The Westfield Area YMCA offers 3-week pre-season clinics and winter basketball leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through age 14.  The next pre-season clinic session is registering now for 10/22, 10/29 and 11/5 to prepare young athletes for the Winter Basketball League season.  Participants will learn fundamental skills thru guided game-play situations. Clinic times and skill development vary by age group.  Clinic participants will receive 10% off winter basketball leagues. Registration is open now for all Winter Basketball leagues:

 

Kindergarten-1st grade Basketball Leagues teach basic basketball skills, team play and sportsmanship with practice and game time.  Registration closes 11/20 or when league is full. Season begins 12/10.

2nd Grade Basketball League introduces a Girls league in addition to a Boys league this year.  The goal of this level is to adds structure to team play so young athletes learn the flow of a basketball game. Teams will execute man-to-man and zone defenses.  Athletes will be evaluated in the skill areas of shooting, passing and dribbling between 6:00-8:00pm on 11/21 (boys) and 6:00-8:00pmon 11/28 (girls) at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield to be placed on teams. Leagues begin 12/9.

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3rd and 4th Grade Mini-Travel League is a co-ed league with full-court play games and playoffs with certified officials at the Westfield Area YMCA, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the JCC in Scotch Plains.  Register by 11/13. Season begins 11/20.

Travel Leagues (ages 10-14) This NJ Travel Basketball League is competitive full-court play with certified referees. There is are 12 & Under and 14 & Under teams, each with no more than a 12-person roster. Season is November-March ending with a double elimination tournament. Tryouts are2:00-4:00PM on Saturday 10/14 at the Main Y Facility.

Registration is open online at www.westfieldynj.org and at Main Y Facility Welcome Center. For more information on the basketball leagues and team sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Aguirre at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x258 or aaguirre@westfieldynj.org.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.