To provide the kids of Morris Plains the opportunity to play basketball in an safe and exciting environment.

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Basketball Season Information

General Basketball Season Information can be found by clicking on the "MPBA Basketball Season Info" link on the left vertical menu. 


Morris Plains Summer Basketball

2018 Morris Plains Summer Basketball Program - REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 15TH

Welcome to the 9th Year of our evolving and growing summer basketball program. As you know the platform for this league is to encourage our athlete’s to self-regulate and govern their on-court competition. The league is designed in the spirit of traditional pick-up basketball. No coaches. No officials. Just competitors working out the game and its rules without interference.

Here are the guidelines of the league:

  • Open to boys and girls entering 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade.
  • Open to any neighboring town or participant willing to make the trek to Morris Plains.
  • All games will be contested on 1 of our three outdoor courts located at the Morris Plains Community Center Sports Facility off Jim Fear Road.
  • Games will be played:
    • Monday Nights 6:00-8:00pm - GIRLS
    • Wednesday Nights 6:00-8:00pm - BOYS
    • Each grade level will be designated a court.
    • League will start the Monday June 25 and end Wednesday August 15.
  • Supervision:
    • The MPBA will provide a site coordinator who will be outfitted with basketballs, a clock and scoreboard.
    • The coordinator is responsible for getting games organized, keeping them timed and fair.
    • The coordinator is not an official and is not responsible for calling fouls.
    • The coordinator IS NOT permitted to start or run any games if a parent is not willing to serve as volunteer supervisor.
    • Participating player parents must be present and take an active role in ensuring disagreements are handled fairly and without incident.
  • Game structure:
    • 5-on-5 games are played either as first team to 15 straight-up or 15 minutes.
      • Rotation of teams or timed games is contingent upon how many players are waiting for the next game.
    • Winners stay on for one game if there is an odd number of teams.
    • All baskets are 1 point unless the players wish to count 3-point shots as 2 points.
    • Players are to call their own fouls and violations.
    • Any player or parent unable to respectfully handle disagreements will be removed from the league without refund.


  • Fee’s:
    • The cost of the league is $25/player.
      • Includes a reversible game shirt.


The league is designed for the players to enjoy the outdoors, good competition and learn the value of self-governance that we learned in our youth.

We look forward to your participation. Please sign-up at and be on the look-out for on-site meeting, shirt pick-up, etc.

by posted 04/15/2018
Morris Plains Basketball Uniform Donation

Morris Plains Uniform Donation

Hi everyone,


               We just received this picture from Morris United showing some soccer players in the Phillipines who are sporting our donated Morris Plains basketball uniforms.  They took this picture right before leaving their village for a provincial soccer tournament.  It's great to see Morris Plains represented on the other side of the world!  : )



by posted 03/29/2018
Thanks to All for a Great Season!

Hello everyone,

                    Thanks to all who participated in another successful MPBA basketball season.  We hope everyone had fun and will consider signing up again to play next year.   A special congratulations go out to the 7/8 grade girls rec team led by Coach Swope and the 8th grade boys travel team led by Coach Figurelli.  Both teams won their championship games this year!  We also wish all of the graduating 8th graders well as they move on to high school.

                    For boys and girls entering 6th - 9th grade this coming fall, please lookout for information about the Morris Plains Summer Basketball League registration coming soon.  Enjoy your spring and summer and see you in the fall!




by posted 03/10/2018
Court Status
Mountain Way School - Morris Plains CLOSED (3/11) 
MP Borough School - Morris Plains CLOSED (3/11) 
MP Community Center - Morris Plains CLOSED (3/11) 
Vo-Tech - Denville CLOSED (3/11) 
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