Basketball dribbles into the Westlake Recreation Center

As the weather turns colder, the sports simply go indoors. Basketball season is upon us. The Westlake Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for its Youth Basketball Leagues. These leagues are open to any child in grades 1-12 who lives in, goes to school in Westlake OR is a member of the Westlake Recreation Center. Leagues are as follows:

Girls: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9.

Boys: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12.

All of the boys’ leagues are played in the Westlake Recreation Center. The Girls 5th and 6th graders as well as the 7-9th graders will participate in the West Suburban Rec League.

This league features other Rec teams (non-travel) from cities including Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Fairview Park and Berea. Half of the games are at home and the other half are away. Each team will get at least 12 practices and 8 games during the season. Practices will start the first week of December and the first games will be on Saturday, Dec. 21. We will then take off for two weeks for the Holiday Break. Practices will resume in early January.

Practice Schedule:

  • Boys, Grades 1-4 will practice on Tuesday nights
  • Boys, Grades 5-6 will practice on Wednesday nights
  • Boys, Grades 7-8 will practice on Tuesday or Thursday nights
  • All Girls practices will be on Thursday nights.
  • HS Boys do not practice and will play games on Saturday mornings.

The deadline to register is Nov. 3 for all grades except HS Boys who will have until Nov. 7.

Registration Pricing:

Fee is $70 for Rec Center members; $80 for Westlake residents and there is a $10 discount for multiple child registrations.

Volunteer coaches are needed for all grades except HS. Requests to be on the same teams will NOT be honored. For more information please feel free to contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at or by stopping by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., calling us at 440-808-5700 or by picking up our new Rec Gazette.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic Coordinator Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.15.2013