Youth Basketball Gearing Up

BAR HARBOR — The Acadian Basketball Association (ABA) has begun its “season one” of winter basketball in the Eastern Maine Basketball League. The EMBL is a league that plays a 10-game schedule on the weekends, with five home games and five away games. The home games can be played wherever a coach can find gym space in the area. Play begins this week and culminates in a tournament in late December or early January. This season, the ABA will have an A and a B team for both girls and boys (four teams) participating in the EMBL. Girls and boys from the seventh and eighth-grade levels are welcome to try out for either for the A or B team.

Traditional travel basketball season will begin for the ABA after EMBL concludes. This is the traditional travel season and will also begin with a tryout, as there may be kids who did not play EMBL in the ABA, but played junior high basketball and would like to try out for the ABA’s travel teams. Teams are picked and play begins with various travel tournaments around eastern Maine. Two of the tournaments are the Great Harbor House Shootout and the Sheriff’s Cup. Season two will begin in mid-January and concludes around April 1.

The ABA needs help with various aspects of the basketball season; visit for more information about volunteering.

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Fenceviewer Staff

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