• About NJB
    National Junior Basketball League (NJB) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by Dennis Murphy Jr.
  • Dennis had a vision of a youth basketball league based on sportsmanship and player development.  NJB has grown into a national youth league with over 25,000 participants in 6 states.  See www.njbl.org for more national information.
  • In the Northern California (NorCal) NJB Region, we have about 8,500 boys and girls playing NJB basketball.  

  • Silicon Valley Section Overview
    The Silicon Valley Section is a member of the NorCal NJB Region.  The Silicon Valley Section consist of 14 Chapters with over 5,000 Players.  Players MUST play in the respective Chapter in which they  reside in.  The Section and Chapter Boundary Maps will help identify the Players Chapter.  Or contact the NorCal office for assistance.
  • If you would like to serve as a volunteer in Silicon Valley NJB, and in particular your child’s Chapter, please email the Chapter Director in your local area for more information - obtain email address  from the respective Chapter.

  • Silicon Valley Chapters
  • Almaden Valley, Berryessa/Mipitas, Coyote Creek/South San Jose, Evergreen/San Jose, Foothill, Gilroy/Morgan Hill, Hollister, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Redwood (Menlo Park/Woodside), Saratoga, Sequoia (Redwood City/San Carlos), West San Jose, Willow Glen
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Jerry West below of the National Basketball Association and others make commentary on Dennis' father Dennis Murphy, Sr, who was one of the Founders of the American Basketball Association (ABA) that merged with the NBA.
  • Our Mission
  • To Inspire Our Youth; Regardless of Race, Creed or National Origin.
  • To Practice the Ideals of Health, Citizenship and Character.
  • To Implant the Game Elements of Safety, Sanity and Intelligent Supervision.
  • To Keep the Welfare of the Player First, Foremost and Entirely Free of Adult Quest for Glory.
  • To Emphasize Teamwork for All Participants.
NJB Promotes Sportsmanship Philosophy
  • To acquaint the players with the fundamentals of the game.
  • To teach proper shooting, passing, dribbling and defense.
  • To teach good sportsmanship and teamwork concepts during the season.
  • To insure that each team is equal in talent and size by enforcing a draft system throughout the entire program. The Griffin method shall be implemented.
    Code of Ethics
    • Remember that a basketball game is only a game – not the end of the world for the NJB players, coaches, parents, and all participants.
    • Acknowledge that NJB promotes the physical, mental, spiritual, moral and emotional soundness of the individual players.
    • Understand and accept the rules and regulations of the game.
    • Respect the integrity and judgment of the game referees.
    • Create an enjoyable atmosphere for all visitors and guests during NJB games.
    • Always demonstrate friendly and courteous attitudes toward opponents and game referees.
    • Play fairly and strive for good values.
    • Emphasize good sportsmanship.
    • All adults should conduct their behavior in a positive fashion. Adults are role models for our NJB players.
    • Spectators shall never harass the game referees or players or coaches. Cheer every good play, no matter who makes it. Praise our children, and please always recognize the good and never the bad!
    • Players shall play for the love of the game – winning without extreme ego, losing without excuses, and never quit.
    • Encourage leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment.

    Mel Robertson (below top left) inducted in the "NJB Hall of Fame" in 2012 -
    For 22+ years of service!

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