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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 Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

  • All programs at the Youth Center and schools are cancelled today.
  • We are currently accepting applications for summer volunteer work and summer employment. Click to download applications here.
  • Youth Basketball is underway! Schedules for each league are below.
  •  The Ray Voelker Over 30 Basketball Program  has the following upcoming skip dates for holidays and/or school functions:  Wed., Mar., 22; Sun., Apr. 9; Sun., May 28; Mon., May 29.
  • The Spring-Summer 2023 brochure is now available for download by clicking here and will be mailed to Cheshire residents in mid-March. Residents may begin registering for camps, recreation programs and therapeutic programs on Wednesday, March 1; non-residents may begin registering for those programs on Friday, March 10. Registration for pool programs begins March 20 for residents and March 27 for non-residents.
  • 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.
Program Safety:


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