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Winter Season Program

Preseason

 
Player Evaluations & Draft
  • All players must be evaluated before playing in our House Leagues.
  • Evaluation sessions for all age groups begin in October.
  • In November, players are selected by coaches in our player drafts.
    • Teammate or Coach Requests:  Requests for a specific teammate or coach for carpooling or other purposes will be shared with coaches during the draft.  We have a "we'll try but cannot guarantee" policy.
Practices
  • Practices begin in November.
  • Teams in K to 8th grade leagues will have one 60- or 75-minute practice slot per week.
  • Practices are held on weeknights any time from 5:30 to 10:00 pm.  However, each team's practices are mostly held at the same day, time and location each week.
  • Practice schedules will be uploaded onto your Team Page throughout the season.
  • Be prepared for occasional cancellations and make-up practices, as each school has the right to take back their gyms at any time.
Regular Season
  • The 2019-20 regular season will begin during the first week of December and, weather permitting, will run through the end of February.
  • No games are scheduled for the three weekends of Winter Break.
  • Teams in all leagues are only scheduled for 1-2 games each weekend, with the following exceptions:
    • High School Boys teams will also occasionally play up to 1 weeknight game per week.
    • Games cancelled due to weather may be rescheduled on a weeknight, but only if both coaches agree.
Playoffs
  • All leagues, except for the K to 2nd grade league, will hold a single-elimination playoff tournament.
  • Every league team participates.
  • Playoff Games will likely be held during the first two weeks of March. 
    • Most teams should expect at least one weeknight playoff game.
    • Please try to keep your player's schedule open during this period of time.
All-Star Games
  • Held in March after the league's playoffs are completed.
  • Every team will have an equal number of players selected to participate.

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Typical Age Groupings

Boys Leagues:
  • B11-12 (Boys 11th & 12 Graders)
  • B9-10 (Boys 9th & 10th Graders)
  • B7-8 (Boys 7th & 8th Graders)
  • B5-6 (Boys 5th & 6th Graders)
  • B3-4 (Boys 3rd & 4th Graders)
Girls Leagues:
  • G9-12 (Girls 9th through 12th Graders) (further info)
  • G7-8 (Girls 7th & 8th Graders)
  • G5-6 (Girls 5th & 6th Graders)
  • G3-4 (Girls 3rd & 4th Graders)
Co-Ed League:
  • BGK-2 (Boys & Girls Kindergarteners, & 1st and 2nd Graders) (further info)

Fall/Winter Season Event Summary

Event When?
Registration Open NOW
Fall Open Gyms September - November
Player Evaluations Mid-October
Fall Player Clinics October - November
Coaches Clinics November
Coaches Preseason Meeting November
League Drafts November
Weekly Practices November - March
Referee Training November - March
Winter Leagues Regular Season November - February
Winter Player Clinics January - February
Picture Day February
Spring League Registration Open February - March
Winter League Playoffs March
Winter League All-Star Games March
Coaches Postseason Meeting March

Offseason Programs

Spring season - High School Boys house League
 

During the Spring, we also offer a High School Boys House league.

Registration

Open from late February to late March. 

Player Evaluations

Evaluation needed for new Turnpike members only.

Player Draft

Held in March.

Regular Season
  • 8 to 10 games from March to May. 
  • Games are only played on weeknights.
Playoffs

Held in May.

Open Gym Program
 

During the Fall, Spring, and Summer months, Turnpike offers open gym sessions for players who want to play more casually.

Activities in these sessions range from pick-up games to fun group drills and one-on-one instruction, and are supervised by Turnpike Coaches or parent volunteers.