Playoffs - June 19 through June 26 • Championships June 27 & 28 @ St. John’s University on Carnesecca Court
$100 Registration deposit is due by April 20, 2009
The Heroes Youth Basketball League is run every year with a 10 game season beginning in Mid May with playoffs beginning June19th. Typically the Championship games are at St. John’s University, Queens - on Carnesecca Court. This season SJU is undergoing renovations so we have not determined our venue yet. We generally have 10 or 12 teams in each division. One of the best things we are able to accomplish is to work your schedule around conflict dates the coach supplies to us in advance. Some teams wish not to play weekends, some give us dates or days they can not play, some give us times they wish to play. We are able to accommodate 95% of the conflicts given to us. Coaches must clearly indicate conflicts on the roster sheets. We will place your sponsor’s name on uniforms we provide for each player, if your team has a sponsor.
In order to have fewer lopsided scores, when possible, we will schedule separate “divisions” in each age group with some crossover games. Teams which are made up of primarily the younger year in any age group will play teams their own age more often during the season. Playoffs seeds will be determined by season records.
There are divisions for 10 years old and under for boys, and for 10 year old & under girls. 12 & under boys, 12 & under girls. 14 & under boys and 14 & under girls. 17 & under boys and 17 & under girls.
This year we also have separate divisions in the GIRLS DIVISIONS for both “Travel” teams and CYO teams. If there are more than three girls on the team who are registered AAU players, the team should consider itself as part of the “Travel/AAU division”. Individuals MAY play in more than one age division on two different teams. Children can play in the division as long as they do not reach the age of the next division before January 1, 2010. (Example: If a boy turns 11 years old on December 31, 2009 - then he must play in 12 & under.)
The games are played Mondays through Thursdays at either 5:45PM or 6:45PM at Reiff Park, Maurice Park and Frontera Park in Maspeth. Dry Harbor Park (80th St & Myrtle Ave.) in Glendale. Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, Bush Park in Woodside and Crowley Park (57th Ave. & 83 St.) in Elmhurst.
Referees & Game Summaries
The 10 & 12 year old divisions have one referee, the 14 and 17 have two referees. Game summaries are printed every week in the sports section of the Queens Ledger Newspapers, which include the Queens Ledger, Greenpoint Star, Brooklyn Downtown Star, Glendale Register, LIC Journal, Forest Hills Times, Leader/Observer and Queens Examiner of Eastern Queens. Final scores as well as high scorers are included in the weekly reports. Knee coverings must be worn by players on the court in all divisions.
Costs & Registration
Costs for the league is $70 per individual in any division. Team costs for 10 & under and 12 & under is $495 (one referee). Costs for 14 & under and 17 & under is $600 (2 referees). Cost includes referee fees. Teams are encouraged to get sponsors. If they do, they supply us with the name of the sponsor and that name will be printed on the back of the team shirts we provide. Each player will receive a team shirt, 10 & under teams only, will get a participation trophy. All referees are high school or CYO referees. 12 players per team maximum please. Coaches must note conflict days or dates on roster form sumbmitted before the schedules are made.
Pick up roster forms: - 9am till 5pm at the offices of the Queens Ledger Newspapers 69-60 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378. 718-639-7000.
Please sign up early so your team does not get shut out from playing. If a player has participated in our league before and a birth certificate was submitted, it need not be submitted again.
Coaches are required to attent the coaches meeting to pick up team shirts on Monday, May 4th 7PM at Arbys - 70th Street at Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village.. All schedules will be on line at www.queensledger.com by May 7th.