Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 
48 Greene Avenue, Sayville, New York 11782
Office: (631) 589-3202 - Fax: (631) 589-1419 - E-Mail:
Rev. Brian Noack, Pastor
A Congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod





St. John's Youth Basketball



" St Johns Basketball registration scheduled for tonight, has been rescheduled to this Thursday night at 7pm. Sorry for the inconvenience."

"Church member registration for our 2015 St. John's 7th-8th Grade and 9th-10th Grade Basketball leagues will be held on Sunday,January 25, 2015 at 930am in the church gym. Our Ten game season, followed by playoffs,runs from March through May.Games are played on weeknights and Saturdays. Registration costs for church members is $120, and $85 for siblings playing together in the 7th-8th or 9th-10th grade leagues.

Open registration will be held on January 26th at 7pm in the church gym. Open registration costs are $135, and $85 for siblings playing together in the 7th-8th or 9th-10th grade leagues.

Registration forms are now posted on church website, please download and complete prior to registration. Any questions please contact Larry Jacob at

2015 9th & 10th grade registration <----- click here

2015 7th & 8th grade registration <------ click here

3-6 Grade Co-Ed Basketball

Games are on Saturdays/Sundays.  Practices are once a week during the week.  Same day/time each time.

Practices start mid-October.  Games begin first weekend in November.  Season is finished by February Break.

3-4 Grade Basketball League 2014-2015 Schedule - click to view

5-6 Grade Basketball League 2014-2015 Schedule - click to view

Any Questions??  Email Steve Weltner @

The Goals and Rules are as follows:

The primary goals of the Saint John's Basketball program are:
1. To develop children's basketball skills,
2. To teach sportsmanship and respect for the coaches, players and referees,
3. To have fun,
4. Competition is secondary.

All games are made up of four 9-minute quarters. Play is stopped every three minutes for players to alternate.

Time spent playing is to be divided equally among all players, regardless of ability.

No player is permitted to play consecutive 3-minute periods.

No player should play more than 5 shifts and only 4 shifts with 15 players.

Jump balls are at the beginning of a game and in overtime, alternate possessions for remaining quarters.

Five time outs per game, no more than three per half.

Each overtime is three minutes in length, with two time outs per team per overtime.

Only man to man defense, no zone defense is permitted. Players will be warned two times that they are not playing proper defense, the third offense will draw a technical foul.

Seven team fouls per half allowed, team shoots one and one up to ten fouls, two shots after ten fouls. Players are permitted five fouls. Flagrant fouls (shoving, high swinging elbows, excessive physical contact) will result in two free throws for the fouled team and removal of the fouling player for the game.

Teams are permitted to PRESS in two situations: ~ When a team is 10 points down, they may press and may continue to press until the 10 points are reduced to 2. ~ Teams are also permitted to press during the last minute of each half regardless of score.