Our Mission & Purpose

The purpose of the St. Aloysius CYO basketball program is to provide an opportunity for young people to play basketball in a structured environment. We are here to foster the development of the whole child in the sense of a sound mind in a sound body.

Through this goal we strive to offer a high-quality basketball experience within an age appropriate competitive environment. We aim to do this in the most pleasant and safe surroundings available and with the complete cooperation and support of those adults who share our aims for our young people.

League Information & Team Composition

St. Aloysius CYO plays in the Essex County CYO League, part of the Archdiocese of Newark CYO program.

Practice starts in early November (games start early December) with the regular season going to the end of February.  The playoffs and All Star Game run through March. A complete regular season schedule will be available before the season starts.

Our league contains the following divisions:

  • Pee Wee (Grades 3 & 4):  Teams play a 12+ game semi-competitive travel. This is a developmental program with the emphasis on having fun while teaching the players the fundamentals of the game.
  • Junior Varsity (Grades 5 & 6): Teams will play a 12+ game competitive travel schedule.
  • Varsity (Grades 7 & 8):   Teams will play a 12+ game competitive travel schedule.

All divisions listed above have separate boys and girls teams.