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Amherst Recreation Youth Sports Mission Statement
To provide and promote quality youth athletic programs for the residents of Amherst, NH. We Strive to model the qualities of good sportsmanship, build self-esteem, and develop life skills through the engagement of youth sports while providing a safe, healthy and positive environment where the youth of our community can learn the FUNdamentals of his or her sport.

1st & 2nd Grade Hoops, Coed
  • Co-ed Program running 6 weeks, from 1/5/118-2/16/19
  • This is a skills-based program that will focus on the basics of basketball. Passing, dribbling, shooting and overall game skills will be taught and reinforced through informal games.
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Groups will be formed and led by volunteer parent coaches during Saturday sessions. Sessions will run for one hour between 9:00am-3:00pm. Each group will be placed in one session.
  • Groups will be scheduled in the multi-purpose room at Wilkins school on Saturdays.
  • Please note that requests to be placed on a specific team will be honored only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Recreation Department.
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • Early Bird Deadline for Registration: 11/8/18. Registration will jump $25.00 on 11/9/18. Registration ends on Thursday 12/6.

3rd & 4th Grade Recreation Hoops Boys, Girls
  • This program offers both instruction and games. Practices will be held once weekly with weekend games, running approximately 12/8/18-2/16/19.
  • Tentatively we have scheduled all practices at the Wilkins School Monday-Friday and all home games at the Souhegan High School Saturday afternoons. Away games will be played against local towns.
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Please note that requests to be placed on a specific team will be honored only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Recreation Department.
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • Early Bird Deadline for Registration: 11/8/18. Registration will jump $25.00 on 11/9/18.

5th & 6th Grade Hoops, Boys, Girls
  • This league combines skill development and recreational play. Practices will be held one evening during the week at Amherst Middle School. HOME games are tentatively scheduled to be played on Saturday afternoons at the Amherst Middle School, running from approximately 12/8/18-2/16/19. AWAY games will be played at surrounding towns (Milford, Hollis, Brookline, Wilton). This league does require some travel.
  • This program is run by volunteer coaches. There is a place on the registration form to indicate your coaching desire.
  • Please note that requests to be placed on a specific team will be honored only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Recreation Department.
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • Early Bird Deadline for Registration: 11/8/18. Registration will jump $25.00 on 11/9/18.

Travel Basketball League-Boys & Girls 3-8th Grade
  • If you want more competition and commitment to the game, sign up to play in our travel league. Travel basketball plays a longer season and encounters competition from surroundings communities.
  • If we have more than 1 team, players will be designated into an A and B team,or into two age groups, and play in different divisions.
  • Players should expect to practice at least one day a week and play in one or two games weekly.
  • Players play in the Manchester Suburban League. League entrance will be determined by the coaches and Recreation Department.
  • Screening date Sunday 10/21 at AMS- Times to be determined based on number of interested players.
  • Volunteer Background checks will be mandatory for this program. The background check application is provided under "links" below
  • The start date is an estimate and the actual start day will be determined by the status of registrations, the coach selection and the final compilation of teams.
  • NOTE: Travel teams are based upon a travel screening. This screening will decide whether or not you have made the team. In years past, we have done an A and a B team that plays in two different divisions. If you have been placed on a team, you will be notified via email and will need to pay the registration fee.


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