It's Been Busiest Winter Ever at WNSL
The winter chill might be settling in over Nashville, but West Nashville Sports leagues is in the middle of its hottest winter season ever.
Basketball is WNSL’s largest sport. In its 22nd season, we have reached over 270 boys and girls teams that hit the hardwoods in over 20 gyms in the West Nashville area.
“Growth of WNSL Basketball shows that kids and parents enjoy playing in a low-pressure, recreational environment,” says Scott Tygard, WNSL President.
WNSL’s goal is to for each team to have fun, competitive games at all levels of competition.
“Of the different things that WNSL does well, I think that waiting to schedule the second-half [of a league schedule] until midway through the season is one of the best”, said Roger Maness of the WNSL Staff. “It gives us a chance to evaluate teams and then to group teams together for more-even match-ups for the last half-of the season”, said Maness.
WNSL utilizes this technique in all sports and it is very popular with coaches and parents.
WNSL is also lucky to partner with local Universities to give some of our teams the opportunity to play during halftime of a Men’s or Women’s game. Recently, two of our girls teams took the floor at Lipscomb University and put on a great show for the ticket holders.
“It is always a great thrill to see the young athletes enjoy getting to play on a college floor”, said Roger Maness, who sometimes doubles from his WNSL responsibilities to referee these half-time mini-games. “When they can score a few buckets and feel the crowd getting behind them, they really get into the game”.
WNSL does Family Nights at Belmont, Lipscomb, and Vanderbilt. The universities offer discount tickets for WNSL families to attend and WNSL sometimes gets to have teams play while the college teams are off-the-floor at halftime.
In addition to basketball, players are also taking part in our largest Winter Soccer league ever. Over 300 soccer players take to the fields in the indoor soccer complex at Boost Fit Club each Saturday in January and February.
“It’s very exciting to have such great league growth this season. We have almost 50 teams this year, which is more than we’ve ever had before,” said Soccer League Director Carly Hill. “We are lucky to be able to play in such a great facility as Boost Fit Club.”
West Nashville Sports League is Nashville’s largest youth sports league. The offer leagues for children ages 4-15 in Baseball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Golf and Cheerleading. To learn more about West Nashville Sports Leagues, you can visit them online atwww.wnsl.org