7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball

7th and 8th grade boys basketball is a team sport consisting of 10-15 players per grade level. Practice begins the end of November and games/practice continue into the first week of February. Students are coached on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, a number of offensive plays and defensive lineups. Basketball is taught to a level higher than the 5/6th grade program in that is it no longer a participation game but a competitive game where not all players play the same time on the court. Their abilities are utilized to move the program forward in a positive direction. Coaches are trying to prepare players for the higher levels of basketball that they will encounter at the Freshmen, JV and Varsity levels.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach 8th grade: Ralph Meisse III

Experience: Coach Meisse has been coaching basketball for 11 yrs. He has coached girls basketball from 5/6 to Varsity level for the first 9 years and then 7/8th grade boys for the last two years.

Assistant Coach 7th grade: Butch Foust

Experience: Coach Foust has coached basketball for 3 years. He has coached girls basketball at 5/6th level and Freshmen level for two years and this year is his first year coaching boys at the 7th grade level.


Both coaches are Stroudsburg High School graduates.