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RABA Winter Youth (7-15) League Registration Open Until September 25th

August 26, 2016 – 02:00 PM


We are happy to announce the start of our 7th RABA WINTER YOUTH season for 7-15 year olds! 

Age divisions will be: 7-8 year old (Clinic), 9-10 year old, 11-12 year old, 13-15 year old


The 7-8 Year Old Division will play Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings at the Joseph T St. Lawrence Center.  We run this division as a clinic where we teach the fundamental skills needed to play a game of basketball before we incorporate games on Sunday mornings to use those skills learned in a game format.  There will be no playoffs for this division and games will be refereed by Town of Ramapo staff.  This division will begin November 15th and run until February 12th.


The 9 –15 Year Old Division will play games at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Center and Pomona Middle School (on Tuesdays).  Teams will be scheduled to play minimally two times a week.  Extra time outside this will be determined by court, coach and team availability and will be distributed as evenly as possible around the main schedule.  All games are officiated by certified referees.  The season format is as follows:

Practice: November 1st-November 27th

Practice/Games (12 games): November 30th-December 22nd AND January 3rd-Jan 22nd

Playoffs (Double Elimination): January 24th-February 16th


VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NECESSARY TO ACCEPT AS MANY KIDS AS POSSIBLE!  We need 1 coach for every 9 players.  Please contact Mike Leslie ( as soon as possible if you are interested.



Player Evaluation Dates: Saturday, October 8th, Tuesday, October 11th, and Thursday, October 13th (Time TBA)

Drafts to be Held:  Monday, October 17th – Wednesday, October 26th

*Teams will be announced by October 28th


If you have any questions, please contact the JTS Center at 753-2324 or email Mike Leslie ( 

You can also visit the league’s website at, which has all league information and updates.


We look forward to your child’s participation this season.  At the end of the season, it is our hope that your children will have improved their basketball skills and increased their interest in the game of basketball while demonstrating good sportsmanship and building relationships.

RABA Fall Basketball Skills Clinic Registration w/ Coach John Yannaco Now Open

August 26, 2016 – 01:00 PM


Looking to improve your basketball skills/fundamentals in between the Summer and Winter basketball seasons? The Town of Ramapo Amateur Basketball Association (RABA) will again be offering skills clinics for ages 7-16 starting September 13th.  This six week program with Coach John Yannaco will teach, or improve on, the skills you need to succeed!


Clinic Sessions:

Elementary (Ages 7-9)---Tuesdays 6pm-7:15pm (No clinic 10/4)

Modified (Ages 10-12)---Tuesdays 7:30pm-8:45pm (No clinic 10/4)

Junior Varsity (Ages 13-15)---Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:15pm


Clinics will focus on helping athletes improve their skills and develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing fundamentals.  Coach Yannaco is the former Assistant Men's Basketball coach at Rockland Community College.  He has played basketball through high school and into college, starting as a player at RCC and then Hunter College (NYC).  With his knowledge, patience, and passion for the game he is the perfect coach to lead your child into a successful season.


To register come to the Joseph T St Lawrence Center in Hillburn, NY during hours of operation (Monday-Friday 7am-10pm; Saturday 8am-10pm; Sunday 8am-9pm) starting August 29th.  Fees are $75 for active members of the Joseph T St. Lawrence Center/2016 RABA Summer Participants; $85 for Non-Members.


Congratulations Rockland Falcons---2016 RABA Summer Adult League Champions

August 22, 2016 – 04:00 PM


*Top 8 Teams Make Playoff*


Monday, August 15th (JTS CENTER)

7:30pm: #1 Team Masiello vs #8 Team Mager---Team Masiello Wins

7:30pm: #3 Rockland Falcons vs #6 Last Ones Left---Rockland Falcons Win

8:30pm: #2 Low World Order vs #7 Team McGann---Low World Order Win

8:30pm: #4 Easy Money vs #5 Rockland's Most Wanted---Easy Money Win


Wednesday, August 17th (JTS CENTER---LEFT COURT)

7:30pm: #1 Team Masiello vs #4 Easy Money---Easy Money Wins

8:30pm: #2 Low World Order vs #3 Rockland Falcons---Rockland Falcons Win


Monday, August 22th (JTS CENTER---LEFT COURT)

8:00pm: #3 Rockland Falcons vs #4 Easy Money---Rockland Falcons Win


Congratulations Rockland Falcons! 2016 RABA Summer Adult League Champions!


