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Basketball Explanation, Contacts, Quick Facts

Cranford PAL Boys and Girls Basketball

Quick Facts...
Program Director
:  Jim Kwiatkowski - [email protected] 
Season: October Try-Outs through Mid-March
Fees:  $200 Registration + uniforms (some tournament fees)
Grade Levels:  Boys and Girls Teams Grades 4 through 8

PAL Basketball is a travel level basketball program for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. We have one team at each level that is selected after competitive annual tryouts typically conducted in October. We have a panel of at least three evaluators select each team after two days of tryouts. After the teams are selected the Director selects the head coach for each team based upon candidates that have expressed an interest in coaching a specific grade level.  

The season itself runs from November through mid-March and could last an additional week if your child's team should be lucky enough to make the championship game in their specific league.  

Teams practice twice a week and will usually play one game a week either home or away. It is up to the coach which leagues and tournaments the team will compete in but the PAL allows for up to two leagues and five tournaments for each team. More often than not the teams compete in one league and three to four tournaments. Younger teams usually compete in one to two tournaments in addition to their league play.

Cost to parents is the registration fee after your child makes the team in the amount of $200, uniform as may be necessary and any team costs for leagues and tournaments that is incurred beyond the first league and most expensive tournament for which the PAL pays on behalf of each team.  

Please encourage your children to put on their sneakers and show up for tryouts when they are announced as it costs nothing to tryout, no pre-registration required and your child just shows up and plays basketball. It's a great sport and we look forward to seeing your child at the tryouts come October.  Thank you.

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Cranford Police Athletic League

P.O. Box 1021 / 8 Springfield Avenue 
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 908-709-7344
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