Balling on Upper West Side

The courts are below the West Side Highway on 71st and Riverside Park.

Go to 72nd and walk west to Riverside Park.    Go down the stairs.  30 meters to the left you'll see the basketball courts.


We'll be trying for 4 on 4 on a few courts.  Should be a fun time!  Beer and Wine after the game!





Rules of Game:

  1. 1.  We play 3 on 3 or 4 on 4.
  2. 2.  We make sure everyone plays and all teams are even.
  3. When picking next game you must pick people in group and not outside people.
  4. Call your own fouls.  There is no such thing as "And/1" (what are you 12?)
  5. All lines are out of bound.
  6. Reset of play is at the 3-point line. Air-balls, blocks and steals can be taken "back up" as a shot.   Rim, backboard is a reset of play.
  7. Be passionate but remember we are not getting paid for this so treat everyone with warmth and respect.
  8. All major disputes are by a single 3-point shot.
  9. Talk with your fellow group member on and off the court.  They are cool people.
  10. We play till 11 straight. 10 x point wins.

What should I bring if I want to play?

Basketball - Optional


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  • Michael T.

    When's the next meet up for this week??

    April 15, 2013

  • Antonio E.

    FYI I'll be wearing black and most likely at the farthest court.

    April 14, 2013

  • Larry

    Can't make it.

    April 13, 2013

  • Larry

    Can't make it.

    April 13, 2013

  • roberto

    regarding rule # 3 - these are public courts. there is nothing stopping people outside of the group from calling "next" no? not that i care, i don't mind playing with whoever is there.
    i'm not sure if i can make it to this one, but i'm definitely looking forward to attending an upcoming game :)

    April 7, 2013

    • Antonio E.

      I've been running this for a while. Public courts mean little to me. They wanna join, it's to the digression of teams. They call "next" my answer... "so".

      April 9, 2013

  • Adam

    "and 1" makes you 12 years old? hilarious.

    April 8, 2013

  • Larry

    Trying a group today. If things aren't what i hope I'll definitely give this group a shot. Might do it any way

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello!! I was looking forward to balling on Saturday morning and now, will it be every Sunday? Thank you!

    April 5, 2013

    • Antonio E.

      I will move it back to Sunday but I am trying to put some time between cold weather and 55+ degree. So you'll get your Saturdays. I am glad your still in the States :)

      April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahaha, great! Thank you. Yes I'll be here at least one year and a half more! I can't go tomorrow, next time!

      April 6, 2013

  • Ross D.

    Let's get the weekdays going by end of April, eh?

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Katja

    I am away this weekend, but am ready to play the upcoming weeks and weekends lol

    April 4, 2013

    • Antonio E.

      awww. I hope you can come out! Let's enjoy spring outside.

      April 4, 2013

    • Katja

      Lol, I am just away for THIS weekend. Will definitely come out and enjoy the spring outside with you guys.

      April 4, 2013

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