Welcome to SFYAL's Youth Basketball's home on the web!
For the 2014-2015 season there are approximately 1,350 girls and boys participating in our programs. We pride ourselves on creating an enjoyable experience for all youths by developing sportsmanship, integrity, and a solid foundation on the rules of the basketball game. This is all built on our motto of Together We are One.
Membership Meeting - Elections -
Important Basketball League News
I would like to remind all of our members that our monthly membership meeting will be held this Sunday evening (March 8) at 7:30pm at the Limerick Township Building. You are encouraged to attend these meetings and to participate in shaping the future of our league by sharing your recommendations and ideas.
For those who have attended one previous general membership meeting between August 2014 and February 2015, you will need to attend this meeting to become eligible to vote in our annual Board of Directors elections to be held at our April meeting. With regards to our annual BoD elections, we are currently seeking nominations for the following positions:
Director of Travel Basketball
If you are interested in nominating someone, or if you are interested in potentially taking a seat on the Board, please contact Cindy Dengler (
) prior to March 11.
On a personal note, after serving the league as President for the past 5 years, I have made a decision not to seek re-election this year. Although not without its challenges, the opportunity to serve as the leader of this organization has been a tremendously rewarding and positive experience. I have learned a lot over the years, been exposed to both the good and the bad of youth sports, made a lot of friends (and lost a few too), and hopefully I’ve made a positive impact (however small) on the lives of several thousand kids in our local community. However I couldn’t have done it without help. Throughout the past 5 years, I have had the honor to work alongside dozens of selfless volunteers who would not, and did not, hesitate to put the best interest of the group far ahead of the possible best interest of their own child. Moreover, the time, dedication and work required by our many volunteers to host our annual slate of more than 825 basketball games is a phenomenal display of magnanimous community service. I tip my hat to all of you who have helped to make this organization one of the premier youth basketball programs in Southeast Pennsylvania. Thank you for your generosity and support. This league is not perfect and I have never claimed it was, but I’m proud that we tried our very best to make it a fair, and fun place to learn the game of basketball.
For those of you that are not involved in helping to run our league, I challenge you to step-up and help. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and we depend on good people like you to take a proactive role in order to make “the whole thing work.” And, the more people that get involved, the less work there is for any one individual. So, please consider getting involved – if you’re willing to give more than to get you will not regret it.
In particular I would especially like to thank our VP of Basketball Operations, Matt German. Matt has been a trusted ally, advisor and friend throughout the past several years. His tireless dedication to this league is second to none. Matt has decided to resign at the end of the season to spend more time with his family and his golf game – maybe someday he’ll realize his dream of breaking 100 …. Just kidding Matt. Thanks for all your work Matt, we truly could not have done it without you!
So once again, please try and attend our next meeting on Sunday, or if you can’t attend this meeting, plan to attend another upcoming General Membership Meeting. They’re held the 2nd Sunday of each month (except May) at 7:30pm at the Limerick Township Building. We hope to see you there.
Thanks for another great year, and we look forward to seeing you all back on the courts next fall.
Spring-Ford Youth Basketball, President
Rec and Travel Teams in Action!
Well the end of another season is almost upon us, but that also means that some of the most competitive basketball is about to be played. Tomorrow begins our annual "Championship Week" when 9 our our Rec League Championship will be decided. The weekend schedule is as follows:
Saturday at Upper Providence Elem
- 9:10am Boys 2nd Grade
- 10:15am Girls 3rd/4th Grade
- 11:20am Boys 3rd Grade
- 12:30pm Boys 4th Grade
Sunday at the SF 9th Grade Center
- 1pm Girls 5th/6th Grade
- 2:10pm Boys 5th/6th Grade (NIT)
- 3:20pm Boys 5th/6th Grade (NCAA)
Additionally, our Boys 7th/8th (NIT) championship game will be played Thursday night at 7:35pm at the 9th GC. Last but not least the Girls Senior, Boys 7th/8th Grade (NCAA) and Boys High School Championship games will be played on Friday, March 6th at the 9th GC at 6:10pm, 7:20pm and 8:30pm respectively. So there is a lot of great games to look forward to.
In addition to our Rec playoffs, we will also be hosting 4 home Travel Basketball playoff games this weekend. On Saturday (Feb 28) our 4th Grade Girls team will play WGBL at 8:30am, our undefeated 4th Grade Boys will play Montgomery at 9:45am and the 6th Grade Boys will play Langhorne at 11am - all games at the 9th Grade Center gym. Finally, on Sunday in the same gym, our 5th Grade Boys will play Audubon at 11:30am. And, not to be forgotten, several our other Travel Teams continue their quest for a championship and will be playing "away" playoff games in gyms throughout southeast PA. Games for all SF teams can be found at http://icba.demosphere.com/clubs/schedule/20353198.html
So if you have a chance, stop by a gym and support the kids in all of these important games.
Thanks again for another great season. All kids should receive their end of season gift (Spring-Ford Cinch Sack Bag) from their coach before the end of their season. If your child has not received his/her cinch sack, please contact your coach since all bags have been distributed to individual coaches.
SF Youth Basketball
Annual Spring-Ford Basketball Tournament
73 Teams of Exciting Action!
The Annual Spring-Ford President's Day Tournament was held over the holiday weekend and saw more than 70 teams competing at different levels. The Spring-Ford School district gyms were filled with players and fans, some traveling a few hours to participate. The games were exciting and intense, with some going into many overtime periods. The weather was on the cold side but the games were "heated" as there was great basketball being played.
Thanks to all our volunteers, especially Roland Olsen, the Tournament Director, who spent many hours in varying responsibilities to make the tournament a success. Also, thanks to all the teams for participating and we hope to see you next year.
Below are some pictures captured from the tournament.
Spring-Ford 8th Grade Travel Team
at the Wells Fargo Center
The Spring-Ford 13U Travel Team played at the Wells Fargo Center recently. It was a very special night for all the players and something they will remember for years to come.
Please remember the following gym and parking rules for our spectators and players. These need to be strictly adhered to:
1) No outside basketballs allowed. Only league distributed basketballs can be used on the courts
2) No food or drink is allowed to be brought in.
3) No sitting allowed on bleachers that are stowed away. This mainly applies to the Rec games at the 7th grade center.
1) Only park in designated spots. If the parking lot is full at the 7th grade center, there is parking behind the building
2) Do not park in handicapped spots unless you have a handicap tag
3) Do not park in Fire Zones.
Please be aware that the local police department will be patrolling the area and tickets will be given out for violations. We are guests of the Spring-ford School District.
President's Day Travel Tournament
The Springford Youth Basketball League is hosting its annual President's Day Tournament. Space is limited so please register early to secure a spot. Please review the link at the top of the page for more information.
New this year is registering online. You can use the link below or to the left to register.
Note: keep in mind that no refunds will be issued after October 1. After October 1 no registration fee refunds will be issued. Additionally, all registration fees will need to be submitted via credit/debit card - no personal checks.