Kids Playing Basketball


Basketball is one of the demanding sports when it comes to cardiovascular conditioning, and it’s an entertaining form of exercise for many children.

Participating in youth basketball is a fun way to build friendships, learn teamwork and leadership skills and much more. Basketball improves agility, strategy, social skills, balance and hand-eye coordination, can be easily played all year round  and helps build your endurance.

Here is a list of some of the best places around NYC, for your kids to start playing basketball.


  • Basketball City New York

Ages 7 to 17.

Youth develepment League sessions & Summer camps

address : Hunter College, 68th St and Lexington Ave (212-233-5050)

  • Children’s Aid Society

Ages 5 to 18.

After-school & Summer hoops programs at Community centers and schools

address : Various locations

  • Crossover Sports Academy

Ages 7 to 18.

Basketball classes and private lessons.

address : 304 W 117th St, Suite 5D (212-864-0586)

  • Dribbl

Ages 3 to 14.

address : Various locations

  • Fast Break Kids

Ages 5 and up.

One-on-one training and intra-league meets.

address : 1629 1St Ave between 84th and 85th Sts (212-7224-3278)

  • Sokol

Ages 6 to 17.

Noncompetitive games and instruction.

address : 420 E, 71 St between York and First Aves (212-861-8206)

  • YMCA

All ages.

address : Various locations

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