Pickup basketball games and shoot-arounds

Pickup basketball games happen every day at
the 14th Street Y.

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

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

Fall Member basketball times are:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sundays | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Starting Friday, November 4, teen basketball times are changing:

  • Fridays | 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Rules for member pickup games: 

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


Zog Sports Basketball at the 14Y

Fall season: August 31 – October 31, 2022

Play basketball with the Zog Sports League at the 14Y this summer! Members can sign up individually or pay a team fee for teams of up to ten people. Game play 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.

Game play 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

Open Gym

Open Gym is for all 14Y members! Basketball gameplay is limited to only half court. Members, as long as they adhere to gym guidelines, can use the other half of the court for all recreational activities! Children 13 and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays | 6:30 – 9:00 AM
  • Thursdays | 6:30 – 7:50 AM, 12:20 – 3:15 PM
  • Fridays | 6:30 – 9:00 AM, 8:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sundays | 8:00 – 9:00 AM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

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 locker room
  • Children ages 13 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 for discarding refuse
  • 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, the 14Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items

Health and Safety Updates

Masks are strongly recommended, but no longer required in all common areas of the 14Y as well as in the fitness center, basketball gymnasium, fitness studio, locker rooms, or on the pool deck.

Members who are not feeling well should help keep our community healthy and stay home.

While we are encouraged by the rapid decline of COVID-19 cases in New York City, we must continue to take common sense precautions that keep everyone at the 14Y safe without disrupting your membership experience.

For the most up to date health and safety information, including masking recommendations and vaccine requirements, please visit our Health and Safety page.