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78PYC Youth Recreational Basketball League Registration is Now Open

The 78th Precinct Youth Council Recreational Basketball League begins December 6 and runs through mid-March. There are four co-ed divisions for players ages 9 through 17 and two girls-only divisions for players ages 9 through 14 (age as of December 31, 2014).

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year we had almost 800 players participate in our recreational basketball program and we reached capacity long before the season started, so please take advantage of this notice and secure a spot for your child. On-time registration runs now through Sunday, October 19. After October 19 there will be a $35 late fee applied to new registrations. Fee: $235 (includes reversible jersey).

In our co-ed and girls-only recreational divisions we try to balance competition by evaluating all players in anticipation of a draft by the coaches. This is recreational basketball, so the focus is on learning and having fun, not the win-loss record. The rules require that all players get at least two quarters of playing time.

Teams play weekly, in local public school gyms, on Saturdays and/or Sundays during the season in two hour time periods – one hour of practice preceding a one hour game. Specific days and times will be determined based on registration numbers and school gym availability.

All teams are coached by volunteer parents. We always need coaches. Please update your volunteer preferences while you register. New coaches will be placed with experienced ones whenever possible.

All players MUST be evaluated to be placed on a team. The evaluation will be in early November and is mandatory. Players who are not evaluated can be moved to another team. Once teams are finalized, you will receive an email from the coach sometime in late November. We’ll see you on the courts! 78th Precinct Youth Council


  • Freshman – 9 & 10 years olds
  • Sophomore – 11 & 12 years old
  • Junior – 13 & 14 years old
  • Senior – 15 through 17 years old

  • JV – 9 through 11 years old
  • Varsity – 12 through 14 years old

We’ll see you on the courts!

78th Precinct Youth Council


The 2014 Flag Football Schedule Grid has been posted

Please visit the Schedules page to view and download the 2014 Flag Football Schedule Grid.

The regular season begins Saturday, September 20 and runs through November 9. Playoffs are November 15-16 and November 22-23.

There are no games October 4, 11 or 12.


Kings Academy Fall Basketball Clinics for 5-8 year olds - Begins Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21. Some sessions canceled. Click to read more

Sessions are held at various times on Saturdays and Sundays from September 20 through November 23. There are no sessions October 4 & 5 and Oct 11 & 12. Please note that there will be sessions held on September 27 & 28. 

Some sessions were eliminated due to lack of registration in certain time slots and players were asked to move to other sessions. If you received an email from us, please attend your new session. If you did not receive an email, then attend the session for which you originally registered. You can see which sessions were canceled on our Active Programs and Events webpage.

These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.


Congratulations for a great 2014 Baseball Season! Thanks to all our coaches for their hard work and devotion! This year we had a record number of teams who made it to the tournament finals.

Pony – American Division:
Champion – Balsamo Team #13 (sponsored byŠ Slope Fitness)
Runner Up – Pawlak Team #1 (sponsored byŠ Global Management & GIBSON DUNN)

Pony – National Division:
Champion – Harding Team #14 (sponsored byŠ Tea Lounge)
Runner Up – Mulrooney Team #5 (sponsored byŠ Camp Bulldog)

Pony – Central Division:
Champion – Orlowsky Team #9 (sponsored byŠ House of Pizza)
Runner Up – Thorsen Team #11 (sponsored byŠ Camp Bulldog)

For pictures of our Pony champs and runners up, click here.

Cubs North: 
Champion: 78 Bertoldo (sponsored byŠ FilmNation Entertainment)
Runner Up: 78 Perrone (sponsored byŠ Harvey M Kraus Tax & Accounting)

Cubs East:
Champion: 78 Smith (sponsored byŠ CMF Partners)
Runner Up: 78 Roberts (sponsored byŠ DFG Management Services & GIBSON DUNN)

Bantam North:
Champion: 78 Gazzerro (sponsored byŠ Kleinberg Electric Inc.) 
Runner Up: 78 Woloch (sponsored byŠ FilmNation Entertainment)

Bantam East:
Champion: 78 Shiffman (sponsored byŠ Big League Baseball Camp)
Runner Up: 78 Martin (sponsored byŠ NEW YORK SURF SCHOOL)

Super Bantam:
Champion: 78 Rosenstein (sponsored byŠ NEW YORK SURF SCHOOL)
Runner Up: 78 Viscardi (sponsored byŠ Brown Harris Stevens)

Champion: 78 Shiffman (sponsored byŠ Atlantics)
Runner Up: 78 Potter (sponsored byŠ Local No. 4, IATSE)

Runner Up: 78 Wormsby (sponsored byŠ Huntington Learning Center)

The Only Six Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids About Sports – or Any Performance (PDF)


Introduction to the new website and registration system

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you like it. It reflects the success of our programs, which have grown as a result of your support and the participation of your children. Thank you very much!

We hope it will make your interaction with us more convenient, effective, and fun for your children. Much of the structure and content should be familiar, but a great deal has been added:

  • Drop down menus mean fewer steps to access information
  • Expandable text highlights key information and allows you to read more on topics of interest to you by clicking on the headline
  • A search box that accesses the text on every page and in every PDF
  • Many more pictures and videos
  • More complete explanations of our programs in each About page
  • An easy to access and understand FAQ page
  • A simple contact form for emailing us
  • Social media icons on many pages to quickly share information about our programs, events, camp, and clinics with your friends
  • Easy access to the website from PCs, Macs, tablets, and mobile devices
  • An online application for our intern program
  • Google map links to fields and gyms
  • And more…

The new registration system has been up and running for a few weeks now. The old registration system has been retired by the vendor. To date we have had over 1,500 registrations in the new system! We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we continue our transition to the new system. You can access the new registration system from the top menu under the Register/Pay menu item. Click Active Programs & Events to review current options first, or go directly to the new registration system by clicking on Register/Pay Now. For further information about the new registration system visit the FAQ page or read the New 78th Precinct Youth Council Registration System Overview.

These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.

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