8February 4th 
Week 4Janaury 7thWeek 9February 11th 
Week 5January 14th Week 10February 18th 

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS: COACHES NEEDED!

PLEASE SIGN UP TO COACH WHEN YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD UP TO PLAY.  No basketball experience is necessary – just a desire to spend quality time with your child. There will be a mandatory training for all volunteer coaches in early November (date TBD). This training will focus on coaching fundamentals and philosophy as well as provide guidance for creating and running practices and games.