Morris Memorial Basketball Program 2016-2017



**Travel Basketball Try-Outs**


The Morris Memorial will be hosting travel basketball try-outs for a boys 3rd and 4th grade team as well as a boys 5th and 6th grade team. We are asking anyone interested in coaching or co-coaching a 5th and 6th grade travel girls team to contact Michael West at the Morris Memorial – (518) 392-4622


  • Travel basketball is meant for players ready to commit to a competitive season in addition to the Morris’s recreational league.
  • Those playing on a Morris Memorial travel team are required to participate in the recreational program as well.
  • Coaches can only accept a certain number of players for each team and players may face not making the team after trying out.
  • Travel teams will compete with other teams in the surrounding area beginning as early as Thanksgiving weekend and continuing into March.
  • If your child has interest in trying out for a team but is unable to attend the dates/times below, please contact Michael West at the Morris Memorial.


3rd and 4th grade boys:

  • Saturday, 10/29 – 8am-9:30am
  • Sunday, 10/30 – 5pm-6:30pm


5th and 6th grade boys:

  • Saturday, 10/29 – 9:30am-11am
  • Sunday, 10/30 – 6:30pm-8pm


**Recreational Basketball – 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 (3rd-8th grade) at the Chatham Middle School. Division 1 (1st and 2nd) 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 3rd.

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

(Division 4 – 11:30am – 12:30pm)

Division 1 will meet at the Morris beginning Sunday, December 4th. Teams will meet from either 1:00pm – 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

The basketball program ends February 11th/12th.


REGISTRATION FEE is $75.00 for the first player from each family and $65.00 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 11/25 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




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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