Congratulations Young + Reckless---2016 RABA Summer Youth League 13-15 Year Old Champions

August 22, 2016 – 04:00 PM


Thursday, August 11th (JTS CENTER)

6:30pm: #7 TrailBlazers vs #10 Celtics---Celtics Win 

7:30pm: #6 Team Sansone vs #11 St. Greg's---St. Greg's Wins

7:30pm: #8 Raptors vs #9 Rockland Raiders---Rockland Raiders Win

8:30pm: #4 Rockland Rebels vs #5 Rockland Warriors---Rockland Warriors Win


Tuesday, August 16th (JTS CENTER---LEFT COURT)

6:30pm: #1 Young + Reckless vs #9 Rockland Raiders---Young + Reckless Wins

7:30pm: #2 Rockland Thunder vs #10 Celtics---Rockland Thunder Wins

8:30pm: #3 Falcons vs #11 St. Greg's---Falcons Win


Thursday, August 18th (JTS CENTER---LEFT COURT)

6:30pm: #5 Rockland Warriors vs #1 Young + Reckless---Young + Reckless Win

7:30pm: #2 Rockland Thunder vs #3 Falcons---Rockland Thunder Win


Monday, August 22nd (JTS CENTER---LEFT COURT)

7:00pm: #1 Young + Reckless vs #2 Rockland Thunder---Young + Reckless Wins


Congratulations Young + Reckless!  2016 Summer Youth League 13-15 Division Champions!





Congratulations TZ Hoopsters---2016 RABA Summer Youth League 10-12 Year Old Champions

August 19, 2016 – 04:00 PM


Wednesday, August 10th (JTS CENTER LEFT COURT)

6:00pm: #2 Rockland Lions vs #5 Knicks---Rockland Lions Win

7:00pm: #3 New City Ballers vs #4 Nets---New City Ballers Win


Monday, August 15th (JTS CENTER LEFT COURT)

6:30pm: #1 TZ Hoopsters vs #3 New City Ballers---TZ Hoopsters Win


Wednesday, August 17th (JTS CENTER LEFT COURT)

6:30pm: #2 Rockland Lions vs  #1 TZ Hoopsters---TZ Hoopsters Win


Congratulations TZ Hoopsters---2016 RABA 10-12 Year Old Division Champions

 TZ Hoopsters Roster: Sean Berrigan, Collin Cunney, , Christian Florencia, Peter Mangini, James McHugh, Owen Sullivan, Zach Sullivan, Jake Walter, David Alexander, Aiden Haley, Jack Maloney; Coaches Rob Mangini + Jim Berrigan


Thank You RABA 7-8 Year Old Division Clinic Participants For A Great 2015-16 Season!

February 9, 2016 – 01:30 PM


Thank you to all our RABA 7-8 year old participants this season!!!

We grew as individuals, while learning to work together as a team.  We put hard work in, before we had fun. But we learned that the hard work can be fun too!  We succeeded, we failed, but along the way we all learned and became better.

We battled hard against each other, but remained respectful and made friends along the way.  The trophy we received is not only a reminder of your individual accomplishment but to remind you of the experience we all had together this season as a team of 23. We all got better by working together.

Congratulations to all for your hard work and commitment this year, hope to see you all next season. Keep Playing! Keep Practicing! Keep Working Hard And Having Fun!



Missing From Photo: Uriah Dieujuste, Robbie Schwartz, Madden Tyrell, Sawyer Waldman, Coach John Yannaco





Congratulations Bulls---RABA 13-15 Year Old Division Winter Youth League Champions

February 10, 2016 – 01:20 PM


13-15 Year Old Division Playoff Schedule


Wednesday, January 27th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

8:15pm: #2 Nets vs #3 Knicks (1)---Knicks Win 56-55 (OT)


Thursday, January 28th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

8:15pm: #1 Bulls vs #4 Lakers (2)---Bulls Win 53-33


Sunday, January 31st (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

10:30am: #2 Nets vs #4 Lakers (3)---Nets Win

11:30am: #3 Knicks vs #1 Bulls (4)---Bulls Win


Wednesday, February 3rd (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

8:15pm: #2 Nets vs #3 Knicks (5)---Nets Win


Sunday, February 7th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

10:30am: #1 Bulls vs #2 Nets---Bulls Win


Congratulations Bulls!! RABA Winter Youth League 13-15 Year Old Champions!!!


