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We offer Winter and Summer basketball programs! 

Summer basketball registration:  Opens in May 2023 - For boys and girls ages 8 through 18 (cannot be 19 before August 1). 
Winter basketball registration: mid-September through mid-October 2023 For boys Ages 5 through 16 (cannot be age 17 before August 1) and girls ages 5 through 14, (cannot be 15 before August 1).
Summer basketball season runs from July through the end of August.  Winter basketball season runs from November/December through March. 

2023 Summer Basketball Evaluations!

Posted June 2, 2023
Summer Basketball Evaluations will be held on Saturday morning, June 10 and also on Saturday 17, 2023.  This will be held in the gymnasium at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  All players are expected to attend evaluations at the starting time and your child's age group indicated below.  You must be a paid registered player to attend these evaluations.


Saturday, June 10 at 9:30 AM for 8-10 year old.


Saturday, June 10 at 11:30 AM for 11-12 year old.


Saturday, June 17 at 9:30 AM for 13-14 year old.


Saturday, June 17 at 11:30 AM for 15-18 year old.


These evaluations will consist of shooting, dribbling and defense drills.  The purpose of this evaluation is to allow the coaches to evaluate players to assist them in making their player selection when forming teams at the conclusion of these session.

2023 Summer Basketball Registration To Close on Monday, June 5th!

Posted April 29, 2023

Summer Basketball registration will begin on Monday, May 1 and will end on Monday, June 5 at 11:45 PM.  Please note that once registration is closed, we will only reopen to round off teams!  This is a fun summer league for girls and boys ages 8 through 18.  Summer basketball season runs from July through the end of August.  See age cutoff dates below.         

Both boys and girls must be born between the dates of August 1, 2004 and July 31, 2015
All players will be required to provide a copy of their birth certificate for proof of age prior to the start of the season.  

Summer Basketball Registration Fee is only $75!   

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a coed enrolment.  Girls that wish to play will be placed on a team for that age group will include boys.  In addition, we will combine the 17/18 years old group with the 15/16 years old group.    

Registration will close on Monday, June 5 at 11:45 PM.  Although be advised that player registration is limited in each age group.  Once the maximum player count is achieved that age group will close.  Don't delay, register today!  Your child will be placed on a waiting list if the division closes before the official registration closing date and time.  We then wait until we have enough players to form another team before releasing those on the waitlist to a team.  Payment will then be required IF released from the waitlist to a team position.

The season starts after Independence Day, Tuesday, July 5th and runs through to the end of August.  Games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.  All games will be played on the outside courts near the hockey rink and also in the gymnasium that is located inside the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  Games times to start at 6:00PM, 7:00PM and 8:00PM.

Please contact Joe MacFarland, Basketball Director, should you have any questions at [email protected]

How to Register!

To register for any sport with the Fox-Rok Athletic Association go to and click on “Register” that is located in the upper right hand corner of our home page.   You will then need to click on “Create New Account or “Login” if you have already created an account.  As a reminder, you must first have an account before you can register your child/children.  The process is easy.  

Once you have created an account, you then need to list your child/children before you can choose a program to play in.  Select “Add Participant.”  Enter the child’s name and complete all of the required fields.  If you have more children to register, don’t select “Next.”  Select “Add Another Participate.”  Once you have added all of your children you should select “Next.”

After you have entered all of your children only then will the system allow you to select the available program for that child or children.  Make your selection.  Continue to complete the necessary fields until you have completed your order.  Registration payments are made with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express online at time of registration.  You will receive an email confirmation after you have successfully completed the process. 

After the first time you register your child/children the system will remember your information!  You will only need to update a few lines as opposed to starting from scratch when registering for all other Fox-Rok sports.  

Please note, if you want to coach or volunteer in any way you must create an account online and state your interest.  The program is set up to ask if you have a desire to volunteer and in what role.   

To get on the mailing list you must create an account online.

