- SPF PAL -
- Program -
The Scotch Plains–Fanwood Police Athletic League Basketball Program is sponsored by the SPF-PAL, and hosts competitive travel basketball teams for boys and girls in grades 4th through 8th who reside in Scotch Plains or Fanwood.
The objectives of the program are to develop skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and discipline. The basic philosophy is to foster a positive, supportive atmosphere so that every player can have a great basketball experience. We are committed to teaching and instilling fundamental skills and preparing all players to play at the next level of the game.
- Season -
The cost to participate will be $350 for the season plus a $55 fee for a uniform. This year there will be a $50 tryout fee and then once your son/daughter is assigned to a team the final registration fee will be $300. If your child is not selected to participate on a team the tryout fee will be refunded. The uniform fee is separate from the registration fee. If your child participated last season and he has his uniform, it will not be necessary to purchase another one if it still fits.
- Season -
We are trying to hold tryouts during the last week of September and first week of October. They will either be outdoors or indoors depending on whether or not we are able to use the middle school gymnasiums. More details on the specific dates and times will be coming out shortly.
After the tryouts, teams will be comprised of 10-12 players. Initially there will be between 2-3 practices per week taking place at Park and Terrill Middle Schools or Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Practices will begin in the beginning of November and our practice times are Monday – Friday from 6 to 9 pm and on Saturday from 10 – 7. Games will begin in December and run through March, each team will play between 15-25 games. Games can be played any day of the week Monday – Sunday. Each team will play away and home games. Travel to away games is usually around a ½ hour ride. Once games begin practices will be reduced to 1 or 2 times per week. Each team can expect to play between 1-2 games per week.