The PAL Basketball program offers a competitive program for boys and girls in grades 4-8 who reside in town. Through a tryout process in late September, teams are chosen to represent New Providence in a competitive travel league and play other towns in the area.

Due to a lack of available gym time in town, there is typically only one boys team and one girls team sponsored per grade. Unfortunately, this does not allow for all who are interested to be able to play on the PAL team. It is for this reason, that those who make their respective teams are expected to be fully committed to their team. PAL encourages kids to participate in multiple sports and activities, but given the relatively small number of players on a typical basketball team (10-12), TEAM success is greatly reduced if multiple players are routinely absent due to other commitments. We expect that if offered a spot on a team, PAL Basketball be the priority sport during the winter months ahead of other teams (i.e. CYO; AAU) or off-season activities (i.e. soccer; baseball).  Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding this

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Key Contact

Bill Smith
Basketball Commissioner


New Providence PAL Plays in the Jersey Basketball Association (JBA). Learn more at


Coaches for each team are chosen after the teams are selected. If an adult is interested in coaching, please e-mail or call to get more information

Tryout Registration

  • Information on tryouts is typically available just after Labor Day as school begins.
  • Information is sent to each school in town in mid-September and information will be posted here on the website.
  • Tryouts will take place in late September and will take place on two (2) separate occasions
  • Player evaluations are conducted by AAU basketball coaches with no affiliation to the town
  • Parents are not allowed in the gyms during tryouts


Games and practices are held at New Providence HS; New Providence Middle School; Salt Brook School; AW Roberts School

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