The WYB objective is to help children learn the game of basketball, practice their skills, and have fun with their friends in a semi-competitive environment. The players are taught teamwork and the fundamentals of basketball. We encourage parents and parent coaches to learn what fundamental skills their sons and daughters should focus upon to play basketball competitively in the future.
This program will emphasize the instruction of fundamentals and competition through games.
Games will be played on Sundays beginning February 14, 2021 through March 21, 2021.
Games will be played at Thomas Worthington High School.
All players will be assigned to a team regardless of skill level and contacted by the coach before the start of the season.
There will be no evaluations. Teams will be developed based on elementary school, neighborhood, and/or future middle school.
One practice will be held during the week at a Worthington elementary school between the hours of 5:30-8:00 pm lasting for one hour depending on gym availability.
Should a shortage of gym availability become an issue, practices may need to be scheduled every other week.
Due to a shorter than normal season, there will not be a league tournament at the end of the season.
Games are officiated by licensed adult basketball officials.
If any session is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason, there will not be additional weeks added after the final session.
Online registration will begin on December 24 and end on January 17.
A maximum capacity will be set for registration to fit into the available gym space.
A late fee will be charged for registrations after January 17 provided the league is not at capacity.
Payment is due at the time of registration in order for your child to be placed on a team.
Per WYB policy, all recreation teams must be made up of residents of the Worthington Local School District or by someone who attends schools within the Worthington School District. Exceptions can be considered if space in the program is open.
Each player, coach, and spectator must conduct daily symptom assessments and verify they are symptom-free for at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Players and coaches will be required to wear a mask when entering the facility.
Players will have masks on at all times other than when they are actively playing basketball.
Coaches will have masks on at all times.
Social distancing of players and coaches will occur as much as possible.
Each facility has an adjusted capacity for spectators that cannot be exceeded. Two spectators per player will be permitted to games in facilities that have the capacity. No spectators will be permitted when sessions are held in facilities that do not have the capacity, but one person per team will be allowed to video the session and either live stream the event or record it and post online later.
Every effort will be made when scheduling to make sure teams play in a facility where spectators can attend every other week.
No spectators will be permitted at practices.
With Covid, everything is subject to change.
A reversible shirt/jersey will be provided to each player and required to be worn at all practices and games.
Tennis shoes, socks, and gym shorts are the responsibility of the player.
Players should wear different shoes into the facility than they plan to wear when playing.
Each player needs to bring an intermediate (28.5") sized basketball to all sessions. An option to purchase a basketball at an additional cost will be part of the registration.
The 2020-21 cost per player is $75 which includes a reversible shirt/jersey. A basketball may be purchased for an additional $10.
Please contact program director Bruce Gerber at with questions.