Programs 2022-23

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 $95
Open to: Girls & Boys, 4th-8th grades
Saturday's
beginning October 15th
- November 12th
Girls
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8:  12:30pm - 2:00pm
Boys
Grades 4, 5 & 6: 9am -10:30am SESSION FULL

Grades 7 & 8: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Travel Basketball  2022-23

WBA is prepared to register players, conduct evaluations, form travel teams, and host MetroWest League games at Winchester High School. Unlike last year, we expect that gym availability in the Winchester Public Schools for practices and games will return to something approaching pre-pandemic levels, which should allow us to avoid practicing in other towns.

When you register your player for the WBA’s travel basketball program, you will pay a non-refundable $25 evaluation fee. If your player is invited to join a WBA travel team the remaining fee ($300) will be due in early November.

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

Once teams are formed in late October, practices and games will soon begin.

November 2022 will focus on pre-season practices; some teams may participate in Thanksgiving tournaments at their discretion. Regular season practices and travel games will begin after Thanksgiving during the week of November 28th.

Travel teams in Grades 6-8 will practice twice (2x) a week and play two (2x) games per week on Saturdays and Sundays. The Metrowest League runs through February 2023 and includes at least one playoff game (single elimination tournament in early March) for every travel team.

Travel teams in Grades 4 and 5 will practice once a week and play one or two games per week. The Metrowest League runs through February 2023 and includes at least one playoff game (single elimination tournament in early March) for every travel team.

In addition, travel players in Grades 4 and 5 are strongly encouraged to participate in the Winchester Recreation Department’s skills programs on weeknights (one session per week) at the Ambrose Elementary School. Please register for the Rec Department’s skills clinic.

IMPORTANT: Our team sizes and numbers are limited.

In Grade 4, there will be no more than one (1) boys and one (1) girls travel team. In Grade 5, the number of boys and girls travel teams is TBD. In Grades 6, 7, and 8, there will be a limit, respectively, of no more than three (3) boys or girls travel teams per grade.

Players who participate in the WBA’s October travel team evaluations and who are NOT invited to join a WBA travel team for the 2022-23 season are encouraged to participate in the Winchester Recreation Department’s (Rec Department) in-town league on Saturdays. In addition, as noted above, the Rec Department will offer skills clinics for players in Grades 4 and 5 on weeknights.

Evaluation Fee $25  non-refundable
Travel Fee $300 (invoiced after rostering is complete)
Open to:
Girls
Grades 4 & 5  FULL
Grades 6, 7 & 8: Still Registering
Boys
ALL Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  FULL
Schedule:  Varied
November 2022-March 2023
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2023 Saturday Night Hoops

Saturday Night Hoops is 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 7, 2023 and ending on February 5, 2023. The program provides friendly competition with games each week and playoffs on the last night.

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 5, 2023.

Fee $50
Open to: Boys & Girls, 9th-12th grades
Saturdays: 8:30pm - 10:30 pm
January 7, 2022- February 5, 2023

REGISTRATION opens November 2022

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.

The TOPS program will be played at Lincoln Elementary School and will run on Sundays from January 8, 2023 through February 5, 2023.

Fee $20
Open to: Girls & Boys, Ages 6-16
Sundays only, Begins January 8, 2023
Time: TBD

REGISTRATION opens November 2022

2023 Summer Clinic
June 2023 Dates TBD (after school ends, including snow days)

In APril 2023, the WBA will announce the opening of registration for our annual 3-day Summer Clinic for players entering Grades 3-12 (as of September 2023).

GIRLS (Grades 3 & 4)

BOYS (Grades 3 & 4)

Lynch Elementary School gym

GIRLS (Grades 5-12 Open)

Winchester High School

BOYS (Grades 5-8 and 9-12)

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.

Daily activities 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 $185. 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, 2023) 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 2023 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 $185
Open to: 3rd-12th grades
3 Days: TBD
9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT: A copy of a recent Physical (within one year of June 1, 2023) is required to complete online registration.

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