Welcome to Westside Basketball League
K-2 Community registration deadline Wednesday, November 4th
Third/Fourth and Fifth/Sixth Community and Competitive registration deadline Sunday, November 15th
The Westside Basketball League is excited to announce we will be able to host basketball games this season. In years past, we utilized four school facilities for practices and games. We have a wonderful relationship with the schools but due to COVID-19 the school facilities are unavailable for use at this time. The Westside Basketball League has secured two alternative facilities for our games this season. We would like to extend our gratitude to Hazel & J.W. Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park and Kelsie Elaine Moore Recreation Center. The league will be required to enter into agreements with these facilities which includes a rental fee for usage. This is an expense we typically do not incur. We will not be able to provide practice times for teams this season. As long as health department regulations permit, we will be able to provide games for pre-K through sixth grade if there is enough interest. This year we are planning to offer both the community (pre-k —6th grade) and competitive division. The competitive league will include our 3/4 and 5/6 grade divisions. We will not be able to offer a middle school division this year.
As mentioned game locations will change but still be in Monongalia County. We will be altering the game schedule to maximize the time available at the new facilities and no practice times will be available.
The league will follow COVID precautions including temperature checks and requiring masks for spectators and workers.
Registration can be completed by sending the completed form and fee to the address listed on the registration form or by attending one of the two in-person registration days. Specific details for in-person registration can be found on the WBL Sign Up Flyer 2020-2021.
We plan to start games in November 2020 for K-2. Third/Fourth and Fifth/Sixth Community and Competitive games should start in December 2020.
Video Worth Watching and Sharing
We suggest all parents and spectators watch this video three times. The first time concentrate on the message to parents. The second time concentrate on the message about coaches. Lastly concentrate on the message about basketball officials.
Frank Martin discusses the sad reality of parents attempting to coach their kids from the stands. Read more in the story linked below.
Posted by The State Newspaper on Saturday, March 17, 2018