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About Metrowest Basketball

What is Metrowest Travel Basketball?  MetroWest (MW) is a program designed for those boys and girls in grades 4-8 who live in Wellesley (or are METCO students) and meet the age/grade requirements (see eligibility tab).  MW players are serious about playing competitive travel basketball and tryout out for stratified teams.  4th graders will play on balanced teams and must also play Wellesley Hoops.

Commitment: Practices begin in late October.  5th – 7th grade MW players will have 2 mandatory practices a week on Mondays & Wednesdays;  8th grade players practice once per week on Saturday evenings and 4th grade practices once per week on Mondays or Wednesdays.   4th graders are also required to play Wellesley Hoops to for additional instruction and practice.  All teams play games on Sundays beginning in early December, including mandatory games over February vacation, followed by playoffs in early March.  Some coaches may opt to have their teams participate in pre-season tournaments, typically held over Thanksgiving weekend.   Games are played all over eastern Mass with some as close as Needham or Natick but others as far as Winchester or Attleboro.

For additional information about the MW league, refer to the MetroWest website at

League Goals:

The goals of the MetroWest Basketball League are to:

  • Create an environment in which children and adults have fun with basketball
  • Teach basketball skills, rules and strategy to our players 
  • Model and teach competitiveness with an emphasis on good sportsmanship 
  • Promote increased self-esteem among our children and adults
  • With safety being of utmost concern to MetroWest, coordinators, coaches and referees should strive to avoid injury whenever possible.

Approx. 2023-2024 Metrowest Program Fees (only billed if player makes a team):

  •  5th-7th grades: $570
  • 8th grade: $515
  • 4th grade: $375

WYBA is a non-profit organization, and all of our programs are priced to break even.  As you can imagine, the costs to run the MetroWest program have increased over the past two years--including gym space, professional coaching, and league fees. WYBA does not want cost to be a barrier to anyone participating in this program, and has a scholarship fund that many families have taken advantage of in past years.  

Please be aware that financial assistance may be available - to learn more and/or apply, contact  Nancy Williamson at  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.