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Franklin Recreation Basketball

Welcome to the 2023-24 Franklin Recreation Basketball League.  Here is where you will find everything about basketball in Franklin.  Rosters, schedules, information about the different leagues in Town can all be found here.  If you are new to basketball in Franklin and would like more information about the different leagues, levels of play, roles of the players, parents, coaches.  Please check out our Parents Guide to Basketball in Franklin.

The Franklin Recreation Department continues its youth basketball program in 2023-24 season. This program has provided enjoyment, participation, and memories for children for over 30 years. Boys & girls in grades K-8 can continue developing their skills and ensuring adequate, equal playing time based on our matrix participation system.  Coaches print their matrix based on the number of players that attend each game vs. the opponents number of players.  Schedules & times fluctuate weekly. Players in grades 3rd-8th will participate in our skill sessions (October 14th) to determine player’s abilities. Then a player draft will take place over the following weeks (Oct 24th week). Our goal is to make every team equal in skill, ability, and age.


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During these games, we will use high school students to officiate games.  These HS kids have attended our in person pre-season referee clinic, but in no way are they "professional" officials.  Please understand that they will make mistakes and need to be supported by our players, parents and coaches as they develop confidence and gain experience.  Coaches have been asked to refrain from arguing calls and speaking negatively toward officials.  If there is ever an issue with an official, both coaches should calmly discuss at the scorers table in between periods.  Parents should never address officials.

Please take a moment to check your schedule on our basketball website.  Because we are using NBA reversible jerseys, one team will wear white and the other team will wear colors (red, blue, green, etc).  On the schedule, if your team is listed on the right, they will wear white.  If your team is listed on the left, they will wear color.  (Example:  1 vs. 5 means team 1 will wear color, team 5 will wear white.)  We mention this so players do not have to flip jerseys in the gym.  If necessary, use the restrooms to flip jerseys.  If there are any questions, don't hesitate to email us at:  franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov   


The leagues listed below are for the 2023-24 season.  The highlighted league name is clickable with schedules and rosters attached.  Any questions, please call 508-613-1666 or email:  franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov

You Tube Video on 2022 Recreation Basketball League

Referee training for HS students was held on Wednesday, November 16.  Coaches, please exercise extreme patience with our new officials.  They are learning just like the players.


Kindergarten and 1st & 2nd Grade Instructional Basketball-   Rosters and Schedules were released during the week of Halloween.  They are posted below as a clickable link.  Check out the 3 on 3 format for our instructional division.  For a detail of what the 3 on 3 half court looks like, click on the map.  10 kids playing at all times (5 on each side of the court), no sitting around watching.  First practice will be November 12 this year.  Coaches meeting was held on Wednesday, November 8 from 6-7pm through Google Meet for all K-2 grade head coaches.  Email sfitzpatrick@franklinma.gov if you need an invite code to the meeting. 


Kindergarten Basketball- This league will play ALL practices and games at Kennedy Gym. Please read your schedule carefully to determine your child's practice/scrimmage time. Kindergarten league will use 27" (junior sized) basketballs with an 8' rim height.

1st & 2nd Grade Boys Basketball- This league will play ALL practices and games at Oak Street Gym. Please read your schedule carefully to determine your child's practice/scrimmage time.  The 1st & 2nd Boys league will use 27" (junior sized) basketballs with a 9' adjustable basketball rim height.

1st & 2nd Grade Girls Basketball- This league will play ALL practices and games at Oak Street Gym. Please read your schedule carefully to determine your child's practice/scrimmage time.  The 1st & 2nd Girls league will use 27" (junior sized) basketballs with a 9' adjustable basketball rim height.

Basketball Drill Resources for K-2nd Grade


3rd & 4th Grade Boys Basketball- (14 teams) This league will play ALL practices and games starting November 12 every Saturday (1.5 hours per week) from 8:00am-3:30pm (5 time slots) at Keller Gym and 3:30-6:30pm (2 time slots) at Annie Sullivan Gym. The 3rd & 4th Grade Boys league will use 28.5" sized basketballs with a 10' fixed height.

3rd- 5th Grade Girls Basketball-  (10 teams) This league will play ALL practices and games starting November 12, every Saturday (1.5 hours per week) from 8:00am-3:30pm at Horace Mann Gym. The 3rd & 4th Grade Girls league will use 28.5" sized basketballs with a 10' fixed rim height.


5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball- (10 Teams) This league will play ALL practices and games starting November 12, every Saturday (1.5 hours per week) from 8:00am-6:30pm at Sullivan Gym.  The 5th & 6th Grade Boys league will use 28.5" sized basketballs with a 10' fixed rim height.


7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball-(8 Teams) This league will play ALL practices and games at Remington Gym. The 7th & 8th Grade Boys league will use 29" (official sized) basketballs with a 10' fixed rim height.

6th - 8th Grade Girls Basketball-(4 Teams)  This league will play ALL practices and games at Remington Gym.  The 6th - 8th Grade Girls league will use 28.5" sized basketballs with a 10' fixed rim height. 


Summer Men’s Alumni League  On-Line Registration  This summer we are rolling out the “Alumni” Hoop League on Monday nights.  Franklin residents who graduated High School 2018-2023  June Nights outdoors at King St (6/12, 6/19, 6/26)   July Nights indoors at Horace Mann (7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31]  6 Reg Season plus 1+ playoff games.  Further details provided in the link above.  Given our plan to start on 6/12 we need the registration window to be kept short so we can get the teams drafted. We will fill 40 spots FCFS upon registration.  After reviewing the spreadsheet if you have any questions on the league please email Mike Vinson. (Franklinmahoops@gmail.com)


Other leagues not affiliated with the Recreation Department include Metrowest Basketball, and CYO Basketball

Franklin Recreation Basketball Video