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OCEANPORT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

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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.

A FEW ROSTER SLOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR REC BASKETBALL!

We have the following roster spots still available as of February 2, 2016:

Intermediate Boys (5/6 Grade): 1 roster spot available

Intermediate Girls (5/6 Grade): 2 roster spots available

Junior Girls (3/4 Grade): 2 roster spots available

Junior Boys (3/4 Grade): NO ROSTER SPOTS AVAILABLE

Senior Boys (7/8 Grade): 2 roster spots available

Senior Girls (7/8 Grade): NO ROSTER SPOTS AVAILABLE

Rookie Division (2nd Grade Boys and Girls): 10 roster spots available

Available roster spots will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. A registration form can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

 

2015-2016 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.

FORMER OCEANPORT KNIGHT DANIEL PILLARI UP FOR EMMY AND ESPY AWARDS!

Former Oceanport Knights, Maple Place Charger and Shore Regional Blue Devil star Daniel Pillari (pictured below performing his stirring live-action depiction of Michelangelo's Touch of God), one of only two players from the Knights' program to play Division 1 college basketball, is tearing it up at Monmouth University this year as part of the Hawks' surprising 7-3 team. 

Pillari's ability to mimic the masters isn't limited to the Renaissance era, as evidenced by this incredibly moving reenactment of the most recent Star Wars film:

 

Daniel and his teammates have commanded the attention of national media and have even made it to the Today Show:

We're still waiting for him, however, to mention the Oceanport Knights.

NO JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE or SENIOR DIVISION REC PRACTICES IF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED!

JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR DIVISION Rec practices are ALWAYS cancelled in the event of an early dismissal, school closure or scheduled holiday. Rookie Division practices (Monday nights), however, will be conducted regardless of regularly scheduled school holidays.  In the event of an unscheduled school closure or early dismissal, however, Rookie Division practices will be cancelled.

2015 ROOKIE GAMES A PREVIEW OF 2032 WORLD GAMES!

For the 25th year in a row, the Oceanport Basketball Association's Rookie League games took place without any of the players dunking, but nobody noticed because the skill level of this year's rookies was off the charts. The future of Oceanport, Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright's basketball looks good based on the quality of play that was on display. Coach Gerry would have have been very proud of how well everybody played!  If you'd like to see some action photos from the Rookie League games, please visit the Oceanport Basketball Association's Facebook page. Coach 

2015 SONNY GIORDANO GAME ENDS IN 69-69 TIE!

Mikey Deusch, Brett Young, Garrett Freund and Gil Goldsmith put on a game long three point shooting display in a very hotly contested Sonny Giordano game played by eleven of the outgoing 8th grade rec players in front of several hundred cheering fans at Maple Place on Saturday afternoon.  "Man, Maple Place was loud today," said Jake Turner, "much louder than during our school games.  I couldn't believe my mom brought her tuba.  Did you hear how incredibly loud that was? I had no idea she played the tuba in high school!"  Deusch seemed to have won the game with a long distance three with about 25 seconds to go, but Goldsmith answered back with a three of his own to tie the game at 69 and that is the way the game ended.  "Shooting threes is what Mikey and I do," said Goldsmith at the post game lobster brunch, "we'd shoot fours, but they don't allow us to." 

HUNDREDS OF PICTURES FROM THE 1/31/15 GAMES CAN BE SEEN ON THE OBA FACEBOOK PAGE.

We had a lot of competitive, well played games yesterday and we've got the pictures to prove it.  Click HERE to go to the Oceanport Basketball Association's Facebook page to see hundreds more like the ones below.

 

               "If you say one more word about my incredibly silly hat, you are coming out of the game for good!"

