FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


What is NJB?

NJB or National Junior Basketball League is a non-profit youth basketball 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. 

What programs do you offer?

Silicon Valley NJB has a variety of different programs that are offered throughout the year.

Leagues
  • Winter
    • Chapter Registration opens around late August - early September
    • K - 12th Grade
    • All-Net (advanced players)
    • Rookie (K - 2nd)
    • Register with your local chapter
  • Spring
    • Registration opens around February-March
    • 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
    • NO CHAPTERS!
    • Register with Silicon Valley Section
  • Summer
    • Registration opens around May
    • 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
    • NO CHAPTERS!
    • Register with Silicon Valley Section
AAU Teams
  • Our Silicon Valley Stars AAU program is a great environment for kids 5th-8th to play competitive basketball, develop their skills, and gain new friends and experiences.
  • Seasons
    • Fall Ball (Aug-Nov)
    • Spring/Summer (Feb-Jul)
Camps & Clinics
  • We offer small camps and clinics for kids to develop their skills and make them a better basketball player overall.

What is Winter League?

Winter League is our biggest basketball league of the year.  The are 14 chapters for Winter League that cover most of the South Bay Area.  To play in Winter League you must register with your local chapter first.  These chapters are: 
  1. Almaden NJB
  2. Berrryessa/Milpitas NJB
  3. Coyote Creek NJB
  4. Evergreen San Jose NJB
  5. Foothill NJB
  6. Gilroy/Morgan Hill NJB
  7. Hollister NJB
  8. Los Gatos
  9. Palo Alto
  10. Redwood (Menlo Park/Woodside)
  11. Saratoga NJB
  12. Sequoia/ Redwood City
  13. West San Jose NJB
  14. Willow Glen NJB

What Chapter do I register with?

Find Your Chapter Here

MY LOCAL CHAPTER ISN’T ACCEPTING ANY NEW PLAYER. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your local chapter is not accepting any new players you can try the next chapter near you. You will need to fill out a player release form and have it signed by your City Chapter and NJB’s League Director.

I would like my child to play in another chapter and not my local one. What should I do?

You will need to fill out a player release form and have it signed by your City Chapter and NJB’s League Director. A signed release form is only good for one (1) season!

I am interested in becoming a coach.  What should I do?

During the Winter Season, chapters are always looking for volunteer coaches.  If you are interested in coaching during the Winter Season (Oct. - Mar) contact a chapter in your area and let them know you would like to be a coach. 

Coaches must pass a background check and will be fingerprinted.

SPRING AND SUMMER COACHES WANTED!
If you are interested in coaching during our off-season leagues (Spring and Summer) please fill out our coaches form to be added to the potential off-season coaches database.

Spring Season: Mar-May
Summer Season: May-Aug

Chapter Location Map

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