Register for basketball here.  Deadline is December 22, 2017. 

Sign up to volunteer coach here. 

Near West Recreation offers six divisions: coed U8 (ages 7-8), coed U10 (ages 9-10), coed U12 (ages 11-12), U14 boys(13-14), U17 boys(ages 15-17), and U17 girls (ages 13-17)  Participants will be placed on teams according to their age.

When: Youth teams (ages 7-12) practice one weekday evening per week and play one game per week on Saturdays.  Teen teams (ages 13-17) practice weeknights and play games weeknights. Participants will be assigned to a Monday-Thursday practice at a specific time and location.  This will be the same practice time and location for the whole season unless something changes.  Special requests for certain days will be accommodated as possible.

Locations: Games and practices are played on gyms around the Near West side (churches, schools, community organizations).

Equipment:  Participants receive a team t-shirt. Tennis shoes are required for all participants.  Balls and other equipment are provided by Near West Recreation. 

Cost: $40 per child. Need-based financial assistance is available.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to coach, help with opening day or the end of season celebration, please contact Keri Palma at or 216-781-3222 x 108.