Sports Leagues & Teams

In addition to the daily access to sports activities in the gym, on our playground and sports fields, and in the pool, we also offer several options for youth to participate in a more structured season-long sports league. There is an additional fee for participation on our Swim Team as well as in our Basketball and Baseball leagues.  Please also note that participation in any of our sports leagues requires an active membership at our Club which is current through the duration of the program.

Please read the Athletic Parent Expectations before attending your child’s games.

Aquatics

The Club’s four-lane swimming pool is equipped with a salt water chlorine system and bleacher seating for families to attend swim lessons and swim meets.

Summer Swim Team Private Practice

$40 Registration Fee for the Summer Season
Swim Team fee includes: practice and coaching.
*Please note: This program is only for current swim team members
Summer Swim Team will concentrate on improving form, staying in shape, improving stroke development, and stamina.

All swimmers will continue to learn the four strokes, techniques, stamina, and work toward improving their times.

Must have a current membership at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket for the duration of the swim team session(s) registered for.

Dates:

Session 1: July 11 – July 21
Session 2: July 25 – Aug 4
Session 3: Aug 8 – Aug 18

Practice Schedule:
Monday – Thursday
10:30 – 11:30 am
Max per session: 20 swimmers

*If you have any questions, please reach out to our Sports, Fitness & Recreation Coordinator Brian Silva at: bsilva@bgcpawt.org

Swim Lessons

Level Descriptions:

Pre-School Level 1: (Ages 3 – 5 only & must be potty-trained)

Swimmers will learn to become comfortable in the water, learning how to enter and exit the water safely, blowing bubbles, floating, and understanding the concepts of how to use their arms correctly on both their front and backs. Even if swimmers feel comfortable in the water, Pre-School Level 1 is a great class to learn the basics to help advance themselves in the upcoming levels.

Pre-School Level 2: (Ages 3 – 5 only & must be potty-trained)

Swimmers will work on the skills learned in the Pre-School Level 1 course, along with learning to become independent in their swimming. They will build on their confidence by putting their heads in the water, and swimming on their own with or without assistance from noodles and buoys.

Level 1:

Swimmers will learn to be more comfortable in the water, learning how to enter and exit the water safely, blowing bubbles and bobbing, floating, gliding on their front and back for short distances, and understanding the concepts of how to use their arms correctly on both their front and back. Even if swimmers feel comfortable in the water, Level 1 is a great class to learn the basics to help advance themselves in the upcoming levels.

Level 2:

Swimmers will build upon the same skill set they learn in the Level 1 class, along with new skills such as treading water. This class is designed for swimmers to become more independent in the water and have less assistance.

Level 3:

Swimmers will focus on stroke development, working towards having a strong front crawl, back crawl, and learn how to swim with a dolphin kick, elementary backstroke, and the basics of diving. Swimmers in this class will be fully independent.

Levels 4-6:

Swimmers will work upon building more endurance and better techniques in freestyle and backstroke swimming, along with learning the basics of breaststroke and butterfly.

Sharks Swim Team

For youth who are looking to take their skills in the water to the next level, our swim team welcomes swimmers ages 6 to 18. Our team competes in the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Aquatic (RIMA) League which holds meets between November and March each year. Members of our swim team practice in the evenings and compete in RIMA League meets a few times a month. They also participate in the RIMA championships at the end of the season. Those new to competitive swimming are welcome.

Spring season runs April 23rd through May 30th.

$90 Registration Fee

Practices:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

1st Practice (for swim team beginners & intermediates): 5:00 – 6:00 pm

2nd Practice (for swim team intermediates & advanced swimmers): 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Private Swim Lessons

Registration fee of $100
Swim lessons will run every Friday from July 16 – August 13, 2021 

Our Learn to Swim program introduces youth ages 3 and up with the skills needed to be safe in the water. We teach beginners fundamental skills and stroke development. If you are unsure of your child’s swim level, please use the Swim Lesson Levels Form available here. Our lessons teach beginners fundamental skills and stroke development. Advanced level swimmers move on to stroke improvement, stroke refinement, and fitness swimming.

If you would like to register one additional sibling, please email Lauren Lastrina at: llastrina@bgcpawt.org

Swim Team Private Practice

Registration fee of $75
Swim practices will run weekly from July 12 – August 19, 2021

For youth who are looking to take their skills in the water to the next level, our Sharks swim team welcomes swimmers ages 6 to 18. Members of our swim team will concentrate on improving form and staying in shape. All swimmers will learn the four strokes, techniques, stamina, and work toward improving their times. Those new to competitive swimming are welcome.

