Downtown Basketball League

Since 1998, Manhattan Youth's Downtown Basketball League has been helping kids learn the game of basketball, but more importantly, the principals of teamwork, personal responsibility and sportsmanship right here in Lower Manhattan.

Athletic Director Lamont Williams and Manhattan Youth's talented Basketball Staff offer high-level instruction which focuses on cultivating both individual and team-based advanced basketball skills, great times and lots of fun!

Our Downtown Basketball League offers programs for boys in 2nd-7th grade and girls in 2nd-7th grade. The Downtown Basketball League is run in two phases: Pre-season and Regular Season.

During pre-season, youth are evaluated based on their skill set and participate in many scrimmages to help enhance their abilities on the court. In January, our regular season begins. Each participant will be placed on a team which will play against other teams once a week on their team league night. Shirts are distributed in January with team assignments. League Games run from January through March on weeknights beginning at either 6:15pm or 7:40pm based on age group. 2nd / 3rd grade girls will only meet at 6:15. All youth receive trophies for their participation. We use PS 89, PS 234 , PS 397 and PS 276 gyms for practice and games.

In addition to our league play, we also offer clinics, which help develop a players basketball skills. Clinics are offered for boys in 1st-5th grade and girls in 1st-5th grade. Clinics take place on the weekend.  The registration fee is $460 for League or Clinic and $800 if you sign up for both.  


Registration for the 2018-19 season is now closed

Basketball Divisions


2nd/3rd Grade Girls
4th/5th Grade Girls
6th/7th Grade Girls
2nd/3rd Grade Boys
4th/5th Grade Boys
6th/7th Grade Boys


1st Grade Boys
2nd/3rd Grade Boys
4th/5th Grade Boys
1st-3rd Grade Girls
4th/5th Grade Girls