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Rec Basketball

Season: Winter
Registration: October - December
Age Groups: K - 8th Grade


The recreation basketball program is for boys and girls who are in grades K through 8, Rumson residents only. Grades 3-8 team practices typically begin in late December. The Kindergarten Clinic, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and game season starts the 1st Saturday in January and runs through the first Saturday in March.

Use the login option or the registration details below to log into your

Civic Rec Rumson Rec Account. 

Thank you first and foremost to all our volunteer coaches for making this league possible. 


K,1 and 2 Clinics will begin Saturday, January 6 at your scheduled time slot.  Timeslots can be viewed in your Civic Rec portal. 

K clinics will occur at the Deane Porter gym-Please enter by the Deane Porter gym/main office. 

1st and 2nd Grade clinics will occur at the Forrestdale gym-Please enter via the main lot off Blackpoint road (near the APR).  You won’t hear from the coaches, simply show up at your scheduled time.  All players should wear sneakers, athletic clothing and bring a water bottle (preferably reusable) with their name on it.  T shirts will be given out to all participants.  


Grades 3-8 will start have 1 practice and 1 game per week.


Games begin om January 12th/13th. 


Key league wide dates.  


  • Jan 5/6 opening weekend.

  • Jan 13 –There is no k,1, 2 or 3/4 since the Rumson schools are closed for MLK break.  All Friday night games are on and the 56 Saturday games at RCDS are on.   

  • February 10 - There is no k,1, 2 or 3/4 since the schools are closed.  All Friday night games are on and the 56 Saturday games at RCDS are on.   

  • March 2 - Last day for k,1 and 2.

  • March 4-9 March Madness tournament week for grades 3-8.



League wide points of emphasis:


For the kids, we stress 4 things to which we ask you to review:

  • Have fun

  • Play hard

  • Show sportsmanship

  • Listen (to coaches, helpers and refs)


For the parents, this year, our points of emphasis for our parents are:

  • Arrive early.  The listed time is the tip off time, so please come early to your sessions.  It keeps things organized and makes for a better experience for your child. 

  • Communicate with your coaches.  Specifically, if your child is coming or not.  The coaches work extremely hard to organize the practices and games, so taking time to let them know you are in/out is appreciated. 

  • Consider coaching.  We need more than 60 coaches, so helping as an assistant or head coach is appreciated and vital for the league to function. 


Thank you.


Charlie Hoffmann
Recreation Director /
Twitter: @RumsonRec - @Rumson_Borough
Tel: 732-842-3300

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