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Hamden Fathers Basketball Association

Postponement of Signups & Try-Outs

We are at this time are waiting for the powers to be to hopefully have a program this year. We are in a holding pattern for our season. We are waiting to meet with the BOE to come up with viable plans. We use Hamden schools for our entire league. So we are waiting for the go ahead. We may have to institute serious social distancing protocols. More information will be forthcoming. As soon as we are able to open registration we will inform you. Thank you for your patience



Hamden Fathers Basketball Association

Postponement of Awards Night



To our Coaches, Players and their Families,


Due to the current Coronavirus epidemic - unfortunately we are postponing our annual Awards Night at Hamden Middle School which was to take place on Saturday March 28th starting promptly at 6pm followed by our Pizza Party.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our players, coaches, families and friends that would come to our Awards Night


In communicating with Town Officials we felt and concur with their feelings on the current situation.  In responding to inquiries concerning our event, we wanted to gather as much information as possible in order to make a good decision. With that being said, we felt it was best to postpone because of the COVID-19 virus. 


Our Plan

In the coming weeks we will continue to monitor the situation.  Should we feel it is safe to resume and have the event and we can secure Hamden Middle School as our venue (no earlier than the Saturday after Easter) we will reach out to all team coaches, players and families.  We would completely understand and respect individuals who may elect not to attend. . We stress – Awards Night will only be held should we feel it is safe to do so.

We are working on a secondary plan if the event is to be canceled completely and will notify all those players’ families for distribution of trophies and awards.


Thank you again for your understanding and support and we wish all of you good health


Richard Shultz-President Hamden Fathers Basketball Association






Hamden Fathers Basketball Association In association with Hamden Recreation


Hamden Fathers’ Dutch Shultz 15-17 Year Old Basketball League will hold sign-ups and tryouts on Sunday December 8th & 15th at Wintergreen School. All Hamden residents are eligible. Any high school freshmen that tried out for the High School team and did not make the team and any seniors are eligible to play. Cost is $105.00. All games are on Sunday mornings and afternoons.

Tryout schedule is as follows:

Sunday December 8th  & 15th  @ Wintergreen School Gym

1030AM – 1130AM           15-Year Olds

1130AM -1230PM             16-Year Olds

1230PM -130PM                17-Year Olds


Coaching spots are available. Any questions please contact Chris Donlin VP of Boys/15-17 League Director 203-909-1719/ or

Richard Shultz-President @ 627-5341/richardshultz@sbcglobal.net

for more information







The Hamden Fathers' Basketball Association was founded in 1955 in association with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Our league is designed for boys and girls from 5 years of age up to 17 years of age, and teaches the game of basketball in a positive environment that promotes fun for the entire family.

Our mission is not only to teach the fundamental skills of the game, but also to teach the important values of sportsmanship and teamwork from an early age. Hamden Fathers' Basketball welcomes diversity, as well as encourages fairness, respect and acceptance among our players. Many of our games are competitive, which makes for a very exciting championship season!

Our games are on Saturdays beginning in December, and continue through our championship events in March. In addition to our regular teams, we offer a travel team for players who wish to compete at a higher level. We kick off the season with an exciting Opening Night each year, and have All-Star games and Championship games. We encourage parents to come out and support their children by attending our games and events, and are always more than happy to welcome new players and parents to the Hamden Fathers' family!




Hamden Fathers Basketball Association 2018-2019 Season

Special Announcements


Hamden Fathers Basketball Association

Travel Teams

2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Champions

2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Champions 5TH Grade Boys Travel Team


Back row (left to right)

Coach Chris DeMatteo , Christian Cournoo, Makell Hailey, Kameron Gamm, Xaviare Ager, Jonathan Jones, Tyrell Bryant. Coach Lucious Boyd

Front row (left to right)

Tristan Boyd, Maddox Roberts, Mason Reed, Julian Threadgill, Tiger Dawson, Christian Hubbard

Missing from picture: Kachi Ikekpeazu


2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Champions 8TH Grade Girls Travel Team

Dillyn Boyd led the Hamden Fathers’ 8th Grade Girls Travel team with 19 points in a 51-42 victory over a tenacious Cheshire squad in the Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Championship.  Boyd connected for three of Hamden Fathers’ four 3 pointers in the contest. Cheshire, playing shorthanded with two starters out due to injury, took a two point lead with under eleven minutes to play.  Hamden hit on 8 of 13 free throws in the second half as foul trouble proved to be too much for Cheshire to overcome. Gianna Donnarummo, Hamden’s all everything point guard, took control of the game hitting a 3 pointer and converting 6 of 8 from the charity stripe down the stretch. Gianna Robert, plagued by some early foul trouble, also sparked Hamden in the second half, dominating on the boards and chipping in with 8 points.  Madison James added 9 points and Thailyn Jeter 4. To get to the championship game, Hamden Fathers’ beat the tournament hosts, Ulbrich, 52-25 in the quarterfinals with Donnarummo and Robert pacing the victors with 13 points each.  In the semifinals, Hamden upended Cheshire 46-30 with Madison James pouring in a game high 16 points. After the Tournament Championship, Hamden Fathers’ ran their overall record to 6-2.  Hamden Fathers’ continues play in the FCBL next Sunday at 10:30am at Hamden Middle School against the Milford Knights.

Top row: Coach Dave Donnarummo, Stephanie LeClaire, Kayla Garrett, Leah Philpotts, Alana Philpotts, Thailyn Geter, Gianna Robert, Coach Xavier Russell

Bottom row: SaNiyah Bethea, Madison James, Dillyn Boyd, Gianna Donnarummo, Jocelyn Kingsley



2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament HFBA 8th Grade Travel Team Back to Back Champions


Rear: Mike Cardona, Desean Boyd, T’Mari Reddick, Joe Williams, Kevin Burgess, Zeric Ford, Jeffrey Medley, Ramel Poindexter

Front: Jorian Marshall, Quintin Jones,Elijah Diggs Abs Freddy Carrero

Coaches: Wayne Tolson, Wade Townsend, Toure Diggs, John Leonardo


Hamden Fathers Basketball is proud  to announce former player Taniyah Thompson latest accomplishment

Former HFBA Player Taniyah Thompson Becomes Hamden Dragon All-Time Scorer

History was made at Hamden High School on January 18th 2019 when Hamden’s Taniyah Thompson drained a short jumper during the first quarter of Hamden’s 62-38 victory over Career Magnet. With the bucket, Thompson set the Hamden High School All-Time Career Scoring Record, for both boys and girls, with 1,482 points. The previous record, held by Katie Donahue, stood for 23 years. Thompson, a Hamden Fathers’ alum is headed to the University of Rhode Island on a basketball scholarship, closed out her record setting night with 23 points to lead the Lady Dragons.