Welcome to SFYAL's Youth Basketball's home on the web!
For the 2013-2014 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.
Spring-Ford Travel U10 Girls Win It All!
The 2013-14 Springford Rams 10U/5th grade girls team defeated previously unbeaten Fox Chase 29-28 in a hard-fought, nail-biting thriller to cap off a terrific season and secure the ICBA League Championship.
The Rams started out with an early 8-2 deficit but battled back with strong defense (coached by Maria Tulli) led by Hope Flanegin (four first half steals), Sydney Floyd (five first half rebounds), Hanna Tulli (two blocked shots), Mackenna Maloney (hard-nosed D holding the opposing point guard scoreless) and Hailey Hudak (stout low post defense: three steals and two boards) to within two, 11-9, prior to halftime. Assistant Coach Cliff Maloney drew up a back door play keyed by Emily Higgin's picture perfect pass to Lucy Olsen for a buzzer beater and a tie score at 11 at halftime.
The third quarter was a defensive battle, with both squads notching five points. SF got big buckets off of elbow jumpers from Lainey Owens and Hanna Tulli to keep the game tied 16 apiece going into the deciding fourth period.
The fourth quarter was nothing like the defensive struggle of the first three as points came fast and furious with Jaylen Baron scoring a huge basket off of a pick and roll to get things started, but Fox Chase went on an 11-4 run after that to take a 27-22 lead with two minutes left in the season. Lucy Olsen scored the Rams next five points to include a 3-pointer from right in front of the Springford bench to tie the game at 27 as the Rams refused to go away. After a made free throw by Fox Chase gave them the lead by a point, Susanna Soderman made her fifth steal of the game (and by far the biggest of the season) and went the distance for the lay in and the lead at 29-28 with under 30 seconds to go.
Fox Chase made it back to the free throw line with 10.7 seconds left and their top scorer (14 points) at the line for two shots. SF took a time out after the first (a miss) and planned to either hold the ball after a miss or run it up the court for a game winner after a make. No one foresaw that Fox Chase would get off three more shots following the missed second free throw.
The gym was so loud during the final frenzy that the final buzzer could not be heard when it finally sounded after the longest 10.7 seconds of Coach Olsen's life.
Rams 29, Fox Chase 28!
Coaches Roland Olsen, Cliff Maloney and Maria Tulli would like to thank these 10 kids for a terrific season of Playing Hard, Playing Smart and Playing Tough and for a thrilling finish to the Championship title game the girls fully earned and was a true team effort!
Hoop Hoop Hooray Update - Canceled
One of our favorite times of the year is when we get together at a season ending celebration geared toward our first thru fourth grade teams. Unfortunately we are not able to have the event this year. We plan on having it back next year. Thanks for understanding.
Summer Basketball Camps
As we move into the offseason, select basketball camps will be posted to the website. Please click on the link below or visit the 2014 Basketball Camps section of the website for more information.
Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League and Senior Nights with the High School Teams
Thanks for supporting the teams!
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.
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.