Township of Long Hill

 

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION
Parks & Recreation Director:  Lisa Scanlon x219
Recreation Assistant:  Danielle McLeer x267
915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933
908.647.8000

Travel Basketball

Check here for Travel Basketball Notices
 
TRAVEL BASKETBALL TRY-OUTS HAVE CONCLUDED.
Please remember that all Travel Basketball Players are also encouraged to play Rec Basketball as well.  Registration for Rec Basketball is open until 11/6.
Also--remember that if your child tried out for a team this year and did not make the team, please encourage your player to keep playing throughout the year including in the Rec Basketball program and come out again next year to try out for the team.  At this age, players' basketball abilities can keep changing dramatically year to year.
 
Team Players Offered Spots on Team Coach
8B 178, 179, 182, 183, 184, 181, 185  Joe Moran
 8G  All 11 players that came to 10/2 try-out are being offered spots on the team. JJ Coslet
 7B 241, 234, 240, 238, 237, 236, 231, 235, 233, 232, 239  Linda Coleman
 5G 225, 226, 220, 222, 228, 221, 227, 224, 223, 229, 230  Tim Torpey
 7G  All 10 players that came to 10/7 try-out are being offered spots on the team.   Tim Torpey
 4G 201, 207, 209, 203, 212, 206, 202, 205, 210, 211, 208, 146, 204  Joe Clark
 6B  270, 273, 267, 268, 265, 274, 266, 269, 272, 275, 271  Ken Jaconski
 6G

261, 258, 262, 264,257,260, 263, 259, 256

 Mark Ashnault
 4B 180, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 192, 194,196, 197, 216, 219  Tim Simo
5B 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, 251,253, 254 Mike Smargiassi

 

Pre-Registration on Community Pass prior to try-out date is REQUIRED.  Registration at the door is NOT available.  There is no fee for try-outs. 

Once offered a spot on a team, please go into Community Pass, Fall 2019, and register your player for Travel Basketball before 10/25.

 By reading through our Travel Basketball Policies, most all questions can be answered.

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Travel Basketball Coaches' JBA League Meetings (For Team Coaches ONLY)
Grades 6-8
Westfield High School Cafeteria 555 Dorian Rd. Westfield
Tuesday, 10/22
Grade 6:  6:30pm
Grade 7:  7:30pm
Grade 8:  8:30pm
 
Grades 4-5
ALJ High School Cafeteria 365 Westfield Ave. Clark
Wednesday, 10/23
Grade 5:  6:30pm
Grade 4:  7:30pm 
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ALL LONG HILL COACHES' MEETING
Thursday, 10/24/19, 7pm, Town Hall (near library entrance)
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JBA Season Dates:
Regular Season Opening:  12/6/19
Last Day of Regular Season Games:  2/23/20
Play-offs Start:  2/25/20
Preliminary & 1st Round end:  Sunday, 3/1/20 
2nd Round ends:  3/6/20 
Semi Finals Weekend:   3/7 & 3/8/20
Championship Weekend:  3/12 - 3/15/20
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UNIFORMS
Travel Basketball Uniform Jersey Tops
approx. $45 each
Order on Community Pass (if you need once available)
We do have a new uniform this year that is close to our old "Dazzle" uniform.  Players with the "Dazzle" tops from prior years do not need to change to the new uniform top--only if desired.
  
 Travel Basketball Uniform Try-On Night - Wednesday 10/30/19 from 3:00pm-6:30pm in Town Hall by Library Entrance.  All Uniforms MUST be ordered by 10/31/19.
 
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Parents:  If you missed the Rec Director's speech at Try-outs, you can click HERE to read through the talking points.
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 Remember to check gym schedules linked below.
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 PARENTS AND PLAYERS--PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ AND ADHERE TO THE YOUTH SPORT CODE OF CONDUCT LINKED BELOW
 
Want to get email reminders about upcoming events in Recreation?  Make sure to sign up for Recreation "e-News" on the front page of the township website--blue envelope icon on right.
 
   

"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."
- Knute Rockne

Portable Clock Rules For Basketball

Recreation Employment Application 

(due to Recreation Director 10/1--all employees--new & returning must complete) 

MAKE SURE YOU PRE-REGISTER ON COMMUNITY PASS BEFORE 3PM ON THE DATE OF THE FIRST TRY-OUT SCHEDULED FOR YOUR TEAM.

Everyone must pre-register on Community Pass.  We will only accept registrations at the door on an exception basis.  We need to know headcounts and gauge interest by team ahead of the actual try-out date.  This is a change from prior years where sign ups at the door were discouraged but still accepted.  Now they will be strongly frowned upon.