 Missing From Photo:  Brendan DeJesus, Coach Keith Sullivan

Congratulations Nets---RABA 11-12 Year Old Division Winter Youth League Champions

February 9, 2016 – 04:00 PM


11-12 Year Old Playoff Schedule


Wednesday, January 27th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

7:15pm: #2 Knicks vs #3 Lakers (1)---Knicks Win 


Thursday, January 28th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

8:15pm: #1 Bulls vs #4 Nets (2)---Nets Win


Sunday, January 31st (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

10:30am: #3 Lakers vs #1 Bulls (3)---Bulls Win

11:30am: #2 Knicks vs #4 Nets (4)---Nets Win


Wednesday, February 3rd (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

8:15pm: #1 Bulls vs #2 Knicks (5)---Bulls Win


Sunday, February 7th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

10:30am: #4 Nets vs #1 Bulls (6)---Nets Win


Congratulations Nets!! RABA Winter Youth League 11-12 Year Old Champions!!!



Congratulations Lakers---RABA 9-10 Year Old Division Winter Youth League Champions

February 12, 2016 – 12:00 PM


9-10 Year Old Division Playoff Schedule


Wednesday, February 3rd (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

7:15pm: #2 Nets vs #5 Bulls (1)---Bulls Win

7:15pm: #3 Celtics vs #4 Knicks (2)---Knicks Win


Thursday, February 4th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

7:15pm: #1 Lakers vs #4 Knicks (3)---Lakers Win

8:15pm: #2 Nets vs #3 Celtics (4)---Celtics Win


Sunday, February 7th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

9:30am: #5 Bulls vs #1 Lakers (5)---Lakers Win

9:30am: #4 Knicks vs #3 Celtics (6)---Celtics Win


Tuesday, February 9th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

7:15pm: #5 Bulls vs #3 Celtics (7)---Celtics Win


Wednesday, February 10th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

7:15pm: #1 Lakers vs #3 Celtics---Celtics Win


Thursday, February 11th (Joseph T St Lawrence Center)

7:15pm: #1 Lakers vs #3 Celtics---Lakers Win


Congratulations Lakers!! RABA Winter Youth League 9-10 Year Old Champions!!!


RABA Zero Tolerance Policy + Youth League Gametime Responsibilities

October 23, 2011 – 12:00 PM

It is important FOR ALL RABA BASKETBALL LEAGUE TEAMS/PARTICIPANTS/FANS to remember the following so we can avoid potential problems as the season progresses:

ZERO TOLERANCE (Arguing/Swearing/Overall Conduct)

The officials and facility staff have been given specific instruction that this policy is to be strictly enforced in all RABA leagues.

Any loud outburts, demonstrative actions, unsportsmanlike conduct, arguing, fighting, etc. are subject to techinical fouls. Do not yell across the gym at the officials, or officiate the game while you are coaching/playing.

If you have a question about a ruling, ask in a calm,respectful manner during a timeout and it will be answered with the same courtesy. Arguing rule interpretations, however, will not be tolerated.

The official's explanation are final and should be accepted and respected at all times. They are not to be abused by players, coaches, and/or fans. They, like coaches and players, are giving their best effort and are essential for the leagues to operate and should be treated repectfully.

The first technical foul is your warning. It should be accepted as so, for if a second technical foul is given you must leave the game and playing area sight and sound or the game will not begin until done and may be forfeited if not done in a timely, quiet manner.

If you earn a ejection, a suspension will be assessed. Any disciplinary action that is needed to be taken will be discussed amongst present staff, referees, league commisioner, and referee assignor based on severity of the account of situation. All rulings are final.

For Youth League games, please remember that table personnel is part of the officials staff for that game, so please no yelling or giving instructions when filling one of these roles.


Prior to gametime, the book should be ready 5 minutes before the posted gametime. Adult League- Check in (Name + Number) with facility staff at scorers table before taking the floor. Youth League- Write all players on roster in book prior to the game and cross out absent players prior to start of the game.

Teams will get 5-10 minutes (may vary due to time restraints) to warm up, check-in, get volunteers for their table, and have the scorebooks ready to go.

Teams are encouraged to show up at least 15 minutes prior to the posted gametime.

HOME TEAM (Youth League)

Is responsible for providing the clock operator and the official scorebook at the table. One person is not to do both unless absolutely necessary. Parents please volunteer to help out your coaches when needed.

VISITING TEAM (Youth League)

The visiting team is to have one person doing an unofficial scorebook at the table to verify/correct the score. Please check at each stoppage of play that your book and home team's book match.


Make sure when your game is finished that the players clean up the bench area. Facilty and janitorial staff should assist with spills, especially blood, but water/sportdrink bottles and fan trash should be tended to by all participants and fans of the RABA (not just coaches) at the conclusion of each game.

Thank you for participating in RABA Basketball Leagues!