Skills Basketball League Grades 3-6

Upward photo of basketball hoop with sun behind backboard

For those in grades 3-6, players will participate in two practices per week. This is a great program for those who are new to the sport or are looking to play in a less competitive environment. Players will participate in drills, games and scrimmages to improve their basketball skills and IQ. All practices and scrimmages are held at a gym in Northampton - this is not a travel league. This program is split into a boy's and a girl's division. Players are then placed on teams for the season and compete in scrimmages on Saturdays starting in January against other teams in their division. One weeknight practice will be held at an NPS Elementary School and Saturday sessions will be held at Smith Voke. Depending on registration numbers, coaches and gym availability, each division may be split further by grade.


Click here to view the program brochure.


Youth in Grades 3-6
Players are divided into teams based on division: Boys & Girls. Teams may be split further by grade.


December 2, 2023 - February 24, 2024. Each team will participate in one weeknight and one Saturday practice per week. The Saturday sessions will be scrimmages against other teams in each division starting in January.
Practices begin on 12/2, scrimmages begin on 1/6.
No program on 12/23, 12/30, 1/13, 2/17.


Saturday sessions will be one hour in length and will be held between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 
Weeknight practices will be between 1 - 1.5 hours in length and held at 5:30 or 7:00 PM.
Please note that final schedules are TBD based on number of teams, gym availability and additional factors. Parents will hear from their child’s coach by Wednesday, November 29, 2023.


Saturday sessions will be held at Smith Vocational High School Gym, 80 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Gym is located in Building B, across from the athletic field.
Weeknight practices will be held at one of the NPS Elementary Schools
Click here to view locations and details of these sites.


$80.00 residents / $90.00 non-residents
Financial assistance is available to residents who qualify. Contact the Parks & Rec Department for more information.


Click here to register online starting Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 AMRegistrations are also accepted in person and via mail. Registrations will not be accepted over the phone.
The Parks and Recreation Department is located on the JFK Middle School campus at 100A Bridge Road, Florence, MA 01062. Office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We have a locked drop box located outside our front door that registrations and payment can be placed in if after hours.


Our youth basketball programs are dependent on volunteer coaches! If you or someone you know is interested in coaching a team this season, please indicate so when registering your child or reach out to Brooke at