2022-23 Boys Basketball Grades 3&4


We offer two choices, a Skills Division (plays in-town only) and a Quabbin Valley Basketball League (travels to other towns). Scroll to read the options. 

Skills Division

The skills divisions are for players who are playing basketball for the first time or are not ready to play in a more competitive league. Participants in this program will practice one weeknight and on Saturdays. Saturdays will also consist of scrimmages/games with the other Northampton team/s. Practices and scrimmages/games will only take place in Northampton. Participants will work on their skills and basketball knowledge through drills and games to improve their basketball skills and IQ. Parents will register their child and participants will be placed on a a team for the season. There are no evaluations for this division.  Depending on numbers, the divisions are planned to be split into separate boys and girls divisions. However, if numbers don’t allow for that, the skills divisions will be coed.

  • For: Boys in Grades 3&4
  • Day: Saturdays and 1 weeknight that is TBD
  • Dates: Begins December 3, 2022 | Scrimmages/Games begin January 7, 2023
  • Time: Saturdays and 1 weeknight with further details TBD; may vary
  • Fee: $65.00 ($75.00 non-residents)
    Financial assistance is available to residents who qualify. Contact the Parks & Rec Department for more information.
  • Location: Smith Vocational High School Gym, 80 Locust Street, Northampton

Click here to register online.
Click here for the flyer & registration form.

  • Coaches will contact parents, typically via email, after the coaches meeting at the end of November (date TBA) with additional team and program information.
  • Players use intermediate sized basketballs (28.5") and play on 10 foot basketball hoops.pty headin
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Quabbin Valley Basketball League

Teams in this division will travel to towns such as South Hadley, Belchertown, Ludlow, Chicopee, Granby and others. Players MUST attend player evaluations (schedule below) to participate in this league. Team practices will begin the week after Thanksgiving and are typically held twice a week. Teams will play 10-12 games during the season and games will be held January through early-mid March. Grades 3&4 teams will participate in a jamboree at the end of the season.

  • For: Boys in grades 3&4
  • Schedule: Weeknights and Weekends with details TBD, may vary
    Evaluations/preseason practices are in mid-November (see below)
  • Location: Various Gyms in the City; Away games in other league towns 
  • Fee: $160.00 ($170.00 non-residents)
    Financial assistance is available for those who qualify, please contact us for information.

Click here to register online.
Click here for the flyer & registration form.

  • Residents of Northampton, Florence, Leeds have priority until October 13. Non-residents registering after that date must attend school in Northampton, or must not have a Quabbin League team in their town of residence. Non-resident registration begins October 14 at 10:00 AM.
  • Players use junior sized basketballs (27.5") and play on a 10 foot basketball hoop.
  • Registrations for the Quabbin Basketball League are taken in groups of 10. Players that sign up after the first 10 will be placed on a wait list until there are enough players and a coach to open an additional team. If waitlist is indicated when registering, register online, in person or via phone to be added to the waitlist. Families will be notified once they are taken off the waitlist.

Evaluation Schedule - Quabbin Valley Basketball League

  • Participants must be registered for the program to attend Evaluation Sessions. Participants must attend least 2 of the 3 pre-season evaluation sessions for their age-group. We encourage the players to come to as many evaluations as they can. These evaluations are held so we can create as even of teams as possible.
  • Click here (updated) for our Quabbin Valley Basketball League Evaluation Schedule.

Coaches Needed

Coaches and assistant coaches are needed each year for our teams. The basketball league has about 28 teams each year, and it wouldn't be successful without the dedication, knowledge and time given to the program by all of our amazing volunteers.

If you are interested in coaching, please indicate so when registering your child or contact us. If you do not have a player in the league or would like to contact us to coach, please email recreation@northamptonma.gov.