Newtown Youth Basketball Association

Welcome to the home of youth basketball in Newtown, Connecticut since 1969


What is The NYBA?

The Newtown Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) in Newtown, Connecticut, is a thriving community organization dedicated to fostering a love for basketball and providing opportunities for the youth to develop their skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Founded in 1969, NYBA has become a prominent fixture in the local sports scene, engaging boys and girls of various ages.

The Newtown Youth Basketball Association is a community pillar, empowering youth to excel in basketball while nurturing personal growth, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

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All-volunteer organization serving Newtown since 1969.


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Please reach out to us if you have any questions, or you can check the FAQ page

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Board of Directors

Meet the men and women that volunteer their time to make the league happen.

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Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By Division

All programs available for both girls and boys

Learn-To-Play Clinics

Pre-K - 2nd Grade

This instructional division focuses on basic skills to learn the game with a fun approach. Experienced instructors emphasize inclusivity to encourage all children to feel comfortable with the game.

  • One group for Pre-k & Kindergarten (aka Biddy) and one for 1st & 2nd graders.
  • Biddy sessions are only on Saturdays.
  • 1st & 2nd graders play on Sat. mornings and an evening during the week.
  • Parents can request which weekday during registration.
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Junior Rec

3rd Grade - 8th Grade

This is a continuation of the instructional division and an introduction to gameplay. Separate leagues for 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th grades.  Ability levels vary greatly and all kids are encouraged to join at any age.

  • Parent coaches
  • 10 game season.  All games are on Saturday mornings.
  • One weeknight practice per week.
  • Separate boys and girls leagues.
  • Equal playing time for every player.
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Junior Travel

5th Grade - 8th Grade

The NYBA Travel Program is a more competitive option for kids in middle school that want to take basketball more seriously.

  • All players must try out for teams.  Kids who are cut are assigned to rec teams.
  • Typically there are 1 or 2 teams, per grade, per gender, depending on the number of interested kids.
  • Tryouts are in August for the winter season.
  • Teams play other travel teams in Fairfield County.
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AAU Monarchs

5th Grade - 12th Grade

Our spring AAU teams are for kids that want to continue playing after the winter.  Teams play in weekend tournaments throughout the spring and early summer

  • Players must attend an evaluation
  • weekday practices are held
  • Tournaments are  throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
  • Professional coaches
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Senior League Rec

9th Grade - 12th Grade

A rec league for kids in high school.  Seniors in high school captain teams.

  • Two games a week, with no practices.
  • Over 200 boys and 40 girls typically participate.
  • All skill levels are present, and all ages play together,
  • It is a great capstone to the NYBA experience
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Ref & Scorekeeper Jobs

9th Grade - 12th Grade

High schoolers looking for a part-time job can be trained as referees or scorekeepers.  They can then work during all in-house rec leagues.

  • Paid positions
  • Full training and ability to work with adult refs
  • Flexible schedules
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We are a not-for-profit sports organization supporting the community of Newtown, Connecticut.  As an all-volunteer organization recognized as the Newtown Parks & Rec department, we are the preferred organization for the use of town facilities.

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Contact Info

PO Box 196
Newtown, Ct, 06470