Our Basketball Programs

Wilson Youth Basketball offers winter season programs for area youth basketball players, depending on their grade level and affinity for the game. For the 2019-20 season, our offerings have been changed. Please read carefully the list below to identify the appropriate program options for your player. Click the links to automatically scroll down for those specific details.

 

BOYS

Boys Middle School Program - Grades 6-8

Boys Competitive Program - Grades 4-5

Boys Recreational Program - Grade 3

 

GIRLS

Girls Middle School Program - Grades 6-8

Girls Competitive Program - Grades 4-5

Girls Recreational Program - Grade 3

 

COED

Wilson Future - Grades 1-2

 

REC TEAMS GRADES 4-8 

No Longer Offered

 

Boys Middle School Program

These teams consist of boys players in 6th through 8th grade

  • Teams are formed based upon evaluation tryouts held prior to the season at Wilson High School on Sunday November 3, 2019 (See schedule Here.The high school coaching staff conducts the evaluation sessions and provides consultation to our coaches on individual player evaluations. Final team selections are determined in partnership by these coaches and with input from independent evaluators and member(s) of the Board, as appropriate. All middle school boys players who wish to be placed on a team must attend the evaluation sessions, be pre-registered on Portland Public Schools' FamilyID platform as shared by the PIL Middle School Youth Sports Office, and have all necessary documentation completed and uploaded to FamilyID. Registration fees are not due at the time of registration on FamilyID; however, once players are selected for PIL MS teams, they will be directed to pay the registration fees on our website.
  1. PIL Physical Form
  2. PIL Emergency Contact Form
  3. WYB Medical Release Form
  4. WYB Code of Conduct Form
  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade players not selected for a PIL Middle School team may independently form Goldenball recreational team(s) through Portland Parks & Recreation. See guidance at Top in Rec Teams Grades 4-8.
  • These teams play 24-30 games per season, including two regular tournaments, 14 regular season games, and one post-season league tournament. Individual teams may decide to play in additional weekend tournaments during the year at an additional cost. The number of games actually played by each team is a decision made by the coaches after consulting with the parents and players. The season typically runs through mid-March.
  • Beginning in mid-November, these teams typically practice 2 times per week for 90 minutes.
  • All middle school boys players understand that playing on a Wilson team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and the Wilson team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All boys players on middle school teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Because of limitations on gym space, there will be a maximum of two teams at each grade level.
  • Middle school teams generally consist of 8-10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Boys Development Program 

NEW: Wilson Youth Basketball (WYB) is excited to announce it will offer a new competitive Player Development Program for select 4th and 5th grade Boys players. Here are the details: 

  • The Development Program is designed for players who seriously enjoy playing basketball and want the opportunity to develop their skills through more competitive coaching and game experiences. 
  • The Development Program teams will play in local tournaments six weekends between January 4, 2020 and March 1, 2020. (Teams will not play during the two holiday weekends – Jan 18-20 and Feb 15-17 - during this period.)
  • Tournament format will largely involve two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday, resulting in approximately 20-25 games for the season. 
  • Interested players who have pre-registered and paid online will attend evaluation tryouts on Sunday November 3, 2019 for a panel of coaches and WYB Board evaluators to assess player skills and abilities. (See schedule Here). Players will be invited to play on a Development Program team based on the evaluation tryouts.
  • Registration fees must be paid during the online registration process. A completed Medical Release form and Code of Conduct form must be turned in at check-in for the evaluations before a player may participate in evaluations.
  • Development Program teams will practice 2 times per week for 90 minutes in one of the WYB’s SW Portland area gyms.
  • This new Development Program replaces our format from years past when these select teams participated in the Three Rivers Youth Basketball League.  
  • Those not invited to play on a Development Program team will be automatically refunded in full and re-directed to Portland Parks & Recreation’s Goldenball program, where teams can be formed independently. WYB no longer offers recreational team organization for 4th and 5th grades. See guidance at Top in Rec Teams Grades 4-8.
  • Invitations to join a Development Program team will be emailed to players and parents soon after the evaluation practices. Players have 24 hours to accept the invitation. Please understand that accepting an invitation to play on a Development Program team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and that the Wilson youth team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All players on competitive teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Because of limitations on gym space and the competitive aspect of this new program, there will be one team per grade level. Exceptions require Board approval. These teams generally consist of 9 players, but may carry as few as 8 players or as many as 10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each team.
  • Because roster spots on these teams are limited, players are required to play at their grade level and are not permitted to play up.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Boys Recreational Program

NEW: The boys recreational program is only for 3rd grade players. 

  • Teams typically hold 1-2 practices per week beginning in mid-November.
  • Teams play in the Jitters Jamboree during a mid-December weekend.
  • Teams will be formed at a coaches’ meeting held in early November. Players may request to be placed on teams with friends. Every effort will be made to keep returning teams together.
  • Registration fees, Medical Release form, and Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player can be placed on a team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

NEW: WYB no longer offers recreational team organization for 4th-8th grades. Portland Parks & Recreation’s Goldenball program, where teams can be formed independently. See guidance at Top in Rec Teams Grades 4-8.

