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Registration is now open for the Kings Academy WINTER Basketball Fundamentals Clinics for 5-8 year olds. Includes new PONY KINGS ACADEMY WINTER BASKETBALL FOR ADVANCED 7-8 YEAR OLDS with tournament games and participation in our Basketball Championship Day. Sessions run December 6 through March 1.

KINGS ACADEMY WINTER BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS CLINIC FOR 5-8 YEAR OLDS

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Does your child want to improve his/her skills on the court? Join our Kings Academy WINTER Basketball Fundamentals Clinic for boys and girls ages 5-8 yo. Run by professional trainers and Kings travel coaches, there will be eight 55-minute sessions beginning December 6 and ending March 1.

Clinics are co-ed and there are sessions for 5 & 6 year olds and sessions for 7 & 8 year olds. Clinics will be held at PS 321 and PS 11.

There will also be a new PONY KINGS ACADEMY ADVANCED WINTER BASKETBALL program available for advanced 7 and 8 year olds, which will include a tournament of 4 games and finals at our Basketball Championship Day.

BASIC CLINICS
Using fun games, the sessions will teach skills that apply to all athletic endeavors – balance, weight transfer, gross motor movements, flexibility, and more, and then shown their specific application to basketball. The games will turn to basketball-specific actions.

In the mix we will add the fundamentals of building strength, conditioning, a proper diet to attain the body’s proper chemical balances and to avoid obesity, and teach them how to gain mental control. It is our goal to jump start all our players onto a smart path toward physical competency and confidence.

PONY KINGS ACADEMY ADVANCED WINTER BASKETBALL
This program, for advanced 7 & 8 year olds, will be comprised of teams selected from players who register and attend a player evaluation and are selected to be on a team. The season will begin with team practices and end with games against the other teams in the Pony Division. We anticipate creating 4 teams after evaluations. The games will be a tournament over the last 4 weeks of the session and the teams will then play in mid-March at our Basketball Championship Day.

There will be a mandatory evaluation held the weekend of November 8-9, specific date and time will be announced soon. A child registered for this program who is not accepted will be moved to one of the basic clinics. An email with evaluation results will be sent after the evaluation along with instructions on how to choose another slot, on a first come, first served basis, for those not accepted. A credit for the difference will be issued if your child is moved to a basic clinic. No refunds will be issued so please review the other sessions below carefully.

Fee: $170 for the basic clinics, $225 for the Pony Kings Academy Advanced program.

Basic sessions are open for 5-6 year olds and 7-8 year olds (no younger than 5 or older than 8 on December 31, 2014). Sign up any of the sessions listed below using our Registration System.

Saturdays – 12/6 through 2/28 (no sessions on 12/27, 1/3, 1/17, 2/14, 2/21) – PS 321

  • 9 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds
  • 10 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds
  • 11 a.m. – 7 & 8 year olds

Sundays – 12/7 through 3/1 (no sessions on 12/28, 1/8, 1/18, 2/15, 2/22)  - PS 321

  • 10 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds
  • 11 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds
  • 12 p.m. – 7 & 8 year olds

Sundays -12/7 through 3/1 (no sessions on 12/28, 1/8, 1/18, 2/15, 2/22) – PS 11

  • 10 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds
  • 11 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds
  • 12 p.m. – 7 & 8 year olds
  • 1 p.m. – 7 & 8 year olds

To sign up for the PONY KINGS ACADEMY BASKETBALL program for advanced 7 & 8 year olds, select that option in the registration system. Dates and times for practices and games will be announced after teams are formed. All practices and games will be on Saturdays and Sundays at PS 321 and PS 11.

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Registration is now open for the Bulldogs Academy WINTER Baseball Fundamentals Clinics for 5-8 year olds. Sessions run from December 6 through January 31.

Is your 5-8 year old child anxiously awaiting the start of the spring baseball season? At the same time help your child acquire the basic skills to make the game enjoyable.

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The specifics (for more about the program itself, see below):

  • At PS 321 (7th Avenue and 2nd Street)
  • For 5-8 year olds (as of 4/30/2015)
  • 55 minute sessions on 6 Saturdays: Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 10, 24, 31)
  • 2pm and 3pm for 5 – 6 year olds
  • 4pm and 5pm for 7 – 8 year olds

Fee: $160

Structured and run by our professional training staff as part of our Bulldogs Baseball Academy program.

Focus will be on learning the core skills necessary for players to succeed in baseball (or any other sport for that matter).

Using fun games, the sessions will teach skills that apply to all athletic endeavors – balance, weight transfer, gross motor movements, flexibility, and more, and then shown their specific application to baseball. The games will turn to baseball-specific actions, such as hand-eye coordination, throwing mechanics, lateral movement, and batting.

