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Welcome to RYSI Basketball

Welcome to RYSI Travel Basketball! 

Our program is entering its 19th season for boys and girls in grades 4th through 8th.  The 2019-2020 season marks several changes in the program. 


Hoddy Mahon, founder and director of RYSI travel basketball, retired at the end of last season.  For nearly two decades, Mahon led the program and made basketball a staple in our community.  We are grateful for his commitment and dedication to the program.  Upon his retirement, Rob Sawicki was named Basketball Director. 


RYSI is a competitive travel basketball league.  We ask that basketball be the first extracurricular priority for those who choose to play.  Due to league rules, players must reside in Bernards Township to play on an RYSI team. 


RYSI will hold two pre-season basketball clinics on Sunday, September 29 and Sunday, October 6.  For more information and/or to register for the clinics click here.  Travel basketball tryouts will be held from October 12 - 23.  For a full tryout schedule click here.  Practices begin the week of November 4th.


RYSI will play in the Jersey Basketball Association (JBA) during the 2019-2020 season.  The JBA is a competitive basketball league with more than 400 teams from towns throughout Somerset, Union, Morris, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and surrounding counties.  Details for the upcoming season include:


2019-2020 JBA League Schedule

  • Due to late Thanksgiving on 11/28, Season will start Friday, 12/6/19 and end Sunday, 3/15/20
  • Regular Season Opening Day:  Friday 12/6/19
  • Last Day of Regular Season Games:  Sunday 2/23/20
  • Start of Playoffs:  Tuesday 2/25/20
  • Preliminary & 1st Round:  End Sunday 3/1/20
  • 2nd Round:  Ends Friday 3/6/20
  • Semi Final Weekend:  Saturday 3/7 - Sunday 3/8
  • Championship Games:  Thursday 3/12/20 - Sunday 3/15/20


Teams will play 14-16 games with a 6-7 home-game minimum during the regular season.  Additional games may be played during the post season and at select tournaments.  Games may be weekday evenings, or on weekends, depending on scheduling.  90-minute practices are held twice a week at one of the Bernards Township schools.  We aim to have two boys’ teams per grade and two girls’ teams per grade (depending on the turnout and level of play).  Each team will have a maximum of 10 players.

Forms and Registration:  Parents/players must complete the Physicians Report, which can be found on the Forms drop down.  Please bring or mail your forms to the RYSI office at 65 South Maple Ave, 2nd Floor, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.  

RYSI requires the following two online registrations: 


1.Season Tryouts – This is done during the pre-season and can be found under the Registration tab.  There is no fee to tryout.  Once tryouts are complete, you will be informed of your child’s placement.  


2. Season Basketball Registration - Once teams are finalized, you are required to go to the registration tab to officially accept your child’s position and to pay a $295 registration fee.

Players are asked to bring a ball to every practice.  All girls’ teams and boys in the 4th through 6th grade use a 28.5-inch ball.  Boys in the 7th and 8th grades use a standard NJSIAA regulation ball.

If your player is going to miss a practice, it is your obligation to tell the coach. Excessive absences at practices may result in decreased playing time or dismissal from the league. 


All of our coaches are unpaid volunteers.  Please be respectful of their time and commitment to our players/program.



Ridge Youth Sports Inc.

65 South Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920
Phone : 908-766-1311
Email : [email protected]
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