There have been many questions on game times for each of the grades for In-Town basketball this winter. We won't know the exact time slots until registration closes and we know the number of teams in each grade. However, with last year as a reference, each grade gets 3-6 time slots that will run throughout the day. The times could range anywhere from 8:30 in the morning to 6:00 at night. Any questions, please reach out to your grade level coordinator found on the Contacts link on the left hand side of this page. Thanks.
Westwood In-town Basketball Registration Is Now Open!
The WBA In-Town basketball program is open to all interested boys and girls in Grades 2 thru 12. The In-Town program plays on Saturdays during 75-minute time slots made up of approximately 30 minutes of practice time followed by a 45-minute game. The program starts the first weekend in December and runs until the beginning of March.
To register, please click on the "register online" tab in the navigation panel on the left side of this homepage.
The registration fee for In-Town basketball is $85 per player and registration is open until November 16, 2017. A late fee of $25 will be charged for any registrations received after the November 16, 2017 deadline, so please register today!
The Westwood Basketball Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the continuation of our Referee Training program for the upcoming 2017/2018 In-town basketball season.
This course is made available through the WBA for those students in grades 8 to 12 interested in refereeing. It is mandatory for anyone who has not been a ref for the WBA in-town program before and optional for those who have. The course will cover: basic rules, positioning, mechanics and game management. You need to demonstrate that you know the correct positioning and game management skills in order to be considered as an official for the upcoming WBA In-Town season.
RETURNING REFEREES WHO DON'T NEED THE TRAINING STILL NEED TO REGISTER BUT DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PAYPAL PAYMENT PORTION OF THE REGISTRATION
REF TRAINING DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS
November 19 at Westwood High School from 6PM to 9PM
NEW TIME: November 20 at Thurston. Last name A-K from 6:30 to 7:30 and L to Z from 7:30 to 8:30
Please note: If you have a conflict between your assigned time above and your regular basketball practice it is okay to go to the other time. For those of you coming over from a practice that ends at 7:30 we will ask your coaches to let you out 10 minutes early so you can be on time for the training. Those of you with a 7:30 practice we will alert your coaches that you will be a tiny bit late.
Other Important Notes:
1. We will be enrolling fewer new officials this year to allow more work opportunities, so register early for the training. Registration closes Nov 10th
2. Scheduling for the In-Town season will be done on a rolling two week basis. It will be the responsibility of the refs to help find suitable replacements if unable to work in the assigned slot.
3. Please make sure that you have a significant amount of time free on most Saturdays before signing up
4. Refs with experience may get more games than newer refs, but most refs will work at least every other week
5. We have moved to a graduated pay system, with refs who have experience being paid more than in the past
You can register now at www.westwoodbasketball.org- the workshop is $25 for new applicants and $10 for returning refs to cover costs. A referee jersey and official whistle will be provided as part of the class for the newcomers.
If you have any questions, please email . While all interested individuals are urged to apply, Westwood Basketball reserves the right to limit the number of referees or not to schedule a referee that is selected.
In response to survey feedback asking for more clinics for younger players, The WBA is pleased to announce a November series of skill and drills clinics for boys and girls in grades 1 - 4. The clinics will be held on Sundays at Westwood High School on the following dates:
Boys & Girls in GRADES 1-2 will be from 8:00AM - 9:00AM Boys & Girls in GRADES 3-4 will be from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Clinics will be run by the Westwood High School Boys’ Varsity Coach Steve St. Martin and Girls’ Varsity Coach Katherine Clifford with the help of current WHS basketball team members. Each person should bring a basketball and water bottle.
The total cost for the 3 sessions is $45.00 and registration is required prior to participation.