Instructional Basketball offered to “Kindergarten Kids”, usually starting early in December, and runs through to first weekend in March. All sessions are designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of Basketball. One Session per week, on Saturday mornings, in the Green Meadows Elementary School Gymnasium.
1st & 2nd grade*
League/Divisions developed based on registrations. Typically players are divided by grade and we offer a boys and girls division. This is an Instructional League, and sessions are focused on the fundamentals of basketball. Sessions starts early in December and run through to March. One Session per week, on Saturday mornings, in the Green Meadows Elementary School Gymnasium. The season culminates in our annual March Madness jamboree at TWB Gym.
*Team configuration for these age groups is solely dependent upon registration numbers, the above is the typical team division. If registration numbers permit we may have three separate teams.
The Hampden Basketball Program offers several levels of Basketball to children Grades 3-8, within various Leagues. The Program has “tryouts’ or Evaluations annually to assist in the placement of players to teams. After evaluation, and based on rating (and number of registered) players are placed on Upper, Middle or Lower Tier teams. Upper Tier teams may play in additional tournaments during; Pre-season and Holiday & Winter School Breaks, and usually play additional 8-10 games per season. Attendance at evaluations is NOT mandatory, but if you choose not to go to evaluations you will automatically be placed in lower division team based on grade/age. If you are unable to attend evaluations, you must notify Parks and Recreation or the Basketball Coordinator PRIOR to evaluations. All teams typically practice twice a week during the regular season.
Boy and Girls teams; this age group usually plays in the CYO League, and is placed in divisions within that league through our Program’s Coordinator, or League Evaluations. Most of these games are played at TWB, however away games include; Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield and surrounding cities and towns.
Boys and Girls Teams; this age group plays in the Suburban (Upper), CYO (Middle), or Recreational Leagues.Most of these games are played at TWB, however away games include; Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield and surrounding cities and towns.
Boys and Girls Teams: this age group usually plays in Suburban (Upper), CYO (Middle) or Recreational Leagues. Most of these games are played at TWB, however away games include; Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield and surrounding cities and towns.