The Roosevelt Island Youth Center believes in the overall benefits of participation in organized youth sports and programs. Participation in a recreational athletic programs can foster the development of peer relationships by promoting team work, building self-esteem, positive leadership qualities, and good physical health.
The basketball program provides instruction in fundamental to advance skills training with participants learning positions, rules and strategies of play. Organized practices are held Monday and Wednesdays from 5 PM to 7 PM and Saturdays from 5 PM- 8 PM. Scrimmages are held on Saturdays with participants applying the skills learned during weekday practices to organized play. The nine week program concludes on Saturday, March 30th.
For more information on this program, please call 212-832-4559.