Township of Long Hill


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


Check here for Recreation Basketball Notices

Recreation & Travel Basketball Programs for 2021/2022 season

The Recreation Dept. met with the School Administration, and we will be moving forward with a Recreation and Travel Basketball Program Schedule.  Registration OPENS Monday, 9/20 at 5pm for the following programs:

*Recreation Basketball on Saturdays

*Travel Basketball Team Try-Outs

*Adult Open Play Basketball (Thursday Nights)

Travel Basketball Try-outs for boys & girls in grades 4-8 will begin week of 10/4 and continue through 10/20 (may be extended as necessary).  Travel Basketball Try-Out Dates (subject to change based on gym availability.)

Click HERE for Travel Basketball Try-Out Schedule


Recreation Basketball Programs on Saturdays

Program Groups:  Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4, Grades 5/6, Grades 7/8

Saturdays: 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5

Please note:  Recreation Basketball programs on Saturdays will be held between the hours of 9am - 3pm.  Grades 1&2 program is planned to be held at Millington School.  Grades 3-8 programs are planned to be held at Central School.  Times will be announced after registration closes and groups/teams are formed.  Once times are assigned for grades 1 & 2, the time will remain the same each week.  Grades 3-8 will change each week.  


Adult Basketball (18+)

Registration is REQUIRED on Community Pass.  

Central School A/P Room

Thursdays, 10/21 - 5/5/22 (except when gym is closed)

7:30pm - 9pm

*We will follow all NJDOH, NJDOE, and State Executive Orders. 

Our Travel Basketball Program will compete in the JBL (Jersey Basketball League) run by Mitch Aronson.  Our first meeting with the league will take place on 9/8 to plan for the fall/winter basketball season.

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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 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.


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


Grades 5-6 1st place with Coach Brad


Grades 5-6 2nd place


Grades 7-8 Champions


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.