Greenwich House Malakoff Girls' Basketball League
In 1995, when local parent Harry Malakoff couldn't find a basketball league for his then ten-year-old daughter, he along with the Greenwich Village Youth Council, founded the Girl's Basketball League. Today, Greenwich House runs this unique league which combines volunteer coaching, mentorship opportunities and strong community and parental support for girls 9 - 15 years of age.
The League emphasizes fun, teamwork and a chance for everyone to play. Winning is not the most important goal.
The goals of the program are to give girls a chance to have fun while enhancing self-esteem, teaching one to win and lose gracefully, working well with others and instilling the discipline to faithfully attend practices as well as games. No experience playing is necessary as our volunteer coaches, who have a love for basketball, are hands-on in teaching the fundamentals of the sport. All participants receive a team trophy at the end of the season. Participants will also benefit from clinics run by the Columbia University Women's Basketball Team.
Practices will be held Friday nights and games are on Saturday.
Dates to Note
League runs from November 2, 2013 - March 8, 2014
A mandatory evaluation session for all players is Saturday, November 2, 2013. Space cannot be held for anyone who does not attend this evaluation session unless previous alternative arrangements have been made.
- Juniors (ages 9 - 11) begins at 9:00 am
- Seniors (ages 12 -15) begins at 12:00 pm
For questions, or more information, please contact Omar Amores