Youth Basketball

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC SIGNUPS

Registrations for local youth basketball clinics for boys and girls who are residents of Westfield in 1st through 6th grades will be held at Eason Hall in Westfield on Thursday, February 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants can also sign up by mailing in their registration form and money to the Westfield Rec. Dept. at 23 Elm St. Westfield, NY 14787 or by stopping by the Village window at Eason Hall which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration forms are available on our website at https://westfieldny.com/recreation/documents/2021-youth-basketball-clinic-registration-form.

Since we currently cannot use local schools due to COVID-19, all groups will be done as clinics with a focus on skills and drills and some scrimmaging at the end of each session. There will not be organized games or set teams, but there will be set groups with a max. of 10 participants per group. Each clinic group will be the same group each week. We will do our best to group kids with their correct grade level and gender. However, some groups may be mixed both with gender as well as grade levels. If we must mix grade levels, we will only mix grade levels with one grade lower or higher.

All groups will start tentatively on Saturday, February 20th.  The 1st and 2nd graders will meet once a week for an hour at Eason Hall. The older grade groups will most likely meet twice a week for either an hour or an hour and a half at Eason Hall (depending on how much gym time we have). The clinics will either be sometime between 5 to 8 pm on weeknights or on Saturdays and possibly Sundays. 

The fee is $20 for the first child, $15 for the second and $10 for the third (max. of $45 per family). Currently, we are only allowing WESTFIELD RESIDENTS in this program due to the contagious nature of COVID-19. We hope that this policy can change soon. The fee is reduced from our usual fee since we will not have actual games and t-shirts this year. Checks may be made out to the Village of Westfield.

We will have strict COVID protocols in place such as always wearing face coverings, temperature taking, disinfecting of equipment, no spectators for 3rd grades and up and one spectator for 1st and 2nd grades, etc. Full COVID-19 procedures will be passed out at the time of registration or mailed out for those who mail in their form and money.

For more information, contact the Westfield Recreation Department at 753-6842 (Andrew), visit our website at www.westfieldny.com/recreation or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WestfieldRecDept. or email us at awebster@villageofwestfield.org

 

*The information below is for "normal" seasons of youth basketball and not for the clinics we are doing this year due to COVID-19.

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.