WEST ORANGE, NJ - Hoop, there it is! With less than a week to the start of the NBA season, Mountain Top League is gearing up for another season of their acclaimed Winter Basketball League. The program is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 looking to learn the game and enhance their skills.

The Mountain Top League winter session offers four divisions:

  • Boys Elementary School (Grades 4-5, school assigned teams)
  • Girls Elementary School (Grades 4-5, school assigned teams)
  • Boys Middle School (Grades 6-8, teams determined via player evaluation/draft)  
  • Girls Middle School (Grades 6-8, teams determined via player evaluation/draft) 

During the evaluation, middle school players will be assessed on basic skills such as ball handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting.  All evaluations will take place at Edison Middle School.

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No program could last over 35 years like Mountain Top Basketball without its dedicated group of volunteers.  The four basketball trustees are Pete Massung, Gene Galantini, Chelsea Capstraw, and Mark Robertson, who is also a member of the West Orange Board of Education. Combined, these trustees have lived in West Orange for over 50 years and have had 8 of their own kids come through the Mountain Top League Basketball program. 

Since 2010, over 1,200 children have benefited from this exciting program.

Local businesses such as Modell’s Sporting Goods and Mark & Julie’s Ice Cream have supported the Mountain Top League Basketball program and have committed to be annual sponsors.  

The deadline to register is Saturday, November 1, 2014. For easy online registration, please go to http://www.mountaintopleague.com//program/basketball.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to get involved, emailbasketball.mtl@gmail.com

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