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

Tuesday, Feb 9
JUNIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#2 - O'Brien7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Miller7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
JUNIOR GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - MacRae6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#4 - Carpenter6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - Decker6:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#9 - O'Brien6:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#6 - Levy6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#2 - Davis7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#8 - McMullin7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#3 - Zenkert6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
SENIOR GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - Pekmezian7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#2 - Riepl7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-8 BOYS5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Wednesday, Feb 10
JUNIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - McMullin7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#6 - Moro7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
JUNIOR GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#2 - Connor6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#3 - Penny6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#4 - Degnan5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Barton5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#4 - Walter6:00pmMonmouth Beach School
PRACTICE OP#1 - Doehner6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Carew7:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
SENIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#7 - DeSantis5:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#3 - Martucci6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#1 - Donohoe7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#8 - Condon7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-9 BOYS7:00pmMonmouth Beach School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)8:00pmMonmouth Beach School
Thursday, Feb 11
JUNIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#3 - Bennett6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#4 - Stock6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#3 - Zenkert5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#7 - Murphy6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#2 - Kopec6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
SENIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#4 - Zenkert5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#2 - Dolan7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#6 - Paglia7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Murphy7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-9 GIRLS7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
Friday, Feb 12
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)9:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-10 BOYS11:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)12:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)2:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)3:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)5:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Saturday, Feb 13
JUNIOR BOYS REC
OP#6 - Moro @ WLB#2 - Hickman8:30amMonmouth Beach School
WLB#3 - Marrin @ OP#5 - Miller9:30amMonmouth Beach School
WLB#1 - Farley @ Eatontown9:30amWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
OP#1 - McMullin @ OP#2 - O'Brien10:30amMonmouth Beach School
OP#4 - Stock @ OP#3 - Bennett11:30amMonmouth Beach School
JUNIOR GIRLS REC
WLB#1 - Arvenitis @ OP#1 - MacRae12:30pmMonmouth Beach School
WLB#3 - Palmberg @ OP#3 - Penny1:30pmMonmouth Beach School
WLB#2 - Cavanaugh @ OP#4 - Carpenter2:30pmMonmouth Beach School
OP#2 - Connor @ OP#4 - Carpenter3:30pmMonmouth Beach School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
OP#7 - Murphy @ OP#9 - O'Brien8:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
OP#7 - Murphy @ OP#4 - Degnan9:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
OP#5 - Barton @ OP#8 - McMullin10:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
OP#3 - Zenkert @ OP#2 - Davis1:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
OP#6 - Levy @ OP#1 - Decker2:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
OP#3 - Zenkert @ OP#5 - Carew10:30amWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
OP#1 - Doehner @ OP#5 - Carew11:30amWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
OP#4 - Walter @ OP#2 - Kopec12:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
SENIOR BOYS REC
OP#6 - Paglia @ OP#4 - Zenkert12:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OP#3 - Martucci @ OP#8 - Condon1:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OP#2 - Dolan @ OP#5 - Murphy2:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OP#1 - Donohoe @ OP#7 - DeSantis3:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
SENIOR GIRLS REC
OP#2 - Riepl @ OP#1 - Pekmezian11:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
Sunday, Feb 14
ADULT REC (OVER 35) - FEITER
PICK UP GAMES @ Elderly Adults (Over 35) - Feiter8:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
Ocean Township @ KNIGHTS U-8 BOYS12:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Manasquan @ KNIGHTS U-10 BOYS1:15pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS U-9 GIRLS @ Fair Haven1:30pmFair Haven - Knollwood School
Ocean Township @ KNIGHTS U-9 BOYS2:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Berkeley @ KNIGHTS U-10 GIRLS3:45pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Ocean Township @ KNIGHTS U-9 GIRLS5:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Monday, Feb 15
ROOKIE LEAGUE REC
PRACTICE Rookie #4 - Calandriello5:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE Rookie #6 - Sikand5:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE Rookie #1 - Zilincar6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE Rookie #2 - Lockwood6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE Rookie #3 - Sasso7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE Rookie #5 - Moro7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)9:30amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)11:00amOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)12:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)2:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)3:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym) @ OPEN GYM TIME (Whole Gym)5:00pmOceanport - Maple Place School
GYM NOT AVAILABLE @ GYM NOT AVAILABLE6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Ocean Township @ KNIGHTS U-10 BOYS7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Tuesday, Feb 16
JUNIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#2 - O'Brien7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Miller7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
JUNIOR GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - MacRae6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#4 - Carpenter6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - Decker6:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#9 - O'Brien6:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#6 - Levy6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#2 - Davis7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#8 - McMullin7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#3 - Zenkert6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
SENIOR GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - Pekmezian7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#2 - Riepl7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-8 BOYS5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
Wednesday, Feb 17
JUNIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - McMullin7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#6 - Moro7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
JUNIOR GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#2 - Connor6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#3 - Penny6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#4 - Degnan5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Barton5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#1 - Doehner6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#4 - Walter7:30pmMonmouth Beach School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Carew7:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
SENIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#7 - DeSantis5:30pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#3 - Martucci6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#1 - Donohoe7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#8 - Condon7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
Rumson @ KNIGHTS U-9 BOYS6:30pmMonmouth Beach School
Thursday, Feb 18
JUNIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#3 - Bennett6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
PRACTICE OP#4 - Stock6:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School
INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#3 - Zenkert5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#7 - Murphy6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC
PRACTICE OP#2 - Kopec6:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
SENIOR BOYS REC
PRACTICE OP#4 - Zenkert5:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
PRACTICE OP#2 - Dolan7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#6 - Paglia7:00pmWest Long Branch Frank Antonides School
PRACTICE OP#5 - Murphy7:30pmOceanport - Maple Place School
KNIGHTS TRAVEL TEAMS
PRACTICE KNIGHTS U-9 GIRLS7:00pmOceanport - Wolf Hill School

For a complete schedule listing, click here!