Township of Long Hill

Parks & Recreation Director:  Lisa Scanlon
915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933
908.647.8000 x219

2016 - 2017 Travel Basketball

Check here for Travel Basketball Notices
Travel Basketball Try-Outs
Parents/Players--Please note, once a schedule is posted, it cannot be changed as it will have a snowball effect--someone will always have a conflict.  We will follow our policies for the try-out process which are linked below.  Even if you cannot make the first try-out, please register for the try-outs so we know how to gauge interest at each of the grade levels.    Then, please watch this page for updates on 2nd try-out nights.
Update 10/6/17:  Thank you to everyone who came out this week for try-outs.  If you missed the first week of try-outs, and you did not register before the first try-out and alert the Rec Director that you would miss the first try-out--you need to contact the Rec Dept by 10/11/17.  After that, we will be deciding whether or not a second try-out at each grade is necessary.  In some grades, we had just enough for a team, so if there is no further interest--we will name the team rather than hold a 2nd try-out.  So you know how the saying goes...speak now or forever hold your peace.  
For those teams where we are scheduling a second try-out, those will be held 10/16, 10/17, or 10/18 either at 6pm or at 7:30pm.  Please keep watching this page on the website for further updates.  
There are no try-outs scheduled for the week of 10/9.  Enjoy the long holiday weekend.
10/10/17 Update--These teams will have Second Try-Outs as follows:
Monday, 10/16:  4G (6pm - 7:30pm CNG)
Monday, 10/16:  7B (7:30pm - 9pm CNG)
Tuesday, 10/17:  5G (6pm - 7:30pm CNG)
Tuesday, 10/17:  6G (7:30pm - 9pm CNG)
Wednesday, 10/18: 4B (6pm - 7:30pm CNG)
Wednesday, 10/18:  8G (7:30pm - 9pm CNG)
Just Added:  Friday, 10/20:  6B (6pm -7:30pm CNG)
Once offered a spot on the team, you will have until 10/23 to go onto Community Pass and register to hold your spot.  Please contact the Rec Dept if you choose not to accept the position.
10/16/17:  The following 4th grade girls are being offered spots on the travel team:  29, 32, 31, 28, 30, 22, 23, 24, 87, 34, 27, 25, 33  Head Coach:  Megan James
10/17/17:  The following 7th grade boys are being offered spots on the travel team:  81, 78, 90, 77, 86, 83, 82, 84, 85


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"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."
- Knute Rockne

Portable Clock Rules For Basketball

Recreation Employment Application 

(due to Recreation Director 10/1--all employees--new & returning must complete) 

2017/2018 Try-Out Schedule for First Night-Click HERE to download


*Second try-out dates will be announced after the first try-out night if a second try-out is determined to be needed.  It is possible that we may decide not to hold a second try-out date based on the number of players and the make-up of the players that show up to the first try-out night. 
*There is an independent panel that will be conducting the try-outs and selecting the teams. After the try-outs are complete, the teams will be posted on the website ( under Recreation/Travel Basketball). The players will be listed by try-out number only (not name).
*All candidates will be given a number to be pinned onto their shirts during try-outs. It is very important that each candidate save the number after the first try-out and wear it again during the second try-out. (No one should wear a Long Hill Travel Basketball Jersey from prior year to try-outs.) 

*Try-outs are closed. Parents of players and previous/potential coaches are not permitted to be in the gym during try-outs.
*A “Parents Meeting” will be held during the first try-outs (while the players are in the gym) to discuss commitment to the team/program and selection process. This is a very quick meeting. Parents should note the “Parent Meeting Time” noted in the above table. Please make every effort to attend this meeting if you are not familiar with the program.  If you are not able to make the meeting and have not participated in the program before, please arrange to send someone in your place or have another parent take notes for you.
*These are competitive teams and are separate from the Recreation Basketball Program that is held on Saturdays. Those selected for the Travel Program are welcome to play in the Recreation Program as well. 

*The fee for Travel Basketball for the season is $200, plus the cost of the jersey (approximately $40—same jerseys as last year).  Shorts will be provided for each player, but uniform tops will be purchased.


Travel basketball is a program run by Long Hill Township Recreation for both boys and girls grades 4 through 8.  It has a volunteer staff of coaches, and it runs from October to March.  In order to participate, one needs to try out for a team.  Try-outs start typically during the last week of September/1st week of October.  As soon as a team is rostered, practices begin immediately after. Typically there are 2 practices a week and minimum of one game a week.  Half of the games are played away at surrounding towns while the remainder are played in the Long Hill School Gyms.  This is a rewarding program but also demanding.  All teams compete in the Jersey Basketball Association (new 2014), follow their rules, and games begin in December. 

NOTE:  Before accepting a position on a Travel Team, each player and their family should consider the time commitment that goes along with these teams.  Teams will typically practice 1-2 times per week, will have 1-2 games per week in season, usually two tournaments per season, and possibly post season games/practices if the team does well during their regular season.  Please make sure you and your child are comfortable with the time commitment before accepting a position on a team.  During practices, the players will learn plays that will be utilized in the games.  If a player routinely misses practices due to other commitments, they will probably not know the plays on the court in a game.  This can lead to frustration and may lead to less playing time for the player in games.  Please reach out to discuss any personal concerns for the Head Coach or contact the Recreation Dept. at 908.647.8000 x219.

Coaches:  Click HERE to view  the gym schedules 
Username: longhill123
Password: 123456
Note: Click on schedule, Sessions, and then on basketball schedule—will show list for the week of what is going on in the gyms.

For more information regarding the try-out process and selection of coaches, please review the Travel Basketball Policies (Link is provided below.)

Long Hill Travel Basketball Policies, please click here: Policies (Updated Sept. 2016)

Please note:  We participate in the Jersey Basketball Association League.  The league has its own set of policies which we must follow, and their policies will supercede any of ours in the event of a discrepancy.  Visit the Jersey Basketball Association website to review the league rules.

Please click here to view the Youth Sport Code of Conduct:  Youth Sport Code of Conduct  It is very important that everyone involved in the Travel Basketball Program--players, parents, coaches--read and adhere to this policy.

2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 7th Grade Girls Champions

2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 7th Grade Girls Champions


2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 8th Grade Girls Champions

2015 Scott Andersen Tournament 8th Grade Girls Champions


7th Grade Girls Team—Scott Andersen Tournament Champions, December 2014

Washing Your Travel Basketball Uniform

We ask that you follow the laundering instructions listed below to clean the travel basketball uniform: 

*Please turn uniform inside out before laundering.
*Hand wash or machine wash on gentle.
*Allow uniform to dry flat or on hanger.  Avoid the dryer.
*Do not use fabric softener.  Fabric softeners can react with the inks used in screen printing. 

Thank you.