Township of Long Hill


Parks & Recreation Director:  Lisa Scanlon x219
Recreation Assistant:  Danielle McLeer x267
915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933


Check here for Recreation Basketball Notices


REMINDER:  Rec Basketball Programs are on hiatus until after the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Adult Basketball will not meet again until 12/5, and Rec Basketball Grades 1-8 will not meet again until 12/7.


Adult Basketball --Thursday nights starting Oct. 17th, 7:30pm - 9pm. 

Registration for this program will open on 9/23 by close of business. 

Click HERE for flyer on program.

(NOTE:  This program will be held in Central Old Gym.)


Rec Basketball 2019-2020   Grades 1-8 

Registration for Grades 1 - 8 Saturday Rec Basketball will open on 9/23 by close of business.

REMINDER:  No Saturday Rec Basketball Program on 2/15.

Rec Basketball will begin on Saturday, 11/16 for grades 1-8.

Program will not run on 11/30, 12/21, 12/28, 2/15


Rec Basketball in Grades 1-8

1st & 2nd Grade

This program will be held at Millington School New Gym

1st grade girls:  9am - 9:50am

1st grade boys with last names A - K:  10am - 10:50am

1st grade boys with last names L - Z:  11am - 11:50am

2nd grade girls:  12noon - 12:50pm

2nd grade boys:  1pm - 1:50pm


3rd and 4th grade boys & girls

This program will be held in the Central School Old Gym.

Schedule Link--Click HERE


Grades 5-8

Central School

Schedules and teams were emailed to all registrants on 11/13.

7th & 8th grade girls & boys---This group will play every Saturday at 8am.

From 9am - 10am, we will offer an open drills and skills session for any and all 5th - 8th grades registered in the Rec Basketball program.  This is something new we are trying to do so that we are not just scrimmaging so that everyone can work on their skills.

5th & 6th grade girls & boys---schedule rotates each week with hourly programs beginning at 10am and 11am.  (Note:  Schedule will vary slightly during the last 2 weeks of program during play-offs.)

Please click HERE for program flyer

2/22 Games

For grades 7/8, on 2/22 and 2/29, both teams will play at 8am.  (The game on 2/29 will be the Championship Game at 8am.)

For Grades 5/6, Team 2 (Orange) will play Team 3 (Green) will play at 10am.  Team 4 (Red) will play Team 1 (Yellow) at 11am.

2/29 Games

Grades 7/8:  8am Championship Game

Grades 5/6

10am:  Consolation Game

11am:  Both winning teams from the 2/22 games will play for the Championship.


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 Portable 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 the kids.

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 between 8:30am and 11:30am (last program ends at 12:30pm tentatively - depends on registration #’s).  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.

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.

  Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9pm
DATES: Refer to flyer
WHERE: Central School Old Gym
FEE:  $20 resident; $30 non-resident
AGE: Adult—18 years and older



*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.


Always carry a photo ID as you may be asked for it for security purposes.


Recreation Basketball Programs 2014/2015

Congratulations to all of our Recreation Basketball teams.  Thank you for a great season!


1st Place, Grades 7/8

2nd Place, Grades 7/8

1st Place, Grades 5/6

2nd Place, Grades 5/6


Every week I find something after basketball practices and programs. 
Please stop by the Rec Dept to claim your missing items.

Fall/Winter Employment Opportunities: 

To support our Basketball programs (both Rec & Travel), we will hire individuals as timers, scorekeepers and referees to help build basketball skills with the students in grades 1-8.  Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and in 9th grade or higher.  Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to work well with children and will have a complete understanding of the sport.  First aid training a plus.

Applicants must be available weeknights and on Saturdays. 

Returning and new applicants must complete the Employment Application (posted on the LHT website and on the Recreation Bulletin Board). 

All applications are due to the Rec. Office by October 1st.  

Township of Long Hill Recreation Dept.
915 Valley Rd.
Gillette, NJ  07933
908-647-8000 x219

*Township of Long Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.