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Wellesley Youth Basketball Program Overview


The Wellesley Department of Health has notified us that all Metrowest basketball games, 4th-9th grade Town Hoops games and Wellesley High School Rec League games are "close contact" activities for purposes of Covid-19 contact tracing. However, the Department of Health does not believe that typical Metrowest or Hoops practices are "close contact" activities. Should your child have an in-game exposure to Covid, please find all necessary information at the link below and contact the Health Department with any questions. 


The Wellesley Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) offers basketball programs for all levels of skill.   


For more details on the 2021-22 season please select Program tabs above


To register for any winter programs click on the register online tab on the left hand side of the home page.

Grade 2 Mini Raiders Program (Separate Sessions for Girls and Boys) -

Overseen by Professional Coaches!

  • WHEN: 8 Saturdays Starting December 4th ---> February 12th, 2022

    • No Sessions on 12/25, 1/1/2022, 1/15/2022

  • Registration will open in Oct

  • More Info


Grade 3 Hoops (Separate Teams for Girls and Boys)

Get involved - Overseen by parent coaches

  • WHEN: 10 Saturdays Starting 11/20/21 → 2/12/2022

    • Girls - Mornings at Fiske Elem. School

    • Boys - Afternoons at Fiske Elem. School

    • No Sessions on 12/25, 1/1/22

  • Parents interested in coaching should register online using the Wellesley Hoops ADULT Coach Registration form.

  • Registrations for players and coaches will open in October

  • More Info


Grades 4-9 Wellesley Hoops League (Separate Teams for Girls and Boys)

Recommended League for a competitive and fun basketball experience

WHEN: Starting 11/16/21 → 2/12/22 (Playoffs can run from 2/28/22 - 3/13/22)

  • 1 week night practice (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evenings. Practice schedule set after teams are made)  -

  • 1 Saturday game each week (no games 12/25, 1/1/, 2/19, 2/26 - playoffs start 2/28)

  • ALL TEAMS make the playoffs


  • Registration for players and coaches will open after Labor Day

  • More Info


Grades 5-8 Metrowest (MW) (Separate Teams for Girls and Boys)

Highly competitive travel league, Players tryout for a limited number of spots.

  • WHEN:Starting 11/1 → 2/27/22

    • Tryouts held on on various evenings from September 20th to October 1st. A detailed tryout schedule will be posted as soon as it's available.

    • Playoffs begin week of 3/1 and can run through March 13th, depending on how far you go

    • Practice Monday and Wednesday evenings; 8th grade practices Saturday evening

    • Games on Sundays - (including BOTH Sundays of February vacation, MLK Weekend and January 2nd)

    • League is for dedicated players who are committed to playing games over February break, MLK weekend and many teams also play in Thanksgiving tournaments.  

  • The schedule is designed such that players can play in both Wellesley Hoops and Metrowest, and most Metrowest players do that.

  • Cost:

    • Tryout fee: $25 - Registration for tryouts opens on 9/3/2021

    • Program costs TBD - approx $570

    • Only be billed for the program fee if your child makes a team.

  • More Info


Grades 10-12 (boys and girls): ----- > Wellesley Hoops High School Rec League

  • WHEN: Sunday Games Starting 12/12/21 → 3/13/22

    • No games over Feb break.

    • No practices.

  • FOCUS:Recreational league for any Wellesley resident or student at Wellesley High School who is not participating in a high school basketball program (JV or Varsity level)

    • Refereed by certified refs but team selection and coordination is student-run

  • More Info

  • Registration opens in November

 Please don't hesitate to contact us confidentially about financial aid.

If you'd like more information or have questions about what league is best for your child please email Nancy Williamson at  WellesleyBasketball@gmail.com