The 2018-2019 HAA Basketball Season is right around the corner! HAA Basketball is proud to offer another great season of basketball programs for all Harvard Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
The K-Grade 2 program for Boys and Girls provides an early introduction to the game of basketball with co-ed teams and an emphasis on having fun with friends while learning the fundamentals of basketball. This program begins on November 17, 2018 and takes place on Saturday mornings at HES.
For Girls and Boys in 3rd - 8th grade, HAA participates in the Nashoba Youth Basketball League, whose primary intent is to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball. This is an instructional league focused on fundamentals development, individual skills, team play, strategies and playing to win. The goal is to have every player in the program develop their skills and knowledge of the game through practice, instruction and play. While it is an equal playing time league it is also a competitive league and every player will find their skills and abilities tested during game play.
All registrants in this program will be placed on a grade appropriate gender team and will and compete against teams from other nearby towns including Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Lancaster, Maynard, and Stow. This program begins with an assessment on October 20/21 that will help us to make balanced teams. Teams generally practice once or twice per week with practice time determined by coach and gym availability.
This league has three separate Girls & Boys Grade levels: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th
The 3rd/4th Grade teams play games on Sundays, with the first league game starting on December 2. The game schedule is set by the Nashoba League and thus, we do not have that available until they provide us with it. There are typically 1-2 practices per week for 3rd/4th. Exact days and times for practices cannot be set until registration is closed and we have final numbers. We appreciate your patience, as we must work around both coaches and school gym availability.
The 5th/6th and 7th/8th Grade teams play games on Saturdays, with their first league games starting on November 10. The game schedule is set by the Nashoba League and thus, we do not have that available until they provide us with it. There are typically 1-2 practices per week for 5th/6th and 1 practice for 7th/8th. Exact days and times for practices cannot be set until registration is closed and we have final numbers. We appreciate your patience, as we must work around both coaches and school gym availability.