Programs - 2018-2019
(see schedule for times)
Jump Start Program (Girls, 5th-8th grade; Boys, 5th-8th grade).
Want to get a JUMPSTART to the Basketball Season? It runs for 90-minutes on successive Saturday's starting October 13th and continuing thru November 10th. This is a great opportunity for gaining some early pre-season skills workouts with Winchester High School varsity and JV coaches prior to the winter season.
Enhanced Clinic Program - Grade 4th and 5th Boys and Girls
The Winchester clinic program for Grades 4 and 5 offers two sessions per week, including one weeknight session of skills work, and a recreation league where players will play full court games on Saturdays with teams that are balanced to maximize player instruction and development. Skills sessions are optional for those players who just wish to play on Saturdays. Weeknight skills sessions will be held at Ambrose School gym, and Saturday Recreational League Games will be held at Lynch, Lincoln or McCall gyms. No previous basketball experience is required. Recreational teams will be formed and created soon after initial sessions. The full schedule can be viewed for each grade at sessions. The registration deadline for Enhanced Clinic is November 29, 2018.
3rd Grade Skills - Boys and Girls
The WBA in-town clinic program runs each Saturday for from December 1, 2018 through February 16, 2018. The purpose of the Grade 3 in-town clinic is for children of all abilities to have fun, learn to love basketball and improve their individual and team skills. The clinic content varies but includes fundamental skills like dribbling, shooting, footwork, defense and passing as well as 3v3 and 5v5 games. No previous basketball experience is required. The boys sessions will run on Saturdays from 8-11AM at Lynch School. The girls program will be held on Saturdays at Lincoln School gym from 8 - 10:00 am. The registration deadline is November 29, 2018.
Recreational League for Boys Grades 6th thru 8th and for Girls 5th thru 8th
This program will provide a competitive alternative to the existing Travel Basketball program, which requires a greater time commitment and cost. The WBA's recreational basketball league is open to players at all skill levels and will offer scheduled league games. All sessions begin with 45 minutes of skills and drills followed by team play. Players will be divided into balanced teams, receive uniform shirts, and play games against their friends! The league will run for 12 weeks on Saturday mornings beginning on December 1st at McCall Middle School. Please note that players registered for Travel Basketball are NOT eligible to participate in the recreational league. The registration deadline is November 29, 2018. Parent volunteers are appreciated.
Travel Basketball - Grades 6th thru 8th - Boys and Girls
Winchester travel basketball teams will compete against teams of similar ability in the MetroWest League. Click here to access the Metrowest site. Most competition will occur in and around Middlesex County. For teams that play in the top division of the MetroWest League, the competition may include teams from other areas in Massachusetts. Winchester travel teams involve a commitment by players to practice 2 evenings each week and to play 2 games per week (4 days total). MetroWest League games are played on Sundays; non-league games are played on Saturdays. Player evaluations for travel basketball begin on October 11th. Team practices will begin in November and travel games will begin the weekend of December 1st-2nd. The season concludes with a playoff tournament in early March. Travel players exhibit a wide range of experience and ability. Multiple teams per grade will be formed so that players interested in travel and willing to make the time commitment can play and improve. The registration deadline for Travel Basketball is Wednesday, October 10th.
Oct. 13 thru Nov. 10
Begins week of Nov 26 and runs thru week ending Feb 16
One weeknight & Saturday
Dec. 1 thru
Oct. 11 thru early March
Weekdays & Weekends
Summer Clinic - All Grades - Boys and Girls
Shortly after the end of the school year, the WBA runs separate clinic for boys and girls. The clinics are directed by the respective coaches of the WHS boys and girls varsity basketball teams. Due to the popularity of the camps, space is limited. The clinics emphasize development of individual skills and team play for players of all abilities, with separate divisions for boys and girls in elementary, middle and high school. Children entering grades 3-12 in the Fall are all invited to attend.
A typical day at clinic includes:
-Individual drills (dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork)
-One on one, small sided and five on five competitions
-Lunchtime lecture and demonstration
Clinic participants will also receive a t-shirt
Monday June 24 -Wednesday 26
Dec. 1 thru Feb. 16
Got Questions on Programs?
Winchester TOPS for Hoops -Bringing the joy and excitement of basketball to young athletes with disabilities
This program provides children with disabilities the opportunity to play basketball through rule and equipment adaptation. Athletes between the ages of 6 and 16 are invited to participate in a modified game of basketball once a week. Everyone from anywhere is welcome.
A volunteer group of “Junior Coaches” serve as one-on-one buddies with TOPS athletes.
Registration is available at www.winchesterbasketball.org
If you are interested in Winchester’s TOPS for Hoops program as either an athlete or junior coach, please contact Anthony Forcione, TOPS for Hoops Director, via his page on Facebook or via Facebook Messenger. No prior basketball experience is necessary.
Jan. 6 thru Feb. 10
12:30 pm to
@ Lincoln School in Winchester
Saturday Night Hoops
Saturday Night Hoops, a fun, recreational basketball program at WHS that is open to all Winchester boys in grades 9 through 12 regardless of where they attend high school. The program will be held on six consecutive Saturdays from 7:30-10pm, starting January 5th and ending on February 9th. The program provides friendly competition with games each week and playoffs on the last night. Boys will be divided into evenly matched teams and play with the same team throughout the program. Players will receive Saturday Night Hoops t-shirts and there will be music, pizza, and drinks each night. The cost of the program is $50.00 which covers all six sessions, SNH t-shirts, pizza, and drinks.
Jan. 5 thru Feb. 9th
7:30 pm to