Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

the Recreation Commission

has made the decision to

cancel this year's

Town Day


Please stay safe!




Canceled due to CO VID 19


In lieu of our Old Tappan Camp Serendipity this year....we are able to offer our residents a Multi-sport camp at Stone Point Park. This is a structured sports program run by TGA Premier Sports. See attached flier for additional information. 

TGA will be offering 4 weeks of unforgettable Premier Sports Camps. You will be able to choose the morning session or the afternoon session each week. Camp is for kids ages 5-13. There will be a set schedule each week and every camp will participate in each sport the same amount times. Sports are subject to change based on enrollment. 

TGA will have protocols and procedures in place to make sure it is compliant with all guidelines set forth by the state of NJ, CDC, and local officials. You can see our specific response to Covid-19 by clicking: HERE

Registration and Additional information about these Camps can be found on their website: https://bergencounty.playtga.com/go/otsum20




Camp Location: Stone Point Park

Eligible: Ages 5-13

Fee: $225 morning / $175 afternoon per Camper

Camp Handbook 2020 - CLICK HERE



FORMS N/A for 2020 Camp Season

Day Camp Staff Application  - CLICK HERE  

W-4 Form- (New Hires & Return Staff) - CLICK HERE

Working Papers (under 18 by 7/6/20) - CLICK HERE





There is no question that the volunteer coaches are an essential part of our successful Recreation Sports programs. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. In order to provide the best possible environment for our children please be aware of the following four (4) coaching requirements:

1. Rutgers Safety Course
2. Background Checks & Fingerprinting 
3. Concussion Awareness Certification
4. Model Athletic Code of Conduct



1. Rutgers Safety Course:

As a necessary step in the process of becoming a coach, the State of New Jersey requires that a coaching certification class be taken. For further information about this class, please go to the Rutgers Safety site http://youthsports.rutgers.edu/program-areas/volunteer-coaches Then click in the right column where you see "S.A.F.E.T.Y." for the Clinic Schedule and locations of upcoming coaches' clinics in your area.


2. Background Checks & Fingerprinting:

In order to provide the safest environment possible to the youth who participate in our town sports programs, The Recreation Commission has elected to institute criminal history record background checks on all potential volunteer coaches within the Recreation program. In mirroring what the Little League Association has already instituted, the Commission has taken this step to ensure that all volunteers who come in contact with our children under the direction of the Recreation Department are screened and approved for such service with children. In June of 2007 we began the process of requiring background checks for all volunteer candidates.


Click on link below and follow instructions to make an appointment


 You will need be on the page for: 2F1J3Y - NJ Youth Serving Organization Volunteer YSB-State/Fed

 You will be asked to input the Contributor's Case #

Our Contributor Case # is- B06005

The fee for prints is now: $24.05


REMINDER: A photo ID is required at the time of fingerprinting!!!

IMPORTANT: When you have had your fingerprints taken, please email gwiesner@oldtappan.net with the date of your appointment.

3. Concussion Awareness Certification:

Coaching Candidates must take a 30 minute on-line Concussion Awareness course.  Upon completion of the course you will receive a certification.  This is a one-time certification. 

please click on the following link to take this 30 minute course. Once completed, print out the Certificate of Completion and email to gwiesner@oldtappan.net.

 Click Here to take the Course

4. Model Athletic Code of Conduct

Volunteer candidates must read and acknowledge the Old Tappan Code of Conduct.  CLICK HERE to view and print this document.  Sign, date and email to gwiesner@oldtappan.net




If you have any questions or concerns contact:
Gloria Wiesner, Recreation Director- at 201 664-1849 ext. 24


Click here to Register

For Coaching Requirements - CLICK HERE

Contact Information: Kristen Zales - Old Tappan Basketball President
e-mail: kzales15@gmail.com

Basketball is one of our most popular sports in town. It is a sport that requires skills that we develop in our youngest players and continue through the 8th grade. The very nature of the sport includes jumping and running and use of fine motor skills in addition to the opportunities for social interaction with a child's peers; something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Recreation program is for players of all skill levels and our coaches tailor each practice and skill based on the skill level of the players they are working with. While we encourage even the weakest players to continue to play and enjoy themselves every year, we also challenge and advance the best players to allow them to continue to grow and excel.

Volunteerism is a big part of our program here in Old Tappan. We rely on parents to coach, operate our scoreboards and scoring books, assist in registration, operate our snack bars in the summer season and help in overall administration of our program.

Winter Indoor Basketball

Old Tappan Recreation - Grades K, 1, & 2

Typically, a program lasts 8 Saturdays that begins in early December and ends in February. The sessions are held at the TBD School and are instructional in nature. A variety of skills are taught and the children are gradually introduced to game type situations. Boys and girls receive an Old Tappan Basketball T-Shirt that they can keep.

Old Tappan Recreation - Grades 3 to 8

This program begins in December and will run until early March with divisions as below:


Girls Grades 3/4 Boys Grades 3/4
Girls grades 5/6 Boys Grades 5/6
Girls Grades 7/8 Boys Grades 7/8


These groups are then separated into teams with one practice and one game each week. Equal playing time is stressed to all coaches. Games are officiated by High School players who graduated from our Recreation program. Playoffs are held at the end of each year as well as our Annual Skills Competitions Day. Each player receives a reversible tank top that can be kept.


Old Tappan Recreation registration for the fall season usually occurs in October. Flyers are handed out in school, emailed to previous year participants, and a registration form can be found online at the Borough web site. Registrations should be received prior to November 1, and while it is not too late after that, on-time registrations often receive perks such as a discounted rate and pre-season basketball clinic announcements. Please do yourself a favor and register on time.

Old Tappan Winter Travel Basketball:

The "Travel" team offers qualified players an opportunity to compete at a higher level of competition. A player must be registered in our Recreation program to qualify to tryout for the "Travel" team. This program is more competitive in nature and requires an increased level of interest, talent, and commitment. Depending upon the interest, teams are fielded by grade from Boys Grade 3 through Grade 8 and Girls Grade 3 through Grade 8. The Boys teams compete in the Bergen Travel Basketball League and the Girls teams compete in the Northern Bergen/Passaic Travel Basketball League. With this program, winning is an important component and helps prepare players for high school and beyond. This program has try-outs with some children being turned away, and carries a registration fee in addition to the Recreation Basketball fee. Competition is among towns in Bergen County and travel is required for away games.

Summer Outdoor Basketball

This has always been a popular program in our town. Registration is held in May. Teams are formed as follows:

Girls Grades 3/4 Boys Grades 3/4
Girls grades 5/6 Boys Grades 5/6
Girls Grades 7/8 Boys Grades 7/8

Play is against other towns in our area. Some travel is required. There is a separate fee for Summer Basketball. The season begins in Mid June and extends through the month of July. Home games at Stone Point Park are a fun setting with large crowds watching all the games.

Additional information