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We offer Winter and Summer basketball programs! 

Summer season runs from July through the end of August.  Winter basketball season runs from November/December through March. 
Summer basketball registration:  Opens in May 2020 - For Boys ages 8 through 18 and girls ages 8 through 13
Winter basketball registration: Mid-September through Mid-October 2019 For Boys Ages 5 through 18 (cannot be age 19 before August 1) and Girls ages 5 through 13.

The 2019/2020 Saturday Morning League Game Schedule can be downloaded here: 2019-2020 schedule - saturday morning league.pdf

The 2019/2020 Friday Night League Game Schedule can be downloaded here winter basketball 8-10s friday night league 2019-2020 schedule.xls

Photograph Night - Thursday, January 16, 2020!

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, January 16, from 6:30 PM until 8:30 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 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session time.  We will start at 6:30 PM sharp.  Please visit our basketball page at www.foxrokaa.com to download the photograph schedule. Please download the photograph schedule here when available. 


Seeking Coaches!
We are seeking coaches for the 5/7 year old age groups who play on Saturday mornings at the Fox Chase Elementary School.  Please contact Joe MacFarland, our Director of Basketball, at [email protected] or via telephone at 215.510.6016 should have an interest. 

Winter Basketball Update!

Updated November 12, 2019

Winter basketball registration is now closed.  Teams are presently being formed for the ages 5 through 10.  In addition the girls’ teams are also being formed.  Coaches will be contacting parents within the next couple of weeks. 

 

If a coach has selected your son for a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation team for ages 9 through 14, you can expect to receive a telephone call from a coach this week. 

 

If your son was not selected for a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation then he should plan on attending the evaluations for the Northeast Basketball League teams that will be held this upcoming Saturday, November 16th in the gymnasium at the Fox Chase Playground, located at 7901 Ridgeway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.  Every child will be placed on a team.  These evaluations will held at the following times:

 

Saturday, November 16

11 and 12 year old boys at 9:00 AM

13 and 14 year old boys at 10:00 AM

15 and 16 year old boys at 11:00 AM

 

Please be sure your son attends the correct evaluation slot.  Whatever age your son is on August 1, 2019 that is the age group he will play in. Registrations will be checked at these evaluations.  If you are not registered and have not paid online you cannot attend these evaluations.  Playing up in age or down in age is not allowed for many reasons, insurance, fairness to players in the correct age, fairness to coaches, etc.  For those younger children who don't attend this evaluation for their correct age group, they will be placed on a home league team. EXAMPLE: If your son turned 12 years old on August 1st he should try out for the 12 year old team.  If your son turns 12 years old on August 2nd or later, he should play on the 11 year old team. 


Boy’s Evaluations this Upcoming Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th!

Posted November 4, 2019

BE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED PLAYER TO ATTEND EVALUATIONS!

All evaluations are held in the Fox Chase Recreation gymnasium, located at 7901 Ridgeway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Players are expected to attend the evaluation at the staring time indicated below.

 

Friday, November 8 at 6:15 PM for 8 year old boys

Friday, November 8 at 7:15 PM for 9 year old boys

Friday, November 8 at 8:15 PM for 10 year boys

 

Saturday, November 9 at 9:15 AM for 11 year old boys

Saturday, November 9 at 10:15 AM for 12 year old boys

Saturday, November 9 at 11:15 AM for 13 and 14 year old boys   

 

Please note that we are seeking coaches for the 11/12s and the 13/14 boy’s age groups. Please contact Joe MacFarland, our Director of Basketball, at [email protected] or via telephone at 215.510.6016 should have an interest. 

Please be sure your son is trying out for the correct team. Whatever age your son is on August 1, 2019 that is the age group he will play in. Registrations will be checked at tryout. If you are not registered and paid online you cannot try out for any of the teams. Playing up in age or down in age is not allowed for many reasons, insurance, fairness to players in the correct age, fairness to coaches, etc.  If your son doesn't try out for the correct team and misses the try out they will be placed on a home league team. EXAMPLE: If your son turned 10 years old on August 1st he should try out for the 10 year old team.  If your son turns 9 years on August 2nd he should play on the 8 year old team.


 Registrations for most Basketball Divisions are Still Open until 11:45 PM on Sunday, November 3rd!

Posted October 26, 2019; Revised October 29, 2019
Most divisions are still open as we would like to fill teams.  Once registration closes we will begin forming teams.  The first teams to be formed will be those playing in the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation League, formally known as the Department of Recreation.  Tryouts dates for this league to be posted here when known.  Once teams are formed you will be notified.

2019
/2020 Winter Basketball Registration is Now Open!
For boys ages 5 through 18 (cannot be19 before August 1) and girls ages 5 through 8th grade.  The playing season runs from December through March.

We are only accepting online registrations at www.foxrokaa.com starting on Monday, September 23 and ending Friday, October 25, 2019.  Don’t miss out, register today from the comfort of your home.

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 Friday, October 25 at 11:45 PM.
  Don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Divisions when filled will be closed.  Your child will be placed on a waiting list if the division closes or if you register after the registration closing date.  MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted.  Sorry, personal checks are no longer accepted.  Both boys and girls must be at least 5 years old on or before December 1, 2019 in order to register.


Please be advised that the NEBL (Northeast Basketball League) does not permit High School varsity players to participate in the NEBL.  However, a boy is welcome to register for a Fox-Rok team and if he makes his school team we will refund the registration as long as he informs us prior to receiving a Fox-Rok jersey or playing in a NEBL game.


If you experience any difficulties in registering and require assistance, please call 844.374.8747 during normal business hours.

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 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.  

How to Register!  
To register for any sport with the Fox-Rok Athletic Association go to www.foxrokaa.com 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. You will receive a 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.



