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Welcome to West Springfield Youth Basketball!

Teams will be formed according to the child's current grade. Maximum age restrictions exist in each league. The Park & Recreation Department reserves the right to move participants who have reached their maximum age to the appropriate league.

League by Grade  Activity Code:
 Co-ed Kindergarten  106000-01
 Girls Grades 1 & 2  106000-02
 Boys Grades 1 & 2  106000-03
 Girls Grades 3 & 4  106000-04
 Boys Grades 3 & 4  106000-05
 Girls Grades 5 & 6  106000-06
 Boys Grades 5 & 6  106000-07
 Girls Grades 7, 8, 9, & 10  106000-08
 Boys Grades 7, 8, & 9  106000-09
 Boys Grades 10, 11, & 12  106000-10*

 *(Or cannot turn 19 before September 1st. Cannot have played varsity basketball in their senior year of eligibility. Cannot currently be on a High School JV or Varsity Basketball team.)

*Basketball Need-to-Knows*

  • Registration typically will take place October - beginning of November (exact dates will vary.) For 2020, registration dates are TBA.
  • Leagues start end of December/beginning of January

  • *If a participant makes a High School Varsity or Junior Varsity team before December 31, that player shall not be eligible for the remainder of the season. Also cannot have played Varsity basketball in their senior year of eligibility.

  • For Leagues 106000-04 thru 106000-09, practices are held weekday evenings, one practice per week. Practices are scheduled by volunteer coaches according to the coaches' availability and the availability of the facilities. Games are held on Saturdays.

  • Games and practices are held at various West Springfield School facilities.

  • Leagues 106000-01 thru 106000-03 are typically held on Sunday afternoons (exact dates/times will vary).

  • League 106000-10 begins in mid-December. One practice is held a week and games are on Sunday afternoons.

  • If you are trying out for the school team, CYO or Suburban basketball team but might be interested in playing Park & Recreation basketball, please sign up now. If you then decide not to play we can refund your money. It is more difficult to add players after the teams have been drafted then it is to pull a player off a team.

  • Coaches will notify participants directly about their team placement.

  • No refunds after program start date.

What do we provide?

  • Team shirt
  • Regulation basketballs to use at practice (not for players to keep)                      

What do you need to buy?

  • Ball for personal use labeled with child's name (not required)
  • Sneakers/basketball sneakers
  • Athletic shorts
  • Water bottle