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    Winter Youth Basketball Program 2019/20 

    NEW this Year... FREE YOUTH CLINICS with City High School Coaches!
    To kick off the Winter Season, coaching staff from the City High Schools will be leading free, skill-building clinics to help youth gear up for the Winter Basketball League!  On Saturdays in November, come learn the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and more on the very same floor that our Varsity teams play! Open to all youth ages 7-12.  Come to one or come to all 3!  You do not need to be registered for the upcoming youth league to participate!
    Age: Boys and Girls 7 - 12
    To Pre-register:  visit and select one or more of the clinic dates.  On-site registration available only if space allows. 
    Times: All clinics:  10:00am - 12:00Noon  
    Dates and Locations:
    Saturday November 9                   
    Nottingham High School             
    Saturday November 16
    Corcoran High School
    Saturday November 23
    Henninger High School

    Youth Basketball League 2019/2020 

    Several weeks of 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) or the Syracuse Northeast Community Center, depending on age division.  For more information please call 315.473.4330 or 473-2673

    League Coordinator:  Jesse Brantley  

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


    Year Old 

     Syracuse Northeast Community Center 

    Thursday evening program. 
    Team Practices begin in December. 
    Practice/Games at 6 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.


    Year Old 

    Magnarelli Center  

    Saturday morning program
    Team Practices begin in December
    Practice/Game times:  9:15am/10:15am/11:15am.  

    Schedule  (tba)

    Year Old 

    Magnarelli Center  

    Saturday Afternoon program  
    Team Practices begin in December 
    Practice/Game times: 12:30pm/1:30pm/2:30pm     

    Schedule  (tba)

    1)  REGISTER ONLINE:  Visit to register and pay online

    2) Register at the Parks Office: You may mail or drop off a registration form with payment to the Parks Office (412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, 13204). 
          - Forms available at the Parks office, or download hereRegistration form: Click here Concussion Form: Click here

      $10 per player (city resident) for all divisions / $20 non-city resident

     The deadline for registering is November 23rd, 2019, or when all spots are filled (per division).
    •  All registered participants are assigned to teams within their age category, with a coach. Players will be contacted with their first practice time.
    • Volunteer Coaches, Referees, Scorekeepers needed! E-mail  for info

       Department Concussion Protocol 


      Summer  A.C.T.I.O.N. Basketball Team Leagues 2019 (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 10 - August 6, 2019.  Boys Varsity Division games are played on Monday and Wednesday evenings; Boys JV team league plays on Thursdays.  Don't miss any of the ACTION this summer!   

     2019 SUMMER A.C.T.I.O.N. League

     Summer Jr. A.C.T.I.O.N Basketball League 2019  (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 9 - August 6, 2019      
    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 the Parks Main Office (412 Spencer Street) on Thursday June 13th from 5pm-7pm.  ... 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 3)  REGISTER ONLINE at  Deadline to Register is June 27th, or when the league reaches capacity.

     Championship Games:  Tuesday August 6th, 3:00 p.m. (11-12) and 4:00 p.m. (13-15) 
       Department Concussion Protocol 


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