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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 2019 - For Boys ages 8 through 18 and girls ages 8 through 13
Winter basketball registration: Mid-September through Mid-October 2018 For Boys Ages 5 through 18 (cannot be age 19 before August 1) and Girls ages 5 through 13.

Photograph Night - Thursday, January 17, 2019!

Basketball team and individual player photographs will be taken in the Fox Chase Gymnasium on Thursday, January 17, from 6:00 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 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session time.  We will start at 6:00 PM sharp.  Please download the photograph schedule that is attached here: 2019 winter basketball photo schedule.pdf  

Seeking Basketball Coaches!
We are presently seeking coaches for our Saturday Morning League, for players ages 5 through 7.  Those interested are to contact Joe MacFarland at [email protected] or 215.510.6016 and/or Chris Smith at [email protected] or 215.669.8571.

Concerning Boy’s Tryouts!

Please be sure your son is trying out for the correct team. Whatever age your son is on August 1, 2018 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.

2018/2019 Tryout Dates and Times
Posting October 18, 2018

The first teams to be formed will be playing in the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation League, formally known as the Department of Recreation.  Games for this league take place at one (1) location on one (1) night per week.  This location will be somewhere in the Northeast.  They have played at Northeast High School in the past as well as in Mayfair.  They could even use our new gym at Fox Chase Recreation.  Either way, games will be the same location one (1) night per week.  It is not a true travel where players would go to playgrounds at various locations within the city. 

These teams are for players who are more skilled and advanced.  There are tryouts scheduled for each age group and coaches will select their teams based on tryouts.  We strongly recommend that all players for every age group attend tryouts and try to earn a spot on one (1) of these teams.

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

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

Boy's Evaluations For All Player Not Playing On The Park's and Recreation Teams! 
Posted November 6, 2018

Please be sure your son is trying out for the correct team. Whatever age your son was on August 1, 2018 that is the age group he will play in.

Friday, November 9th, there will be evaluations for:

13/14 year old boys from 630 PM until 8:00 PM.

15/16 year old boys from 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM.


Saturday, November 10th, there will be evaluations for:

11/12 year old boys from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.


Friday, November 16th there will be evaluations for:

8 year old boys from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM. 

9 year old boys from 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM.

10 year old boys from 8:30 PM until 9:30 PM.

Friday Night League Evaluations - Boys Ages 8 through 10!

Evaluations on Friday, November 16, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM

The Friday Night league evaluation night will be held on Friday night, 11/16/2018 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.
Date of births between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010 will be held between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM (8 year olds by the basketball year cutoff date).
Date of births between August 1, 2008 and July 31, 2009 will be held between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM (9 year olds).
Date of births between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008 will be between 8:30 PM and 9:30 (10 year olds).
Please contact Mike Donnelly at [email protected] if your child is unable to attend this evaluation event.  Please include your son's name, height, and basketball experience.

We have coaches for almost every team this season, but there are still a few openings and we are in need of a few parent volunteers to coach. Please contact Mike Donnelly at 267.977.5899 or [email protected] if you are interested in coaching. 

The Fox Chase Recreation center has asked us to inform all players not bring a basketball to tryouts!  Leave it at home or in the car.
After the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation teams are formed, players who are not selected and/or those who do not tryout will either go into the boys Friday Night Home League (8 ~ 10 year olds), or a Northeast Basketball League Travel Team (11 year old and up).  These practices and functions will begin in the middle or end of November. 

Coaches may be calling or emailing to remind or confirm tryout times and dates.

Coaches will be calling players during the first week in November!

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.


Basketball Registration Now Closed Except for 5 through 10 Year Old Divisions!

Posted 11/17/2018

/2019 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 starting on Monday, September 24 and ending Friday, October 26, 2018.  Don’t miss out, register today from the comfort of your home.

Winter Basketball Registration Fee
$100.00 - Registration fee for 7 years old and under
$125.00 - Registration fee for 8 years old and older

From Monday, September 24 until Friday, October 26, 2018
Registration will close on Friday, October 26 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, 2018 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.  Next Registration is for summer basketball.  Registration will be held online during the month of May.


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. 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

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.


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

Summer Basketball Season 2019 Details!

Summer Basketball starts 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 at the Fox Chase Elementary School yard, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

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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