*Second try-out dates are currently posted.  The second try-out may be determined not needed if "the team" shows up at the first try-out and no one else is registered for try-outs. 

*If a player is interested in trying out and is either injured or sick the night of the first scheduled try-out, that player must still register on Community Pass before the first night of try-outs are held so that we know there is another player interested which would necessitate holding the second night of try-outs.  Otherwise, we will assume there are no other interested players.  Once the second night of try-outs are canceled, it may be too late to restore it.

*There is an independent panel that will be conducting the try-outs and selecting the teams. After the try-outs are complete, the teams will be posted on the website (www.longhillnj.gov under Recreation/Travel Basketball). The players will be listed by try-out number only (not name).
*All candidates will be given a number to be pinned onto their shirts during try-outs. It is very important that each candidate save the number after the first try-out and wear it again during the second try-out. (No one should wear a Long Hill Travel Basketball Jersey from prior year to try-outs.) 

*Try-outs are closed. Parents of players and previous/potential coaches are not permitted to be in the gym during try-outs.
*A “Parents Meeting” will be held during the first try-outs (while the players are in the gym) to discuss commitment to the team/program and selection process. This is a very quick meeting. Parents should note the “Parent Meeting Time” noted in the above table. Please make every effort to attend this meeting if you are not familiar with the program.  If you are not able to make the meeting and have not participated in the program before, please arrange to send someone in your place or have another parent take notes for you.
*These are competitive teams and are separate from the Recreation Basketball Program that is held on Saturdays. Those selected for the Travel Program are welcome/encouraged to play in the Recreation Program as well. 

*The fee for Travel Basketball for the season is $200, plus the cost of the jersey (approximately $40—same jerseys as last year).  Shorts will be provided for each player, but uniform tops will be purchased.


Introduction

Travel basketball is a program run by Long Hill Township Recreation for both boys and girls grades 4 through 8.  It has a volunteer staff of coaches, and it runs from October to March.  In order to participate, one needs to try out for a team.  Try-outs start typically during the last week of September/1st week of October.  As soon as a team is rostered, practices begin immediately after. Typically there are 2 practices a week and minimum of one game a week.  Half of the games are played away at surrounding towns while the remainder are played in the Long Hill School Gyms.  This is a rewarding program but also demanding.  All teams compete in the Jersey Basketball Association (new 2014), follow their rules, and games begin in December. 

NOTE:  Before accepting a position on a Travel Team, each player and their family should consider the time commitment that goes along with these teams.  Teams will typically practice 1-2 times per week, will have 1-2 games per week in season, usually two tournaments per season, and possibly post season games/practices if the team does well during their regular season.  Please make sure you and your child are comfortable with the time commitment before accepting a position on a team.  During practices, the players will learn plays that will be utilized in the games.  If a player routinely misses practices due to other commitments, they will probably not know the plays on the court in a game.  This can lead to frustration and may lead to less playing time for the player in games.  Please reach out to discuss any personal concerns for the Head Coach or contact the Recreation Dept. at 908.647.8000 x219.


Coaches:  Click HERE to view  the gym schedules 
Username: longhill123
Password: 123456
Note: Click on schedule, Sessions, and then click on "Book Sessions" — will show list for the week of what is going on in the gyms.

For more information regarding the try-out process and selection of coaches, please review the Travel Basketball Policies (Link is provided below.)

Long Hill Travel Basketball Policies, please click here: Policies (Updated Sept. 2019)

Please note:  We participate in the Jersey Basketball Association League.  The league has its own set of policies which we must follow, and their policies will supercede any of ours in the event of a discrepancy.  Visit the Jersey Basketball Association website to review the league rules.


Please click here to view the Youth Sport Code of Conduct:  Youth Sport Code of Conduct  It is very important that everyone involved in the Travel Basketball Program--players, parents, coaches--read and adhere to this policy.


2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 7th Grade Girls Champions

2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 7th Grade Girls Champions

 

2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 8th Grade Girls Champions

2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 8th Grade Girls Champions


 

7th Grade Girls Team—Scott Andersen Tournament Champions, December 2014


Washing Your Travel Basketball Uniform

We ask that you follow the laundering instructions listed below to clean the travel basketball uniform: 

*Please turn uniform inside out before laundering.
*Hand wash or machine wash on gentle.
*Allow uniform to dry flat or on hanger.  Avoid the dryer.
*Do not use fabric softener.  Fabric softeners can react with the inks used in screen printing. 

Thank you.