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WTBL Scholarship Application

The first scholarship opportunity is the Weirton Termites Basketball League Scholarship. The applicant of this scholarship must have been active in the Weirton Termites Basketball League for 3 years as a player, referee, or coach. Students that apply for this scholarship are high school seniors who will be entering college.

Jennifer Ciotti Memorial Scholarship

The second scholarship is the Jennifer Ciotti Memorial Scholarship. Jennifer Ciotti was a former WTBL player who went on to play on the Weir High School Varsity Basketball team. When she was in high school she became a WTBL referee. Jen was not only a referee but a dedicated volunteer. She often took extra time to teach the termite players in her games proper basketball techniques and sportsmanship. All applicants of this scholarship must have been active in the Weirton Termites Basketball League for 3 years as a player, referee or coach. Students who apply for this scholarship must be already enrolled in college as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or a Senior.

To download an application for this scholarship click on the link above or download it from the Handouts section of this website.

All applications for both scholarships must be completed by June 30, 2015. The applications should be sent to




Things for coaches, parents and spectators


Things for coaches, parents and spectators


to keep in mind while children are playing


sports on our courts, and fields…


 This is a GAME being played by CHILDREN.

 If they win or lose every game of the season, it will not impact what college they


attend or their future income potential.


 Of the hundreds of thousands of children who have ever played youth sports


in Weirton, very few have gone on to play professionally. It is highly unlikely that


any college recruiters or professional scouts are watching these games; so, let's


keep it all about having fun and being pressure-free.


“Referees umpires and officials are human and make mistakes, just like players,


coaches and you. No one shouts at you in front of other people when you make a


mistake, so please don’t yell at them. We do not have video replay; so, we will go with


their calls.”



John Retton Foundation

Has made a donation of 9 basketballs to our Weirton Termites Basketball League.

John has been a coach in the league. He has had both children and grandchildren that have played in are league, he currently has a grandchildren playing in are organization

Mr Retton has supported our league, and many youth and High School sports throughout the Valley.

We are very greatful for this contribution.


The league has 3 objectives:

1.    Provide an opportunity for any area youth to learn the basic fundamentals of the game of basketball in an environment where sportsmanship, teammwork and friendship are the primary goals of all the players, coaches, parents, and other interested individuals involved.

2.    Create and maintain an organization whose primary interest is for the children participating

3.    Offer equal opportunity to any young man or woman to participate without regard to physical size, skill or ability.

The league is divided into three divisions based on player's grade assignments. The divisions are

Bantam Division - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Junior Varsity Division (JV) - 3rd and 4th Grades
Varsity Division - 5th and 6th Grades




Roberta DeFrancis

Jill Amaismeier

Ryan Jeter


The Weirton Termite Basketball League has been in existence for over 50 years. In the last several years we have introduced our own web page. In order for us to make this more beneficial and efficient to our league and Termite family members, we are asking you to register your e-mail address. This will help us in expediting information on announcements, cancellations, scheduling, scholarships , sign-ups and many more programs that we can offer. We are urging all parents, grandparents, guardians, family members and friends to go in and register on this web site. To do so, go to Scroll down on the left hand side until you reach the command
"Join our E-Mail List", and click there and follow the steps.