Programs 2021-22

2022 Summer Clinic
Tuesday, June 21st - Thursday, June 23rd

The WBA is excited to announce the opening of registration for our annual 3-day Summer Clinic for players entering Grades 3-12 (as of September 2022).

GIRLS (Grades 3 FULL & 4 Open)
BOYS (Grades 3 FULL & 4 FULL)
Lynch Elementary School gym


GIRLS (Grades 5-12 Open)

Winchester High School


BOYS (Grades 5-8 FULL  9-12 Open)

McCall Middle School & Manchester Courts

The clinics are directed by the head coaches of the WHS boys and girls varsity basketball teams: John Fleming and Sam Mosley.

The clinics will focus on development of individual skills and team play for players of all abilities in a positive, fun environment.

A typical day includes:

  • Warm-ups, stretching
  • Individual skills and drills (dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork)
  • One on one, small-sided and five-on-five competitions
  • Lunchtime lecture and demonstration
  • Games

The fee is $165. Clinic participants will also receive a Winchester Basketball t-shirt. Players should bring their own lunch and a water bottle.

IMPORTANT: A copy of a recent Physical (within one year of June 1, 2022) is required to complete online registration.

 

COVID-19 Protocols: The WBA is committed to providing a safe and fun youth basketball environment for all players and staff this summer. We are monitoring guidance issued by the CDC, Massachusetts state and local health departments to ensure that our COVID-19 protocols reflect current health and safety guidelines for summer clinic programs. Our COVID-19 health and safety protocols for Summer 2022 will be provided to the parents and guardians of registered players prior to the first day of the clinic. Failure to comply with these protocols could result in your child’s removal from the clinic. As indicated by the CDC, we strongly urge our staff and players (who are eligible) to be vaccinated before attending the clinic.

Fee $165
Open to: 3rd-12th grades
3 Days: Tuesday, June 21st through Thursday, June 23rd
9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT: A copy of a recent Physical (within one year of June 1, 2022) is required to complete online registration.

JumpStart

Want to get a JUMPSTART to the Basketball Season? This clinic runs for 90-minutes on successive Saturday's October thru November. This is a great opportunity for gaining some early pre-season skills workouts prior to the winter season.

Boys Coach: John Fleming, Winchester HS varsity head coach

Girls Coach: Sam Mosley,  Winchester HS varsity head coach

The Jump Start clinics are organized by grade and will be held at Winchester High School.

Fee $80
Open to: Girls & Boys, 5th-8th grades
Saturday's
beginning October 16th
- November 13th
Girls
Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8:  12:30pm - 2:00pm
Boys
Grades 5 & 6: 9am -10:30am
Grades 7 & 8: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Night Hoops

Saturday Night Hoops, a fun, recreational basketball program at Winchester High School (WHS) that is open to all Winchester residents (boys and girls) in grades 9 through 12 regardless of where they attend high school.

The program will be held on six (6) consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 pm -10:30 pm, starting January 8, 2022 and ending on February 12, 2022. The program provides friendly competition with games each week and playoffs on the last night.

Covid-19 protocols for public schools apply indoors at WHS. That means ALL participants - players, coaches, etc. MUST wear masks at all times when they enter the building. The Covid-19 policy for the Winchester Basketball Association (WBA) is found here.

We recommend that players bring an extra mask to all events. In addition, if you have any of the symptoms discussed in the WBA Covid-19 policy, please stay home.

Players can either submit a team with friends they want to play with and/or players will be divided into evenly matched teams that will play together throughout the program.  All players will receive Saturday Night Hoop T-shirts and enjoy music and pizza each Saturday. Registration is open until January 6, 2022.

Fee $50
Open to: Boys & Girls, 9th-12th grades
Saturdays: 8:30pm - 10:30 pm
January 8, 2022- February 12, 2022

 

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TOPS for Hoops

Bringing the joy and excitement of basketball to young athletes with disabilities

This program provides children with disabilities the opportunity to play basketball through rule and equipment adaptation. Athletes between the ages of 6 and 16 are invited to participate in a modified game of basketball once a week.  Everyone from anywhere is welcome.

A volunteer group of “Junior Coaches” serve as one-on-one buddies with TOPS athletes.

Fee $20
Open to: Girls & Boys, Ages 6-16
Sundays only

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Skills Clinic: 3rd & 4th Grades

The WBA Skills Clinics for 3rd and 4th Grade players will run weekly on Saturdays from December 4, 2021 through February 26, 2022. There will be separate clinics for boys and girls. The purpose of the clinic is for children of all abilities to have fun, learn to love basketball and improve their individual and team skills.

The clinic content varies but includes fundamental skills like dribbling, shooting, footwork, defense and passing as well as 3v3 games. No previous basketball experience is required.

Clinic Times (all sessions at Vinson-Owen School):

GIRLS
Grade 3 Girls - 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Grade 4 Girls - 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM

BOYS
Grade 3  (Session 1 ) - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM (Last Names A-L)
Grade 3 (Session 2) - 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (Last Names M-Z)

Grade 4 (Session 1) - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (Last Names A-L)
Grade 4 (Session 2) - 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM (Last Names M-Z)

 

Note: This clinic will NOT run on December 25, 2021 or January 1, 2022.

 

Fee $125
Open to: Girls & Boys, 3rd & 4th grades

Recreational League Basketball

Due to covid restrictions, this program is currently on hold. This program provides a competitive alternative to the existing Travel Basketball program, which requires a greater time commitment and cost.

Recreational league basketball is open to players at all skill levels and will offer scheduled league games. All sessions begin with 45 minutes of skills and drills followed by team play. Players will be divided into balanced teams, receive WBA shirts, and play games against their friends!

The league typically runs for 12 weeks on Saturdays.

Please note that players registered for Travel Basketball are NOT eligible to participate in the recreational league.

Parent volunteers are appreciated.

 

Fee $125
Open to: Girls & Boys, Grades 6th-8th
Saturdays only

Travel Basketball  2021-22

WBA is prepared to register players, conduct evaluations, form travel teams, and host MetroWest League games at Winchester High School, the pandemic continues to affect the availability of all other gyms in town, which presents a variable the WBA cannot control.

Evaluations for boys and girls interested in playing travel basketball will be conducted at Winchester High School beginning in mid-October View Travel Evaluation Schedule

Once teams are formed in late October, practices and games will soon begin. However, until we receive updates from the superintendent and his staff about additional gym rentals, we ask for your patience and understanding because the quantity and frequency of basketball activities cannot be finalized at this time. 

Prior to the pandemic, WBA travel teams practiced twice (2x) a week and played two (2x) games per week. This year, it is possible teams may be limited to one (1x) practice and one (1x) game per week. At a minimum, all teams will have a (1x) weekly practice and play 12 regular season games as well as at least one (1) playoff game.

When you register your player, you will pay a $150 fee. This is the first portion of the travel basketball fee. The remaining fee will be paid by you in a second transaction during early November. The amount of the second fee will be determined once the WBA determines whether or not it can rent more gym space and offer more playing opportunities. We estimate that the second fee will be in the range of $125 to $175.

Estimated Full Fee $275-325
Initial Payment $150
Open to: Girls & Boys
5th-8th grades
Schedule TBD
November 2021-March 2022

 

REGISTRATION closed
October 13th at midnight.

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