In the mix we will add the fundamentals of building strength, conditioning, a proper diet to attain the body’s proper chemical balances and to avoid obesity, and teach them how to gain mental control through visualization and other proven techniques.

It is our goal to jump-start all our players onto a smart path toward physical competency and confidence. Register now! We always fill up quickly and take on a first come, first served basis.

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78th Precinct Youth Council Basketball Travel Team Tryouts are Saturday, October 25 - Brooklyn Kings (Boys) and Brooklyn Comets (Girls) - Sign Up Now - Tryouts now also open to 4th & 5th grade boys. Click to expand and learn more.

Do you have what is takes to be a Brooklyn Kings or Comets basketball player?

UPDATES:

  • 4th & 5th grade Kings teams may be added. Come tryout.
  • All players, including past players, must fill out the application at the SIGN UP NOW link below.
  • If you have a conflict on the October 25, fill out the application and email kings@78pyc.org and we will contact you about a possible makeup tryout opportunity.
  • Callback details, after the initial October 25 tryout, will be announced at a later date.

The 78th Precinct Travel Basketball program helps prepare young student athletes for high school varsity basketball. Our teams play a very competitive schedule.

Our kids have gone on to play with high school teams at some of the best schools in the metropolitan area including Berkeley Carroll, Packer, Blair Academy, St Anthony’s (in Jersey City), Nazareth, Bishop Ford, Bishop Loughlin, Friends Seminary, Poly Prep, Stuyvesant, Frederick Douglass Academy and the HS of Telecommunications.

Tryouts will be held at MS 51 at 350 5th Ave (entrance on 4th St.) on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

All players must sign up in advance of the tryout. Click the SIGN UP NOW link below to sign up for the Kings and Comets tryouts to be held on Saturday, October 25. Once chosen, players must register in our registration system.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE:
(Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to sign in.)

Grade and age eligibility is based on Eligibility Rules for AAU Basketball.

Brooklyn Kings (Boys Travel Basketball)

  • 4th & 5th graders – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 6th graders – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 7th graders – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • 8th graders – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Comets (Girls Travel Basketball)

  • Combined 7th & 8th grade team – 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Note: Tryouts for the Kings 9th grade and Varsity (16u & 17u) teams and the Comets Varsity (16u) team will take place in February 2015 as the season doesn’t start until after the completion of the high school season.

Trying out for our travel team does not exclude you from the evaluations in our 78th Precinct Youth Council recreational league unless you make one of the travel teams. However, no player will be permitted to play on more than one travel team (same or different sport) in any one season, nor will any player be permitted to play on both a travel and recreational basketball team.

The formation of any team is not guaranteed and depends on many factors including having enough qualified players for a team, a volunteer parent team admin, coach availability, gym availability, and a commitment from parents and players.

The 4th & 5th grade Kings teams are new teams offering an opportunity for younger players to begin to experience travel basketball. We are looking for parent volunteers to help coach these teams. Please be sure to indicate if you are willing to be a head coach or assistant coach when you sign your player up for the tryouts.

The fee for the spring season will be approximately $500, which does not include any travel expenses nor uniform costs. The season will run from November through May and we expect to have a separate summer season from June through August. More details about the financial and time commitment (practices and games) will be posted on our website a few days before the tryouts and will be available at the tryouts.

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Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions by selecting Kings Travel Basketball or Comets Travel Basketball on the Contact Us page.

We look forward to seeing you on the court!

Roger Mignott
Commissioner, Basketball
78th Precinct Youth Council

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Kings Academy Picture Days - Saturday and Sunday - October 25 & 26

This weekend, October 25-26, our photographers from Irvin Simon will be taking group and player pictures for the Kings Academy Fall Basketball Clinic. They will be in PS 321 Saturday and Sunday and PS 11 on Sunday.

The individual photos are optional but we do hope you want to take the opportunity to obtain a great memento of your child’s basketball experience and support the 78PYC at the same time.

Please coordinate with your instructor so that all the players are in the group picture. Remember to wear your clinic t-shirts for the photos.

To speed the process, please fill out the form in advance, it can get pretty crowded. Click the order form link to download and print the form. Irvin Simon will take credit cards, cash, or checks on the field. The pictures are mailed directly to the address you enter on the form.

Thanks for supporting the 78th Precinct Youth Council.

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Registration for our Recreational Basketball League (ages 9-17) that begins in early December is Now Open - ON-TIME REGISTRATION EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26.

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 26. After October 26 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

CO-ED DIVISIONS

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

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

We’ll see you on the courts!

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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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