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The Board:

President – Christy DeSisto

Vice President – Chris Rochon

Treasurer – Dave Karpinsky

Secretary – Colleen Barisano

Boys Team Rep – David Sullivan

Girls Team Rep – Marci Barnes

Travel Coordinator Boys – Mark Russo

Travel Coordinator Girls – Julie Pepin

Mission Statement

 

The Friends of WA Basketball is a charitable, non-profit organization whose purpose it
is to encourage enthusiastic support and interest in Westford Academy basketball – its
teams and programs; to award scholarships which contribute to the post-secondary
education of graduating seniors; to contribute to the advancement and needs of the
basketball program; to lend support to the coaches of the varsity teams.

Register for the 29th Annual 

4 on 4 Summer Basketball League

Westford’s 4-on-4 Summer League was founded in 1993 by legendary Westford Academy Boys Varsity Coach Ed Scollan to help foster and develop individual skills. Currently, this program is run by Westford Varsity Boys’ Head Coach Christopher Bramanti with the help of local high school students.

The premise of the league is that with only four players on the court at a time, each player will be more involved and active in the game. Each player will learn more individual basketball moves, will learn to move without the ball, cut, set screens, shoot, rebound, and play individual and team defense – all without having to worry about following additional instructions from a coach. Games are refereed by local high school students, which allows these local youths in the area to give back to the community.

No parents, adults, or older siblings are allowed to coach or sit/stand by the team bench. The players coach themselves. Through this, they learn to truly be a part of a team, make basketball decisions as a group, take responsibility for their play and their teammates’ play, and learn how to make mistakes and recover from them as individuals and as a team.

The 29th Annual 4-on-4 Summer League

  • Boys and Girls teams

  • 9 or 10 players per team, depending on sign-ups.

  • Teams balanced based on grade level and ability

  • Players must CURRENTLY be in grades 1-8.

  • Divisions for current: 7th/8th Graders (NBA/WNBA); 5th/6th Graders (G-League); and 3rd/4th Graders (NCAA).

  • Grades 1 and 2 will have a 20 minute skill session, followed by a 40 minute game. This will be monitored a bit more closely by our staff.

  • Two games per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), with games times starting either at 5, 6, 7, or 8 pm.

  • Season runs from Tuesday, June 15th to Thursday, July 22nd

  • The season concludes with the 4v4 Madness tournament on July 22nd.

  • All games will have a referee to keep everything organized and to help substitutions.

  • Teams will be organized to create parity and adjusted based on ability level. 

  • Games are two 24 minute halves with automatic subs every 4 minutes.  Everyone plays an equal amount.

  • All players receive a 4 on 4 shirt

  • Cost: $125.00