Welcome to Chester Summer Basketball! Thank you all for registering.
The teams/rosters are complete and the schedules posted.
Games will begin Monday, June 22nd and continue through Thursday July 23rd. Remember that not all teams will be playing on the first night. On your first night of play please arrive 30 minutes early to check in and get your team shirt. All info, including league rules, is available on the website. But if you have any questions, contact one of your division coordinators. All coordinators are listed under ‘Contacts’
No coaches, no practices, just games! No need to call anyone if you won’t be at a game.
PLEASE READ: The Essence of Chester Summer Basketball
Chester Summer Basketball was created to be playground/pickup basketball in a controlled environment. And like pickup games, the games are meant to be played without coaches and without coaching from parents and spectators. It is a league basically run by the youth, with adult coordinators present only as facilitators.
The referees are young kids, high-schoolers who have come through the program. They are not trained referees. They have been through a clinic and given some instruction but, they are not professional referees and are not expected to be. The refs are there simply to keep things under control and to give a little structure to the games. In trying to keep the pickup game feel, the refs have been instructed not to make every foul call and traveling violation or whatever. Parents and players are not allowed to question any calls made by the refs. These high school refs certainly don't deserve to be intimidated or heckled by parents. Please feel free to voice any concerns to any of the adult coordinators present.
The program as it is, is a great program that has grown from 40 kids to nearly 500 kids. The popularity of the program can be attributed to the fact that parents and players love the competitive yet laid back atmosphere. So come out and support your players and teams and remember that the car ride home is a great place to offer advice to your player.
CSB is not for profit and everyone involved is a volunteer except for the high school referees. Thanks to your support, CSB working together with the Chester BOE was able to completely redo the outdoor courts at Black River Middle School this year with new baskets and expanded and resurfaced courts. An investment of almost $20,000 back into the community!
We love the fact that all of you have chosen to participate and hope you enjoy the Chester Summer Basketball experience.