Please be advised that our schedule & structure of team play will be temporarily altered due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Safe Haven will be following any & all local mandates and normal recreational play will resume as soon as safety allows.

The health screening form is to be completed every week and shown at the door before each session.

Can I still register after the deadline?

Registration is open while there is space available. Check our registration information for status of each division.

Are there discounts for siblings?

Sibling discounts are offered in our Home Court Holiday and summer programs only.

What do I need to qualify for full scholarship?

Full scholarships are available to players who attend elementary and middle public schools and all Special Needs participants. Before registering, parents submit a request explaining the need for a full scholarship. If approved, a discount code will be sent and online registration can proceed. Mail-in registration is available as well. Partial scholarship (reduced fee) does not require a letter of explanation.

Can players be placed with their friends?

First and foremost we aim to create balanced teams of players with a range of skills and levels of experience. Secondary goals include creating a community in which participants make new friends while focusing on the game of basketball. Requests may be considered but will not necessarily be honored.

My child is very experienced: Can s/he play up?

The decision to move a player to another level of play is made by the professional instructors, along with the Division Manager and parents, once the season starts.

What if there is an age/grade discrepancy—where should my child be placed?

We want every player to have a positive experience in the league. Feel free to express your thoughts about your child’s placement. We’re listening!

What if we have to miss some games?

Although games starting January TK are scheduled each weekend without a break through March TK; we recognize that families may have plans for long weekends and school holidays. However, if schedule conflicts will cause frequent absences, please skip this season.

Is the league coed?

We find that children have a more positive experience when they play in single-gender divisions. For the last two seasons, 8 year-old boys and girls have played on teams together; it is our intention to re-instate separate divisions for the youngest children, but doing so depends on adequate registration. Please note: all Special Needs groups are coed.

My child will turn 8 in 2020. Can we register for the program?

Children turning 8 in the first quarter of 2020 are welcome to register if space permits. Registration priority will be given to those born in TK.

Can both parents get all notifications and schedules?

Once the season starts, make sure the Division Manager has all contact info. Notices sent league-wide may go to the primary parent on the account.

Can my school (club or organization) enter a team in the league?

No. Players are welcome to register individually, but they would not be kept together on a single team.

Registration Options

Mail & Drop off

Mail or drop off hard copy forms:
Safe Haven West Side Basketball League
c/o Copy Experts
Box 257, 2424 Broadway, New York, NY 10024. (Between 89th and 90st St.)