Basketball

SMAA Winter Basketball has returned for the 2021 - 2022 season and registration is open for boys and girls Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Divisions

With the 2021 - 2022 season we are continuing with our divisions as noted below in accordance with guidelines set by USA Basketball and other governing bodies.

*Kindergarten (coed):

The Kindergarten division is designed to introduce our youngest players to the concepts of basketball in a ‘clinic-style’ where, starting in January, they will practice for roughly half of their one-hour weekly session and apply those just-learned concepts in a game for the remaining time (see additional details

for the Kindergarten age group in Practices section below).

*1st - 2nd Grade Boys

*1st - 2nd Grade Girls

*3rd - 4th Grade Boys

*3rd - 4th Grade Girls

*5th - 6th Grade Boys

*5th - 6th Grade Girls

*7th - 8th Grade Boys

*7th - 8th Grade Girls

Practices

Boys and girls (all age groups) will have up to 2 practices in December either during the week at night, or on the weekends. (Days, location and times TBD).

Starting in January, our goal is for all age groups (except Kindergarten) to practice one night per week in January and February (Days, location and times TBD). Due to potential limitations in available gym space we cannot guarantee that all teams will practice every week. During the season, Kindergarten will have ½ practice and ½ game, once/week.

GamesGames, for all age groups, will take place each weekend in January & February.

NOTE: In January, when games begin for all age groups, Kindergarten teams will meet once/week with a split practice/game in a one-hour session (as detailed in Divisions section above).

End of Season

Pizza parties will be provided for all teams in all age groups.

Trophies will be provided for Kindergarten and 1st -2nd Grade age groups.

Coaching

For any parent who would like to coach their child, please email Mike Pipercic at pipercic@gmail.com. If you have another parent that you would like to coach with, please provide that information, as well.

***We are not taking requests.*** Two kids get on the same team only if their parents offer to coach together.

Coaches Meeting

Coaches Meeting will take place Monday, November 22th at 7PM in the St. Mary's School Cafeteria. For coaching requirements, please go to the Coach’s page at www.smaa-nj.org/coaches-page

Parent Participation

Any parent wishing to provide support beyond coaching (i.e. opening / closing, setting up of gyms on practice/game days, equipment handout, etc), please email Basketball Director, Mike Pipercic, at pipercic@gmail.com.

Registration

PLEASE REGISTER ASAP SO YOU GUARANTEE A SPOT FOR YOUR CHILD.

REGULAR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15th AT MIDNIGHT (EST).

Fees: $105-one child/$160- two or more children in the same family.

After Monday, November 15th at Midnight ET, a $25 late fee will be added. Late registration will close on Monday, November 22nd at midnight ET.

Registration can be found at the following link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/290587

You can always check out the basketball page on our website at www.smaa-nj.org/basketball

Please spread the word! Questions? Email: smaasports@gmail.com