Basketball

Our Mission.

We will provide handicapped children and young adults in our area soccer, baseball and basketball instruction while encouraging teamwork, friendship and fun!


Basketball.

Challenger League Basketball takes place EVERY SATURDAY afternoon from January 14 through March 23 at Whitman Elementary School in the Whitman Square section of Washington Township. Our basketball league has four divisions:

Freshman: For younger players who are just exposed to basketball and those with physical handicaps (wheelchairs, etc). Players are assisted on-court, if needed, and they have fun while learning some basics. The baskets are set at 8 feet for this division.
Junior Varsity (JV) 1: For players “graduating” from the Freshman division. More skills, like dribbling and passing, are taught. Coaches, parents and helpers assist the players, and the players have fun while learning teamwork. The baskets are set at 9 feet for this division.
Junior Varsity (JV) 2: For players “graduating” from the JV1 division. Players are expected to be good team players, listen to instruction from coaches, and show some skill at dribbling and passing, which they continue to work on. Only coaches and helpers are allowed on the court with the players. The players are taught some basic plays and rules. The baskets are at official height – 10 feet.
Varsity: The top division, for players “graduating” from the JV2 division, or players who have the skill and attitude required to play in this division, as decided by the coaches. This division practices and plays at a level similar to Special Olympics basketball. The players practice dribbling, passing, play-making and defense. Coaches run practice, guide play and referee the games. The baskets are at official height.

Basketball Schedule.

(Click here for a printable schedule.)

DATE FRESHMAN JV1 JV2 VARSITY NOTES STATUS
1/12 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
1/19 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
1/26 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
2/2 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
2/9 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
2/16 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
2/23 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
3/2 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
3/9 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game Day Complete!
3/16 No Games No Games
3/23 Noon 12:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Game & Medal Party Day Final Games & Medal Party!