SBC Sports Fitness and Recreation

Sports, Fitness & Recreation                             
Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

We offer a comprehensive schedule of programming to help our members experience diverse and exciting opportunities at the Club that meet their varied interests and needs
Basketball - Pee Wee League                                                                                                                             
Boys & Girls Grades 3-5

Clinics take place Saturday mornings beginning October 28th from 10:00-11:00am. Children learn the fundamentals of the games while participating in a fun fast paced environment. Coaches teach ball handling, rebounding, defense, layups, shooting, passing, out of bounds plays and much more. If you are looking for your child to get a leg up on the competition, this is the clinic for them!
Basketball - Junior League                                                                                                                             
Boys & Girls Grades 6-8

Jr League basketball is held each spring. Players are evaluated and divided into teams based on skill levels to ensure competitive balance. Teams practice one night a week and play games on Wednesday evenings. The season lasts 8 weeks.  Registration begins March 15th.
Basketball - Senior League                                                                                                                             
Boys & Girls Grades 9-12

Open to Grades 9-12 members will attend an evaluation and then be drafted by the coaches. Once teams are established teams and coaches may coordinate practice times. Games will be held Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, followed by a 4 team playoff to determine a champion.  Registration begins December 15th.
Basketball - Travel Program                                                                                                                            
Boys Grades 7-8

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse has a combined 7th & 8th grade travel basketball team. The team plays games in the Fairfield County Basketball League as well as non-conference games. Players must be residents of Bridgeport or attend a Bridgeport public school to be eligible. Tryouts are held in October with games played several times a week starting in December. Players will also practice up to two times a week based on game schedule. We recognize this is a high level of commitment and expect our players to play exclusively on this team during the season. For information please contact Ruben Goodwin at  

2017 Travel Team Roster
Boys & Girls Ages 13-19

One Friday night a month is designated by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as #weownfridays. Teens are welcome to participate in team building events, team challenges, sport events, tournaments and dances. Stop by the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse to see what is happening this month! Activities are free or minimal cost.  Email
Boys & Girls Grades 3-8

Wakeman has decided to bring in one of Connecticut’s premier youth Karate organizations to teach a class for our members. This fun and exciting class will be held on Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm beginning October 4th (the class will be ongoing throughout the year). The program is designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of Karate as well as provide continuing development for advanced students. USA Seishin Association of Kyokushin Karate classes are designed to teach children discipline, respect, self-control, focus, etiquette, self-defense and what to do in case of emergencies. 

The class is for members in 3rd-8th grade. All participants should wear comfortable clothing, socks and sneakers to class. 

To register please email me Ruben Goodwin at or call the Club at 203-908-3378. If you want your child to actualize the inner strength they possess, this is the class for them!

In order to participate your child has to be a current 2017-2018 member of Wakeman.


Girls Grades 5-8

LiveGirl brings together middle school girls (grades 6-8) from across Fairfield County for a variety of leadership experiences. We offer year-round programming that fosters deep connections, including weekly mentoring groups, a leadership series, and a summer camp. 

We employ a variety of leadership activities, athletics, and performing arts to facilitate bonding in a diverse, team-based environment. 

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse is a partner in this effort and members from the Club can participate in this program.  Contact Melissa Moy for more information.
Girl Scouts                                                                                                                                                             
Girls Grades 3-8

The Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Sharing traditions with millions of Girl Scouts—and the huge network of Girl Scout alumnae who came before them—helps remind girls they belong to a big, powerful sisterhood. A cornerstone of Girl Scouting, the seven legacy badges build on over 100 years of Girl Scout history. Each of these badges (Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Girl Scout Way, and Naturalist) is available at five levels of Girl Scouting, from Brownie to Ambassador. Wakeman Boys & Girls Club has their very own troop.  

Coming Soon! Contact Melissa Moy for more information.
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