Tynan Youth League In Playoff Mode

Summer is fast approaching and the youngsters will be out of school and ready to have fun. For those who love playing summer basketball, it also means participating in the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL) which begins in early July.

Mayor Martin Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) have announced that registration is open for the 47th annual BNBL season which begins on Tuesday, July 5. The BNBL is the oldest municipal basketball league in the country and is open to both girls and boys. This league features a Pee Wee instructional league, ages 6 through 11, a 13 and under, a 15 and under, and an 18 and under league. Games are played at BCYF community centers and selected city parks throughout the city. The BNBL predicts that over 1,800 players on 174 teams will participate in this league at their 23 sites. The league provides a safe and happy outlet for youngsters during the summer to engage in positive physical activity.

In South Boston, the BNBL sites are the Tynan, Condon, and the Walsh Community Center gyms. For more information, contact staff at these local gyms or email Mike Mitchell at mike.mitchell@boston.gov or call 617-961-3083. To register online for the BNBL go to http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/bprd.

Playoffs in the Tynan Community Center gym under 11 co-ed league which is sponsored by the South Boston Community Development Foundation, begins this Friday, June 10. In the semi-finals, the Tynan Magic will play against the Tynan Thunder while the Tynan Bulls will play the Tynan Warriors. The winners will play in the championship tilt on Friday, June 17, at 4 p.m.