Tryouts Information

Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season are scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at Crockett Middle School.  Times are as follows:

Cadets - 9:30 am

Jr. Lads - 12:00 noon

Lads - 2:30 pm

All players who are moving up a division, or are new to the league must attend tryouts.  This will be the only tryouts scheduled.  Teams are selected immediately following the completion of each group.  If a player was previously registered, but unable to attend tryouts, he/she will still be available for selection to a team.

Please be advised that there are only a limited number of spots available in each division.  If a player is not selected to a team, we will provide a full refund.

Returning players who will be playing in the same division as last season are not required to tryout.



Hamilton Little Lads Basketball is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 season.  Players returning from last season may register on-line using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) by clicking on the button above or the link on the left.

New players to the league, and anyone wishing to pay by check or cash, must register in-person.  Dates, times, and locations of in-person registrations are listed below.  We can also accept credit cards as payment at that time.  

Returning players may also register by mail.  Send the completed registration form (found under Handouts on left) to the address listed on the form, along with payment in form of a check.

Players registering for the first time must present a birth certificate at registration.  No need to bring a copy.  We will verify the date of birth and return the certificate. 

Registration fees are due at the time of registration.  You may notice that there has been a slight increase in the registration fees, but we have eliminated all fund-raisers.  




  • Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at McManiman Building off of South Olden Ave.
  • Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at HTRBA Little League Meeting Room
  • Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at HTRBA Little League Meeting Room
  • Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at HTRBA Little League Meeting Room

HTRBA Little League is located at 10 Ferndale Ave., Mercerville, NJ.  From Sloan Ave. turn on to Fairlawn Ave at the light for the AMC Theaters.  Then make first left onto Ferndale Ave. That brings you into the HTRBA parking lot.  Registration is held on the second floor in the big building to the right.



Division              Ages (As of 8/31/15)       Fee      
Instructional 5, 6, 7 $85
Cadets 7, 8, 9 $120
Jr Lads 10, 11 $120
Lads 12, 13, 14 $120
Sr Lads 15, 16, 17 $95


These fees are slightly higher than in the past, but we have eliminated all fund-raisers.  No more candy sale... no more Tag Day!  Once you pay your registration fee, you're done!


Planning has begun for the 46th season of Little Lads Basketball.

We need your help!!


The success of our league is dependent upon the active participation of volunteers and we really need assistance.


In order to provide a positive basketball experience for 360 kids in our community it requires volunteer coaches and admistrators to help with:


  • Coaching (32 coaches across 4 divisions)
  • Player registrations
  • Sponsorships
  • Fundraising
  • Uniforms
  • Communications
  • Background Checks
  • Facilities
  • Picture Days

If you are willing to help, please contact Jack DeStefano asap at .


Please check back soon for details on the 2015-16 registration information.
Jack Destefano
For 45 Years of dedication and service to the youth of our community.   Thank you to our the league's founder, leader, and a true hero.  The real "Mr. Little Lads".
Steve Destefano
Thank you for all the years of teaching basketball fundamentals to our Instructional Division.  Your passion and love for the game and the youth of our community will be greatly missed!
The Hamilton Little Lads Basketball community sold magnets to benefit the First Day of School Foundation.  The sale of the magnets raised $500, and the league matched the amount to make the total donated $1000.  Thank you for helping such a worthy cause! 
First Day of School Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which provides support for special education students.  The foundation honors the memory of Eli Thomas Waller.  Please click the banner below for details.
Each year, Hamilton Little Lads Basketball presents the annual Andrew M. Kusnirik Jr. Sportsmanship Award to a graduating Lads Player, and the Anthony A. "Tony" Stella Sportsmanship Award to a graduating Jr. Lads player.
This season, we are also presenting the first ever John A. "Jack" DeStefano Sportsmanship Award to a graduating Cadet player.  
Each award is voted on by the coaches in the division, and is presented to the player who bests exemplifies all the characterstics of sportsmanship including: fair play, a striving spirit, and teamwork
Congratulations to this year's recipients:
Andrew M. Kusnirik Jr. Sportsmanship Award (Lads Division) - Scott Soleimani
Anthony A. "Tony" Stella Sportsmanship Award (Jr Lads Division) - Nick Rocco
John A. "Jack" DeStefano Sportsmanship Award (Cadet Division) - Michael Smith