If you experience any difficulties in registering and require assistance, please call 866.981.2583 during normal business hours.  After hearing the prompt press 2.  Tell them that you are a parent trying to register your child for basketball with the Fox-Rok Athletic Association.    

Concerning Registrations!

Registration cutoff dates are established mainly to ensure that uniforms and the necessary equipment needs can be identified and ordered in time to be received before the start of the playing season.  This is the case for each sport offering at Fox-Rok A.A.  Occasionally we have situations where we may require additional players to prevent a team or teams from folding and will solicit players by posting these openings on our website.  That is the only time we will accept registrations after the established cutoff date.  This website provides ample notice time for registration of all sports.  On our website, at the top of each sport page, it states the month of when registrations are held and the duration of the season.  It is provided for your planning purposes.  

All players will be required to provide a copy of their birth certificate for proof of age prior to the start of the season. 

2023 Summer Basketball Rules!

Some rules have been revised for the 2023 summer basketball season.  Parents and coaches, please familiarize yourself with these new rules. They are put into place in order to make this a fun experience for every player.  The rules can be downloaded from here:  
2023 summer basketball rules ages 8 through 12.pdf
2021 summer basketball league rules for ages 13 through 18 05222021.pdf

Photograph Night - Thursday, December 15, 2022!

Basketball team and individual player photographs will be taken in the gymnasium at the Fox Chase Recreation Center located at 7901-7935 Ridgeway Street on Thursday, December 15, from 6:05 PM until 8:00 PM.  All coaches please wear your Fox-Rok coach's shirt for the team photograph.  All sponsored teams MUST have their team photographed.  Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled session time.  We will start at 6:05 PM sharp.  Please view and/or download the photograph schedule here:  2022 winter basketball photograph schedule 12042022.pdf  Order forms will be provided although you can save time and enjoy a paperless experience by preordering your photographs by going to:

Saturday Morning League Basketball Schedule for 2022/2023!
Posted November 27, 2022
Here is the playing/practice schedule with contacts for the Saturday Morning League.  Please download it from here:  22-23 saturday morning league schedule_contacts11272022.pdf

Seeking Winter Basketball Coaches!

We are presently seeking coaches for our upcoming winter basketball program.  Those interested are to contact Joe MacFarland at [email protected] or 215.510.6016

2022/2023 Winter Basketball Evaluations!

Posted 11/3/2022


All evaluations are held in the Fox Chase Recreation gymnasium, located at 7901 Ridgeway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the starting time listed below.


These evaluations will assist the coaches in choosing children who will participate either in the Friday Night home league, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation League  or the Northeast Youth Basketball League.  Everyone will be assigned a team.  No one will be left  out.  Whatever age your child was as of August 1, 2022  determines what evaluation he/she  should attend.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

6:00 PM           9-10 year olds girls
7:30 PM           11-12 year olds girls

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

6:00 PM            13-14 year olds boys

Saturday, November 12, 2022

9:00 AM            11 & 12 year olds boys
10:45 AM 15 & 16 year old boys

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

6:30 PM            9 year olds boys
7:30 PM 10 year old boys

If you have any questions or if your child is unable to attend, please contact Joe MacFarland, our Director of Basketball at [email protected].

2022/2023 Winter Basketball Registration is Now Closed!
Teams are presently being form.  You can expect to receive a call shortly from a coach.  Please contact Joe MacFarland, our Director of Basketball, if you didn't receive a call.

Updated November 18, 2022
We have a limited number of teams this upcoming season because of the limitation of gymnasium use.  It is suggested that you register now and not wait should your child wishes to play.

Boys and girls must be 5 years old before December 1, 2022.  5, 6 & 7 year old "In House" will cost $80.00.  Players cannot be 8 years old before August 1st 2022.  

Those who are ages 8 ,9 and 10 can tryout for Department of Parks and Recreation team . If a child of that age is not selected for a Department of Parks and Recreation league team  then he will be placed on a "In-House team.  Those who play on a Parks and Recreation team and those who are 11 through 16 boys years old are travel teams.

