Gryphon Boys + Girls Fall Basketball with Coach Randy DeFeo *TRYOUTS Sept 5th*



Gryphon Basketball 2019 Fall Programs

Play Hard. Play Smart. Play Together.


Boot Camp for Boys + Girls

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade (no experience necessary!)

Friday's from 4 - 5pm

Hoop Heaven in Waldwick, NJ


Players will work on specific basketball skills - dribbling, passing, layups, shooting, defense, speed and agility. Coaching staff includes coach Randy DeFeo, Danny Kusnic and various local high school basketball players!


Session #1: September - October

Sessions #2: November - December


*This program will have a maximum of 20 players / session


Click Here to Register


Fall AAU / Travel Team: 2 Practices Per Week


Each team will practice twice per week.  Teams will have one "skills practice" at the beginning of each week on Monday or Tuesday.  Players will work with our specialized speed and agility coach as well as Coach Randy DeFeo and our Gryphon staff on basketball specific skills including dribbling, passing, finishing, shooting and rebounding. Each team will also have one "team practice" on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday focusing on team drills, team defense, offensive plays, and controlled scrimmages


Weekend Games

*We will take into consideration other fall sports schedules

Each team will play one game per weekend on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. We can also play additional tournament games, but this will be decided with each specific team.


Fall AAU / Travel Team Tryouts

*$25 fee is good for both tryouts

(players are encouraged to attend both tryouts, but we understand if you are away on 8/22)


Tryout #1: Thursday, August 22nd

St. Leon Armenian Church

12-61 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

*ALL BOYS 3rd - 9th Grade : 5pm - 6pm

*GIRLS 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: 6pm - 7pm

*GIRLS 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Grade: 7pm - 8pm

Tryout #2: Thursday, September 5th

St. Leon Armenian Church

12-61 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

*BOYS 3rd - 9th Grade : 5pm - 6pm

*GIRLS 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: 6pm - 7pm

*GIRLS 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Grade: 7pm - 8pm


Practices/Games held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood and Hoop Heaven in Waldwick.


Click Here to Register for BOYS Team


Click Here to Register for GIRLS Team


Most everyone is waiting for various fall sports schedules.  Regardless, please register online if you are interested in playing for Gryphon Basketball this Fall.  Please note, we have gym time on multiple days and we can schedule specific game days for each team so we do have some flexibility.



About Coach Randy DeFeo and Gryphon Basketball

Our mission is to develop well-rounded basketball players and people by promoting self-confidence, leadership and teamwork.  Players who participate in Gryphon Basketball lessons, camps and AAU teams will be coached to perform at their highest level.  ​ The Gryphon Way

At Gryphon Basketball, we play smart and we play hard, always trying our best in every drill and in every game.  We play fundamental basketball, learning the skills in practice so we can go out in the game and play with confidence.  We play up-tempo defense, always looking for the steal that turns defense into offense.  When our teammates make a mistake we are there to pick them up.  When we make a mistake, we learn and get better the next time.  Our coaches lead us with enthusiasm and with integrity because they care about us as players and as people.  We are proud to wear blue.  We are proud to be Gryphons!


"I would not send this email if I did not think the world of Randy and his ability to make your son/daughter better at the game of basketball. He is easily one of, if not THE, best players I have ever coached and more importantly he is a far better human being. He is a tremendous role model and would be a great influence on your son/daughter both athletically and personally. It is without any reservation that I recommend his services for anyone looking for a personal trainer this pre-season." – Mike Troy (RHS Boys Varsity Head Coach)


Why the Gryphon?

The mythological gryphon combines an eagle’s head and wings with a lion’s body, representing domination over the earth and the sky. For our basketball program, the gryphon symbolizes our goals to be strong like the lion on defense and agile with great vision like the eagle on offense.


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