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2021-22 Season Basketball Evaluation and Tryouts

Recreation Program

Grades: 3 to 8

 

For athletes who have registered for our Recreation Program, we conduct evaluations to assess the abilities of each player and work with the coaches to make our best effort to form teams. There is not a competitive tryout. Please note teams will compete in real games so our primary focus is to help ensure that there is an appropriate distribution of talent. As a result, we are unable to prioritize special requests for placement on a particular team or coach (excludes the coach’s kid).

 

Dates & Timelines for Recreation Evaluations

Location: Morris Plains Borough School Gym 

 

Grades 3 / 4 Boys - Thursday, October 28 @ 6:00 - 6:45PM (new date)

Grades 3 / 4 Girls - Wednesday, October 27 @ 6:00 - 6:45PM (new date)

Grades 5 / 6 Boys - Tuesday, October 26 @ 6:00 - 6:45PM

Grades 5 / 6 Girls - Monday, October 25 @ 6:00 - -6:45PM

Grades 7 / 8 Boys - Wednesday, October 27 @ 7:00 - 7:45PM (new date)

Grades 7 / 8 Girls - Thursday, October 28 @ 7:00 - 7:45PM (new date)

 

The coaches team draft will follow each evaluation session (Borough Cafeteria). Coaches should plan to attend evaluations. Families will be contacted by your coach once the MPBA approves all rosters and coaches (approximately early November).

 

Parents will be notified in advance if an evaluation for a grade isn’t necessary.

 

Travel Program 

Grades 6, 7 and 8

NOTE: Travel programs are subject to change. We are continuing to confirm the level of interest in the program and access to local travel leagues. We are holding and communicating tryout dates with the hope we will sponsor travel teams.

 

If your child is playing travel they must attend their scheduled tryout. This is important if numbers are high and cuts are necessary.

 

Dates & Timelines for Mandatory Travel Tryouts:

Location: Morris Plains Borough School Gym 

 

Grade 6 Boys - Tuesday, October 26 @ 7:00 - 7:45PM

Grades 7 / 8 Boys - Monday, October 25 @ 7:00 - 7:45PM

 

If your child is interested in playing both Recreation and Travel, then they should attend both evaluation and tryouts. 

 

2021-22 Basketball Season:

Grades K-2 (Rec):

Clinics/Practices are 1x or 2x a week (M-F only) starting in January through the end of February with the grades practicing at the following locations:

Kindergarten (Co-ed): Mountain Way School

1st Grade Boys/Girls teams: Mountain Way School

2nd Grade Boys/Girls teams: Community Center

All Clinic/Practice schedules will be made available once teams are formed.

 

Grades 3-8 (Rec):

Basketball Evaluations are held at Borough School in October. Information regarding the day/times of the evaluations is sent out at the beginning of October.

Practices start in mid-November through the end of February at Borough School and are held 1x or 2x a week (M-F or occasionally on Sat) depending on the coach and the school gym schedule.  Games are held on Saturdays with occasional games during the week starting in December through the end of February.  All Practice schedules will be made available once teams are formed.  Game schedules are made available to coaches, players, and parents in December. 

 

Grades 5-8 (Travel):

Basketball Evaluations are held at Borough School in October. Information regarding the day/times of the evaluations is sent out at the beginning of October.

Practices start in November through the end of February at Borough School or Vo-Tech in Denville and are held 1x or 2x a week (M-F or occasionally on Sat) depending on the coach and the schools' gym schedule.  Games are usually held on Saturdays with occasional games during the week starting in January through the end of February.  The Travel League that the team(s) play in Morris County Travel League, Hoop Heaven in Hanover or the Garden State League.  The determination of which Travel League a team will play is determined after teams are selected.  Home games for the Garden State League and Morris County Travel League are at Vo-Tech in Denville and at Hoop Heaven for the Hoop Heaven League. All Practice schedules will be made available once teams are formed.  Game schedules are made available to coaches, players, and parents once the travel leagues distribute the schedules to the coaches.