8 to 16 year old boys will cost $125.00.  Boys can not turn 17 before August 1, 2022.

Girls travel must be presently in grades 3rd through 8th. $125.00

Winter Basketball Registration Fee
$80.00 - Registration fee for 7 years old and younger
$125.00 - Registration fee for 8 years old and older

Registration will close on Saturday October 22, 2022 at 12:00AM.  Although once a division is filled it will close prior to this date.  If the division is closed it will place the player on the waitlist.  No payment will be requested if placed on the waitlist.  The player will be released from the the waitlist  when we have enough additional players to form a team.  Once released, payment will then be requested.  

Boy department of rec tryouts will be sometime is November.  Games will start in December.  We are limited on gymnasium time this year and can only support a limited number of players.  Please note that registration will close close when teams are full.  Players must be preregistered to participate in travel tryouts.  All players who tryout will be placed on a team.

Liability Release Forms Required by The City of Philadelphia for 2022/2023 Winter Basketball!

The following forms are required by the City of Philadelphia 
For all youth participants on school district property: 
For all coaches and adult volunteers on school district property:


022 Summer Basketball Schedule!

Updated: August 1, 2022
The 2022 summer basketball playoff schedule can be viewed and/or downloaded here: 2022summerbasketballplayoffschedule08012022.xls
The 2022 summer basketball schedule has been posted here:  2022 summer basketball league game schedule.xlsx 
Be advised that there are two (2) sheets to this schedule.  See tab for sheet 1 and 2 at the bottom of the Excel spreadsheet. 

Please contact Joe MacFarland, our Summer Basketball Director, should you have any questions that can't be answered by viewing this page at [email protected]

Identification Required for Those Ages 15 through 18!

The Department of Parks and Recreation requires a photo identification in order to play in the 15 through 18 age  group.  The identification can be in any of the following three (3) formats:

 1.  A photo school ID

 2.  A State issued ID

 3.  A pdf of your child’s photograph and a copy of his/her birth certificate

Please contact Joe MacFarland, Basketball Director, should you have any questions at [email protected]

Basketball Championship!

Event Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Chris Guinan's age 9-10 girls’ teams and Aleem  Medley's age 15 16  boys’ team  are playing  in championship basketball  games Thursday March 24 at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  Please plan to attend and cheer on our teams if you can.  Game times are 6:45PM for the girls and 8:00PM for the boys.  We hope to see you there!

Limited Gymnasium Time for Winter Basketball!
Posted November 28,2021

We have always had to operate with limited gymnasium time and we will continue sharing what time we have with all of our basketball teams.  This year is unusual since we presently do not have access to school gymnasiums.  We were informed during the permit process that the Philadelphia schools and the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation were in negotiations with the assistance of City Council to find a solution for needed gymnasium time.  They are still working on this.  Hopefully they can come to a resolution soon.   


We did have the option to limit the total number of players for the winter basketball season, but we felt it would be unfair to limit the opportunity to a few teams and players.  Meanwhile we will move forward with the limited time everyone has in the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  The Fox Chase Recreation leader has helped with opening up any additional time to ease the burden on coaches and the players with limited practice time.  Other sports groups who used the gymnasium for many years also had to limit practice time to ensure that more children had an opportunity to play.  Unfortunately we too have to sacrifice practice time this year for game time as well.


In addition, this is truly a trying time for youth sports with the managing of the Philadelphia COVID-19 mandates and insuring a safe environment for our players.


The Fox-Rok Athletic Association is committed to providing organized athletic programs for the benefit of the children of our community.   The goal of the association is to promote children's involvement, social skill development and athletic achievement in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship as we help to prepare the children for adulthood.  The decisions of the association shall focus on providing what is in the best interests of the children of our community.  The principles and philosophies shall be guided by the association's motto: "Where Kids Come First."  

Seeking Coaches!

