Youth Basketball

YOUTH BASKETBALL UPDATE

Most years, we would have already started our youth basketball program by now. However, as we all know, this is a year unlike any other. Earlier this week, the New York State High School Athletic Association announced that the start of high-risk sports such as basketball cannot start practicing until January 4th. Therefore, we will not be able to start youth basketball until January 4th at the earliest.

Unfortunately, we are dealing with various issues in regards to both COVID-19, as well as logistical issues such as not being able to use the schools or the YWCA this year for practices and games. Although, it's unlikely that we will be able to have the complete program that we're used to, we are still very much hoping that we will be able to have some type of program. It will most likely be in clinic form with groups of 10 working on fundamentals and skill-building.

As of now, we're hoping to start January 4th. But nothing is certain as of now. We will continue to be hopeful of having some type of youth basketball program, and we will post any further updates ASAP. We thank you all for your patience and cooperation!

Program Cost

The fee for WESTFIELD RESIDENTS is $35 for the first child, $30 for the second and $25 for the third (max. of $90 per family). Scholarships are available if needed.

The fee for NON-WESTFIELD RESIDENTS is $50 for the first child, $45 for the second and $40 for the third (max. of $135 per family). 

 

This program is split into five different groups:

  • Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: This group is ran as a clinic where we focus on the participants learning the basic fundamentals and skills of the game. This groups does not have set teams and does not play games. We usually split this group into two groups (a more experienced group/a more novice group) depending on the number of participants signed up. This group does not have weekday practices. They practice on Saturday mornings at Westfield Academy and Central School.
  • 3rd & 4th Grades' Girls: This group practices once a week (evenings sometime Monday-Thursday) and plays games on Saturday afternoons at local schools (Brocton, Ripley and Westfield Schools).
  • 5th & 6th Grades' Girls: This group practices once a week (evenings sometime Monday-Thursday) and plays games on Saturday afternoons at local schools (Brocton, Ripley and Westfield Schools). 
  • 3rd & 4th Grades' Boys: This group practices once a week (evenings sometime Monday-Thursday) and plays games on Saturday afternoons at local schools (Brocton, Ripley and Westfield Schools).
  • 5th & 6th Grades' Boys: This group practices once a week (evenings sometime Monday-Thursday) and plays games on Saturday afternoons at local schools (Brocton, Ripley and Westfield Schools).

Practices are held at Eason Hall, Westfield Academy & Central School and the YWCA of Westfield.

 

This is a program in which WACS students can gain community service hours.