CSB offers players the chance to play their game without coaches (but under supervision) in an organized league that promotes players and camaraderie! No Coaches. No practices. Rather, the spirit of CSB is more that of good old fashioned "pick up ball" with a bit more structure and supervision.
Returning for a 10th year, Chester Summer Basketball welcomes boys and girls going into 5th through 9th grades and offers the opportunity to play good old “Pick-Up Ball” in a supervised environment. The program promotes individual skills development in an uninhibited environment by allowing players to self-organize and run their own teams with every player included in the game.
The league started in 2006 with forty 7th and 8th grade boys from Chester and Mendham and last year had over 470 players from nineteen towns. The program includes 8 one-hour evening games (Mondays-Thursdays) beginning sometime around the week of June 22nd through July 24th, culminating with all-star games and league championship games. No coaches, no practices, just games! Starting at 6pm and later and played on outdoor courts in Chester, games are officiated by high-school aged referees. The players coach themselves to promote confidence and help them develop their own strategic game plans. Parent coaching is strongly discouraged.