Winter Basketball 2019 – 2020

Registration opens Monday, November 11.

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Please download the registration, then mail form and registration fee to:

East Side Sports
PO Box 41248
Providence, RI 02940

The East Side Sports winter basketball program offers instructional basketball opportunities in developmentally appropriate, team-oriented practices and games. Parents and players are expected to embrace the fundamental values of sportsmanship and fair play, as these are an integral part of East Side Sports. Parents will demonstrate these values to their child, child’s teammates, coaches, referees and other parents throughout the season, at practices and during games. In addition, ESS basketball depends on the helpful volunteerism of parents and others.

The winter basketball program provides opportunities for children in four (4) different GRADE groups: K – 1, 2 – 3, 4 – 5, and 6 – 8. These groups incorporate a variety of ways to address the varied developmental levels of the players, so that the experience for each child is appropriate and fun. These strategies include lower baskets, smaller basketballs, defensive restrictions, and varied competitive emphases–depending on the age group. All players in all groups play the same amount of time in the games. Games are played on Sunday afternoons and team practices are held on Saturday mornings.

Practice clinics are held on Saturday mornings during December (see below) which will provide opportunities for kids to work on their skills while coaches evaluate them in order to construct evenly-matched teams. Games run through January and February, 2019.

East Side Sports provides instructional sports programs to families living in the greater Providence and surrounding areas; children from all communities are welcome to participate—provided they uphold the league’s positive objectives and philosophy of sportsmanship. ESS strives to help children learn to enjoy playing basketball.

Practice Clinics:      December 7, 14 and 21  (Saturdays only)

Grades   K – 1                   10:00 AM

Grades   2 – 3                   11:00 AM

Grades   4 – 5                  12:00 Noon

Grades  6 – 8                     1:00 PM

Practices resume:

January 4 – February 22   (Saturdays only)


January 5 – February 23       (Sunday Afternoons only)      Game Schedule

All practices and games will be held at:

Jewish Community Center

401 Elmgrove Ave

Providence, RI  02940