Clock Rules For Basketball
Recreation Basketball Grades 1-8
We offer a Recreation Basketball Program for Long Hill children in grades 1-8.
These programs run on Saturdays in the public schools—Millington School and Central
Middle School. Everyone who registers will play—there are no try-outs for the Recreation
Basketball Program like there is with our Travel Basketball Program. (Travel Basketball
Players are also encouraged to participate in our recreation Basketball Program.)
Our Recreation Basketball Program is designed to help our kids develop their
basketball skills and an understanding of the sport through participation in age-appropriate
drills along with modified scrimmages (which increase as they get older). In addition,
there is a coincidental but definite social aspect to the programs as the kids like to see
their classmates on the weekends, and parents like to congregate on the bleachers and watch
Our programs are run by adults experienced with the program, and we employ high
school and college student helpers.
In grades 1 & 2, the children are grouped by gender, they
play with a smaller ball, and the baskets are much lower. This program is run in the new gym
at Millington School. Once assigned, their scheduled start and end time will not change
during the program period from week-to-week.
In grades 3 & 4, the children are still grouped by gender,
and they are divided up into teams made up of 3rd and 4th graders. From week-to-week, the
start times will vary. Teams will be scheduled every hour in the mornings until lunchtime.
Each week, the session
will start with skills and drills and end in a modified scrimmage. Initially, more time will
be spent on skills and drills, and less time will be spent scrimmaging. As the program
builds, more time will be spent scrimmaging. This program is held at Central School Old Gym.
In grades 5-8, the children are grouped on co-ed teams into a
program for 5th & 6th graders and another program for 7th & 8th graders. Each week,
these teams scrimmage each other with a running clock and referees. Each team also has
employees on the bench who help to teach and coach them during the games. Each team will
have a team captain who is one of the players. Names of players who have indicated an
interest in being chosen as a team captain during the registration process will be put into a
drawing. Players who have not been previously chosen will be given preference, and we
usually choose 6th graders for captains of the 5/6 grade teams, and 8th graders for captains
of the 7/8 teams. Captains are responsible for notifying their teammates of their
assignments, checking player availability each week, alerting the program supervisor of any
issues with player availability, helping with substitutions during each game in accordance
with league rules, and helping to coach (while playing) during the games. Each team will
play a one hour game with rotating start times each week during the first 10 weeks of the
program, and there will be play-off games during the last 2 weeks of the program. This
program is held primarily in Central School New Gym.
PLEASE NOTE: Whenever the schools are closed due to inclement weather, the
programs will be canceled. We do not make up “Snow Days” unless there are extraordinary
circumstances such as a snow day falls on a play-off date.
Recreation Basketball - Adult Open Play
The Long Hill Parks & Recreation Dept. is offering Adult Open Play Basketball for
registered residents and their registered invites who are 18 years and older. To be eligible
to participate, pre-registration is REQUIRED prior to play. Registration is not available at
the gym. Registration is available online through Community Pass.
*NOTE: Gym may be closed on additional nights as the Bd of Ed dictates for
weather and/or school events.
ALL Participants shall read the linked
letter from the Parks & Recreation Dept. Participants are responsible for adhering
to the contents. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO BE ON SCHOOL PREMISES
WITHOUT PRE-REGISTERING. THIS IS A SECURITY ISSUE.
Always carry a photo ID as you may be asked for it for security purposes.