Pickup basketball games and shoot-arounds

Pickup basketball games happen every day at 14Y.

Swing by your East Village community center for a drop-in dribble-and-shoot or an impromptu game on our indoor court!

***Please note: our air conditioning system is being replaced. Basketball gameplay continues as usual. Please see the schedule below for further details, and note that these details are subject to change.*** 



Member Basketball

Basketball gameplay uses the full court for organized and supervised gameplay exclusive to 14Y members ages 18 and older.

Rules for member pickup games: 

  • Made basket = 2 points
  • Made basket from beyond the 3-point line = 3 points
  • First game: The first team to 21 points  wins
  • All other games: First team to  20 points wins

Half-Court Shoot-Arounds

Members are welcome to participate in half-court shoot-around in pairs. When you enter the court, you will be given a ball and assigned a hoop.

Open Gym

Open Gym is for all 14Y members! Basketball gameplay is limited to only half-court. As long as members adhere to gym guidelines, they can use the other half of the court for all recreational activities! Children 12 and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Family Play

We now have half-court open gym time reserved just for families! Children and their caregivers are welcome to play sports like soccer or basketball, play a game of catch or tag, or just run around and have fun. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.

Zog Sports Basketball at the 14Y

Play basketball with the Zog Sports League at the 14Y! Members can sign up individually or pay a team fee for teams of up to ten people. Gameplay is intermediate. Players must be age 21 or over to play. The fees cover team jerseys and referees. Visit the Zog Sports website for pricing and registration.

Gameplay rules:

  • 5-on-5 full-court basketball (no gender rules)
  • Two 20-minute halves per game (no overtime during the regular season)
  • 6 regular season games plus one week for playoffs
  • Utilize modified college rules

Gymnasium Guidelines

  • Food is not permitted in the gymnasium
  • Scuff-resistant athletic shoes are required at all times, no street shoes
  • 14Y Members and guests must wear gym proper attire, please change clothes in the locker room
  • Children ages 12 and younger must be directly supervised by an adult
  • Drinks must be kept in a plastic container or bottle, no glass please
  • Please use trash receptacles and recycling bins
  • Training sessions of any type may be conducted by 14Y Staff trainers only
  • Profanity or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated
  • Please do not leave your belongings unattended, 14Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items