SPF PAL Basketball


- 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 approximately $300-$350 for the season plus a $55 fee for a uniform.  The final cost will be determined once the teams are selected.  The uniform fee is separate from the registration fee. If your child participated last season and he/she has a uniform, it will not be necessary to purchase another one if it still fits.

- Season -

Tryouts for the teams are held in late September/early October. After 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.  Our practice times are Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 PM and on Saturday from 10 to 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 and we try to work with our leagues to limit farther travel to the weekends.  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.


- Contact -

Any questions please contact Jim Wright (908)403-8122 or jimw_spfpalbball@yahoo.com