Parks & Rec to Host Youth “Hotshots” Basketball Contest, Feb. 1 at CMS

CMS basketballThe Department of Parks and Recreation announces a “Hot Shots” Basketball Competition on Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at the Central Middle School Gym.

The competition starts at 6:30 pm and will run until conclusion. This event is open to boys and girls aged 9-15 as of December 31, 2015. There are three age categories, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15, with separate divisions for boys and girls. The younger age categories will compete at the earlier times.

The “Hot Shot” Competition is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association. The winners in each category will advance to the State Meet in Old Saybrook on Saturday, April 2. “Hot Shots” is a basketball skills contest that required running, ball control, shooting ability and strategy. It is designed to promote enthusiasm, fun, physical fitness and sportsmanship. Each player will receive three (3) timed round of one (1) minute each to run and dribble to and shoot from “hot spots” marked in various locations on the gym floor. Points are awarded for shots made and also for attempting shots on all of the hot spots. More instructions will be given at the event.

Registration may be done online for Greenwich Residents only on our website, and select “Activity Registration”. Those registering online must provide proof of residency if not yet provided this year. Registration may also be done by mail to: Recreation Division, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, Ct. 06836-2540.

You may be also register in person at the Recreation Division Office Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.

Registration remains open until program is filled or until Tuesday, January 26. If openings exist after Tuesday, January 26, 2016, registration will be at the gym the evening of the event. The fee is $5.00 for registration before January 26 and $10.00 at the gym, if space is available.

Medals will be presented to the winners in the various divisions.

For more information please call the Recreation Office at 203-618-7649.

Remember, you can get information on this and all Recreation programs at


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