The Boys' JV Basketball team is designed to train and prepare players for the varsity level. This program emphasizes skill building coupled with learning the strategy of the game. We are recognized for our defensive talent, especially a high pressure full-court press that frustrates many teams we play. All boys interested in the basketball program at Derryfield participate in preseason practice sessions that focus on fitness and coaching instruction; these sessions also help coaches select varsity qualified players. Although players are placed on the JV squad, some may also earn playing time on the varsity team during the season. Since 2005, the team has experienced winning seasons, and was champion of the 2008 Pittsfield Police tournament, an end-of-season contest exclusively for junior varsity teams.