Our recreationally competitive Basketball divisions are intended for those with little or no experience in the sport. The rule-set is based around instruction and a stress-free environment for coaches and players.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
NYS will group families together to form a team. Our teams are formed by the following criteria: Coach request, friend request, and zip code. If you do not have a coach or friend request, then we will place you on a team that is as close to your zip code as possible. After our teams are formed, parents/guardians will meet to discuss coaching, practice times, and locations. All of our teams are managed and coached by parent volunteers. Practices are determined by each team and generally run 1-3 times a week.
If we do not have enough volunteers that pre-register, we will be working through the process to get volunteers from your child’s team. If you are interested in coaching your child’s team, please check the coach box at registration or contact our office. Volunteering for your child’s team is an amazing way to help impact the children in this community. We are always looking for great people to join our mission!
After the parents on the team are communicating, then practices will begin. Teams will generally practice 2 or more times before the scheduled 1st games. NYS will release game schedules the week of the first game. Teams will play and practice for 7-8 weeks for the season. Games are held at local gyms, schools, and parks based on your area and are all primarily held on Saturdays.
Age Groups *age as of August 1, 2023
3-5 Tiny Tot Academy: Ages 3-5 years old
7U: Ages 6-7 years old
9U: Ages 8-9 years old
11U: Ages 10-11 years old (Girls only league available)
14U: Ages 12-14 years old (Girls only league available)
Coaches are Parent Volunteers
NYS has a recommended equal playing time rule in our recreational sports. Play time may vary based on team size.
Required Equipment: Basketball Shoes, Basketball
Registration fee includes: Game Jersey, league dues for the season, game court fees, game equipment, officials, liability insurance with a medical rider, and league administration. No required fundraising for the league
NYS does not provide practice facilities