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

Leagues:
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.

Winter Basketball Information Below

The Information Below Needs To Be Updated for Our 2019 Upcoming Season!

Girl's Lincoln League Starts December 10! 


Girls’ Basketball Evaluations on Friday, November 9th!

Girls’ basketball evaluations will be held on Friday, November 9th in the gymnasium, court #3 at George Washington High School located at 10175 Bustleton Avenue.  The times are as follows:

 

6:00 PM until 6:45 PM for girls in grades 3rd through 6th.

6:45 PM until 7:45 PM for girls in grade 8th.



Summer Basketball Information Below to Updated for 2020 Season!

2019 Boy's Summer Basketball Playoff Game Schedule!
Posted August 16, 2019

At the request of our Director of Basketball, Joe MacFarland, the playoff game schedule has been removed from his section as games have changed.  Please contact your coach concerning games being played from Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22.

2019 Boy's Summer Basketball Game Schedule Now Posted Below!
Please download the 2019 boy's summer basketball game schedule here:  2019 boys summer basketball game schedule reva.xls
Please note that no outside summer basketball games will be played on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 due to the National Night Out event that is planned to be held in the Fox Chase Elementary School yard, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

2019 Girl's Summer Basketball League Details!
The girl’s summer basketball program will begin on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:00 PM and held in the indoor gymnasium at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  This activity will be held every Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM until August 15th.  The program will be organized as a clinic including drills, instruction and game play.  We have secured High School players from Saint Basil Academy to conduct the drills and referee the games. We have invited the Saint Basil coaching staff to attend when their schedule allows.  The concept of the program is to have drills and instruction each night for 30/40 minutes followed by 20/30 minutes of game play that will be refereed by the high school players.  We will break the girls up into the two age groups.  The girls will receive a tee-shirt.  They need to bring water (no Gatorade or other sugary drinks are allowed in the gymnasium).  They do not need to bring a ball as balls will be supplied by Fox-Rok.

Summer Basketball Now Closed - Listed Below are the 2019
Season Details!

Updated June 26, 2019

Basketball registration has officially closed last evening.  Teams are presently forming this week.  Coaches will be calling parents of players by July 1!

Summer basketball starts on July 9, 2019, just after Independence Day (July 4th), and runs through mid-August. Games for boys are typically held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings on the outside courts located on the Fox Chase Elementary School Property. Girls typically play two (2) times per week. These games are held in the gymnasium inside the Fox Chase Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Some weeks there may be one (1) game and other weeks there may be two (2) games played. All players are guaranteed a minimum of (6) league games plus playoffs.


Younger divisions play at 6:00 PM, mid divisions play at 7:00 PM and High School divisions play at 8:00 PM all on the outside courts on the Fox Chase Elementary School property.

Summer basketball is a somewhat casual summer league.  Traditionally coaches do not hold practices.  The team’s coach may hold one practice before the season starts just to meet the players but that’s usually all.  Some coaches may hold weekly practices, but that is extremely rare to the point of being almost nonexistent.  You can expect to receive a call from a coach mid to late June.  Any and all questions should be addressed to our director, Joe MacFarland at [email protected].  

 

Please note that no outside summer basketball games will be played on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 due to the National Night Out event that is planned to be held in the Fox Chase Elementary School yard, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.


2019 Summer Basketball Registration Has Reopened!
Updated on June 11, 2019
We have reopened registrations to fill only those divisions that are short players.  If you are placed on the waiting list that means we are waiting for enough players to register to form another team.  Once that happens we will release you from the waitlist.  Payment will then be required on a first come first served basis.  

Summer Basketball registration is now open and will end on Friday, June 7 at 11:45 PMPlease note that once registration is closed, we will only reopen to round off teams!  This is a fun summer league for girl’s ages 8 through 13 and boys ages 8 through 18.  See age cutoff dates below.         

Boy’s (ages 8 through 18) must be born between the dates of August 1, 2000 and July 31, 2011. 
Girl’s (8 through 13) must be born between the dates of January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011. 


Registration costs is $50 for the girls and $65 for boys.  


Proof of age will be required before the start of the season.

The season starts after Independence Day, Tuesday, July 9 and runs through to the end of August.  More details to be posted shortly.

PLEASE READ:  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.  Also, the August 1 date of birth cutoff date mimics the winter basketball league requirements for moving up into travel ball playing.

If you experience any difficulties in registering and require assistance, please call 844.374.8747 during normal business hours. 


Boy's Summer Basketball  Evaluations - Saturday, June 8, 2019!

Summer basketball league evaluations will be held on Saturday, June 8 in the gymnasium at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  Hopefully everyone can make it so we can split the boys up equally by talent/size/age, allowing it to be a fun season for all.  You must be a paid registered player to attend this evaluation.  Please bring a copy of your birth certificate to ensure placement in the proper age group.  PLEASE NOTE, If your child has played on a Fox-Rok basketball team within the last twelve (12) months (either or both our summer or winter basketball programs in 2018/2019), he does not need to attend this event.  
Boys, ages 8 through 10 will be held at 9:00AM.
Boys, ages 11 through 14 will be held at 10:30PM.
Boys, ages 15 through 18 will be held at 12:00PM.
Please contact Joe MacFarland at [email protected] if your child is unable to attend this evaluation event.  Please include your son's name, height and basketball experience.

 

2019 Summer Basketball Rules!

The rules for boys have been revised for the 2018 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:
2018 summer basketball league rules for boys ages 8 through 10 05172018.pdf 
2018 summer basketball league rules for boys ages 11 and 12 05172018.doc.pdf
2018 summer basketball league rules for boys ages 13 through 18 05172018.pdf


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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