Home
Select a Registration Category:
2020-2021 REGISTRATION PAYMENT NOTE FOR WINTER BASKETBALL 
See below for Monster Madness Registration

 

We remain committed to getting our kids on the court and shooting hoops this year. 

AT THIS TIME, WE ARE ALLOWING REGISTRATIONS FOR WINTER LEAGUES TO PROCEED WITHOUT ANY PAYMENT DUE.

Once we have confirmed gym availability and permissions with the local schools, we will send out invoices for registration that can be paid online.  Registration fees for this upcoming season are as follows:

  • CLINIC (Grades preK - 2nd) > $150
  • TRANSITION (Grades 3rd & 4th) > $175
  • REC (Grades 5th - 8th) > $200
  • TRAVEL > $200 (+$100 if your child makes the team)

We appreciate your patience and thank you for registering.

FEES FOR "MONSTER MADNESS" ARE DUE AT TIME OF REGISTATION.   
 
20-21 BOYS TRAVEL

BOYS TRAVEL BASKETBALL 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Boys Travel Basketball is open to boys going into 4th - 8th grade for this coming school year.  All players must be residents of Mendham Boro or Mendham Township.

COSTS:  

The annual cost for TRAVEL basketball is $300:
 - $300 is due at the time of registration
 - $100 is due post try-outs, if the player makes the team.
 
If the player does NOT make the team, they will have a choice of transfer to the appropriate rec/transition program OR a refund (less processing surcharge/tryout fee).  The league assumes transfer to the recreation/transition league.  Refund requests must be made directly to the Mendham Patriots organization.  If requested prior to Nov 1, the surcharge is $25.  Refund requests after Nov 1 will require a $50 processing surcharge. 
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  

The Travel Program is a *TRYOUT* oriented level for players with more advanced skills.  The program includes participation in highly competitive games against other towns’ travel teams. 

Skill development and practices are more demanding than in the in-town recreation program. In short—the travel basketball program is geared to a more serious and committed player.

TEAM ASSIGNMENTS

Try-outs are grade based with independent evaluators who score and rank players on dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, and knowledge of the game at “game speed.”

Each team will consist of a minimum of 10 players.  Evaluators will present the top seven (7) recommendations for the team and rank the remaining players. The team will consist of the top seven (7) consensus recommendations and the coach will pick the remaining three (3) players. 

The coach can only pick players that are in the team's age group (the coach cannot pick a younger player attempting to play up).  If a coach picks more or less additional players than three (3), the coach must present his/her rationale to the Board of Directors for Board approval.

Players who do not make the travel team will automatically be eligible for the recreational league.

Mendham Patriots Basketball recommends that children play with their grade level. If a player also wants to try out for a higher grade team (this includes, for example, 3rd grade boys and girls trying out for a 4th grade team), they can but only make the higher grade team if the evaluators include them within the top five (5) players trying out. A player can only play on one travel team.

A player trying out for the higher grade team will not automatically make the lower grade’s travel team; the player must try out for both teams to be considered for selection.

In the case where there are a minimum of 20 qualified travel players, we will consider fielding two (2) travel teams for that grade – A and B – provided that qualified coaches are approved by the Board. The A team will consist of the top 10 players and the B team will be the second 10 players. This will assure that the better players improve by competing against better players. The league we compete in subscribes to this format and division of play as well.

If a player who has registered by the published deadline is injured and cannot participate in the scheduled travel team tryouts, he/she can either a) play recreational basketball when cleared to play; b) request a full refund for the registration fee; or c) request a tryout with the travel team as soon as able to resume play, as documented from the player’s doctor prior to January 1st. If the player cannot return to action prior to January 1st, he/she cannot tryout for travel during that season.


If the player requests a tryout with the travel team, he/she will be invited to attend a full practice of the team and will be evaluated relative to the other team players by an independent evaluator. If the player ranks in the top 7 players on the team, he/she will be added to the team. If the player ranks 8,9, or 10 - it will be the coaches' decision whether to add the player to the roster. If the player does not rank among the top 10 players on the court, he/she will not be offered a spot on the team. In no case will another player be asked to leave the team to accommodate the new player.

SEASON DURATION AND TIME COMMITMENTS

The travel season runs from November through middle/end of March.  Game schedule is dictated by the league.  Practice schedule is dictated by the coach.

Opened: 08/16/2020

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2020-21 School year

20-21 GIRLS TRAVEL

GIRLS TRAVEL BASKETBALL 

 

Girls Travel Basketball is open to girls going into 4th - 8th grade for this coming school year.  

 

  • Cost: The annual cost for girls travel basketball will be $275.  $200 is due at registration and $75 is due post-tryouts if the player makes the team.  If the player does NOT make the team, she will have a choice of transferring to the recreation program OR a refund. By default, the league assumes transfer to the recreation league. Refund requests must be made directly to the Mendham Basketball Association.
  • Tryouts:  There will be two tryouts in October (exact dates TBD).  Tryouts will be held in Chester and Mendham.  At each tryout there will be independent evaluators present from each town as selected by the respective town Boards.
  • League:  Teams will play in the Jersey Basketball Association (JBA).  Entry into additional leagues, if any, will be determined by the team coach(es) on a case by case basis.
  • Practices & Games:  Both practices and games will be held at Mendham and Chester locations.  While efforts will be made to hold practices and games at locations in both towns fairly evenly, exact scheduling will be dependent upon league requirements and gym availability.
  • Coaches:  Coaches will be selected by the Girls Travel Program Subcommittee, which will be comprised of Mendham Patriots Board Members and Chester Basketball Board Members.  The goal is to have at least one coach per team from Mendham and Chester, with the understanding that this will be dependent on the availability of willing and qualified coach volunteers.  There is no guarantee that the head coach of your daughter’s team will be from Mendham. 
  • Uniform:  Upon being selected to the roster, players will be required to purchase their new uniform. The combined team will be known as Chester-Mendham.
  • Questions: If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact us: info.mendhambasketball@gmail.com

Opened: 08/16/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 4 to 8 for 2020-21 School year