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Our NCAA Champions . . .
by posted 03/18/2023


The marathon that is the Connecticut Basketball season is sadly over.

Congrats to our NCAA Champions.

We will post pictures and additional scores for both NIT and NCAA Champions as they continue to come in but for now, please join us in congratulating our Champions!

As always, keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball

Girls NCAA Champions

4G CHAMPION  Madison 4G -- Runner Up: Newington 4G 
5G CHAMPION   Branford 5G -- Runner Up: Madison 5G 
6G CHAMPION Branford 6G -- Runner Up: Colchester 6G
7G CHAMPION Colchester 7G --  Runner Up: Branford 7G 
8G CHAMPION Windham/Colchester 8G

Boys NCAA Champions

4B CHAMPION  Madison 4B  --   Runner Up: East Lyme 4B
5B Champion East Lyme 5B -- Runner Up: Madison 5B 
6B Champion New Britain 6B -- Runner Up: Coginchaug 6B 
7B CHAMPION  Windsor 7B-- Runner Up: Waterford 7B 
8B CHAMPION Windsor 8B  --  Runner Up: RHAM 8B 
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CTBBALL Monthly: 2023-24 Calendar is Set!
by posted 03/17/2023

Connecticut Basketball Monthly  

March 15, 2023 

With thanks to the coaches, parents and players who were critical in 2022-23 campaign, we now turn the page to the 2023-24 calendar which is now set!  See below.

We'll be back with a "full" calendar next season, which will include a full tourney schedule (adding back in our MLK Day Classic), our HS & Travel pre-season  Turkey Shoot, HS Freshman post-season tourney, Travel All-Stars and much much more!  As to the 2024 playoffs, all Second Round, Elite 8, Final Four and Championship games will be moved to the new HomeField two court facility in Essex to address scheduling and seeding issues.

Three things for this month:

1.  Connecticut Sun "First-Come First-Serve" Tickets Will Post Only on Our Facebook Page!

We will have Connecticut Sun tickets again--with no cost to our members--on our standard "First Come First Serve" basis but they will only post on our FaceBook page.   Like us on FaceBook and watch for our ticket postings. 

You can llike us on FaceBook @ https://www.facebook.com/ctbball.org/

Respond first and they're all yours free of charge! 

2. Summer League Registration is Open!

Per our 2023-24 calendar, registration opens on April 2, 2023 for summer Travel (Youth) and High School summer League!

See website for details or just click our form at  https://www.leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=316220&org=connecticutbasketballconference.org, to register now!  

3. Adult Leagues!

The 2023-24 Adult Leagues will play at HomeField in Essex.  Team registration opens on April 2n!

Onward Together

Connecticut Basketball 

Connecticut Basketball Conference 2023-24 Calendar 

  • April 2, 2023     Summer League Registration Opens
  • July 5, 2023       Summer Season Tips-Off
    • August 22-25, 2023:      Summer Season Playoff
  • July 10, 2023:     Club President Summer Meeting 6:45p.m. @Home Field in Essex
  • ​Aug. 1, 2023:      Registration Opens for Connecticut Basketball’s 2023-24 Fall Sessions and Winter Season (Travel and High School
  • Sept. 10, 2023:     Club President Rules Meeting 6:45p.m. @Home Field in Essex
  • Sept. 17, 2023:         Fall League (HS and Travel) Tips-Off
  • Oct. 4, 2023:         CIAC Basketball Schedules Released
  • Oct. 18, 2023:    Winter Pre-season Tips-Off
  • Oct. 24, 2023:       Registration Closes for Connecticut Basketball 2021-22 Winter Season
  • Nov. 21, 2023:      Schedules Released for Connecticut Basketball Winter Season
  • Nov. 24-26, 2023: Connecticut Basketball’s 12th Annual Pre-Season Turkey Shoot
  • Dec. 1, 2023:        Connecticut Basketball 15th Regular Winter Season Tips-Off
    • Community Service Event: League-Wide Food Drive
  • December 25, 2023:      X-Mas Day (Winter Recess Begins--No League Activities)
  • December 26-29, 2023: Connecticut Basketball Old School Holiday Tournament 
  • January 1, 2024:            New Years Day (Winter Recess Concludes--League Activities Resume 1/2/23)
  • January 15, 2024:          MLK Day One Day Holiday Tournament
  • February 3-5, 2024:
    • Community Service Event:  Coaches versus Cancer 
  • February 19, 2024:        President's Day--Connecticut Basketball Annual All Star Classic    
  • February 25, 2024:        Connecticut Basketball Regular Season Play Concludes
  • February 26-March 3, 2024:   Connecticut Basketball  Opening Round NIT & NCAA Playoff Games @ HomeField
  • March 7-10, 2024:   Connecticut Basketball Final Four and Championship Games @ HomeField
  • March 15-17, 2024:   Connecticut Basketball Playoff Snow Dates
  • March 23-24, 2024:   New England Basketball Championships in Providence-Tiverton, RI (for our Champions and Runner Up Teams to square off with the Champion and Runner Up Teams in New England).
  • March 24, 2023:   Connecticut Basketball Winter Season Activities Conclude/AAU Season Begins


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Ledyard Shatters Coaches v Cancer Record!
by posted 02/13/2023

Connecticut Basketball Community  

February 13, 2022

Ledyard Shatters Coaches V. Cancer Fundraising Record!!!  

Connecticut Basketball and the American Cancer Society appreciate all donations because there has been a 29% drop in the cancer death rate in the US since 1991.   

