Registration

Registration

Registration for 2016-2017 Season have waitlist available for
all grades. You can register for those programs here: http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Ngba.
Please read the following information regarding deadlines and team formation.

Please Email us if you have any questions about registration.

Cancellations prior to 11/14 may be eligible for a partial refund - you can contact NGBA for details. No refunds are available for cancellations after November 14th.

Eligibility: Any girl in 2nd through 8th grades, who lives in Newton, attends school in Newton, or has parents living in Newton, is eligible. No prior experience playing basketball is necessary. Enrollment is limited due to availability of gym space. Girls will be eligible for team assignments in the order that we receive their applications. Team assignments are finalized in late-November for Grades 3-8.  Grade 2 does not have pre-assigned teams and is scrimmage based.

Registration Deadlines:

  • Grade 2-8: November 14, 2016, for partial refunds.

Registration Options: We are an online registration league with payment by credit card. On-line registration greatly simplifies the registration process for our all-volunteer organization. This has proved to be quite successful; more than 95% of all players registered online last season. We hope to reach virtually 100% this year and have made it possible to register on-line even if you are requesting a scholarship or wish to pay by check.  Contact the Registrar for details. In case of family hardship, the fee will be waived upon written request (strict confidence will be observed).

Registration Fees: The Registration fee covers the cost of gym rental, referees, team balls, tournaments, and supplies.

  • Grade 2: $95
  • Grades 3-8: $145

NGBA provides a $20 discount per-child for the second child in the same family and on each additional child (3rd or beyond). All children must be registered at the same time to receive the sibling discount.

However, Blue Sombrero (our online registration system) will only automatically apply the sibling discount if you register 2 or more children in the same NGBA program (e.g., both in grade2, etc.). If your children play in different NGBA programs, please email registrar@ngba.net BEFORE you register so that we can provide a $20 discount code.  We cannot apply the discount after you have already registered and paid.

Team Assignments for Grades 3-8: For information about the team selection process, see Parents' Page.

Schedules

Grades 3-8: The first practice is the week of December 1, 2016. The first game is Saturday, December 6th.

Jewelry Policy: For the girls' safety, no jewelry (bracelets, rings, earrings, etc.) of any kind may be worn in practice or games. Girls may not wear anything in their hair that could result in an injury, such as beads or barrettes. Under no circumstances (including covering them with tape) may earrings be worn. There is absolutely no flexibility in the enforcement of this policy; don't even bother trying.

Coaches Wanted!: This is an all volunteer league.  Please consider volunteering to coach your daughter's team.

Referees Wanted!: Earn money and have fun! This is a great job for adults and high school students. No experience is necessary, though familiarity with the game is expected. The NGBA provides an initial 2-hour training session for all referees, and assists referees as the season progresses. Contact our Referee Coordinator, if you are interested.

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