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Welcome to Stafford Basketball Association's web site. Please continue to scroll down to make sure you read everything on this home page...Thank you.

 Stafford Basketball Association is in its 23rd season.  It is a league for boys (grades 2nd through 9th) and girls (grades 2nd through 10th).

 (Note: 9th & 10th graders who are TRYING OUT for a high school team are ineligible to participate in recreation basketball.)

Please address all questions & correspondence to our league email address:





If you are interested in coaching season, please fill out a "Coaching Application" and also a "Volunteer Application."  These forms must be filled out every season, even if you have coached previously.  You can download the forms from the "Handouts" section.  You can send them in with your child's registration or mail them separately.  If you have a Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Coach's Certificate Card, then please attach a copy for our records.  If you are not certified, then please contact the Stafford Township Recreation Dept. (#597-1000) to find out when a class is offered.  Coaching applicants are subject to a criminal background check, SBBA board review, approval, and team placement process.  (Please refer to the "Coaching Application" and "Volunteer Application" for furhter information.)


Please scroll down to the bottom to make sure you read everything on this home page.  You will find a summary, "League Information 2013-14," which contains important information concerning details of all the divisions, practices, games, playoffs, etc. 


 As a reminder, if schools are closed due to inclement weather on any day, then no practices will be held that evening.  If inclement weather occurs on a weekend, then please check this web site for details concerning games.  

Notices will be posted HERE on the Home Page if practices and/or games are canceled due to inclement weather.


Be sure to check bottom of home page for the "Upcoming Games" and "Upcoming Events"... 



*** LEAGUE INFORMATION 2013-14 ***
PRACTICES FOR DIVISIONS 3rd-10th GRADES:  Practices are held Mondays through Thursdays. Each team will get a 1 hour practice each week in a 6pm, 7pm or 8pm time slot.  All teams have 1 practice before Thanksgiving.  Teams practicing Wednesday or Thursday nights will begin practicing November 20th & 21st.  Teams practicing Monday or Tuesday nights will begin practicing November 25th & 26th.  All teams will resume practicing after Thanksgiving.

GAMES FOR DIVISIONS 3rd-10th GRADES: Games are 1 hour long.  Games begin Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th.  Please see below summary for the different division days, times and locations.  (NOTE: Due to the increase in B7-9 teams to 14 teams this season, 2 games will be played Friday nights & 5 games will be played on Saturday.  See summary below.)  There are 10 weeks of games, with the regular season ending Friday, February 28th for the G3/4 Division and Saturday, March 1st for the 2nd grade division and B3/4 division.  The 10th game for all other divisions will begin with the single loss elimination playoff round which will continue each week leading up to Championship Day, Saturday, March 22nd.

The following is a summary of the "STARTING TIMES" for the games in each division,  amount of teams in each division and the school gym where each division's games are held; e.g., Girls 7th-10th grade division has 6 teams that play 3 games each Saturday at the Oxycocus School Gym. Games begin at Noon, 1pm, and 2pm:

NOTE: 2nd Grade Division (please see below under "2nd Grade Division")

G3/4: (6 teams) 3 games: 7pm & 8pm (Friday nights - Ocean Acres)

B3/4: (14 teams) 7 games: 9am-3pm (Saturdays @ McKinley)

G5/6: (6 teams) 3 games: 9am-11am (Saturdays @ Oxycocus)

B5/6: (12 teams) 6 games: 9am-2pm (Saturdays @ Intermediate)

G7-10: (6 teams) 3 games: Noon-2pm (Saturdays @ Oxycocus)

B7-9: (14 teams) 7 games/2 days: 6:15pm & 7:15pm (Friday nights @ Oxycocus) & 11am-3pm (Saturdays @ Ocean Acres)

PLAYOFFS:  Playoffs begin the 10th week for B5/6, G5/6, B7-9, and G7-10.  There are no playoffs for the 3/4 Division, which is a developmental division, only time is shown and no score on the scoreboard during games. 

ALL STAR DAY:  Saturday, March 15th @ Intermediate School

CHAMPIONSHIP DAY:  Saturday, March 22nd @ Intermediate School

2nd GRADE DIVISION:  The 2nd grade division begins Saturday, December 7th.  This division is different from all the others, as each team session is held only on Saturdays for 1 hour in the morning at the Ocean Acres School Gym.  The sessions begin at either 8:30am or 9:30am.  There will be 6-8 teams this season.  There are 2 gyms being used each hour, and 2 teams sharing each gym.  Therefore, 4 team sessions will be held each hour if we have 8 teams.  The first few weeks are 1 hour practices, which can turn into a half hour practice/half hour scrimmage (if both head coaches sharing the gym are interested in doing so by weeks 2 or 3).  Games begin after the New Year, but no score is kept - only a clock.  A referee will be assigned to each game.  Team shirts are distributed for the first game after the New Year.  Season ends Saturday, March 1st.

LEAGUE & DIVISION RULES:  Please click on "League Procedures" at the upper left hand side where you will find "League Rules" and also "Division Rules & Provisions."

TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAM:  Please refer to the "Travel Basketball" section and/or email the Board Member handling the Travel Program (see "Board Members" section). 

SPONSORSHIPS:  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF SPONSORS!  If you are interested in sponsoring a team and/or gym, please download a "Sponsor Form" from the "Handouts" section. Thank you...


We encourage our players and families to support the local businesses that help make this league possible.  Please visit our "Sponsor" page to see the full listing of team and gym sponsors for the season.  We thank them for their support!

Zero Tolerance: Help us put FUN back into youth sports.

Thank you!
President, Stafford Basketball Association



Stafford Basketball Association

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