 

Girls Middle School Program

These teams consist of girls players in 6th through 8th grade

  • Teams are formed based upon evaluation tryouts held prior to the season at Wilson High School on Sunday November 3, 2019 (See schedule Here). Final team selections are determined in partnership by these coaches and with input from independent evaluators and member(s) of the Board, as appropriate. All middle school girls players who wish to be placed on a team must attend the evaluation sessions, be pre-registered on Portland Public Schools' FamilyID platform as shared by the PIL Middle School Youth Sports Office, and have all necessary documentation completed and uploaded to FamilyID. Registration fees are not due at the time of registration on FamilyID; however, once players are selected for PIL MS teams, they will be directed to pay the registration fees on our website.
  1. PIL Physical Form
  2. PIL Emergency Contact Form
  3. WYB Medical Release Form
  4. WYB Code of Conduct Form
  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade players not selected for a PIL Middle School team may independently form Goldenball recreational team(s) through Portland Parks & Recreation. See guidance at Top in Rec Teams Grades 4-8.
  • These teams play 24-30 games per season, including two regular tournaments, 14 regular season games, and one post-season league tournament. Individual teams may decide to play in additional weekend tournaments during the year. The number of games actually played by each team is a decision made by the coaches after consulting with the parents and players. The season typically runs through mid-March.
  • Beginning in mid-November, these teams typically practice 2 times per week for 90 minutes.
  • All middle school girls players understand that playing on a Wilson team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and the Wilson team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All girls players on middle school teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Because of limitations on gym space, there will be a maximum of two teams at each grade level.
  • Middle school teams generally consist of 8-10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Girls Competitive Program - Elementary School

NEW: Wilson Youth Basketball (WYB) is excited to announce it will offer a new competitive Player Development Program for select 4th and 5th grade Girls players. Here are the details: 

  • The Development Program is designed for players who seriously enjoy playing basketball and want the opportunity to develop their skills through more competitive coaching and game experiences. 
  • The Development Program teams will play in local tournaments six weekends between January 4, 2020 and March 1, 2020. (Teams will not play during the two holiday weekends – Jan 18-20 and Feb 15-17 - during this period.)
  • Tournament format will largely involve two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday, resulting in approximately 20-25 games for the season. 
  • Interested players who have pre-registered and paid online will attend evaluation tryouts on Sunday November 3, 2019 for a panel of coaches and WYB Board evaluators to assess player skills and abilities. (See schedule Here). Players will be invited to play on a Development Program team based on the evaluation tryouts.
  • Registration fees must be paid during the online registration process. A completed Medical Release form and Code of Conduct form must be turned in at check-in for the evaluations before a player may participate in evaluations.
  • Development Program teams will practice 2 times per week for 90 minutes in one of the WYB’s SW Portland area gyms.
  • This new Development Program replaces our format from years past when these select teams participated in the Three Rivers Youth Basketball League.  
  • Those not invited to play on a Development Program team will be automatically refunded in full and re-directed to Portland Parks & Recreation’s Goldenball program, where teams can be formed independently. WYB no longer offers recreational team organization for 4th and 5th grades.  See guidance at Top in Rec Teams Grades 4-8.
  • Invitations to join a Development Program team will be emailed to players and parents soon after the evaluation practices. Players have 24 hours to accept the invitation. Please understand that accepting an invitation to play on a Development Program team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and that the Wilson youth team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All players on competitive teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Because of limitations on gym space and the competitive aspect of this new program, there will be one team per grade level. Exceptions require Board approval. These teams generally consist of 9 players, but may carry as few as 8 players or as many as 10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each team.
  • Because roster spots on these teams are limited, players are required to play at their grade level and are not permitted to play up.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Girls Recreational Program - Elementary School

NEW: The girls recreational program is only for 3rd grade players. 

  • Teams typically hold 1-2 practices per week beginning in mid-November.
  • Teams play in the Jitters Jamboree during a mid-December weekend.
  • Teams will be formed at a coaches’ meeting held in early November. Players may request to be placed on teams with friends. Every effort will be made to keep returning teams together.
  • Registration fees, Medical Release form, and Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player can be placed on a team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

NEW: WYB no longer offers recreational team organization for 4th-8th grades. Portland Parks & Recreation’s Goldenball program, where teams can be formed independently. See guidance at Top in Rec Teams Grades 4-8.

 

Wilson Future

This coed after-school program is for boys and girls in grades 1-2. 

  • This program will be offered on Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm at Jackson Middle School. It will consist of skill-based basketball drills for the kids conducted by a professional basketball trainer, then games coached by parents. Parent presence required on first night then encouraged after that (for game portion).

  • Runs for 9 weeks from January 7th through March 4th, 2019.
  • Registration fees also includes a program T-Shirt and an age-appropriate basketball.
  • Registration will open online on November 1, 2019.

 

Page last updated September 27, 2019