Monroe Sports Center is proud to host the Central Jersey Hawks Elite Basketball Organization. Since being founded in 1990, the CJ Hawks have won 3 National Championships, made 5 National Division 1 Final Fours, won 57 NJ State Championships and have hundreds of former players who have gone on to play NCAA basketball. The CJ Hawks are the most competitive basketball teams at Monroe Sports Center.  There are multiple CJ Hawks teams at each age group, tiered by level.  

Click below for tryout dates at Monroe Sports Center and other locations: 

Boys(MSC) - Girls(MSC) - 

East(Marlboro Area) - West(W.Windsor Area)

Central Jersey Hawks General Information:

  • Try-outs are held twice a year: September & February
  • Tryouts in September are for teams that will play from September-March (Fall/Winter Season)
  • Tryouts in February are for teams that will play from March-August (Spring/Summer Season)
  • Players selected at the tryouts in September will automatically have an option to continue on a CJ Hawks team in the Spring/Summer (players may be moved up or down, based on performance in the Fall/Winter)
  • All CJ Hawks teams will be coached by members of the MSC Coaching Staff - no parent coaches 
  • All CJ Hawks teams will have their own website with their team roster, schedule, online payment option and other team notes
  • Parents will be asked to volunteer to do either the clock or the scorebook at MJBL games throughout the season
  • All players will be invited back to a 1st practice/2nd tryout for a team at their age group.
  • Any player not selected for any of the CJ Hawks teams at their age group will be guaranteed a spot on a MSC Hawks Developmental Basketball team at their age group.
  • Playing time for CJ Hawks players is not guaranteed. There is no minimum or maximum playing time requirement for any CJ Hawks team at any level at any age group. That being said, our coaches will do their best to get all players as much meaningful game experience as possible
  • We do not accept scheduling, teammate or coach requests for CJ Hawks teams. We pick the teams purely based on skill level and specific team needs, without any consideration for special requests. This is to ensure the integrity of the levels of the teams. However, a player may choose to move down a level to accommodate a scheduling conflict, teammate request or coach preference, assuming there is room on the team the player is looking to switch to. Players will not be moved up to accommodate any requests. 
  • Spectators may have to pay admission fees at outside tournaments. Certain tournaments that are held at MSC and Central Jersey Basketball will be run by outside organizations who charge admission fees. MSC has no control over this. Admission fees are NOT included in the team fee

CJ Hawks Spring/Summer 2016 Season Information:

  • The Spring portion of the practice schedule and the Spring tournament schedule will be posted before the 2nd practice (which is when the first payment is due). The first couple of games of the Spring league will be posted in mid-March. The full Spring game schedule will be posted by late March/early April. The Summer portion of the practice schedule will be posted in May. The first couple of games of the Summer league will be posted by early June and the full Summer league schedule will be posted by late June.
  • Highest level CJ Hawks team at each age group are expected to compete at the highest level, both in the MJBL and in tournaments
  • Lower level CJ Hawks teams at each age group will play league games and tournaments at their level

Boys teams will be tiered based on skill level. The top 8-12 players will be selected for the CJ Hawks Blue, the next 8-12 players at each age group will make the CJ Hawks Yellow, the next 8-12 will make the CJ Hawks Orange and the next 8-12 will make the CJ Hawks White.  

Girls teams will be tiered based on skill level. The top 8-12 players will be selected for the CJ Hawks Yellow and the next 8-12 players at each age group will make the CJ Hawks Orange.

Central Jersey Hawks Blue (not including CJH 2-3g Blue, CJH 4g Blue, CJH 5g Blue):

  • Approximately 40 hours of practice (which is about 2 practices a week in the Spring (One 1hr & 15 min practice on a full court, one 1hr practice on a half court) and 1 practice a week in the Summer
  • Approximately 30 games throughout the season (Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • CJ Hawks Blue will NOT play in the Spring MJBL
  • 6-7 high level tournaments (at least 2 of these tournaments will require an overnight stay. Player travel expenses are NOT included in the team fee)

Central Jersey Hawks Yellow & CJH 2-3g Blue & CJH 4g Blue & CJH 5g Blue:

  • Approximately 35 hours of practice (which is about 2 practices a week in the Spring & 1 practice a week in the Summer)
  • Approximately 30 games throughout the season (Spring & Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • 4-5 upper level tournaments (at least 1 of these tournaments will require an overnight stay. Player travel expenses are NOT included in the team fee)

Central Jersey Hawks Orange & White:

  • Approximately 25 hours of practice (which is about 1 practice a week)
  • Approximately 25 games throughout the season (Spring & Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • 3-4 tournaments at the appropriate level over the course of the season

 

Central Jersey Hawks Spring/Summer 2016 Pricing:

  CJ Hawks Blue

CJ Hawks Yellow

CJ Hawks Orange & White

Plan A: full payment by team's 2nd practice

$875 per player $800 per player $675 per player
Plan B: 1st payment by team's 2nd practice, 2nd payment by April 15, 2016 $900 per player $825 per player $700 per player
Plan C: 1st payment by team's 2nd practice, 2nd payment after April 16, 2016 $975 per player $900 per player $775 per player

***Price does not include uniform.  CJ Hawks uniforms are $75 for reversible jersey and shorts.  Players that already have a CJ Hawks uniform do not have to purchase a new one.

