• 2015-2016 Jr. Raiders Basketball Registrations now being accepted through 10/16/15.
  • Grades 1 & 2 Introduction to Basketball. Skills, Drills, Fun & Games.
  • Grades 3 & 4 Schuylkill League Basketball League and Tournament play.
  • Grades 5 & 6 Schuylkill League Basketball League and Tournament play.
  • Welcome to the 2015-2016 Tamaqua Jr. Raiders Basketball Season
Welcome to the home of the

Tamaqua Boys Junior Raiders Basketball Program


Registration for the 2015-2016 Tamaqua boys basketball program are being accepted currently.  Registrations will run until October 16th, 2015.  REGISTRATIONS can be completed through this website by completing the online registration form.

All boys in the TAMAQUA Area School District in grades 1 through 6 would be eligible to participate.  

Grades 1 & 2 would consist of the introduction to basketball while incorporating skill and drills, meeting once a week from December thru March. Grades 1& 2 may compete in a travel basketball tournament, usually hosted by North Schuylkill.

Grades 3 thru 6 would consist of game play in the local Schuylkill County Basketball travel League.  Boys from grades 3 thru 6 would also have the opportunity to participate on a tournament travel team at the end of the regular basketball season.  All tournament teams will be selected by the coaches directly involved with the programs.

Any questions regarding TAMAQUA JR. Raiders Basketball may be emailed to Cristie Ansbach at sparkie1714@yahoo.com


Registration fees:

 $25 for first and second grade

 $35 for grades 3 – 6

The fees pay for jerseys and insurance at facility for home games.

Team Selections:

Once all registrations are received, a date will be announced for players to attend an open gym whereby 

the future coaches can review each player.

Number of teams determined by number of players AND COACHES.

Dates usually in beginning of November

Coaches select teams privately in a draft. No team is “stacked”. The purpose of the season is for the 

boys to develop and learn fundamentals. Our goal is to have each and every player enjoy their season, 

learn, and be prepared for the following year. Every player is chosen. Every player gets playing time.

The teams include 3rd and 4th grade players together, and 5th and 6th grade players together.

The 1st and 2nd grade players meet for weekly practices, so teams are not organized at that age group.


Once your player is selected, you will receive an email instructing you the coach’s name and first 

practice location. 

Practices are usually held 2 evenings per week for an hour or an hour and half, with exception of 1st and 

2nd grades (weekly).

Gym locations are: Tamaqua Elementary, Athletic Center, High School, and West Penn Elementary.


Games are on Saturdays and Sundays. Our home games are usually held Sundays.

We request 5 home games and ALL Tamaqua Teams play at home those days. When we are away, team 

locations vary: one 5th/6th grade team may play in North Schuylkill; another in Pine Grove, etc.

All Home Games are played at the Athletic Center or High School.

If there is a snow cancellation, a home makeup day may be Saturday.

We do not know the dates until a Schuylkill League meeting is held, and the schedule is usually released 

in early December. It is not uncommon to have the game schedule the week before your first game.

Also, we will not know exact locations of other teams until this time, as their teams are also decided 

based upon registrations.

When School is cancelled or there is an early dismissal due to inclement weather practices are also cancelled.