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Who coaches at NYC Basketball for Kids?

NYC Basketball Kids handpicks coaches who are exceptional teachers with experience playing college and/or professional basketball. Every teacher is extensively researched and reference checked to ensure they have an outstanding track record of teaching the game. Next, each coach goes through extensive training to fully learn the NYC Basketball Kids training methods and philosophy. We believe our amazing collection of coaches are far and away the best feature of any NYC Basketball for Kids class or camp. You can check out the team of NYC Basketball Kids coaches here.

What gyms does NYC Basketball for Kids operate in?

NYC Basketball for Kids operates in private schools in Manhattan. Programs are primarily held on the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side. Locations are also available in Midtown. Chelsea, Kips Bay, Union Square, and the East Village. You can see the locations we play at along with pictures of our premium gyms here.

What is NYC Basketball Kids?

NYC Basketball Kids is New York’s best youth basketball instructional programs. We run programs all year round that include Summer & Holiday Camps, After-School & Weekend Classes, Special Events with NBA Players, Youth Intramural League, Private One-on-One or Group Lessons, and Birthday Parties!

How do I get started?

Click the Signup button on the top of the page and create a profile. New profiles get $25 to use for any of our programs!

Who can register for these programs?

NYC Basketball is for boys and girls ages 5-17. Participants are broken into groups based on age and skill level. Our curriculum is designed so that no matter the age or skill level, every participant will learn something while having fun.The NYCBBK coaching staff does a great job of differentiating instruction, so each level gets the attention they need to become better players.

How do I register my child for a program?

NYC Basketball Kids has one of the easiest registration processes. All you need to do is locate the program you would like to register for, add your child and complete the payment section. Shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes. Or you can call us at (212) 390-1776 and speak with our Youth Director, Christopher Kenny, or one of our Admission Directors.

What makes NYC Basketball Kids Different From Other Basketball Programs?

NYC Basketball Kids is different than other camps because we have designed a cohesive, defined schedule that builds towards our ultimate goal of making complete basketball players. Most camps just throw some drills, games and contests together and call that a camp. We identify a goal we want to accomplish and formulate the daily schedule with that goal in mind, so every drill, every exercise, & everything we do during a day are going to be building towards that goal. We guarantee to make you a better basketball player.

Are the programs CO-ED?

All of the programs are for boys and girls.

Do the girls and boys play together?

The boys and girls participate in camp activities together. Our coaches divide the groups based on age and skill level and assure that everyone receives equal playing time and attention.

Can I request my child be placed with his friend?

No. A lot of planning and work goes into making all the teams equal, which helps the staff teach the game better. Requesting that a camper be paired with another camper would affect the balance of the camp.

What is a typical camp day like?

  • 9:00am - 9:15am: Morning announcements and full court warm-ups
  • 9:15am - 11:00am: Division Instructional Drills
  • 11:00am - 11:30am: Dynamic Stretch
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm: Contest
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Group Instructional
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Contest and Game Situations
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm: Full Court Games
  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm: Announcements, and Dismissal

Can I drop my child off early and pick them up late?

NYC Basketball Kids offers Early Drop Off, SuperVised Extended Day, & After Camp Shooting Clinics for all of our camps and clinics during the year. You can easily sign up for any of these when registering for one of our programs.

Do you have transportation available to your Summer & Holiday Camps?

Door to door transportation is available for each of our summer & holiday camps. You can sign up for transportation when registering for a camp week.

Do I have to send lunch?

Lunch can either be brought from home or it can be purchased for $10 a day.

What is included when I register & pay for a program?

When purchasing a spot in NYC Basketball Kids programs, your child will receive world class instruction from top notch coaches, state of the art progress tracking technology, & amazing facilities. Our goal is to create complete basketball players.

What is the difference between programs?

Every NYC Basketball Kids program has its own personality & feel that shows through what we teach and the fun that goes on. Usually a current NBA player will stop by to meet the campers and play some games, but our overall structure will stay similar.

How many camps do most participants attend?

We have a wide variety of participation from our campers. Some campers spend the entire summer with us or just to attend one week of camp. Generally, our customers spend between 3 to 5 weeks at the NYC Basketball Kids Camps.

Is my child at a disadvantage if they only attend one Summer or Holiday Camp?

No, our camps are designed to function on a weekly basis with each camp having a unique personality & feel. If your child is only participating in one week, they will not miss out on anything that would prevent them from getting the most out of the camp.

Who will be teaching my child in these programs?

NYC Basketball Kids handpicks coaches who are exceptional teachers with experience playing college and/or professional basketball. Every teacher is extensively researched and reference checked to ensure they have an outstanding track record of teaching the game. Next, each coach goes through extensive training to fully learn the NYC Basketball Kids training methods and philosophy. We believe our amazing collection of coaches are far and away the best feature of any NYC Basketball for Kids class or camp. You can check out the team of NYC Basketball Kids coaches here.

What should my child bring to camp?

Campers should wear basketball attire to camp. This includes sneakers, shorts and a t-shirt or reversible jersey. Do NOT bring any jewelry, valuables or loose cash. An on-site camp phone will be accessible to all campers if needed.

Can I switch the program I signed up for?

Yes, if something comes up and you will need to change the program you originally signed up for, please contact Chris Kenny and he can help you. Any difference in the price of the two camps must be paid in full, but there is no additional charge for switching.

Are there any refunds?

I have questions about NYC Basketball that are not on this page, where can I get answers?

You can call or email our Director of Youth Programs, Christopher Kenny. With his 10 years experience running youth basketball programs, there isn’t a question he can’t answer. You can reach him at (212) 390-1776 or by email Chris@NYCSportsLeagues.com.

What age groups does NYC Basketball for Kids serve?

NYC Basketball for Kids offers classes, clinics, and camps for children in grades K-8 of all skill levels. If you are looking for private classes or 1 on 1 training for younger or older children we can accommodate any private classes and lessons whether it is a private class for toddlers or high impact personal training for current high school or college players.

Can girls participate?

NYC Basketball is working to add girls classes in the near future. We are trying to build up enough of an audience to support these classes so if you are interested please reach out to us. In the mean time all of our 1 day clinics at the Barclays Center are open to girls and we are also able to offer 1 on 1 and private small group training for girls and or co-ed classes.

What are NYC Basketball for Kids prices?

Each NYC Basketball Kids class, clinic, event, or camp has its own price. You can see all of our prices on our classes and camps page here.

What events does NYC Basketball for Kids have at the Barclays Center?

NYC Basketball for Kids offers special clinics, camps, and other opportunities at the Barclays Center throughout the year. We do events both on the main floor of the Barclays Center and on the Nets Practice floor which is also located inside the Barclays Center right across from the Nets Locker Room. You can see details on our upcoming events here.

How do I get started?

To sign up your child for an NYC Basketball Kids class, event, or camp you need to create a free account and then register your student or any class, event, or camp that you wish for him or her to participate in. If you have any questions email mark@nycsportsleagues.com or call 212 390 1776.

How do I create a Free NYC Basketball Kids Account?

First visit this page and create your parent profile, next browse our course catalog.

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