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2014-15 Rec Basketball Schedules have been updated as of March 3, 2015 on the Schedules page. Playoff schedules have been updated for Freshman (no change except team numbers added for this weekend's games), Sophomore, Junior, and Senior co-ed divisions.

Click the Schedules link on the top of any webpage on this site to find the schedules for all divisions.

Playoff games are preceded with a letter in parenthesis. Non-playoff games (exhibitions) are preceded with an asterisk.

The Championship Day finals schedule on March 15 is as follows:

TIME  — ACTIVITY/GAME

8:00 AM —  DOORS OPEN
8:30 AM — KINGS ACADEMY PONY GAME ‘A’ (Coach P’s Teams 3 vs 4)
9:15 AM — KINGS ACADEMY PONY GAME ‘B’  (Coach Ed’s Teams 1 vs 2)
10:00 AM — FRESHMEN
11:00 AM — JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS
12:15 PM — SOPHOMORES
1:30 PM — VARSITY GIRLS
3:00 PM — JUNIORS
4:30 PM — SENIOR’S

The 78th Precinct Youth Council Basketball Championships for all divisions will be held at the International and Global Studies High School. 284 Baltic St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Corner of Court St) on Sunday, March 15th, 2015.

We hope all players and parents will come out to watch their division’s championship game

After each championship game the champions from that division will receive their trophies.

Good luck to all of the players!

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Cyclones Batting Clinic for Sunday, Feb 22 is Canceled Due to Weather. ALL players are invited to participate Mar 7 & 8.

Cyclones batting lessons for Sunday, February 22 are canceled due to the weather.

ALL participants are invited to extend their lessons on March 7 & 8 in their regular time slots.

Since everyone can now attend a session on March 7 & 8, there will not be separate makeups for those who previously requested a makeup session the weekend of Mar 7 & 8.

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2014-15 Rec Basketball Schedules have been updated on the Schedules page. SENIOR Division games for Feb 22 and Mar 1 are now available.

Click the Schedules link on the top of any webpage on this site to find the schedules for the the all divisions.

Pony Advanced Division schedules are also now available on our Schedule webpage.

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Kings Academy Winter B Basketball Clinics for 5-8 year olds is now open for registration. Sessions run on Sundays from March 8 to May 10. Special 1 hours and 50 minute Skills, Drills, and Play sessions for 7 & 8 year olds are available.

Kings Academy Basketball Clinics for 5-8 year olds

Sessions run March 8 through May 10

Registration is now open, first come first serve, they fill quickly.

Does your child want to improve his/her skills on the court? Join our Kings Academy basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 5-8 yo. Run by professional trainers and Kings travel coaches.

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 11.

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.

The new SKILLS, DRILLS & PLAY clinic for 7 & 8 yos is an hour and fifty minute program that will have the players work on skills and drills for half the session and use the secnd half of each session to hold 5-on-5 mini-games with teams rotating in and out.

Fee: $170 for the basic clinics (55 minutes), $300 for the Skills, Drills & Play clinics (1 hr and 50 mins.).

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 for one of the sessions listed below using our Registration System.

Sundays – 3/8 through 5/10 (no sessions on 4/5 & 4/12) – PS 11

  • 10 a.m. – 5 & 6 year olds basic clinic
  • 11 a.m. – 7 & 8 year olds basic clinic
  • 12 p.m. – 7 & 8 year olds Skills, Drills & Play
  • 2 p.m. – 7 & 8 year olds Skills, Drills & Play

Register now!

We always fill up quickly and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

2015 Bulldogs Academy Baseball Fundamentals for 5-8 year olds - WINTER B Session. The start date of this program has been changed to February 28.

Please see the Schedules webpage for the updated dates for this program.

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2014-15 Kings Academy Basketball Clinics Scheduled for Saturday, February 7 have been canceled and will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 7 at their usual time.

Please see the Schedules webpage for the updated dates for this program.

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2015 Brooklyn Comets Girls Basketball Open Tryouts - Grades 9 through 12 - Saturday, February 7, 2pm.

The 78th Precinct Youth Council Girls Travel Basketball teams – Brooklyn Comets – are holding open basketball tryouts for all female High School student-athletes in grades 9 through 12.

Tryouts will be held at Baruch College in the Main Gym (E. 24th and Lexington Ave) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

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 Comets (Girls Travel Basketball)

  • Saturday, February 7 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Cheri Walsh as the new Board Chair for the 78th Precinct Youth Council.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Cheri Walsh as the new Board Chair for the 78th Precinct Youth Council.

Cheri has a great deal of valuable non-profit organization experience. She is currently the Executive Director of Exploring the Arts, (ETA), the non-profit organization, founded by legendary singer Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto. She led ETA through the final stages of capital construction of the state-of-the-art public high school, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and ETA’s organizational expansion to serve 17 public high schools through 2 offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Cheri worked with key stakeholders to develop a unique program model that helps the leadership and teachers in public high schools create high-quality and sustainable in-school arts programming.

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Cheri is also very familiar with our organization as her son has been participating in our many programs and her husband, Rob, has been a flag football coach. Cheri is an important addition to our organization and is part of our continuing effort to enhance our service to the children and parents of our community.