Please join us in thanking Old Lyme, Waterford, Old Saybrook and Bristol (see below) for being amongst the leaderboard in our 2023 contributions with special thanks to Ledyard who shattered our club fundraising record by raising a record $1,055.00!

  1. Gabrielle McGrath (Ledyard)
  2. Megan McMahon (Old Lyme)
  3. Mike Vye (Bristol)
  4. Bob Blewist (Old Saybrook)
  5. Matthew Osborn (Old Lyme)
  6. L Wacker (Old Saybrook)
  7. Crissy Waggoner (Waterford)
  8. Kara Tiven (Waterford)

Onward Together!

Connecticut Basketball!


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2022-23 Winter Season Game Rules
by posted 12/02/2022


2022-23 Connecticut Basketball Conference Winter League Game Rules

  All games are governed by high school rules except for the following:

1.      Game Logistics. Each game will be scheduled for 70 to 75 minute time slots. A 3-5 minute warm-up period will be allowed prior to each game. Teams are encouraged to stretch outside the gym before their game, if permitted by your host.  You are likewise to start early whenever possbile.

2.      Length of Game/Quarters. We do not play running time.  You will play four 8 minute quarters.  Halftime shall be no longer than 3 minutes (and is otherwise a long time out).

3.      Ties. There are no ties.

a.       If the score is tied at the end of regulation, two minutes shall be placed on the clock.  The team ahead at the end of the two minutes is the winner.

b.      Overtime will commence with a jump ball. 

c.       There are no timeouts in overtime—just play.

d.      If still tied at the end of the two minutes, place another two minutes on the clock and repeat process until a winner is declared.

4.      Fouls. Team fouls reset at the half as in CIAC play for all divisions.

5.      Foul Shots. 4th-5th Grade Boys and 5th Grade Girls may shoot fouls 1 foot inside of the foul line (or to jump over the line). Referees are encouraged to call only blatant violations on the foul shooter at these ages.

6.      Ball Size.  4th Grade Boys, 5th Grade Boys and all Girls divisions will use a 28.5” ball.

7.      No Pressing Rules in the 4G and 4B Divisions (2022 Rule Change).  There is no pressing in the 4G and 4B Divisions, Specifically this means:

Following a defensive rebound or a steal resulting in the creation of an offensive possession, the opposing team must retreat beyond half court and play standard  defense.

There is no double teaming allowed outside the 3 pt area.  

If 2 or more players are swarming or playing pressure defense to a given player outside the 3 pt line, the referee will issue a warning, then a technical foul.

In the last two minutes of each half, full court defense is allowed as long as a team is not ahead by more than 10 points. 

8.      Time-outs.  Each team shall be allotted one-full (60 second) and two 30 sec. time-outs per half.  (No timeouts carry over.) There are no timeouts in overtime even if you have timeouts left over. Either coaches or players may call a time-out.

9.      Mercy Rule. There is no mercy rule in Conference Tournament play but we ask that you be mindful that a team’s season is ending with a playoff loss and that good sportsmanship is appreciaed.

10.      Referees. Board certified referees will officiate each game.

11.  Coaches Conduct. If a coach receives a technical foul he/she must stay seated on the bench for the remainder of the game.  If ejected from a game, the ejected coach shall coach any further in the tournament and serve a three game suspension at the beginning of next season.

12.  Parents Conduct. Any parent who enters the court during the playing of the game—including the stoppage of play—shall, at the referee’s discretion, cause a forfeit of the game.

* A copy of these rules be present at each game site.


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How to Change a Scheduled Game.
by posted 11/23/2022

Connecticut Basketball Community

As we kick off the 2022-23 campaign, there are many new parents, coaches and Club leaders. 

In light of all the new faces, we thought it would be helpful to review how to change a game.

There are three key principles (and steps) to keep in mind when changing a game.

Firsttry to never cancel a game and figure out a way to play.   Our culture is to never cancel.  Please play with 5 and put a jersey on the family dog if necessary but do not cancel.  Cancellations are the number 1 reason, teams/clubs are not invited back.  Cancellations create numerous problems for your host and/or home gym so please assess whether there’s any way to play the game.

Second, if you absolutely must cancel (or change) a game, the steps are as follows:

  1. Call/Contact Your Opponent.  The first step is to call your opponent and try to come to an agreement as to when the game can be played.  (All contact information is on the website on their team page.)

  2. The Host Cost Should Then Contact Their Club’s Scheduler (or President).  Your Club’s scheduler (or President) will advise regarding the open gym slots—that will not cause a conflict.  To view your Club’s (or any Club’s) gym slots all you need do is:

    1. Click on the “FACILITIES” tab on the website.

    2. Scroll down to the facility in question.

    3. When you find the facility you’re looking for, click the small gray icon to the far right.  All gym slots for that facility will be instantly displayed..   

  3. Changing the Game.  To actually change the game:

    1. Stay in the view from Step 2 in which you are viewing all the venues games.

    2. Go to the game in question and click on the yellow icon to the left of the game.

    3. A screen like the one below will appear.  All you need do is use the drop downs to change the venue, time or opponent (who will all appear in each drop down). 

    4. When you’re done, click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page and the game is changed.  Please note: If the boxes above the SUBMIT button are check, the change will go to all interested parties including players and parents. 

    5. In the rare and extreme case in which a game must be cancelled, click on the "STATUS" icon and change the status to "CANCELLED".  The game will then appear with a red line through it signifying that its been cancelled.

Third, 0nly Schedulers, Club President’s and Team Leaders have security access to change a game.  Please contact our webmaster, Lotus Schwartz if you believe there is a concern regarding whether you have the right level of access.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of our kids and community!

Onward Together

Connecticut Basketball

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