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Hamilton Little Lads Basketball

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to play?

Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15 who reside in Hamilton Twp., NJ.  A service fee will be added for all players who reside outside of Hamilton Twp.

What is the cutoff date to determine age?

For the 2019-2020 season, it is August 31, 2019. That means your child's age on August 31, 2019 is their "league age" for the entire season.  This is the age used to determine which division they are eligible to play in.

What are the registration fees?

Instructional Division - $90

Cadet Division - $140

Jr Lads Division -  $140

Lads Division -  $140

Do you offer any discounts?

We have a Family Discount.  Take $20 off for every additional player being registered from the same family.  Ex. 1st player per family – regular registration fee, 2nd player per family - save $20, 3rd player per family – save $40, and so on.

What are the expectations for participating in fund-raisers?

Once again, for the 2019-2020 season, there will be NO MANDATORY FUNDRAISERS.  

When are tryouts?

Tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, October 12 at Crockett Middle School.  Times are still to be determined.  

Who needs to attend tryouts?

All players (other than Instructional Division) must attend tryouts.

Are all players placed on a team?

Unfortunately, not necessarily.  The number of teams and the number of players per team are limited due to court availability and our minimum play requirements.  We do our best to place every player, but if we're not able to, your registration fee will be refunded 100%.  

Do you accept requests for players to be on the same team?

We do not accept special requests.  Siblings will be placed on the same team if they fall into the same division.  

When do practices begin?

Practices begin the week of 10/21/19.  They are held once a week at the same time and location.  Day, time, and location is dependent on the team.  (See below for Instructional Division details)

When do games begin?

The first games will be on Saturday, November 16.  

When does the season end?

All divisions (except Instructional) end in late February / early March.  

What is the Instructional Division?

The Instructional Division is for players ages 5 - 7.  There are ten weekly clinics held on Saturday mornings beginning on Saturday, November 16, at Crockett Middle School which are designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball.  Parents will be notified 10 days or so prior to the first session with their assigned time.  The focus is on having fun and learning the game of basketball.  A pizza party is held at the end of the season.

What is the Cadet Division?

The Cadet Division is for players ages 7 - 10.  NO 6 YEAR OLDS WILL BE PLACED IN THE CADET DIVISION. Games are held Saturday afternoons primarily at Crockett Middle School.  Each team consists of 10 players.  All players must play at least two full quarters of every game.  Games consist of four six minute quarters.  A 28.5 inch basketball is used (also referred to as size 8 or a women's basketball).

Ten games are scheduled to be played.  We will make every effort to make up games cancelled due to weather, but we cannot guarantee it. At the end of the regular season, the teams in the top half of the standings will play in the 'A' Flight playoffs.  All teams in the lower half of the standings will play in 'B' Flight playoffs. 

* Please note that division alignment is subject to change based on registration numbers.

Can a 6 year old tryout for the Cadet Division?

No 6 year olds will be placed in the Cadets Division regardless of the number of years they have participated in the Instructional Division,

What is the Jr. Lads Division?

The Jr. Lads Division is for players ages 10 - 12.  Games are held Saturday afternoons at Nottingham High School (old gym) or Grice Middle School.  Each team consists of 10 players.  All players must play at least two full quarters of every game.  Games consist of four seven minute quarters.  A 28.5 inch basketball is used (also referred to as size 8 or a women's basketball).

Ten games are scheduled to be played.  We will make every effort to make up games cancelled due to weather, but we cannot guarantee it.  At the end of the regular season, all teams play in a single elimination playoff tournament to determine the division champion.

* Please note that division alignment is subject to change based on registration numbers.

What is the Lads Division?

The Lads Division is for players ages 12 - 15.  Games are held Saturday afternoons at Nottingham High School , Grice Middle School, or Crockett Middle School.  Each team consists of 10 players.  All players must play at least one full quarter in the first half of every game.  Games consist of four seven minute quarters.  A 29.5 inch basketball (also referred to as size 7 or regulation size) is used.

Ten games are scheduled to be played.  We will make every effort to make up games cancelled due to weather, but we cannot guarantee it. At the end of the regular season, all teams play in a single elimination playoff tournament to determine the division champion.

* Please note that division alignment is subject to change based on registration numbers.

Contact

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