PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Youth Empowered for Success basketball program is a division of the non-profit Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Community (P.A.R.C.), and was created by Terence Johnson and Lenny Cathcart in 2015. Now, the competitive recreational program enters its fourth winter season with 230 participants, and games will begin the first week of December.
The league is made up of teams from Scotch Plains, Piscataway and Rahway, in addition to Plainfield. There are also individuals who have signed up from as far as Newark and Flemington. The entire program is run and coached by volunteers.
There are three divisions in the Y.E.S. League:
The Y.E.S. league also has three travel teams that participate in the Jersey Basketball Association league, and earlier this year, the 5th grade team won the JBA championship. This season, Y.E.S. organizers will take three teams to play in Springfield, MA, and will visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
For more information on how to participate, and to cheer on teams, visit www.yesleague.net.