Please note: This program is only for current swim team members.

Baseball

The Club has a long history of running baseball leagues for the youth in our community. Dating back to the 1940s, youth have been learning the skills to play “America’s Pastime”. With leagues now available for boys and girls ages 4-18, we offer the opportunity for all youth to participate in our summer baseball programs.

The league runs June – August.

T-Ball

Designed to teach young children, ages 4-5, the basics of baseball, our T-Ball program welcomes interested kids to have fun on the field this summer. Supervised by Boys & Girls Club staff, games are held once a week for seven weeks. Players learn the skills including how to swing a bat and run the bases, as well as respect and how to be a good team player!

Nike Jr. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)

Nike Jr. RBI, takes the rudimentary skills learned in T-Ball and builds on them each year as players advance toward our RBI league. Nike Jr. RBI offers youth ages 6-12, the chance to learn skills as they move from hitting off a pitching machine (which always throws strikes) to playing with live pitchers. The primary goals of our Nike Jr. RBI program are to teach baseball skills and rules, encourage sportsmanship, and provide a fun environment for beginner players.

Season Starts: July 1, 2024

Jr. RBI Divisons:
4-5 – Instructional T-Ball
6-7 – Machine Pitching
8-9 – Machine Pitching
10-12 – Machine Pitching
10-12 – Live Pitching

Try-Outs: June 15, 2024

*All try-outs will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Alfred Elson, Jr. Clubhouse
*Tryouts are only required for new players, or any player changing divisions

Registration Fee: $55.00*
*Must be a current member of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket throughout the entire duration of the program.

Membership fee – Residents: $50.00; Non-Residents: $70.00 yearly. All fees are non-refundable.

*Must read and agree to terms in the Major League Baseball Participant Release and Waiver, located on our website.

Coaches needed! If interested, please email Matt Bergeron at mbergeron@bgcpawt.org.

Nike RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)

The Nike RBI Program offers youth ages 13-18 the opportunity to participate in a competitive league while still placing the emphasis on teamwork and skill building. Participants in this program have the opportunity to try out each year for the Club’s All-Star team which competes in the Nike RBI Northeast Regional Tournament (and in the past has advanced to the Nike RBI World Series).

League Play Begins:
Week of July 1, 2024

Divisions:
Age 13-15
Age 16-18

Try-outs: TBD

*Tryouts are only required for new players, or any player changing divisions

Registration Fee: $75.00*
*Must be a current member of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket throughout the entire duration of the program.

Membership fee – Residents: $50.00; Non-Residents: $70.00 yearly. All fees are non-refundable.

*Must read and agree to terms in the Major League Baseball Participant Release and Waiver, located on our website.

Basketball

Basketball leagues at the Club keep boys and girls ages 6-18 active during the winter while providing them with the opportunity to work on skill development and teamwork. As with all our sports leagues, the emphasis in basketball is on building skills in a competitive but friendly environment. For all of our players, we emphasize good sportsmanship and teamwork.  With caring volunteer coaches serving as positive adult role models for our participants, our players learn much more than just ball handling skills!

Are you interested in being a volunteer coach? Please email Harris Nachbar at hnachbar@bcgpawt.org

Teen Basketball

With a 13-15* division and a 16-18* division, most of the players in this league have already learned the basic skills and are ready to challenge their peers in games running throughout the season.  These exciting games showcase not only individual skills, but also teamwork as players bond with their peers.

Pre-Teen Basketball

Our Pre-Teen Basketball League is open to ages 6-12. We offer an instructional division for ages 6 & 7. Participants in this division are introduced to basic skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, as well as introduced to game play. In our 8-12 year old divisions, players utilize previously learned skills and incorporate them into full court games.

Pre-Teen and Instructional League Basketball Registration Opens Fall 2024

Registration Fee: $55

*ALL participants must have a Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket membership for the duration of the program: $50.00 Pawtucket & Central Falls Residents/$70.00 Non-residents

Games Begin Fall 2024

Most games will be played on Fridays & Saturdays (Schedule may vary)

Admission to games is $3.00 at the door – children 12 and under are free

Uniforms are provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket

Instructional Basketball League (Ages 6-7)

Season starts Fall 2024
Meets every Monday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm for eight weeks.
(The Instructional League may also be held on Tuesdays based on registration numbers.)