“…we’re NOT going to let the darkness overwhelm us.” 

The documentary “Newtown”-trailer here 


How can you help?

  • Assist Basics with travel expenses.
  • Help with t-shirts
  • DONATE directly to the NYA–they need our help.
  • Come with us!

Thank you for considering a donation to the NYA – Newtown Youth Academy. Directly below are our most pressing needs as we move into our next decade of operation and serving the

  • HVAC Repairs = $30,000
    Turf Repair = $3,000
    24 New Spin Bikes = $25,000
    10 New Treadmills = $28,500
    4 New Ellipticals = $10,800
    2 New Recumbent Bikes = $3,000
    2 New Upright Bikes = $3,000
    Strength/Functional Training Equipment = $15,000


Our Connection

Basics Sports was blessed with the opportunity to run basketball training in Newtown, CT beginning in 2013.  Coach McGannon grew up in nearby Norwalk, CT, attended high school at Fairfield Prep and played many times in Newtown and Sandy Hook as a youth.  Since the tragic events of 2012, we have participated over the Christmas Break by running skills training, giving back whatever it is we can in support of that community.  Many thanks go out to the Newtown Youth Academy‘s directors who spearheaded and approved Basics participation.  We are going again this December!!

Importance of Community Outreach

We believe our participation in Newtown is a strong example for your kids about community service and giving of yourself to those in need.  This year, we would LOVE to have your family attend with us!

We need donated shirts if anyone would like to participate.  100 shirts X $5:  $500, which will be paid directly to the shirt manufacturer.

Newtown Shirt

Thanks Yale Bulldogs for showing up and doing the right thing.


Newtown Youth Academy Training, IN CT

Dec. 27 and 28, 2019

Fri Dec. 27, 2019

  • Noon-100 PM   Ball Handling
  • 100-200 PM      Shooting

Fri Dec. 28, 2019

  • 1200-100 PM   Shooting
  • 100-200 PM    Ball Handling