Youth Sports

2019 Pre Season Girls Basketball Clinics

September 18, 25 and October 2
@ Dupont Middle School (enter gym in back of school)
Grades 4-6 6:00-7:30 PM, Grades 7-8 7:30-9:00 PM. 

Open for girls entering grades 4-8 who either attend school in Chicopee or live in Chicopee.  This program is for all skills and abilities looking to to work with various coaches prior to the season beginning.  Waivers must be signed by a parent/guardian on site before participants take part.  Requirements are to wear gym shorts/sweats, sneakers, and to bring a water bottle.  

2019-2020 Suburban Basketball

Tryouts for the premier traveling league are listed below.  Children must either live or go to school in Chicopee to attend.  All skills and abilities are asked to tryout.  Parent/guardian must come to informational table at least 20 minutes early to fill out necessary paperwork.

For boys and girls entering grades 5-8 in the Fall of 2019.  4th graders can also tryout.

Boys Tryouts:

Colts side:  Bellamy Middle School (new)- October 8, 9, 10 
                   5th/6th Grade    6:00-7:30 PM
                   7th/8th Grade    7:45-9:15 PM

Pacers side:  Chicopee High- October 7, 8, 9
                   5th/6th Grade    6:00-7:30 PM
                   7th/8th Grade    7:45-9:15 PM

Boys teams are aligned demographically (address) by both high schools.  Call 594-3481 if there are any questions on where to tryout.  There will be "A" teams in each group, as well as a 7th/8th "B" team.

Girls Tryouts:

Dupont Middle School-  October 9, 10, 11
                    5th/6th Grade    6:00-7:30 PM
                    7th/8th Grade    7:45-9:15 PM

Girls teams will be aligned by 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade "A" teams.  "B" teams for each group if possible.  There will be no Colt or Pacer teams, just Chicopee.

1.  Players are strongly encouraged to attend ALL tryout dates in order for coaches to get a fair evaluation.

2.  Again, please arrive at least 20 minutes early (with parent/guardian) to fill out necessary paperwork. 

3.  The Suburban basketball league is the most competitive Youth Basketball program around Western Massachusetts.  Each team gets  2 practices a week and participates in a 16 game schedule. 

4.  Once teams are selected, there is a participation fee to cover jersey/shorts rental, gym, custodial rentals, and referee and scorekeeper fees. 

Contact the Chicopee Parks at 594-3481 with any questions. 

2019-2020 Chicopee Parks Recreational Basketball

This recreational league is for boys and girls in Grade 1 (must be 6) through Grade 8.  Participants must either live in or go to school in Chicopee.  

Grades 1-2, Girls grade 3-4, and Boys grades 3-8 play all of their games in Chicopee.  The Girls grades 5-8 have home games in Chicopee and participate in the Quabbin Valley Basketball League with other towns such as Belchertown, South Hadley, Palmer, Wilbraham and more.  

Practices start in November and games are played December-February, with some leagues having playoffs into March. 

Signups are at the following Chicopee organizations that sponsor teams:

AJAC-  Signups are now online at:

For more information contact Paul at:

K of C-  sign up dates are September 18, 25.  October 2, 19, 16, 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Castle of Knights Youth Room on 1599 Memorial Drive.  Cost to participate is $40.  For more information contact Russ Bennett via email at

Tigers AC-  Call the Tigers phone number at 594-2873 and leave a message.  Or email Rich at  Sign up dates:  Wednesdays, September 11 and 18 at 7:30 PM.  Location:  Tigers AC, 14 Montgomery St.  Cost to participate is $30.