Central Jersey Hawks Boys Spring/Summer 2017 Coaches (Based out of MSC):

Age Group CJH Blue CJH Yellow CJH Orange CJH White
2-3rd Grade Kyle Fagan David Michalski Pranav Ponnaluri  
4th Grade Dan Crehan Patrick Reddington David Michalski Antonio Cardoso
5th Grade Ryan Janeczek Dan Dougherty Anthony Battaglia David Michalski
6th Grade Carl Nazaire Davonte Steele Antonio Cardoso Ryan Germano
7th Grade Brandon Walsh Kyle Fagan Anthony Battaglia Antonio Cardoso
8th Grade Ryan Janeczek Kyle Fagan Patrick Reddington Anthony Battaglia
9th Grade John Zammit Patrick Reddington Kyle Fagan Anthony Battaglia
10th Grade Matt Conklin Kyle Fagan Patrick Reddington Ryan Janeczek
11th Grade John Paul Duphiney Patrick Reddinton Davonte Steele  

***Coaching assignments are subject to change.

Central Jersey Hawks Girls Spring/Summer 2017 Coaches (Based out of MSC):

Age Group CJH Blue
4-5th Grade Anthony Battaglia
6th Grade Antonio Cardoso
7th Grade Anthony Battaglia
8-9th Grade Jason Hennin
9-10th Grade Davonte Steele

Teams will be tiered based on skill level. The top 8-12 players will be selected for the CJ Hawks Gold and the next 8-12 players at each age group will make the CJ Hawks Silver.

Central Jersey Hawks Gold:

  • Approximately 35 hours of practice (which is about 2 practices a week in the Spring & 1 practice a week in the Summer)
  • Approximately 30 games throughout the season (Spring & Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • 4-5 upper level tournaments (at least 1 of these tournaments will require an overnight stay. Player travel expenses are NOT included in the team fee)

Central Jersey Hawks Silver:

  • Approximately 25 hours of practice (which is about 1 practice a week)
  • Approximately 25 games throughout the season (Spring & Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • 3-4 tournaments at the appropriate level over the course of the season

 

Central Jersey Hawks Spring/Summer 2016 Pricing:

 

CJ Hawks Gold

CJ Hawks Silver

Plan A: full payment by team's 2nd practice

$800 per player $675 per player
Plan B: 1st payment by team's 2nd practice, 2nd payment by April 15, 2016 $825 per player $700 per player
Plan C: 1st payment by team's 2nd practice, 2nd payment after April 16, 2016 $900 per player $775 per player

***Price does not include uniform.  CJ Hawks uniforms are $75 for reversible jersey and shorts.  Players that already have a CJ Hawks uniform do not have to purchase a new one.

Central Jersey Hawks Spring/Summer 2016 Coaches (Based out of CJB):

Age Group CJH Gold CJH Silver
2-3rd Grade Kyle Fagan Steve Owimrin
4th Grade Herm Holmes Anthony Battaglia
5th Grade Herm Holmes Anthony Battaglia
6th Grade Kyle Fagan Steve Owimrin
7th Grade Herm Holmes Steve Owimrin
8th Grade Anthony Battaglia Kyle Fagan
9th Grade Herm Holmes Anthony Battaglia
10-11th Grade Ryan Janeczek Kyle Fagan

***Coaching assignments are subject to change.

Teams will be tiered based on skill level. The top 8-12 players will be selected for the CJ Hawks Red and the next 8-12 players at each age group will make the CJ Hawks Navy.

Central Jersey Hawks Red:

  • Approximately 35 hours of practice (which is about 2 practices a week in the Spring & 1 practice a week in the Summer)
  • Approximately 30 games throughout the season (Spring & Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • 4-5 upper level tournaments (at least 1 of these tournaments will require an overnight stay. Player travel expenses are NOT included in the team fee)

Central Jersey Hawks Navy:

  • Approximately 25 hours of practice (which is about 1 practice a week)
  • Approximately 25 games throughout the season (Spring & Summer MJBL games, tournament games and exhibition games)
  • 3-4 tournaments at the appropriate level over the course of the season

 

Central Jersey Hawks Spring/Summer 2016 Pricing:

 

CJ Hawks Red

CJ Hawks Navy

Plan A: full payment by team's 2nd practice

$800 per player $675 per player
Plan B: 1st payment by team's 2nd practice, 2nd payment by April 15, 2016 $825 per player $700 per player
Plan C: 1st payment by team's 2nd practice, 2nd payment after April 16, 2016 $900 per player $775 per player

***Price does not include uniform.  CJ Hawks uniforms are $75 for reversible jersey and shorts.  Players that already have a CJ Hawks uniform do not have to purchase a new one.

Central Jersey Hawks Spring/Summer 2016 Coaches (Based out of WAC):

Age Group CJH Red CJH Navy
2-3rd Grade David Michalski  
4th Grade Tabias Cruse Patrick Reddington
5th Grade Patrick Reddington Ryan Germano
6th Grade David Michalski Patrick Reddington
7th Grade Tabias Cruse David Michalski
8th Grade Davonte Steele Patrick Reddington
9th Grade Davonte Steele Ryan Germano
10-11th Grade Patrick Reddington  

***Coaching assignments are subject to change.

MSC has a NO REFUND/CREDIT POLICY. MSC is not responsible for providing makeups or issuing refunds or credits for teams, leagues, games, practices, camps, clinics, etc. missed as a result of an type of injury, illness, scheduling conflict, emergency, lack of playing time or any other event out of the control of MSC. If MSC cancels a program or is unable to place you on a team, you will receive a refund. This policy is to ensure fairness for all customers. Each program and team is specifically designed for a certain number of players. By registering and paying for the team, you are locking in your spot. Once the team fills, other players will be turned away. Each team has a budget that is used to pay for the team's expenses (tournaments, leagues, coaches, gym time, etc.). Providing refunds/credits would cause a shortfall in the team budget.