For Immediate Release
June 02, 2014
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Boston’s favorite summer basketball league, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), is back! Presented by Reebok, BNBL is currently accepting registrations for teams to compete in the 45th annual summer season. Individuals who wish to join a “wait list” to be placed on a team and youth interested in the Pee Wee Development Program can also register. The registration deadline is Friday, June 27th. Volunteer coaches are also welcome and needed. All BNBL coaches must pass a CORI/SORI administered through Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF.)
The BNBL season officially begins on Monday, July 7th. Registration forms for team registration and individual “wait list” registration can be downloaded on-line soon at http://www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf/recreation.asp. The league will end on Friday, August 22nd after the conclusion of all playoff games.
BNBL also offers a FREE Pee Wee Developmental program for boys and girls ages 6-11. Pee Wee BNBL is offered at the BCYF Charlestown Community Center, the BCYF Gallivan Community Center in Mattapan, the BCYF Grove Hall Community Center in Roxbury, the BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center in Dorchester, and the BCYF Roslindale Community Center. This program teaches young players the basics of basketball in a fun and non-competitive setting. Space is limited and spots can be reserved by calling the community centers directly. Pee Wee registration forms can be downloaded on-line soon at http://www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf/recreation.asp.
The Boston Neighborhood Basketball League is the oldest municipal basketball league in the country and serves over 3,000 young men and women in four divisions: Pee Wee, 13 and under, 15 and under, and 18 and under. BNBL is played at BCYF community centers across the city and at select park locations. For more information, or to find out about coaching opportunities, please e-mail or call the League Co-Director, Woodley Auguste, at Woodley.Auguste@boston.gov or 617-635-5206 x103.