Summer Basketball Registration is now OPEN and CLOSES on June 1st
Please register as soon as possible as spaces fill up quickly!
Register your child with the grade they are entering in the fall (currently in 6th grade - register for 7th grade team)
June 1st is a hard deadline - the committee needs this time to create teams and schedules prior to the first games in mid June - please be considerate and join prior to June 1st so we can spend the proper time creating fair teams and schedules.
Games will begin Monday, June 26th and continue through Thursday July 27th.
There are boys and girls divisions for those who will be entering 5th and 6th grades, 7th and 8th grades and 9th grade in the fall.
The program as it is, is a great program that has grown from 40 kids to nearly 500 kids.
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.
Games are played Monday thru Thursday evenings. No coaches, no practices, just games! Games are 50-60 minutes long (two 20 minute halves) and start at 6pm and later. Team sizes are kept small to allow for plenty of court time. Local High School players act as referees. The number of games is usually 2 per week. We guarantee 8 games/team and will schedule more if possible. The season concludes with playoffs, championship and all-star games. Games are played in Chester, NJ on outdoor basketball courts. Later games are played under the lights!