Preschool Basketball

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For those ages 4-6 years old (as of 12/31/2023), this is a parent-child program for our littlest members of the community. Registration includes one parent/guardian and one child. This program is designed to aid parents who want to help their child develop basic basketball skills, such as shooting, dribbling and agility, that are needed to participate in organized basketball. Participants will learn basketball skills, socialize with their peers and develop their motor and listening skills, all while building their confidence. The program runs for 6 one-hour sessions on Saturdays.


Click here to view the program brochure.


Youth ages 4-6 years old (as of 12/31/23)
Players will be split into teams based on registrations. 


Saturdays, January 6 - February 10, 2024
Makeups will be held on 2/24 & 3/5 if needed.


Sessions will be one hour in length and will be held on Saturday mornings.
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, January 3, 2024.


Smith Vocational High School Gym, 80 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Gym is located in Building B, across from the athletic field.


$50.00 residents / $60.00 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 AM. Registrations 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 Preschool Basketball Programs is dependent on volunteer coaches! Though this is a parent-child program, we are asking for a few parents to lead each session as a coach. 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 Heidi at