Beacon Basketball

Basketball is Back!!

Beacon basketball has arrived for 2021! This year we will be hosting a 6 week basketball league for students in 5th-8th grades. Given our current context, the design and operation of the league will be different than in previous seasons. This page has the details you will need to register your student for the program and to be prepared for what to expect during the 6 week season. Please take the time to read over all of the information before registering your student for the league as we will expect you to be familiar with it prior to practices and games beginning.

The Basics

The season will begin the week of February 1st, 2021, and will last 6 weeks. Registration cost is $25 per player.
It will be held in a bubble format. There will be two teams per age bracket. Each team will have 10 players max, plus 2 coaches. This allows us to limit the total people in the practice/game area. One (1) referee will be present for the game. The referees will be assigned to the same night each week for the entirety of the season. There will be 1-2 timekeepers. There will be no spectators permitted in the gym as per government regulations. The same two teams will play each other for the entire season, and only on their assigned night.
The teams will encompass the following age brackets and format:
A. 5th-8th grade girls (20 total players). They will practice and play on Monday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm (Practice will be 35 minutes, followed by a 10 minute devotion, followed by a 45 minute game).
B. 5th-6th grade boys (20 total players). They will practice and play on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm (Same format as above).
C. 7th-8th grade boys (20 total players). They will practice and play on Friday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm (Same format as above).

A signed liability waiver and COVID-19 waiver will be required for a player to participate in the league. You can find both documents below
 Please complete them and return them to Beacon before the beginning of the Beacon Basketball season.

Registration CLosed

COVID-19 Information
As we continue to experience the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be doing our best to comply with COVID-19 restrictions that have been put in place, per guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health and CDC. Those practices will include but not be limited to:
  1. Players will arrive at their assigned night/time and instructed to wash their hands/utilize the provided hand sanitizer prior to entering the game arena.
  2. Players will need to wear a mask/face covering when NOT actively playing/participating on the court. Players on the bench will be required to wear their mask.
  3. Coaches and volunteers will be required to wear masks during games/practices.
  4. Basketballs will be assigned to a practice night, and only those basketballs will be used for those teams (Example: Monday night basketballs kept for only Monday night teams).
  5. Basketballs will be cleaned with disinfectant prior to the practice and after the game by assigned volunteers.
  6. No outdoor/personal basketballs will be permitted.
  7. There will be no concession stand open.
  8. A team’s bench will be spaced from the opposing team, with each seat spaced approximately 6 feet apart.
  9. All players should have their own water bottle, which is clearly marked with their name.
 10. A bottle of hand sanitizer will be available at each teams bench.