Westlake Recreation is turning mad

The winners of the 5th/6th-grade girls division celebrate their March Madness tournament win last year at the Westlake Rec Center.

As February comes to a close and March comes in like a lion, our thoughts turn to longer days, warmer temperatures and of course: MARCH MADNESS! The Westlake Recreation Department once again will hold its annual March Madness 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 19, for the girls and Saturday, March 21, for the boys. This tournament is open to any boys and girls in grades 3 through 8. The teams will compete in the following grade divisions: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th. This is a double-elimination tournament as each team is guaranteed at least two games.   

Each team may have up to and no more than four players on their roster. Any three players may play at one given time. Each game consists of no more than 15 minutes or 15 points, whichever comes first.

Registration packets are available at the Westlake Recreation Center or online at www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation/index.aspx. The forms are located under the Sports Leagues section.

The cost per team is $60 if at least two players are members of the Westlake Recreation Center; if not, the cost is $70. Deadline to register teams is Sunday, March 15. 

For more information please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

Last year the tournament had well over 120 teams total for both boys and girls. So don’t get left out in the cold, join the Madness!

Jim Dispirito

Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 9:42 AM, 03.03.2015