Contenders Basketball is a year long basketball club for men who are focused, determined, and passionate about the game. Contenders Basketball is broken up into two divisions….. 5 on 5 division and 4 on 4 division. The 5 on 5 division is played on a collegiate sized court at Purchase College and the 4 on 4 division is played at The Gym of Armonk and St. Patricks Church in Armonk, which are smaller sized courts.
All players must be 35 years of age, with the exception of one player on each roster allowed between the age of 30-34. All players must have some prior experience with the sport. To ensure that the league is comprised of teams of a similar skill level, Rob Forcelli personally screens pre organized groups to ensure parity.
Games are played on Saturday and Sunday mornings between the hours of 6:30AM and 9:30AM at both THE GYM in Armonk and St. Patricks Church in Armonk. There are two twenty minute halves with a running clock. Each squad contains 6-7 men in total. Games are also played at Purchase College. Rosters range from 6-10 men per team.
The competition is fierce, aggressive, exciting, and energetic. All players will benefit from an intense physical workout while simultaneously enjoying the cohesion created through working together in a spirited environment. Poor attitudes are not tolerated and good sportsmanship is emphasized. Winning is what most competitors strive to achieve in this challenging atmosphere; however, getting a great sweat, having fun, and building relationships are the principles at the forefront of Contenders Basketball.
To further enhance the program and make it stand out, Rob Forcelli gives his personal touch and continual dedication. He keeps track of team standings and records detailed statistics of each individual member’s performance. All players receive personalized jerseys for the season.
Contenders Basketball consists of a group of highly motivated men interested in a competitive league experience. It is intended for serious athletes who aren’t afraid to give their best effort in an exhilarating and intense setting.