Eddie Albert,
President
78th Precinct Youth Council

On-time Registration for 78th Precinct Youth Council Spring Baseball is Over. Late registrations are still being accepted.

Click here to register. Payment is by credit (Visa, Master, Discover & Amex) or debit card only. All credit/debit card fees are included in the price.

KEY INFORMATION:

  1. Ages: For ages 4 through 17 and softball for girls 8-15. Players must be no older than the highest age of their division on April 30, 2015. A list of divisions is posted on the Baseball page of our website.
  2. Registration: On-time registration EXTENDED through WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2015. Teams fill up quickly, so don’t delay.
  3. Fees: The fee for the divisions varies. Please see our Active Programs & Events webpage for more information. The Pony (8yo) division fee includes a batting helmet; the older baseball divisions are a little more because there will be two umpires for their games. Batting helmets will be offered to the older divisions when registering. They will not be offered to the 4-7 year olds or the girls’ softball teams as those teams will be supplied four helmets with their team equipment.
  4. Season: Begins the weekend of April 11, with the Parade on Saturday, April 11. The end dates have not been set but usually the younger teams end the second weekend in June and the 8s, Freshmen and Colts teams one or two weeks later.
  5. Schedule and Uniforms: Schedules will not be available until late-March the earliest. Uniforms are picked up and distributed by the coaches usually during the week before the parade.
  6. Choosing teams/Coaches: When you register, you will be taken to the appropriate age group and you will be able to select a coach/team on which to play. If you don’t have one in mind, select “No Preference.” If your child wants to play with friends, contact those parents before you register to coordinate which team you will all select when registering – moving kids around afterwards is difficult and sometimes impossible because teams fill up quickly. For various reasons — such as a limit on the number of players we can place on each team — we cannot guarantee that your child will end up on the team you choose, but we try out best.
    A list of coaches for the recreational teams is presented to you when you register. In some cases a coach will not be returning or hasn’t confirmed that he or she will continue. In that case, the listing will read “2014 [coaches name] Team.” It is listed that way so that players from that team last year can register and thus be grouped, allowing us to try to keep them together. If the coach ends up not coaching the team we assume that assistant coaches from the prior year and other parents will step up to carry the team forward. Otherwise we will have to divide the team and place the players on other teams, assuming there are enough teams and coaches.Girls’ 11-12u Hardball Bantam Team
    This year there is interest in forming an all girls’ hardball team for 11 and 12 year olds. If enough players sign up, the team will be coached by Mike Amoroso. That option will be presented when selecting a coach for the Bantam Division. He is also listed as a girl’s softball Bronco coach. If he coaches the hardball team he may also coach that Broncos softball team as well (with help). We will try our best to make sure both teams are covered.
  7. Playing up or down: Playing up or down in age is generally not permitted. The specific policies are set forth in detail in the Rules & Policies section of our website and, for those 9 and older, are set by the Prospect Park Baseball Assoc’n. Bottom line is that you have to register for the appropriate age then send a message to Baseball using our contact form making a request otherwise, listing specific reasons.
  8. Coaching: Please volunteer to coach or be an assistant coach to ensure that all boys and girls will have a team on which to play. While we have almost always been able to place on-time registrants on teams, having to rely on parents to volunteer as coaches means that we can neither guarantee placement on a team nor that your request for a specific team can be honored. Teams fill up quickly. We will try out best. Email your interest by sending a message to Baseball using our contact form.

For parents of children trying out for travel baseball/Bulldogs: You should create an account (if you do not already have an account), pay the recreational baseball fee, and select a recreational team should your child not make a Bulldog team. If your child makes a Bulldog team, the recreational fee will be credited towards the travel fee. Bulldogs teams will not be chosen until mid to late January, so if you wait to register for a recreational team and your child doesn’t make a Bulldog team, you run the risk of being closed out of a recreational team.

Winter Training and Summer Baseball Camp: Finally, our summer camp, Camp Bulldog, will open for registration soon and be on the lookout for our winter baseball training for which we expect to be release a schedule soon!

We look forward to seeing you on the fields and gyms,

Have a happy holidays,

Eddie Albert
Baseball Commissioner
78th Precinct Youth Council

2015 Camp Bulldog and Camp Bulldog Elite Weekly Summer Baseball Camp is Now Open for Registration.

Camp Bulldog and Camp Bulldog Elite

HP-Camp-Bulldog-Logo2Camp Bulldog is our fun summer baseball camp held in Prospect Park from mid-June through mid-August.  The camp is also run by former Division 1 college baseball players and current high school and college players.

  • Weekly day camp in Prospect Park
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Lunch, early drop off and late pick are also available for additional fees.)
  • For ages 5-12 (age as of July 1, 2014)
  • Elite camp for ages 11-16 (age as of July 1, 2014)
  • (No Camp Bulldog Elite Session 1 – June 15-19.)

EVERY ASPECT OF BASEBALL WILL BE COVERED IN FUN DRILLS, GAME SITUATIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL BASEBALL GAMES.

  • $350 per week
    • Register by March 31 and save $25 per week.
    • Multi-week and sibling discounts available. Discount(s) will appear on the Checkout Cart page.

Register Now

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