Basketball time at Westlake Recreation

The Villanova Wildcats won the 7-8th grade boys basketball division at the Westlake Rec last year.

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 boys and girls in grades 1-12 who lives 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, 9-12.

All of the boys’ leagues are played in the Westlake Recreation Center. The girls 7-9th graders will participate in the West Suburban Rec League. This league features other rec teams (non-travel) from cities like 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 5-6th 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, Jan. 9. The season will end on Saturday, March 5. 

All girls practices will be on Thursday nights. Grades 1-4 boys will practice on Tuesday nights. Grades 5-6 boys will practice on Wednesday nights. Grades 7-8 boys will practice on Tuesday or Thursday nights. Grades 9-12 boys do not practice and will play games on Saturday mornings. Practices subject to change based on coach’s availability.

The deadline to register is Sunday, Nov. 8, by 5 p.m.

The registration fee is $75 for members; $85 for residents. A $10 discount is available for multiple child registrations. Volunteer coaches are needed for all grades except high school. Requests to be on the same teams will NOT be honored. For more information, call 440-617-4420.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:10 AM, 11.03.2015