The new season is upon us! It’s the time of year to JUMP, BALL-OUT and register for the 2016-17 FORT GREENE BASKETBALL SEASON!
After our successful outdoor basketball campaigns in Back To Our Roots (1st Place-14U), IronMan (2nd place-12U) tournaments, we start to prepare for our IBL season on December 3rd!
That Saturday, we will have “Open Court Basketball Day”, where returning players, and newcomers are invited to the gym to meet and greet the Ft Greene Sports Basketball Staff, from 3:30m-7:30pm.
All prospective student-athletes MUST come with a parent to sign an insurance waiver- THIS IS MANDATORY!!
Again, a parent (not a relative unless that relative is an official, court-recognized custodian to the child) must attend our Q&A, which will include info about our program and the commitment we expect from each family to insure another successful basketball season.
You can find our application by clicking here- “JOIN NOW”. Each family can download and print this application, and bring it to “Open Court Day”.
Summer 2015 Black Men Who Care Tournament 10u Semi-Finalists Bed Stuy
Please take a look at the “Open Court Day” schedule, so you know what time your age group will be on the court.
10 AM: 12 and under
12 NOON: 10 and under
2 PM: 14 and under
Please invite your basketball-crazy classmates, friends, cousins and neighbors to show their stuff.
Following “Open Court Day”, we will instruct parents about tryouts. Those who earn a spot on our teams, will learn how to make payments for our upcoming season, which begins in December and runs through the end of our IBL season in April. We are in our 10th season as members of the Interparish Basketball Association.
Last season, led by Coach Chris Jefferson-, our 12U won the 2014-15 Championship at the famed St Thomas Aquinas Gym!
2009 12u IBL CHAMPIONS
Overall, we have won 8 League Championships!
2012 14u IBL CHAMPIONS
Our former players include former Kentucky star Dakari Johnson and current D-1 standout at Cal State Fullerton, Kyle Allman, Jr.
Many of our players have been, or are successful in D-2 and D-3 college programs, as well as local high schools- Banneker, Bedford Academy, Westinghouse and Bishop Loughlin.
We are the “jump” to basketball and personal achievement for youngsters ages 7-16, because we are the “Anchor of the Community”-
FORT GREENE SPORTS
This December marks a new era of basketball for Ft Greene Sports!
After a successful year without a practice or league gym facility, we welcome the new era, in a new full-sized gym!
Following “Open Court” and Registration Day, the coaches will be making phone calls to insure your child’s place in the coming 2016-17 season.
Or, you can register by clicking HERE!
This year’s program fee is $400. Contact us for a 10% discount if you pay in full
And start your $100 monthly payments (click) HERE, TOO!
Your child’s team schedule will be sent to those who have registered.
A NEW ERA! You don’t want to miss out!
Is your child a basketball fanatic? Is she dribbling in the house?
Does he shoot everything into the trash can?
Fort Greene Sports will host the 2016-17 Basketball Registration Day on Saturday, December 3rd.
Join us at P.S. 3 -The Bedford Village School- 50 JEFFERSON AVENUE
This “Open Gym” is for children, ages 9 to 15 years of age.
11 and under: Starts at 3:30 PM
13 and under: Starts at 4:30 PM
15 and under: Starts at 6 PM
Click HERE to register. You can pay us through Paypal here!
Come watch the boys entertain the St John’s University faithful at our 2nd Annual Scrimmage!
This year, we are a part of the nationally-televised BIG EAST HOME OPENER, against the Butler Bulldogs!
Tickets are $15 (plus $1 handling)
Celebrate the New Year! Bring your family!
Fort Greene Sports have teamed up with Modell’s Sporting Goods! Get up to 15% off, when you purchase new sports gear!
Gotta Go To MO’s will giveback 5% to our club! The coupon expires New Year’s Eve – 12/31.
That’s 6 weeks to shop!
The best part is you can download as many of these coupons and send them to friends and family members, as we begin the Holiday shopping season!
You can also get bonus Modell’s MVP points. Click here:
Team Week Coupon
Fort Greene Sports kicks off the 2014-15 basketball season with an exclusive NBA sponsored event!
NBA FIT will co-sponsor the Dribble, Dish and Swish Contest this December! Participation in the competition is free and open to all!
Kelly Peterson, of NBA Fit says that, “The one-day program provides boys and girls ages 7-12, the opportunity to showcase their dribbling, passing and shooting abilities. Boys and girls have the chance to compete and advance separately through three levels of competition, including All-Star Finals at NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City.”
In the upcoming weeks, look for the Dribble, Drive and Swish Contest posters at our local District 13 schools. Registration for the Dribble, Dish and Swish Contest will be available Saturdays , 11am, at the Brooklyn School for Career Development gym at 510 Clermont Avenue.
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We’ve been arguing about a lack of public access, not only at Bklyn Tech HS Field, but also in Ft Greene Park!
Where the Grass Is Definitely Not Greene
By Sarah Stodola
LARISSA DURBAK, a 30-year-old tutor and Web analyst who lives on one of Fort Greene’s distinctive brownstone-lined streets in Brooklyn, used to be a regular visitor at her neighborhood’s namesake park. But she got out of the habit about three years ago, she said, when local soccer players managed to erode all the grass on the park’s only level field.
“I can’t use that whole lower part of the park now because even if they’re not playing, if the wind picks up, the dust gets in your face,” Ms. Durbak said. “I used to sit on the fringes of it, but I’d feel dust in the back of my throat and be forced to move.”
Ms. Durbak is one of several residents who have complained to city officials about the state of the three-quarter-acre field, which is the only flat expanse in gently sloping Fort Greene Park and is in high demand for games or just lounging on a blanket. The parks department has reseeded the field several times, but last summer, agency officials decided that the efforts were useless.
Read about our permit fiasco against the school and its football coach, who still hasn’t apologized.
Soccer dad: Gridiron coach stole field
By Dana Rubinstein | The Brooklyn Paper
The city is investigating whether to discipline a high-school football coach who allegedly kicked two youth soccer teams off a city-owned field two weekends in a row.
The disputed turf, Charles B. Wang Field, is Brooklyn Technical High School’s state-of-the-art soccer and football field. It sits adjacent to PS 753, and has been used by local sports leagues for years without incident.
That changed on May 12, when Jim DeBenedetto, varsity football coach for Brooklyn Tech, allegedly told the two youth soccer coaches to vacate.
“He came out at about 9:15 am or so, and told me we would have to leave the field by 9:45,” said Bob Byer, who runs Fort Greene Sports. Byer, who was coaching a group of 6- and 7-year-olds in soccer, said he had a permit for the field.