Youth basketball time at Westlake Recreation
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 in grades 5-6 and 7-9 will participate in the West Suburban Rec League, unless there are enough girls to form at least four teams. This league features other rec teams (non-travel) from cities like 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 eight games during the season. Practices will start the week of Dec. 5 and the first games will be on Saturday, Jan. 15. Games will continue until March 11. There will be no games the weekend of Jan. 29.
Practices will be held Mondays through Thursdays. Practices this year may be held at Holly Lane Elementary School as well as the Westlake Recreation Center. Exact times and locations will be determined when the teams and coaches have been assigned.
High school boys do not practice and will play games on Saturday mornings.
The deadline to register is Nov. 6 for all grades except high school boys who will have until Nov. 13. The fee is $75 for Rec Center members, $85 for Westlake residents. There is a $10 discount for multiple child registrations. Requests to be on the same teams will NOT be honored.
Volunteer coaches are needed for all divisions except high school. If you sign up to be a head coach you will receive a $20 credit and all assistant coaches will receive a $10 credit at the conclusion of the season. Returning coaches will receive priority team assignments.
For more details, please contact Patti Hageman at 440-808-5700, ext. 3428.
More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at www.cityofwestlake.org/287/Recreation 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.
Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department