About Newton Girls Basketball Association NGBA
Dear Parents and Players,
Newton Girls Basketball Association (NGBA) was started in 1988 by a group of dedicated parents interested in introducing the world’s most exciting game to girls in the City of Newton. Since then, our program has continued to grow in terms of both quality and participants. Today, we have hundreds of girls and dozens of volunteers involved in the league. We would like to have a lot more.
NGBA has a well-defined mission that varies from other sports programs with which you might be familiar. We are a recreational basketball league. Our primary emphasis is on having fun and teaching the girls basketball skills. We emphasize good sportsmanship, and have a strict rule that requires each girl to play approximately one-half of each game. Teams are formed to allow girls, when possible, to play with their friends and schoolmates. NGBA also enables players to meet other girls from around the city of Newton.
Our program is open to girls in Grades 2 through high school. New players are welcome at all age levels. Except for Grade 2 and the high school program, all teams practice one night per week and have a game on Saturday. For Grade 2, there are combined trainings and games on Saturday mornings. Because of the high school player’s busy schedules, they do not practice. The NGBA season typically runs from the week after Thanksgiving through mid-March. Games are played at Day, Bigelow and Oak Hill Middle Schools. Practices for Grades 3-8 are at these middle schools as well as selected elementary schools.
Parental involvement in NGBA is critical to our success. Parents can help by volunteering to coach, assistant coach, referee, or be a member of our Board. No basketball experience is required. If you choose to just be a spectator, we look forward to your support of our program and its philosophy.
The NGBA website provides complete information about the league and our programs, allows you to register on-line, and provides links to reach Board members by e-mail. Of particular interest to parents and coaches will be some of the web links to other sports and coaching related sites.
Thanks for your interest in NGBA, and we look forward to a wonderful season!