Hoops time at the Westlake Rec
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 or 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 and 9-12.
All of the boys’ leagues are played in the Westlake Recreation Center.
The girls seventh-to-ninth 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 here and the others are away. Each team will get at least 12 practices and 8 games during the season.
The fifth and sixth grade girls will stay in Westlake unless there are fewer than four teams. In that case, those girls will also play in the West Suburban Rec League.
Practices will start the first week of December and the first games will be on Saturday, Dec. 20. We will then take off for two weeks for the Holiday Break. Practices will resume in early January.
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. 9 for all grades except HS Boys who will have until Nov. 13.
Fee is $70 for members, $80 for 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 contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420, visit www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation/index.aspx, stop by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., or pick up our new Rec Gazette.
Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department