James Catania dribbles the ball up the court during the Jim Kordziel Greater Adirondack Basketball Play Day last year.
Youth in grades 3-6 will have the chance to take to the court starting this Saturday with the beginning of another Essex County Youth Bureau basketball season.
The ECYB includes coed basketball teams in grades 3-4 and grades 5-6 playing games over the next six weeks, including the annual Jim Kordziel Memorial Youth Tournament at Lake Placid High School, set for Saturday, Jan. 25.
Youth Commissions involved in the 2014 ECYB basketball season include Crown Point, Elizabethtown and Lewis, Keene, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, Westport and Willsboro.
Most games start at 9 a.m. for grades 3-4 teams, with 5-6 games beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The schedule of play is as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 11 - Keene at Westport; Willsboro at Schroon Lake; Saranac Lake at Lake Placid
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Willsboro at Lake Placid; Saranac Lake at Keene; Westport at Schroon Lake; Crown Point at Elizabethtown
Saturday, Jan. 25 - Jim Kordziel Memorial Tournament, Lake Placid H.S., all day
Saturday, Feb. 1 - Lake Placid at Keene; Westport at Willsboro; Schroon Lake at Crown Point; Elizabethtown at Saranac Lake
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Schroon Lake at Keene; Saranac Lake at Westport; Willsboro at Elizabethtown
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Crown Point at Saranac Lake; Elizabethtown at Schroon Lake; Westport at Lake Placid; Keene at Willsboro
For more information on the ECYB basketball season and how to get involved, contact your local youth commission.