As the 2015-2016 Little Lads Basketball season gets underway, we'd like to wish all of our players the best of luck for a rewarding and fun season. Remember to always give your best effort while on the court; be respectful of teammates, coaches, and officials; and most importantly... always have fun.
We'd also like to thank the coaches for volunteering. Without them, we do not have a league. Finally, thanks to the parents. We know there are several basketball organizations in the Hamilton Twp. area that you could have chosen for your child to play in. We truly believe that we have the best youth sports organization in Mercer County, and that is a direct reflection of the families that make up our league.
Now it's time to take the court!
TEAM SPONSORS AND COLORS
Listed below are the team sponsors and colors for the 2015-2016 season. The division schedules will be updated shortly to reflect the sponsor name. Please refer to this chart to determine who your team sponsor is.
SCHEDULES NOW POSTED
The schedules for the 2015-2016 season are now posted. Click on the Schedules link on the left. Select the desired division and team at the top of the page.
Please be advised that the schedule posted on the website is the ONLY official schedule. Any schedules that are handed out should be verified against the posted schedule.
NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL - PARKING AND ENTRANCE CHANGES
Please be advised that we will be using the rear entrance to the Nottingham High School gyms this season. All parking should now be in the back of the building. The front driveway is completely designated as a fire lane, so parking anywhere within the driveway is prohibited. Any cars parked there are subject to being towed.
Please use the picture below as reference for where to park and enter the school.
REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL AND SR LADS
We are no longer accepting registrations for our Cadets, Jr Lads, and Lads Divisions. We already have many more players registered than we have available spots. Anyone showing up at tryouts looking to register will, unfortunately, need to be turned away.
Registrations will still be accepted for Instructional (ages 5-7) and Sr Lads (ages 15-17). Registrations can be completed on-line by clicking the Online Registration link on left, or by mail. Registration forms to mail in can be found under Handouts on the left side of this page.
2015-2016 REGISTRATION FEES
Ages (As of 8/31/15)
5, 6, 7
7, 8, 9
12, 13, 14
15, 16, 17
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!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2015-16 SEASON!
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)
If you are willing to help, please contact Jack DeStefano asap at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please check back soon for details on the 2015-16 registration information.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
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".
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!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOUNDATION PRESENTATION
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.
HLL BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
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