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Hamilton Little Lads Basketball

Hamilton Little Lads Basketball

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to play?

Boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15 who reside in Hamilton Twp., NJ.   New registrations from non-Hamilton residents will not be accepted.  Proof of residency will be required.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be offering an Instructional Division program this season.  If these restrictions change, we may reconsider our position.

What is the cutoff date to determine age?

For the 2020-2021 season, it is August 31, 2020. That means your child's age on August 31, 2020 is their "league age" for the entire season.  This is the age used to determine which division they are eligible to play in.

Who is eligible?

We are no longer accepting new registrations from residents outside of Hamilton Twp.  Proof of residency will be required for all new registrations. Any non-Hamilton registrations that are received will be refunded immediately minus a $20 processing fee.

What are the registration fees?

Instructional Division - $90

Cadet Division - $140

Jr Lads Division -  $140

Lads Division -  $140

For the 2020-2021 season only, a $5 per player fee to cover  Covid-related expenses will be added to the registration fee.  This fee is non-refundable.

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 2020-2021 season, there will be NO MANDATORY FUNDRAISERS.  

What is the refund policy?

Full Registration Fee refunds are offered prior to players being assigned to a team.  Once a player is placed on a team, no refunds will be given.  Service fees are always non-refundable.  Non-Hamilton residents who register will have their fee refunded immediately minus service fees and a 20% processing fee.

In the event the season is cancelled for reasons out of the league's control, a prorated refund will be provided.

When are tryouts?

Tryouts date is still to be determined.  Tentatively, it will be one of the first two Saturdays in January 2021. 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?

All players who are registered prior to registration closing will be placed on a team.  Once we reach the maximum number of players we can accommodate, or the registration cut off date, players will be placed on a Wait List.  When a spot on a team becomes available, it will be filled by the next player in that age group on the Wait List.

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 in early January 2021.  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 in early to mid January, 2021.  

When does the season end?

All divisions will end in  March.  

What is the Instructional Division?

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be offering an Instructional Division program this season.  If these restrictions change, we may reconsider our position.
The Instructional Division is for players ages 5 - 7 (as of 8/31/20).  These are weekly clinics held on Saturday mornings beginning in January, 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 (as of 8/31/20).  NO 6 YEAR OLDS WILL BE PLACED IN THE CADET DIVISION. Games are held Saturday and Sunday 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).

Eight to 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. Playoff structure is subject to change.

* 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 (as of 8/30/20).  Games are held Saturday and Sunday 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).

Eight to 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. Playoff structure is subject to change.

* 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 (as of 8/31/20).  Games are held Saturday and Sunday 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.

Eight to 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. Playoff structure is subject to change.

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

Contact

Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
PO Box 3425 
Hamilton, New Jersey 08619

Email: [email protected]

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