The Summer Classic is a basketball league that runs from June through August in the St. Francis de Sales schoolyard and gym. Games are played Monday through Friday between 5:30 and 10:00. The Summer Classic is separate from St. Francis CYO and is not included as part of your CYO registration.
Competition is organized by age, beginning with those who are completing second grade, through those who have just graduated high school. Registration is available to all parishioners of St. Francis de Sales, and then to others on a space available basis. Additionally, there are Men’s and Women’s Open divisions that accept entries by teams on a space available basis through a different process. The Graybeard Basketball League is also associated with the Summer Classic.
Due to conditions related to the COVID 19 crisis, our season will have some limitations and restrictions this year. These will be articulated as we get closer to our start, based on the latest guidance from CDC, NYSDOH, NYCDOH and RCDOB.
Registration this year for the Grammar School and High School Divisions will only be for one week, May 24-May 31. Priority for acceptance will first be for SFDS parishioners, next to previous Summer Classic participants, and finally to new non-parishioners. Please first read St. Francis Summer Classic General Rules then download and print 2021 St Francis Summer Classic Application.
Mail the completed application with check payable to St. Francis Summer Classic. Only the correct 2021 application will be accepted and envelope must be postmarked between 5/24 and 5/31. You must send a separate check for each child. Cash not accepted. Your registration fee includes a uniform shirt in addition to the games. You will be contacted by your child’s coach shortly before the first game. Schedules will be distributed at that time.
The Summer Classic teams are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. If you are interested in sponsoring a Summer Classic team, please print and mail 2021 St Francis Summer Classic Sponsor Form
If you have interest in coaching, please print and mail 2021 St Francis Summer Classic Coaches Application Form
If you have interest in volunteering to be part of our First Aid or Security teams, please print and mail 2021 St Francis Summer Classic Volunteer Application Form
Click here for the registration form if you wish to be a timer and/or scorer.
All coaches and volunteers must first complete Diocesan Virtus training.