COVID -19 STATEMENT (12/19/2020)

Registration Open


We wanted to update you on where the winter basketball season stands. As you know registration was set to go live last Wednesday (12/09), and right before that happened the state rolled back to Phase 3.1. Since then we have had discussions with the Department of Public Health, School Department, and staff internally; and there have been additional changes to the program.  The biggest change is that we are only currently permitted to run basketball as Practices/Skills/Drills, no gameplay allowed.  We are hoping that in early February restrictions are loosened and we are permitted to run games as previously planned, but that is not guaranteed. COVID-19 and all of the policies and procedures associated continue to be a fluid situation with constant updates and changes. As they change so will we. Our ultimate goal is to provide Brookline students an opportunity to engage in safe, physical activity that also helps to improve mental health and provide stability during the pandemic.




The following basketball programs will be run this season, starting the week of January 11th:


  • K-2 Clinic (Grades K-2) - Saturdays in the Soule gym


  • Joel Noe Basketball (Grades 3-8) - School-based teams will be practicing and running drills only with hopes of playing games in February. The schedule of activities is still being developed but will run similarly to previous years (1-hour on a weeknight and 1-hour on Saturday). Weeknights will be in elementary schools, with Saturdays in Tappan.


  • Travel Basketball team practices/drills (Grades 5-8) - The schedule of activities is still being developed and will be available soon.  Weeknights will be in elementary schools, with Sundays in Tappan.  Please note: Only players who were on a team last year (2019-2020) will be permitted for this activity.  Teams will remain the same as last year. There are no tryouts or consideration for new players at this time.  


A few other notes:

  • COVID-19 policies and modifications will be posted online. Masks are required at all times for all coaches, players, staff, and fans.

  • Participants in Grades 5-8 can only sign up for Joel Noe OR Travel, not both activities.

  • If/when gameplay is allowed, Travel players may be combined onto Joel Noe teams (school-based).  

  • Joel Noe teams will be coached by volunteer parents as in years past. Alpha Youth Sports will be providing an online curriculum for coaches, including skills and drills that emphasize social distancing and covid-19 protocols.

  • Volunteer coaches are required to register online.

  • Team rosters, schedules, and locations will be available by Friday, January 8th. 

  • *Please note that BREC reserves the right to change the structure of the program at any time*



Welcome to the Brookline Basketball Association (the "BBA") website. The BBA board was formed in 2015 to work alongside the Town of Brookline's Recreation Department to improve the experience of youth basketball in the town.


The two main Town-sponsored youth basketball programs are the Town Travel program, which competes against teams from throughout the Boston suburbs, and the Joel M. Noe Youth Recreation League, which consists of teams within Brookline only. Registration for both programs is administered by the Rec Department.

The Rec Department also offers Saturday clinics for boys and girls in grades K through 2 and also administers a recreational league at Brookline High School for students who are NOT members of the freshman, JV or varsity basketball teams.


This site will serve as a comprehensive information resource for players, parents and coaches regarding programs offered by the Town as well as other youth basketball playing and training opportunities available throughout the year.


The BBA is led by a group of volunteers with significant experience coaching youth basketball. The BBA is also supported by an Advisory Board including members of the basketball coaching staffs at Brookline High School.

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