Greetings to the 2023-2024 Winter Basketball Season at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton! Our highly anticipated Annual Winter Basketball season is on the horizon, and we're buzzing with enthusiasm as we prepare to welcome both familiar faces and new additions to our basketball family. Building on the success of last year's Winter Basketball Season, we are eagerly anticipating the progress our players have made during the offseason, further honing their skills.
In the upcoming season, our dedicated coaches will inspire every player to not only elevate their basketball abilities but also cultivate essential teamwork skills. Our coaching philosophy centers around fostering a tight-knit team community built on the values of Respect, Reliability, and Responsibility, all while striving for championship glory. This season is all about the dual emphasis on skill refinement and character development.
We are deeply appreciative of the continued opportunity to positively influence the youth of Newton, both on and off the court. Thank you for being a part of our journey!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton
617-630-2066 ext. 121
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Winter Basketball Info Calendar
Development League (Grades K-2nd)
Practices: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Games: Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm(1 Hour Games)
Premier League (Grades 3rd-5th)
Practices: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm or Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm
Games: Saturdays 12:00pm-2:00pm(1 Hour Games)
Junior League (Grades 6th-8th)
Practices: Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm or Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Games: Fridays 6:00-8:00pm(1 Hour Games)
Pre-season starting week of November 27th – December 2nd
Regular Season starting week of December 4th – December 9th
Regular Season ending week of February 26th-March 2nd
Post-Season Playoffs (Final 4) Games: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th Post-Season Playoffs (Championship) Games: Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th
NO GAMES OR PRACTICES on the following weeks
December Vacation: December 18th – December 30th
February Vacation: February 19th - February 24th
INTERESTED IN COACHING OR REFEREEING?
The Club is Looking for Winter
Basketball League Coaches & Referees!
Athletic Coordinator, Jordan Kithcart.
617-630-2066 ext. 121
Winter Basketball League Levels:
The Development League will focus on players learning the basic fundamentals of the game. There will be a skills and drills segment along with team building practice sessions. The season ends with Playoffs amongst all teams. All games will be played on Saturdays between 10am-12pm. Games will begin the season with a 3v3 format to teach spacing and get players acclimated with the court. Over the course of the season, teams will work their way up towards a normal 5v5 format.
The foundation of the Premier League is built on players beginning to learn more advanced concepts of the game. Skills will begin to improve across the board and communication on and off the court will be stressed more than ever. All games will be played on Saturdays from 12pm-2pm. The season will end with playoffs amongst all teams. Games will be played 5 on 5.
The Junior League is designed to help players prepare for a higher level of competition. We will introduce team concepts such as zone defense, team defense, motion offense and proper floor spacing. All games will be played on Fridays from 6pm-8pm. This league will focus on creating a winning environment. Holding players accountable will be at a league high. Missing games or practices without giving notice to coaches may lead to less playing time. Will play a regular 5v5 format.