Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Worthington Hooker Basketball Association (WHBA) welcomes you to season 15!

November 2018 - March/April 2019

Boys and girls of all skill levels, grades 3-8, are encouraged to participate in intramural play on weekday evenings at the Hooker School gym on Whitney Avenue. Please wear sneakers and bring your own basketballs if possible. Please print your name on your ball if you bring one.

Season Kickoff Clinics 
Stop by to sign up for the coming season, have fun, and practice basketball basics!

Grades 3-4: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
Grades 5-6: Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.;
Grades 7-8: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

Regular Schedule Begins Nov. 26
The regular schedule for practices, intramurals, and eventually games (usually at other schools) will begin the week of Nov. 26. The schedule below is only tentative until teams are set and the City league schedule announced. Please note that on days when school is cancelled due to snow or other reasons, basketball is cancelled as well.

Grades 3-4: Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.; Thurs./Fri., approx. 5:30 p.m. (game night)
Grades 5-6: Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.; Thursdays, approx. 5:30 p.m. (game night)
Grades 7-8: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.; Fridays, approx. 5:30 p.m. (game night)

To Register
Registration begins November 1 and is due by November 19.

There are three steps.
1. Fill out the online form on this website (in the right hand column, labeled "REQUIRED Registration").
2. Download and fill out the medical release. (also located in the right hand column, labeled "REQUIRED Medical Permission Form"). This can be emailed to goWHBA[at]gmail.com or submitted in paper form at school.
3. Please pay online (link on the right) or submit a check at school made out to "WHBA." Cost: $60 for "travel team," otherwise $40. If your child is trying out for the travel team, you may wait to pay until travel teams are set and you know what rate to pay.

Financial aid is available on request. We do not want payment to be a barrier to participation, so please let us know if you need the fee waived. 

Each player receives a T-shirt and participates in a season-ending awards/pizza party.
Tryouts for competitive Travel Teams will be held by the week of November 26, when practices officially begin.

K-2 Basketball
Students in grades K-2 may play Saturdays at J. Martinez School, starting in December, and should please register separately through Parks & Recreation:
(https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/parks.) If you are interested in coaching a K-2 program at WHS next season, please let us know!

Questions or Concerns
Please email Josiah Brown (josiahbrown[at]yahoo.com) or Millie VandenBroek (goWHBA[at]gmail.com)

Thank You!
Many thanks to various coaches and parents for their volunteer service already! Additional parents -- please join us! Several will be continuing to volunteer as coaches, but more are needed to help out whenever possible. We hope to see you and your children on the court!

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