2010-01-01 / Sports

NYCHA Announces Registration To Citywide Tournament

One of the teams in last year’s tournament at Hammels Community Center. One of the teams in last year’s tournament at Hammels Community Center. The New York City Housing Author ity has announced that registration is underway for the 2010 Citywide Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament. The league will begin in January. The basketball tournament is open to boys and girls who reside in the local NYCHA Housing Developments; Ocean Bay, Hammels, Carleton Manor, Beach 41 Street Houses and Redfern.

The girls division teams will include senior (18 years old and under), Junior (15 years old and under), Novice (13 years and under) and Future Girls (11 years old and under).

The Boys Division teams include: Junior (15 years old and under), Bantam (11-13), and Future Boys (8-10 years old).

Beginning this month, housing development teams in each borough will play preliminary games against each other. Before the end of the season, each borough’s first and second place winners will advance to the Inter-borough Playoffs. The championship games are tentatively scheduled to be held at Hammels Community Center in May.

The ages of all members will be determined as follows; 10 and under can not turn 11-years old between January 1 to April 30; 11 and under not turn 12-years old between January 1 to April 30;

13 and under can not turn 14-years old between January 1 to April 30;15 and under can not turn 16-years old between January 1 to April 30; 18 and under can not turn 19-years old between January 1 to April 30.

A team may apply for membership in the league by submitting a completed registration roster to his/her development’s Housing Manager for verification of public housing residency. The housing manager will verify that no more than 3 players in each team’s roster are non-housing Authority residents and signs the roster.

Each team will have twelve players, including no more than 3 nonpublic housing residents. Residents, community centers staff, and other qualified adults may serve as coaches.

Registration forms can be obtained at the Department of Administration- Citywide Programs-Community Operations on 90 Church Street, 5th Floor in Manhattan. Or contact the Education Through Sports Unit for more information at 212-306-3338.

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