The Darien YMCA House Hoops program is the largest and most prominent program that the Darien YMCA offers. The fun filled program is offered for players who are in grades 3rd through 8th. After an exciting regular season of House Hoops, each player will participate in the town wide double elimination playoff tournament which is attended by thousands of spectators. This program meets 2 times a week. One weekday practice and one weekend game.
Selection process: A draft will be held where all participants will be selected for a team. It is requested that all participants attend the draft during their allotted time slot.
Practices:Practice days and times for 3rd-8th grade house basketball are chosen by the volunteer coaches. You won't know that info until after evaluations when teams are made. With over 1200 kids playing winter basketball we can't take requests for practices. It would be impossible to accommodate everyone. Thank you for understanding.
Grades 3rd - 8th Boys & Girls
Members - $350
Non-Members - $450
Following the November draft, each coach will contact the members of his/her team. Teams will be posted online as well.
House Hoops team practice begins the week of November 28.
Each House player will receive a team t-shirt at the first game.
Games are played 5-on-5. 4-on-4 is allowed without forfeiting.
Game times will vary from week to week.
The season ends with a double elimination tournament for Grades 4 through 8 finishing March 12th.
2022-2023 House Basketball Evaluations
The purpose of our House basketball evaluations are to ensure that all the teams in the league are created as balanced as possible. The House basketball evaluations will be held in November at Middlesex Middle School. The evaluation schedule is below. Please go to the session identified by the first letter of your last name. Each session is one hour. Individual skills will be tested briefly followed by modified scrimmages. You must be registered for House basketball in order to participate in evaluations.