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Youth Basketball Programs at a Glance

 Overview of 2016-2017 Youth Basketball Programs in Wellesley

The Wellesley Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) offers basketball programs for all levels of skill - a highly competitive Metrowest travel program for grades 5-8, a competitive Wellesley Hoops program for grades 4-12, and an instructional Mini-Raiders (grades 2&3) & extra practice for 4th and 5th graders (Midi-Raiders). 

Wellesley Hoops:     Wellesley Hoops is WYBA's core program and the primary league for players in grades 4-9 who want a competitive basketball experience.  Everyone makes a balanced team, practices once a week, and plays other Wellesley teams in Saturday games. If your child is going to play in only one league this is the recommended league.  Estimated cost $225.

Mini Raiders:  The Mini-Raiders program is focused on developing skills and fundamentals for boys and girls in 2nd & 3rd grade.  Skills emphasized will include dribbling, ball-handling, shooting (on lower hoops), and passing.  Participants will also play "small games": 1-on-1, 2-on-2 & 3-on-3 to help reinforce the skills taught.  The coed, hour long program will be held for 8 weeks Dec-Feb on Saturdays and will be overseen by the Wellesley HS Varsity coaches.

Wellesley Hoops Senior Division (HS League):  The new senior division, for players in grades 10-12, is a recreational league is for any Wellesley resident or student at Wellesley High School who is not participating in a high school basketball program (JV or Varsity level).  This is a games-only league with games played once a week on Sundays.  Games are refereed by certified refs but team selection and coordination is student-run.  Estimated cost $200. 

Metrowest (MW):  This highly competitive travel league is for players in grades 5-8 who are selected to play on stratified teams.  They practice twice a week, and play games on Sundays.  Players must tryout for a limited number of spots.  This league is for dedicated players who are committed to playing games over February break and many teams also play in Thanksgiving tournaments.  The schedule is designed such that players can play in both CYO and MW, and most players do that.  Estimated cost: $400.  Click on the MetroWest Travel League tab above for information regarding tryouts



If you'd like more information or have questions about what league is best for your child please email Nancy Williamson at