Joel M. Noe Youth Recreation Basketball League
Joel Noe, MD, FACS, was a pioneering plastic surgeon at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston He volunteered as a coach for the Brookline youth basketball league and the league was named after him in his memory.
The league is designed for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8. Teams are organized by groupings of grades (Boys grades 3/4, Girls grades 3/4/5, etc.) depending on how many players participate at each set of grade levels.
This non-competitive league is designed to teach individual skills and emphasize team play. All games are held on Saturdays with one 60-minute team practice held during the week at one of the Brookline Public Schools. The league will follow a 10-game schedule. Teams will be organized by school as best as possible. Team placement requests may be made but are not guaranteed. Teams will generally be limited to 10 players per team and players will be notified of their team placement and practice schedule two weeks prior to the start of the program.
The objective of this program is to provide a healthful, recreational, athletic program, which emphasizes team play and participation by all members of the team. League standings are not maintained. Basketball fundamentals and sportsmanship are the primary objectives. Every team member at a game will get approximately equal playing time.
Registration is administered by the Town of Brookline Recreation Department. Registration for the 2021-22 season is open. The program fee is $105. Volunteer coaches are always needed. If a player does not make a Travel team roster they are automatically eligible to play in the Joel Noe League.
The Rec League season will begin in Saturday December 9 and run through Saturday March 2. There are no tryouts for this program.