In 1995, when a local parent couldn't find a basketball league for his then ten-year-old daughter, he along with the Greenwich Village Youth Council, founded the Girls 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 also benefit from clinics run by the Columbia University Women's Basketball Team.
Practices will be held Friday nights and games are on Saturday.
- Juniors (ages 9 - 11)
- Seniors (ages 12 -16)
League Dates: November 1, 2015 - March 12, 2016
Games: Saturday mornings
Practices: Friday evenings
Mandatory Evaluation Session: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Juniors: 9:00 a.m., Seniors: 12:00 p.m.
Registration for the 2015-2016 season is now closed. Registration for the 2016-2017 season will begin in October.
Thank you to our 2015-2016 season sponsors:
For questions or more information, please email After-School and Summer Arts Camp Director Omar Amores at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-242-4140 ext 263.