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New for the 2022-2023 Season: 
**First graders are now welcome to play in our 1st & 2nd grade intramural program! All first graders must play two years in this program (in first grade and in second grade). Players must play in their appropriate grade/age group. "Playing-up" in an older grade/age group is not permitted. 
**We will have professional referees working our 5th & 6th grade (girls and boys) and 7th-12th grade (boys) intramural games! 

Game Schedules
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1st & 2nd Grade Girls - 
3rd & 4th Grade Girls - 
5th & 6th Grade Girls - 
7th, 8th, & 9th Grade Girls - 

1st & 2nd Grade Boys - 
3rd & 4th Grade Boys -
5th & 6th Grade Boys -
7th - 12th Grade Boys -

Information About Our Intramural Teams: 

The intramural season runs from December through mid-March (weather permitting). Practices typically start in late November/early December. 

We do not keep a record of wins and losses in our intramural league. We will not identify a league champion.

Skills clinics are provided for the following age groups

  • Boys – 1st thru 6th grade - Saturdays in November
  • Girls – 1st thru 6th grade - Saturdays in November 

 

The Upper Makefield Newtown Basketball League is instructional in its orientation.  The primary objective of the skills clinic is to introduce the skills needed to play the game of basketball.  Drill stations will consist of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and offensive spacing/movement.  We also use the clinics to evaluate skill levels to ensure we assemble evenly balanced teams. Please make every effort to attend the clinics in November - thank you! 


Our 1st & 2nd grade teams (boys and girls) will start the season in December. Game day, typically mid-day on Sundays, consists of skills & drills, followed by a scrimmage. There will also be an opportunity for an "open-gym" type of practice during the week. 

Our 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th grade teams (boys and girls) will practice once per week and play one game over the weekend (typically on a Saturday).

Our high school boys' program (7th grade thru 12th grade) will play each week (typically on a Sunday). Games will begin in January. 


Tentative age group game times and locations are as follows: (example from the 2021-2022 season) 

  • Boys 2nd grade – Sunday (late morning/early afternoon) - Newtown Elementary 
  • Boys 3rd & 4th grade – Saturday (morning) - Goodnoe Elementary 
  • Boys 5th & 6th grade – Saturday (morning) - Newtown Middle School 
  • Boys 7th – 12th grade – Sundays @ Goodnoe Elementary - game times from 12:00 - 4:00pm (starting in January) 
  • Girls 2nd grade – Sunday (afternoon) - Newtown Elementary 
  • Girls 3rd & 4th grade – Saturday (afternoon) -Goodnoe Elementary
  • Girls 5th & 6th grade – Saturday (afternoon) - Newtown Elementary 
  • Girls 7th –9th grade –TBA

NOTE: Days, times and locations may change pending gym schedule availability.

An intramural coaching commitment requires organizing one (1) practice a week and coaching one (1) game per weekend.  In some cases, coaches are asked to referee games either prior to or after their scheduled game.  All coaches MUST attend the coach’s clinic prior to the start of the season.

All players and parents are asked to respect the gym property and to behave in an acceptable manner during the season.  Any abusive behavior or foul language will result in the immediate dismissal of coach, player or parent from the league.  The league enforces a code of conduct that all parents are asked to review and become familiar with.

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