Statement from the Saratoga Sparks Family
Monday, June 01, 2020  
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For over 27 years, the Saratoga Sparks has been a non-profit, volunteer organization with the goal to inspire young athletes to be better players and better people. The Sparks teach our players the value of respect towards everyone and to act as leaders in all their actions both on and off the court.


On behalf of the Saratoga Sparks family, we are honored to continue to inspire young athletes to be the leaders of tomorrow. As we encourage our players to become shining examples of good in society, we encourage everyone to also create "sparks for change" toward a better future. A future where social injustice does not exist and equality for everyone does. To fight racism in our society, we need to have change.


2020 Saratoga Sparks AAU Season
Wednesday, April 15, 2020  
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The Saratoga Sparks Board of Directors hopes that you and your loved ones are all sheltering in place as applicable and doing your part to flatten the curve of this horrible coronavirus.  Who would have thought that back in January we would be in the situation that we’re in now? 


After thoughtful discussions, participation in webinars from youth sports organizations and guidance from the state and federal organizations overseeing the COVID-19 crisis we have come to the decision to cancel the 2020 AAU season.  This includes our June 6-7 tournament.  While we understand how disappointing this is for our basketball players, their families and our program overall, in everything that we do we must prioritize the health and safety of everyone. 


We are also mindful of the economic reality that we are in the midst of and for those of you who have already submitted registration fees and uniform payments you will be receiving a full refund within the next few weeks.  If you used PayPal those refunds will be processed back through PayPal, if you sent in a check you will be receiving a check from our treasurer. 


With any luck and the expertise of our scientists the coronavirus will be conquered sooner rather than later and if possible we can be back on the basketball courts in the near future.  We will be monitoring this situation and will keep you informed if/when opportunities arise.    


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us – Crickett Thomas-O’Dell -President, George Pearson-Vice President ,or Stacey Carey- Treasurer  if you have any questions or concerns.   Also, continue to monitor our website - and our Facebook page for updates as well. 


May you and your family continue to remain safe and healthy. 



2020 Saratoga Sparks High School Tryouts
Sunday, April 05, 2020  
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2020 Saratoga Sparks Girls Basketball High School Tryouts 9th-11th grade

March 12th, 2020 6:30-8pm at Union College 

There will be a $25 tryout fee that will be collected the day of the tryout. Please bring cash or check**
Please contact Tryout Coordinator, Jim Shields ( with any questions regarding tryouts.

Please register at 


Congratulations to Queens College star Madison Rowland-Division II Player of the Year-2013 Saratoga Sparks Alumni
Saturday, March 25, 2017  
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Great article regarding a Saratoga Sparks alumni player and daughter of our current Board Member Stacey Rowland. 

2013 Saratoga Sparks Alumni-Madison Rowland-Queens College
Thursday, March 23, 2017  

Madison Rowland was a four year Sparks Player and Varsity Standout at Shaker. With the Sparks she played on 3 teams that finished in the top ten at Nationals. She is the consummate team player. We are so proud of her achievements both with and after the Sparks.

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