Morris Memorial Basketball Program 2015-2016



For Girls and Boys in Grades 1 through 8


The Morris Memorial Recreational Basketball Program is a program for girls and boys in grades 1-8 who reside in the Chatham Central School District and the surrounding townships. This non-sectarian program, which is formerly known as the St. James CYO Program, uses basketball as a vehicle for enhancing players’ positive social skills and self-esteem. Youth will learn basic basketball skills with a strong focus on sportsmanship and team spirit. All teams are co-ed. Volunteer coaches will lead skill-building drills during the first half of the hour and then the youth will scrimmage other teams

during the second half of the hour. Scores will not be kept and all players will have equal playing time, regardless of skill. Divisions 2-4 practice one hour during the week. Division 1 is comprised of 1st/ 2nd graders, division 2 is comprised of 3rd/4th graders, division 3 is comprised of 5th/6th graders and division 4 is comprised of 7th/8th graders.


This program will be conducted on Saturday mornings for Divisions 2 – 4 at the Chatham Middle School. Division 1 will play on Sunday afternoons at the Morris Memorial on Park Row, Chatham.

Divisions 2-4 will meet at the Chatham Middles School beginning Saturday December 5th.

(Division 2 – 8:30am – 9:30am) (Division 3 – 10:00am – 11:am)

(Division 4 – 11:30am – 12:30pm)

Division 1 will meet at the Morris beginning Sunday, December 6th. Teams will meet from either 1:00pm – 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

The basketball program ends February 13th/14th.


REGISTRATION FEE is $60.00 for the first player from each family and $50.00 for each additional player. Placement on a team will only be guaranteed to those youth who register online by November19th.   IMPORTANT: A $15 late fee will be added to registrations after the 11/19 deadline. Scholarships are available by calling the Morris office. All children will receive a T-shirt and game schedule from their coach. Shirt sizes available are YOUTH small, medium and large and ADULT small, medium large and extra large. Coaches will call players regarding team assignments and practices


We will be hosting a coaching interest meeting at the Morris Memorial on Thursday, November 19th at the Morris Memorial at 6:15pm. Please contact Michael West at the Morris Memorial if you are interested.  Coaches will receive one free player registration.
(518) 392-4622

Travel Basketball

The Morris travel basketball program is for youth seeking to play at a more competitive level.  Information regarding try outs will be distributed via back pack mail and will be noted on this website. Games usually start the end of December and continue through February. Most teams compete in a tournament the first part of March.  Youth who participate in the Travel Program are also required to participate in the Recreational League.

The Morris Memorial appreciates the generosity and support of the Chatham School District for allowing the Morris basketball programs to use the school gymnasiums for practices and games.

The Morris Memorial is sponsoring a summer basketball program for Girls and Boys in Grades 5-8. The open gym format will include roughly 30 minutes of skill development drills followed by plenty of time to scrimmage!

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