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    Summer  A.C.T.I.O.N. Basketball Team Leagues 2017 (Activities Central To Improving Our Neighborhoods)
    Magnarelli Recreation Center at McChesney Park, and Syracuse Tech Central High School, are home to some of the most exciting and competitive summer basketball in all of Central New York. Watch top City and County high school teams from across the region battle it out for the coveted SUMMER A.C.T.I.O.N. League Title.  League Play: June 12 - August 8, 2017.  Boys Varsity Division games are played on Monday and Wednesday evenings; Girls Varsity play on Tuesdays; Boys JV team league plays on Thursdays.  Don't miss any of the ACTION this summer!       

    Summer Jr. A.C.T.I.O.N Basketball League 2017  (Activities Central To Improving Our Neighborhoods) 

    Annual summer league provides an opportunity for local youth to play with and compete against youth from all around Central New York. Within each age division, teams are created from all registered players, and coached by department staff.  Teams play one game per week, plus playoffs.  
    Divisions : 11-12 Yr old AND 13-15 yr old
    Game Days: TUESDAYS (13-15) and THURSDAYS (11-12)
    July 10 - August 8, 2017       
    Games are scheduled at 3:00pm or 4:00pm each week.          
     Magnarelli Center at McChesney Park (Grant Blvd at Pond St) 
    Ages:  11 - 15 yrs    
    Fee: $10 per player ($20 non-city); includes all games and league t-shirt    (checks payable to "Commissioner of Finance")          
    To Register:  1) Come to a special Registration Night at McChensey on Thursday June 22nd, 6pm-8pm.  2) Complete a league registration form and return, with payment, to the Parks Main Office (412 Spencer Street, 13204).    Registration forms may be downloaded HERE; Or you can find them at the Parks Office and at the Magnarelli and Northeast Community Centers.   Registration Deadline is June 24th, 2016.

     Championship Games:  Tuesday August 9th, 3:00 p.m. (11-12) and 4:00 p.m. (13-15) 
       Department Concussion Protocol  

    › Wesley Valentine Sportsmanship Award  › Boys Varsity League: Kameren Jackson and Girls Varsity League: Lyrik Jackson
    Amp Lewis Sportsmanship Award › JV League: Paul Aversa and Tong Mading
    Special Recognition: Kenny Krafft.. for more than 60 years of involvement in the Syracuse basketball community, and his special place in the McChesney family!

     Winter Youth Basketball Program 2016/17

      In partnership with the Northeast Community Center, several weeks of clinics and practices are followed by weekly game play. All registered players will be placed on a team with a Coach.  Practices and Games are will be held at the Magnarelli Recreation Center at McChesney Park (Grant Blvd at Pond Street).  For more information please call 315.473.4330 or 473-2673

    League Coordinator:  Dave Bardenett / Jesse Brantley  

    Divisions: Friday Night (11-12 yr old) Division  // Saturday Morning (9-10 yr old) Division // Thursday Night (8-9 yr old) Divsion .  See grid below for game schedules

    League Info:  Click here for League letter to Parent/Guardians

     $10 per player for all divisions, checks payable to "Northeast Community Center"


    Year Old 

    Magnarelli Center  

    Thursday evening instructional program.  Practice/clinics begin TBA ,  6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

    Year Old 

    Magnarelli Center  

    Saturday morning program (9:15/10:30/11:45am).  Practice clinics begin Saturday TBA.

    (No program Thanksgiving weekend)


    Year Old 

    Magnarelli Center  

    Friday evening program (5pm/6pm/7pm).  Begins Friday, TBA

    (no program Thanksgiving weekend) 

    2017 Registration Nights : October 19th and 20th... at the Parks Main Office (412 Spencer Street, 13204) from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

    • After October 20th, provided there is space available, you can mail or drop off form with payment to the Syracuse Parks Department (412 Spencer Street, Syracuse NY 13204) .  You may also bring the form to the Magnarelli Community Center after 5pm, Mon-Fri.  
    •  The deadline for registering is October 27, 2017, or when all spots are filled.
    •  All registered participants are assigned to teams within their age category, with a coach. 
    • Registration form may be downloaded HERE, to complete and bring with you to one of the Registration Nights (or to mail in, after October 20th, provided there is space available).
    • Volunteer Coaches, Referees, Scorekeepers needed! E-mail  for info


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