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Registration Now Open For Our Recreational Winter Basketball League (7-17 year olds)

Register Now For Our Winter Recreational Basketball League

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year we had over 700 players and we reached capacity before the season started, so please take advantage of this notice and secure a spot for your child.

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. But we do end the season with a tournament and a day of championship games for each division.

All players MUST be evaluated to be placed on a team. The evaluations will take place October 27 through October 29, specific days and times for each division will be announced in October. The evaluation 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 mid-November.

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.


On-Time Registration Period: Friday, Sept 15 through Monday, October 23, 2017

Fee: $280 (includes reversible jersey and some weeknight practice time); A non-refundable late fee of $35 is added after October 23.

 Local School Gyms

When: From early December 2017 through mid-March, 2018. Approximately a 2-hour time block on Saturdays or Sundays (depending on the age group) – practice precedes a game (the times may not be the same each weekend). Specific days and times will be determined based on registration numbers and school gym availability.

Our Divisions/Age Groups: (player eligibility is based on the player’s age on 12/31/17)


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


  • Pony League – 7 & 8 years olds
  • Freshman – 9 & 10 years olds
  • Sophomore – 11 & 12 years old
  • Junior – 13 & 14 years old
  • Senior – 15 through 17 years old

Participation in 78PYC programs is subject to our rules and policies including our cancellation and refund policies which can be viewed on the FAQ page of our website.

See you on the courts!

78th Precinct Youth Council


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