About the League

The Safe Haven West Side Basketball League is gearing up for its 30th season and we hope you will join us!

In 1988, three Upper West Side public school parents conceived of and created the League in order to give neighborhood children a safe, supervised recreational activity during the winter months. From early December to late March, games and practices are scheduled on weekends in public school gyms located on the Upper West Side. A community-based family-oriented program, the League brings together players who attend public, private and parochial schools and, in every way, reflects the diversity of the West Side.

Boys and girls ages 8 to 18 who are students in elementary, middle or high school are welcome to participate in the boys or girls divisions.

The Champions Division, a Special Needs coed program, now in its 19th year, includes players ages five through young adults.

Whether your child is a budding athlete trying on a new sport or a seasoned player s/he will have a great time developing new skills, meeting new friends and getting court smart in a low-key recreational environment.

So… save the dates and join us! See you on the court!

For the 2017-2018 season, read the Registration Information, then register online or register by mail.

Home Court: When school is out we’re in–the gym, of course–with full-day basketball mini-camps during public school Presidents Week, Spring Break and summer vacation. And with the addition of Spring Saturdays, basketball never ends!

This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.