Posted November 11, 2021
We are seeking coaches for the 5/7 year old age groups who play on Saturday mornings.  Please contact Joe MacFarland, our Director of Basketball, at [email protected] or via telephone at 215.510.6016 should have an interest.  This is a great way to meet players for our upcoming baseball/softball season.

** Exception!  For those who have Fox-Rok playoff games that conflict with the above schedule, you are to attend your playoff game and not attend summer basketball evaluations!  **

PLEASE NOTE:  Unlike winter basketball, the outdoor basketball rims cannot be lowered.  They are fixed at the official height.  That is why this summer program is not offered to the younger players.

New to coaching?  If so, you will require a State background check.  Please visit our "Background Checks" page for details and to acquire them free of charge.  We are unable to accept any volunteers without acceptable cleared background checks.

Please contact Joe MacFarland, our Summer Basketball Director, should you have any questions at [email protected]

Winter Basketball Team Breakdown

For Boys and Girls, Ages 5 through 18
This season runs from November/December through March
Revised November 1, 2012

Home Leagues -
Saturday Morning League - Boys and Girls Ages 5 through 7.  Must be 5 years old by December 1.
Friday Night League - Boys Ages 8 - 10.  Must be 8 years old by August 1.  Plays Friday evenings at the Fox Chase Recreation Center, Start times,  6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 PM.
Boy's Travel Teams - Ages 8 through 18.  August 1 age cutoff.

Girl's Travel Teams - Ages 8 years old through 8th Grade.

Parks and Recreation - Ages 8 through 14, tryouts required.
Northeast Basketball League - Ages 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18. 
Please note that the NEBL does not permit High school varsity players to play in the NEBL.  However, a boy is welcome to registered for a Fox-Rok team and if he makes his school team, we will provide a full refund as long as it is known before receiving a game jersey and/or play in a game.

The girl's Lincoln League teams are formed by grade, with age requirements.  Games Saturdays at Lincoln High School.  Start times vary, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM start times.

5, 6 & 7 year olds - Teams are formed with a mix of both boys and girls.  They play Saturday mornings at Fox Chase School. – First game generally starts at 9:00 AM.  We refer to this as our Saturday Morning League.
8 year old boys – We will hold tryouts for an 8 year old travel team.  Those who do not make this team will play in the Fox-Rok, “Home League.” The boys “Home League” plays on Friday evenings at the Fox Chase Recreation Center. This is a combined league that includes 8, 9 and 10 year olds. First game starts at 6:00 PM.
9 year old boys – We will hold tryouts for a 9 year old travel team.  Those who do not make this team will play in the Fox-Rok, “Home League.” The “Home League” plays on Friday evenings at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  This is a combined league that includes 8, 9 and 10 year olds. First game starts at 6:00 PM.
10 year old boys – We will hold tryouts for a 10 year old travel team. Those who do not make this team will play in the Fox-Rok, “Home League.” The “Home League” plays on Friday evenings at the Fox Chase Recreation Center. This is a combined league that includes 8, 9 and 10 year olds. First game starts at 6:00 PM.
8 & up year old girls – Girls “Lincoln League” play on Saturday mornings or afternoons at Lincoln High School. First game generally starts at 9:00 AM, but game times vary.
At 11 years of age and older, all boys play on a “travel team.”
At 8 years of age and older, all girls play on a "travel team"
Boys who don’t make the “A” travel team play in the “Northeast Basketball Travel League,” which is a combined age team (example; 11/12 year olds).

Age is determined as follows:
August 1st is the "cut-off" date for boys. This means that whatever age you are before this date, is the age group you will play in. Girls league is determined by grade (with age requirements).

Practice schedules are not provided until teams are formed.

Once teams are formed, playing schedules will be provided by the leagues.

Our league affiliation:

Inter-County Basketball Association

Northeast Interclub Girls Basketball League (aka Lincoln League) 
NESAC (Northeast Suburban Athletic Conference)
        Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

        Northeast Basketball League

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