Youth Basketball Program

For students of the Chatham Central School District

All players are required to complete the Morris Memorial Basketball Program’s Hold-Harmless Screening Agreement. Download the agreement.

Parents: Please bring a completed copy with you on the first day of basketball, or complete a copy provided by the Morris upon arrival.

Registration: October 28-November 16, 2022
Season: December 3, 2022-February 18, 2023

This season, the Morris Memorial Youth Basketball Program will take place at the Morris Memorial for all ages. Volunteer coaches will teach foundational basketball skills and impart basketball knowledge to boys and girls in Grades 1-8. Coaches will lead practice one weekday evening and organize Saturday games in the gymnasium at the Morris.

Fee: $60.00 per child. $50.00 for additional siblings.


The Morris Memorial provides fee assistance on a school lunch assistance basis. Email or call Morris Director, Michael West, to request fee assistance for this year’s program. [email protected] (518) 392-4622.

Volunteer coaches receive one free registration. When registering online, please opt to “pay by check” and notify Michael West that you would like to coach. Your fee will then be waived.

We will be ordering reversible basketball jerseys for all players once registrations are all received. Most likely, our team jerseys will be provided to players after Christmas break. On sessions leading up to Christmas break, students are asked to wear athletic shoes and clothing. For game-play, coaches will make use of Morris owned, solid-colored jerseys which will be washed between each use.

****Please bring a water bottle! Our drinking fountain is out of order as a measure to keep COVID-19 from spreading.****

Schedule by Division

The 2022-2023 Morris Recreational Basketball Program will begin on December 3, 2022 and end on February 18, 2023. Registration for the 2022-2023 season will open Wednesday, November 1, 2022.

Weekday practice schedules are determined primarily by volunteer coaches’ availability and will be provided as soon as possible.

Saturdays by division:
5th-6th Boys – 8:30am-9:30am
5th-6th Girls – 9:45am-10:45am
3rd-4th Boys – 11:00am-12:00pm
3rd-4th Girls – 12:15pm-1:15pm
1st-2nd Boys – 1:30pm-2:30pm
1st-2nd Girls – 2:45pm-3:45pm

COVID-19 Safety Measures

All players, coaches and spectators, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask while inside of the Morris facility. We will ask that spectators be held to a minimum.

Our building will be ventilated with windows opened and fans installed to pull air outdoors.

Any player who is not feeling well is asked to please remain at home. We will also require anyone who is placed on quarantine to remain out of our facility until the quarantine is completed.

All participants will be required to complete a COVID-19 specific hold harmless agreement for the upcoming season. This will include a season-long screening agreement.

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic becomes too dangerous to run our program as organized, we may need to modify our program structure, or cancel our program altogether. We are hopeful that this will not be the case.


Contact Michael West, Morris Director [email protected] (518) 392-4622 weekdays 2:00-6:00pm.