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OCEANPORT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

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SECOND TRYOUT FOR SENIOR GIRLS MOVED TO 8:00 AM ON SATURDAY 9/23

NOTE: Saturday's Senior Girls tryout has been moved from 10:00 am to 8:00 am  on September 23, 2017!

2017-2018 KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT SCHEDULE:

All tryouts are at Maple Place School (MP).  

 

Division/Team

Tryout Dates/Times/Place

Eligibility

U-13/Senior Boys (Coach Condon)

9/16/17 – 10:00 to11:15am @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2003 (Primarily 8th graders)

U-13/Senior Boys (Coach Condon)

9/18/17 – 8:15 to 9:30pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2003 (Primarily 8th graders)

U-12/Int. Boys (Coach Murphy)

9/08/17 – 6 to 7:15 pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2004(Primarily 7th graders)

U-12/Int. Boys (Coach Murphy)

9/11/17 – 7:15 to 8:30pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2004 (Primarily 7th graders)

U-11/Jr. Boys (Coach Decker/Alcini)

9/11/17 – 6 to 7:15pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2005 (Primarily 6th graders)

U-11/Jr. Boys (Coach Decker/Alcini)

9/12/17 – 7:15 to 8:30pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2005 (Primarily 6th graders)

U-10 Boys  (Coach Murphy)

9/15/17 – 6:45 to 8 pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2006 (Primarily 5th graders)

U-10 Boys (Coach Murphy)

9/22/17 – 6:45 to 8 pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2006 (Primarily 5th graders)

U-9 Boys (Coach Kelly)

9/23/17 – 5 to 6:15 pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2007 (Primarily 4th graders)

U-9 Boys (Coach Kelly)

9/27/17 – 6 to 7:15 pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2007 (Primarily 4th graders)

U-8 Boys (TBD)

9/24/17 – 6:00 to 7:15pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2008 (Primarily 3rd graders & below)

U-8 Boys (TBD)

9/25/17 – 6:00 to 7:15pm @ MP

Boys born after July 31, 2008 (Primarily 3rd graders & below)

U-13/Senior Girls (Coach Guidetti)

9/14/17 – 7:00 to 8:15pm @ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2003 (Primarily 7th AND 8th graders)

U-13/Senior Girls (Coach Guidetti)

9/23/17 – 8:00 to 9:15am@ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2003 (Primarily 7th AND 8th graders)

U-12/Int. Girls – NO TEAM

 

Girls born after July 31, 2004 (Primarily 7th graders)

U-12/Int. Girls – NO TEAM

 

Girls born after July 31, 2004 (Primarily 7th graders)

U-11/Jr. Girls (Coach Carpenter)

9/13/17 – 6:00 to 7:15 pm @ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2005 (Primarily 6th graders)

U-11/Jr. Girls (Coach  Carpenter)

9/16/17 – 8:30 to 10:00am @ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2005 (Primarily 6th graders)

U-10 Girls (Coach MacRae)

9/15/17 – 5:30 to 6:45pm @ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2006 (Primarily 5th graders)

U-10 Girls (Coach MacRae)

9/22/17 – 5:30 to 6:45 pm @ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2006 (Primarily 5th graders)

U-9 Girls (Coach Poser)

9/18/17 – 7:00 to 8:15 pm @ MP

Girls born after July 31, 2007 (Primarily 4th graders)

U-9 Girls (Coach Poser)

9/20/17 – 7:00 to 8:15 pm at MP

Girls born after July 31, 2007 (Primarily 4th graders)

 

**2nd Grade Boys can try out for the U-8 Boys team and 3rd grade girls can try out for the U-9 Girls team.

**There is no Intermediate (7th Grade) Girls team this year, so we will have a combined 7th and 8th grade Senior Girls team.  As such, girls in the 7th and 8th grade should attend one of the Senior Girls Tryouts.

What is the 2017-2018 Age rule?

There will be no waivers granted for age.

 

  • 13s born after July 31, 2003  or born after June 30, 2003 and in 8th  grade
  • 12s born after July 31, 2004  or born after June 30, 2004 and in 7th  grade
  • 11s born after July 31, 2005  or born after June 30, 2005 and in 6th  grade
  • 10s born after July 31, 2006  or born after June 30, 2006 and in 5th  grade
  • 9s  born after July 31, 2007  or born after June 30, 2007 and in 4th  grade
  • 8s  born after July 31, 2008  or born after June 30, 2008 and in 3rd  grade

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·         All candidates must reside in Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, or Sea Bright and must attend at least ONE tryout session. We reserve the right to conduct additional tryout sessions, if necessary.

·         All candidates will be notified shortly after the last day of their respective tryouts whether they made the team or not; some candidates will be cut after tryouts.

·         Candidates should dress comfortably for tryouts by wearing a tee shirt with a number on the back, shorts and good basketball shoes, and new candidates should bring a photocopy of their birth certificate.

·         MMBL Fall and Winter teams will play approximately 12 games as part of their league schedules, plus possible playoffs. MMBL Intermediate teams will play 8-10 games, plus possible playoffs. Home games will be played at Maple Place School

·         SPECIAL NOTE: In contrast to the Recreation basketball program, some players who try out for a traveling team will not be selected to participate. For those selected, there is no minimum playing time guaranteed for any participant.  Each player chosen must earn playing time via effort, attitude and performance in practices and games.

·         Each player selected will be responsible to pay a fee of $250.00.  This fee includes two tickets to the KNIGHTS’ Annual Tip-Off Fundraiser Party, which will be held in October at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach.

·         Families with multiple players in the Knights program will be required to pay $250.00 for the first child, $170.00 for the 2nd child and $90.00 for each child thereafter.

