2018 Nutmeg Holiday Basketball Festival

The 2018 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games Holiday Basketball Festival presented by Orthopedic Associates will be held on December 27, 28 and 29 at Wesleyan University and Vale Sports Club in Middletown, CT. 

Coaches - If you are NOT ready to Register but would like to Reserve your Team's Spot please see the instructions below: 

  • Please Email Us the following information:
    • Team Name, Age Group & Team Gender
    • Head Coach Email & Cell Phone

  • 4th Grade Boys - 10 & Under: ONE Spot Available
    • HK Travel, Cromwell Rebels, Buccaneers, Newington Travel, North Branford, 
  • 5th Grade Boys - 11 & Under: ONE Spot Available
    • Berlin Travel, West Hartford Travel, HK Travel, Southbury Travel, Wethersfield Travel,
  • 6th Grade Boys - 12 & Under: SOLD OUT
    • Berlin Travel, West Hartford Travel, Coginchaug Travel, East Hampton Travel, Southbury Travel, Cardinal Shehan Center, Newington Travel, New Britain, 
      • Waiting List:
        • ​Hebron Travel, 
  • 7th Grade Boys- 13 & Under: TWO Spots Available
    • Berlin Travel, West Hartford Travel, Southbury Travel, Westport Travel, Agawam Travel, North Haven Travel, Wethersfield Travel, Glastonbury Travel, Suffield Travel, Manchester Travel,  
  • 8th Grade Boys - 14 & Under: SOLD OUT
    • Berlin Travel, West Hartford Travel, HK Travel, Agawam Travel, Cardinal Shehan Center, HD Travel, Dalton Travel (MA), Watertown Travel, East Hampton Travel, Southington Travel, Portland Travel, Cromwell Rebels, New Britain, St Thomas (Fairfield), Wethersfield Travel, Old Saybrook Travel. 
      • Waiting List:
        • ​TBA
  • 5th Grade Girls - 11 & Under: ONE Spot Available
    • Southbury Travel, Newington Travel, HK Travel, East Hampton Travel, Cromwell Rebels, Wethersfield Travel, West Hartford Magic, 
  • 6th Grade Girls - 12 & Under: SOLD OUT
    • Berlin Travel, West Hartford Magic, Newington Travel, North Haven Travel, East Hampton Travel, Coginchaug Travel, Cardinal Shehan Center, Glastonbury Travel.
      • ​Waiting List: 
        • ​Guilford Travel, Colchester Travel,
  • 7th Grade Girls - 13 & Under: ONE Spot Available
    • Berlin Travel, Trinity Eagles, West Hartford Magic, Southbury Travel, Newington Travel, East Hampton Travel, North Haven Travel,
  • 8th Grade Girls - 14 & Under: SOLD OUT
    • Berlin Travel, Cromwell Rebels, North Haven, West Hartford Magic, Newington Travel, Fairfield PAL Mercury, HK Travel, Canton Warriors, St Mary's (Stratford), Redding-Easton, Cardinal Shehan Center, Milford Knights Blue.
      • Waiting List:
        • ​TBA

Sport Details

The Nutmeg Holiday Tournament is an excellent event for travel teams.  The games are competitive, the venue is great, top referees and a very well run tournament.  Our 4 teams look forward to this tournament every year.

Mark D. Walker, Director
West Hartford Travel
West Hartford Premier AAU

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

Age Groups Offered (Boys & Girls):

  • 4th Grade (10 & Under):
    • An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2019. For an athlete that is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2018 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2019.
  • 5th Grade (11 & Under):
    • An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2019. For an athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2018 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2019.
  • 6th Grade (12 & Under):
    • An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2019.For an athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2018 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2019.
  • 7th Grade (13 & Under):
    • An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2019. For an athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2018 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2019.
  • 8th Grade (14 & Under):
    • An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2019. For an athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2018 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2019.

Each grade division consists of a 24 month age window which determines an athletes’ participation in that division.  If an athletes’ age is outside the 24 month window for their grade, the athlete must play up to the grade division that is normal and customary for their age.  If an athlete is in any grade above what is normal and customary for their age, an athlete may play down provided they meet the established criteria listed in the above chart.

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packewhich includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  4. Proof of age (a COPY of one of the following: Driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Passport)

    1. Proof of Age is required for the following Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey & Soccer 

  5. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach

70 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 854-6300
RATE: $105.00 per night

 

Guests can now call to book their reservations, or book online by following these steps:

  1. www.innatmiddletown.com
  2. Enter the appropriate dates and number of guests
  3. Enter promo code:  Nutmeg
  • 2 Blocks from Wesleyan University
  • Indoor Heated Pool & Whirlpool Spa, Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Wireless internet in Guestrooms
  • Award winning restaurant on site- TheTavern at the Armory-open for breakfast,lunch & dinner
  • Complimentary self-parking  & valet service available
  • Walking distance to 45 restaurants, shops & Movie theater
  • Area attractions: Powder Ridge Ski Resort, KidCity, Lyman Orchards, Empower Ziplining, The Adventure Rooms, Brownstone Quarries Discovery & Adventure Park, Hiking, CT Riverboat Cruises 

161 Cross Street, Middletown, Connecticut 06459-0413

  • From Hartford and North: Take Interstate 91 South through Hartford to exit 22S (left-hand exit). This exit is for Route 9 South to Middletown. At exit 15 (second light), turn right onto Route 66 West (also called Washington Street). Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.
     
  • From New Haven and South: Traveling on Interstate 91 North, take exit 18 (66 East) - or - Traveling on Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15 North), take exit 68 to Route 691/66 East. Route 66 becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.
     
  • From Waterbury and West: Traveling on Interstate 84 East, take exit 27 to Route 691/66 East. Route 66 E becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.
     
  • From New London and Southeast: Travel on Route 95 North to Route 9 North in Old Saybrook. Follow Route 9 North all the way to Middletown and turn left at the first traffic light in Middletown (Route 66 West). Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below. By Car from Willimantic and East: Travel on Route 66 West all the way to Portland. Go over the bridge to Middletown, which puts you on Main Street. Stay on Main Street to third light, which is for Route 66 West (Washington Street). Turn right on Washington Street. Please refer to specific athletic facility instructions below.

Freeman Athletic Center, including the Bacon Field House,Spurrier-Snyder Ice Rink, Natatorium, Gymnasium, Squash Courts, Track, Smith Turf Field and Tennis Courts

If coming West on Route 66/Washington Street, go past High Street and turn left at next light onto Vine Street (cemetery on corner). Travel on Vine Street (tennis courts on right), turning to the right onto Knowles Avenue where the street branches off. At the stop sign turn right. Parking for the Freeman Athletic Center is available in both Lot R on the right side of Cross Street across from the Freeman Athletic Center or in Lot Q, which is located on the left side of Cross Street (first left after the fire station) .

If coming East on Route 66/Washington Street, turn right on Vine Street (cemetery on corner), which is the first light past Dunkin' Donuts and Midas. Travel on Vine Street (tennis courts on right), turning right onto Knowles Avenue where the street branches off. At the stop sign turn right.  Parking for the Freeman Athletic Center is available in both Lot R on the right side of Cross Street across from the Freeman Athletic Center or in Lot Q, which is located on the left side of Cross Street (first left after the fire station) .



 

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