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 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.

2015-2016 Registration is now full. 

For questions or more information, please email Omar Amores 
or call 212-242-4140 ext 263.

Girls Basketball is generously supported by:

Greenwich House Arts and After School
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014

Omar Amores 
212-242-4140, ext. 263


4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Extended day until 6:00 p.m.)
Snack and homework help is available between the hours of 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Camp
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Early drop-off from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m., extended day from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.)

Walkovers available from PS 41, PS 3, Our Lady of Pompeii and Little Red School House

Read the 2015-2016 Arts Catalog for a complete description of our programs and services.

About Greenwich House

Greenwich House is a registered 501 c(3) organization and a member of the United Neighborhood Houses of New York. If you are interested in learning more about the network of settlement houses and the work they do, click here

Greenwich House is proud to be a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.

  Greenwich House is proud to be a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.

  Greenwich House is a proud member of FPWA. 

 Greenwich House is a proud member of Behavioral Health Agencies.  

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