 

QUESTIONS? – Please Call

Jay Coffey at 201-993-9554

or

 

e-mail at obahoops@att.net

 

NOTRE DAME DEFEATS UCLA 72-69 TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIP! ADAMS COACH OF THE YEAR FOR 7TH TIME?

 

Six Time Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball Coach of the Year Mikey Adams wasn't sure that his #2 ranked Notre Dame squad was quite up to the task of shutting down the offensive juggernaut that Chris Panduri's #5 seed UCLA squad had become in its playoff run to the finals of the 2017 Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball League Playoffs.  "Panduri is easy enough to stop because he doesn't have a left hand and is easily rattled if you make fun of his 1980's headband, but this Ryan Paglia kid --- he's the talented Paglia brother --- is just a beast down low and on the boards and this Winston Riepl kid plays like a young Erik Graham except he's much more talented and actually looks like he belongs on a basketball court, so I was very concerned about our ability to keep the score down," said an exhausted Adams after receiving the championship trophy and a Facebook tag from Oceanport Councilman Joe Irace.  Adams is a lock to win his 7th consecutive Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball Coach of the Year award and the secret to his success is really no secret at all.  "I'll tell you why I am the coach and why I am good at it," Adams told the packed gym at Maple Place, "It's because I know how to tie a Half Windsor knot and I look really good in pair of chinos and a collared shirt, that's why. I mean, I'm no Matt Malley when it comes to fashion, but I'm gonna look great in my 2017 Championship Hoodie!"

2017 SHORE AREA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS - NOTRE DAME

Notre Dame's Mikey Deusch, who had a team high number of shots from outside of his normal shooting range, was not as worried as his coach about the outcome of the game, stating, "Are you kidding me? I knew we were going to win this game the day the season started.  Just look at the biceps on Goldsmith and Koob in this picture!  We had to cut their sleeves off! Those guys are built like LeBron James and Connor Rempel!  If the shirts from Skip's Sports couldn't hold them back, what makes you think that Panduri's team could hold them back?"  

Kyle Koob and Namir Stevens combined for 34 points and they were just too much for Panduri, Paglia and Riepl to overcome as Koob's Fighting Irish defeated Panduri's UCLA Bruins 72-69 in a game that many who were in attendance that evening said was one of the best Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball Championship games ever played on a Wednesday evening, after 6:30 pm, in May, at Maple Place, this year. 

REMINDER REGARDING SPORTS SPECS/GLASSES

As of July 11, 2006, the laws of the State of New Jersey require that participants in youth sports who wear eyeglasses must now wear PROTECTIVE SPORTS GLASSES while playing sports. Your child will NOT be permitted to participate in any game or practice while wearing non-protective sports glasses. This is the actual body of the law:

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

C.5:18-1 Protective eyewear for certain children participating in sports.

1. Any child who wears corrective eyeglasses while participating in racquetball, squash,tennis, women's lacrosse, basketball, women's field hockey, badminton, paddleball, soccer,volleyball, baseball or softball, sponsored by a school, community or government agency, shallbe required to wear protective eyewear that meets the frames standards of the American Societyfor Testing and Materials (ASTM) F803 and lens standards of the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) Z87.1.C.5:18-2 Grants to assist low-income families.

2. The New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, established under P.L.1999,c.265 (C.26:1A-37.5 et seq.) is authorized to provide grants to assist low-income families inpurchasing the protective eyewear. As used in this section, a "low-income family" means afamily which qualifies for low-income housing under the standards promulgated by the Councilon Affordable Housing pursuant to the "Fair Housing Act," P.L.1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-301 etal.).C.5:18-3 Immunity from civil liability.

3. No school, community or government agency engaged in organizing, teaching, refereeingor coaching a sports activity described in section 1 of this act shall be liable in a civil action forfailure to administer or enforce the provisions of this act.4. This act shall take effect six months after the date of enactment.Approved January 11, 2006.

2016-2017 OBA REC BASKETBALL RULES - REVISED AS OF 11-14-2015

November 14, 2015

Click HERE for a copy of the rules for all three divisions as amended on 11/14/15.

MEN'S 35 AND OVER REC BASKETBALL PLAYED ON SUNDAYS 8:00 to 10:00 AM

Men's 35 and Older recreation basketball pick up games at Maple Place School are open to all Oceanport residents 35 and older on Sundays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Out of shape has beens and never wuzzes who live in Oceanport and who are at least 35 years of age are invited to play something that resembles basketball, except that it is played in very, very slow motion. Schoolyard rules (call your own fouls, all shots count as 1 point, losers sit, John Feiter is never wrong) apply.  

Upcoming Games & Practices

Friday, Sep 22
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
TRYOUTS @ KNIGHTS U-10 GIRLS 2017-185:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
TRYOUTS @ KNIGHTS U-10 BOYS 2017-186:45pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Saturday, Sep 23
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ KNIGHTS SENIOR GIRLS 2017-188:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)10:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)11:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)1:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)2:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)4:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
TRYOUTS @ KNIGHTS U-9 BOYS 2017-185:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE KNIGHTS JUNIOR BOYS 2017-186:15pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Sunday, Sep 24
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)8:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)10:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)11:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)1:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-10 GIRLS 2017-182:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE KNIGHTS JUNIOR BOYS 2017-184:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
TRYOUTS @ KNIGHTS U-8 BOYS 2017-20186:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Monday, Sep 25
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
TRYOUTS @ KNIGHTS U-8 BOYS 2017-20186:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)7:15pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Tuesday, Sep 26
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY5:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY6:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY7:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY8:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Wednesday, Sep 27
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
TRYOUTS @ KNIGHTS U-9 BOYS 2017-186:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)7:15pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Thursday, Sep 28
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)6:45pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)8:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Friday, Sep 29
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY5:30pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE ALL DAY7:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School

For a complete schedule listing, click here!