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Junior Basketball Registration

Manhattan: Junior Knicks (Girls)

Please apply below if you're interested in the girls' Junior Liberty Basketball League in Manhattan. If there is space, we will contact you with more information. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

Age divisions:

8-11, 12-14 and 15-17

Manhattan sites:

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue

Al Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street

Dates: from 12/04/2017 until 04/07/2018


Instructional Series

Monday, December 4, 2017 – Friday, January 12, 2018

Catered for boys and girls ages 5-17, our Instructional Series is a 6-week tutorial designed to teach sports to individual athletes or small groups. Trained Staff Members (“Coaches”) will implement and administrate suitable basketball training programs.For beginners, Coaches will explain the rules and regulations of basketball to participants (“students”) and assist them in developing the skills necessary to play the sport effectively. For the more advanced student, our Coaches will also work closely with the experienced student to help sharpen and improve their existing skills.

Intramural League

Monday, January 15, 2018 – Friday, April 6, 2018

Upon completion of the 6-week Instructional Series, Students will then graduate into Intramural League play. The 7-week League will not only help sharpen and improve the skills learned during the Instructional Series but more importantly help build the confidence of the student athlete during competition.

Travel Team (Citywide League)

Monday, January 15, 2018 – Friday, April 6, 2018

For the student that is ready to specialize in basketball, the NYC Parks Jr Knicks and Jr Liberty Basketball Leagues takes place citywide.

Citywide Championship Series

Saturday, April 7, 2017

The Citywide Championship Festival will conclude the 2018 Jr Knicks and Jr Liberty seasons. NYC Parks Borough Champions and Runner-Up teams will participate in playoff style games on the road to claim the Citywide Championship.
Please note that the dates and times shown below are for Instructional Series play only.

Al Smith Recreation Center: Wednesday (ages 12-17) | 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Coach: Manny Accimeus

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center: Saturday (ages 8-14) | 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. | Coach: Charles Jones

Gertrude Recreation Center: Saturday (ages 8-11) | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. | Coach: Daniel Colonna

Chelsea Recreation Center: Saturday (ages 12-17) | 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Coach: Christopher Epps

For more information regarding sports programs specifically in Manhattan, please contact Sandy Requeno by phone at 212.408.0243 or by email at


Day of week Start time End time
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Ages: 8-17

Skill Level: intermediate

Intensity: low

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