NYBA Programs

NYBA offers basketball programs throughout the year.  From our main season in the winter to camps in the summer, there is almost always opportunities for the children of Newtown, Conn. to participate in the sport.  What follows is a list of activities that happen most years.  Please note this list is meant to be an example of activities; please see our news and registrations sections to find out up-to-date information on this years programs

Fall

  • Travel Basketball
    • In September, boys and girls in 5th through 8th grade can try out for NYBA travel teams.
    • Travel teams begin practices in November and play through April.
    • The number of travel teams for each age group depends on the the number of children who try out
    • The top group of each age group will play an extended schedule and will not participate in the in-town recreational league.  All other travel teams in each age group will also be assigned to rec teams

Winter

  • In-Town Recreational League
    • Our rec league plays its first games in early December and it runs through March
    • Registration begins in September
    • The following leagues are formed each year within the rec program
      • Biddy Basketball - Grades Pre-K & K. This is an instructional division with focus on basic skills.
        10 Sessions
      • 1st and 2nd GRADE - Separate leagues for girls and boys.
This is a continuation of the instructional division along with introduction to game play. Weekly clinics at same time and place each week (rotating skill stations). Games (3 on 3) are on Saturday’s and run for 10 sessions.
      • 3rd and 4th GRADE
 - Separate leagues for girls and boys.
In-House League games: Saturdays starting on December 7, 2019.
Players must attend an evaluation – dates posted to NYBA web site when available.
      • INTERMEDIATE GRADE DIVISION - Grades 5 & 6
. Separate leagues for girls and boys. Players must attend an evaluation – dates posted to NYBA web site when available.
      • JUNIOR DIVISION - Grades 7 & 8
. Separate leagues for girls and boys. 
Players must attend an evaluation – dates posted to NYBA web site when available.

      • SENIOR DIVISION - Separate leagues for boys and girls.
        Games start in December and are played on weeknights & weekends. Team captains are Seniors.

Spring

  • AAU Monarchs Basketball
    • Teams for 4th through 8th graders participate in Spring tournaments throughout the northeast.  Teams play from April through June.

Summer

  • Camps and Skill Sessions
    • During summer vacation in July and August, the NYBA holds camps and skill sessions for boys and girls