Recreation

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Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center

  • 559 South Main Street
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Telephone: 203 272-2743
  • Fax: 203 272-5858

Recreation Announcements

Updated Friday, December 2

  • Youth Basketball begins on Saturday, December 3! Registration  is now closed and no on site registration will be permitted on Saturday, December 3 at any gym or at the office. Those who are still interested are encouraged to register for the waitlist and if space allows, players will be added in the order they appear on the waitlist beginning on Monday, December 5. There is no fee to be added to the waitlist, but payment in full will be due at the time a player is moved from the waitlist to the program. 
  • Our Annual Tree Lighting will be held on Sunday, December 4 at Bartlem Park! The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. and the tree will be lit at approximately 5:30 p.m. Come join the fun during this free event!
  • The Pickleball Courts at Cheshire Park are open with lights available for evening play!  
  • The Ray Voelker Over 30 Basketball Program  has the following upcoming skip dates for holidays and/or school functions: Sun., Dec. 4; Mon., Dec. 5; Wed., Dec. 7; Sun., Dec. 25; Mon., Dec. 26; Sun., Jan. 1; Wed., Feb. 8; Sun., Feb 12; Wed., Mar., 22; Sun., Apr. 9; Sun., May 28; Mon., May 29.
  • The Winter 2023 brochure is now available for download by clicking here and is at the printer to be mailed to all Cheshire residents at the beginning of December. Registration for Cheshire residents is now underway and nonresidents registration will begin on December 10.
  •  Weather related cancellations will be posted as the need arises. We also post cancellations on our social media pages. If Cheshire Public Schools are operating on a delayed opening or are closed for the weather, then our programs beginning before 10:00 a.m. are automatically cancelled. 

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2022-2023 Basketball
League Information

At a glance:

  • Download flyer here or register online here.
  • Youth Basketball begins on Saturday, December 3! Schedules and other information were emailed to all registered players and the same information is also available in the tabs below.
  • The registration deadline was November 15 to be included on a team, but limited spaces remain in some leagues. Register NOW because registration will close on Friday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m. and no on site registration will be permitted on Saturday, December 3 at any gym or at the office. 
  • Those who miss the firm 3:30 p.m. deadline on Friday December 2, but are still interested are encouraged to register online for the waitlist. If space allows players will be added in the order they appear on the waitlist beginning on Monday, December 5. Players on the waitlist cannot attend the first day/evaluation day on December 3 and will only join beginning December 10 if space allows. There is no fee to be added to the waitlist,  but payment in full will be due at the time a player is moved from the waitlist to the program.
  • Coaches still needed for Boys Grades 3-4 and Girls Grades 5-6.  See specific coaching procedure and requirements below and contact Sarah Straker if you have questions. 

General Program Rules:

  • No food or drink is allowed in the gym.
  • Players are encouraged to bring labeled water bottles for water breaks, but they will be required to leave their drinks in the hallway in a designated location.
  • No street shoes are allowed on the gym floors. Players should bring a clean pair of sneakers to change into before entering the gym.
  • Basketball participants and guests are only allowed access to the gym and should not be in any other areas of the schools.
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