78 Youth Sports offers opportunities for co-ed players at all skill levels and ages 5-17 to play basketball!  It’s fast-paced and tons of fun!

Our Basketball Program is divided into two parts:

Through research and our own experience, we know that developing young players before they play in a league helps breed success now and later.  This is why we offer fundamental training for our youngest players!

  • Basketball Fundamentals (ages 5 – 8). Learning the game.
  • ‘Rec’ Basketball (ages 7 – 17).  Playing games.

BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS (co-ed, ages 5 – 14).  Sign-up, learn and have fun!

Young players learn:

  • Game basics (how to play the game).
  • Skills (dribbling, defense, passing, shooting).
  • Mental strategies (values needed to play as a team).
  • Modified, age-appropriate game play.

We offer lots of opportunities:

  • Three sessions: Sept – Nov, Dec – Feb, Mar – May.
  • Programs on weekends.
  • Age-appropriate length, 50-80 minutes long. 
  • Lots of options!  Choose what works for you when you register.

Our RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL program (ages 7 – 17) is wildly popular and fun for our players!

December – March

Key Dates:

  • Registration (August – October)
  • Mandatory player evaluation (October)
  • Player Draft / Team Assignments, Schedule Posting (November)
  • Games 1x per Weekend (December – March, 1 hour game, 15-30 minute pre-game warm up)
  • Optional Practices Set By Coaches
  • Playoffs (March)
  • Championship Games (March)

Get On A Team. Sign-up, show your stuff and get drafted!

  • Players are grouped into age divisions:
  • Co-ed Division: Pony (7-8); Freshman (9-10); Sophomores (11-12); Juniors (13-14); Seniors (15-17)
  • Girls-Only Divisions: Girls JV (9-11) | Girls Varsity (12-14)
  • All players must go through mandatory evaluations
    • Height & weight measurements.
    • Scrimmage game.
  • These assessments help us create teams that are balanced so our games are fun for all!

Brooklyn Courts:

  • All games are played in local public school gyms on wooden courts.  Locations with addresses and maps are listed here
  • Sneakers are required.
  • Basketball sneakers are recommended.
  • Shorts without pockets are recommended.

78 Youth Sports Basketball Rec Past Champions

Want More Training or Playing?

78 Brooklyn Youth Sports Basketball Academy Clinics (week long summer ‘camps’/school break clinics)