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2023/2024 Season - Our 31st!!
MLGBA is a youth basketball league for players of ALL abilities and...
MLGBA - Fall Rec League Clinics
Hi All,   Our Fall sessions are starting to take shape...
2023/2024 Travel Team Tryouts - UPDATED
Hi All, I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! As the calendar...
MLGBA Codes of Conduct    Parent's Code of Conduct    Provide...
2023/2024 Season - Our 31st!!

MLGBA is a youth basketball league for players of ALL abilities and will be embarking on our 31st season! We have a recreationla leagie for players in grades K-12 and a more competitive Travel Team program for players in grades 3-8.


All Registrations will be open 9/1/2023

Important Dates

11/15/2023 - Player Registration Closes

12/1/2023 - Coach & Sponsor Registration Closes

1/2/2024 - Practices begin

1/5th&6th/2024 - Games Begin

3/9/2023 - Playoffs Begin (5th-12th grades)

3/16/2022 - Season Ends (K-4thgrades)



$150/player. We do offer financial assistance for anyone in need. Please email   for a confidential request.

Player Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391515


Ball Size/Rim Height/Gameplay

Kindergartners through 3rd grade will use a size 27.5 ball, sometimes noted as size 5. Baskets will be 8 feet.

All other ages will use a size 28.5 ball, sometimes noted as size 6. Baskets will be 10 feet

Kindergartners will have clinic style sessions once a week from 9-10am on Saturday mornings.

1-3rd grades will play 3v3, full court using the side baskets. Games will be on Saturday morning, early afternoon. 

4th-12th grades will play 5v5 full court “regular” games.



K-3rd Grade will have coaches “referee”.

4th grade will use exclusively teenage referees going through our Youth Referee Development program.

5th-12th grades will have paid referees which can include our more experienced youth refs as well as Adult PIAA certified refs.

If you are in 8th grade or older and wish to participate in our Youth Referee program, please sign up here:


Youth Ref Developmental Program Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391511


Practice/Game Locations & Times

All practices and games will be held in gyms throughout the Lower Merion school district. All practices will be held during the week for 1 hour and all games will be on the weekends. Practice nightwill be determined based on team assignment. You will note weeknight availability when registering. 



We are always in need of volunteer coaches, especially moms and other female role models. Please consider registering as a Head or Assistant coach. No experience necessary – we will match you up with an experienced coach if necessary.

ALL coaches, new and returning, must register, and are required to complete a background check. If you have clearance from another organization, current documents must be uploaded during the registration process.

Coaches can request when registering to be paired together. A maximum of 2 coaches are permitted on the bench during games. Additional coaches/parents can help out at practice but must be formally registered.

Coach Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391503


Scorekeepers/Game Timers

MLGBA employs boys and girls in 8th grade or older to keep the scorebook and run the clock for our upper division games. The pay is $7.50 per game.  If interested you must register online. There will be a mandatory training for all scorekeepers. Details TBA

Scorekeeper Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391507



MLGBA relies heavily on the generosity of our community sponsors to help keep costs in line, ensure no player is turned away due to financial hardships and to help fund the annual MLGBA Scholarship. There are Team, Division & League sponsorships available.

Team ($350) Includes sponsor name on the back of ONE team’s jerseys, rotating logo and sponsor description on mlgba.com

Team Sponsor Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391506

Division ($1500) 8 Available Includes sponsor name on the back of TWO team’s jerseys, sponsor logo on ALL shorts in one grade division, rotating logo and sponsor description on mlgba.com, and ONE email blast promoting sponsor message.

Division Sponsor Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391504

League ($3000) ONE Available Includes sponsor name on the back of THREE team’s jerseys, sponsor logo on ALL shorts for ALL players in ALL grade divisions rotating logo and sponsor description on mlgba.com, and TWO email blasts promoting sponsor message.

League Sponsor Sign Up - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/391505

Custom sponsor packages are available. Email   with your ideas on how we can help you help support the league.


Teammate Requests

We do not accept teammate requests. It is part of our philosophy that girls make new friends and play with different girls each year. We find this especially helpful when transitioning from elementary to middle school. While we do understand there are unique circumstances, and we will do our best to be accommodating, simply requesting to play with friends is not something we will accept.

by Mike g posted 08/18/2023
MLGBA - Fall Rec League Clinics

Hi All,

Our Fall sessions are starting to take shape and registration is NOW OPEN for the dates below. Please register for the grade level you are entering into this Fall for the 2023-2024 school year. 
All September sessions will be a combination of skills development and gameplay. All sessions are free of charge, but require online registration. We do anticipate additional dates throughout the Fall so keep an eye out!
Please click the appropriate link below to register.
For players entering…..
2nd and 3rd Grade. POSTPONED - Stay tuned for new date.
4th and 5th Grade. POSTPONED - Stay tuned for new date
6th, 7th & 8th Grade. Sept 28th, Black Rock Middle School - AUX Gym, 6-8pm
Registration is also open for our Travel Team tryouts to be held the first week of October. If you wish to try out for travel, please register below. Travel teams are open for players entering 3rd-8th grade. Please reach out if you have questions or want more info at this time.

by posted 08/11/2023
2023/2024 Travel Team Tryouts - UPDATED

Hi All,

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! As the calendar changes to August, it's time to start getting ready for the upcoming basketball season! Please keep an eye out for various notices, activities and other pieces of communication as we get details for several events finalized. 

First up will be registration for any player interested in trying out for our Travel Teams. Tryouts are free and open to all players entering 3rd-8th grade this coming school year. We will field at least one team in each of those grades, and will look to add a second team where possible. This is a more competitive environment than "regular" MLGBA and will involve a significant commitment. Tryouts will be the first 2 weeks of October and teams will start practicing shortly thereafter. There will be at least one, possibly 2 practices per week prior to start of the season. During the season, there will be at least one practice and one or two games. Away games are no more than one hour away. 

Travel Tryouts: Dates/Times/Locations (subject to change, but hopefully won't)

3rd Grade - Oct 4th, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym

                     Oct 11th, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym


4th Grade - Oct 2, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym (10/2)

                    Oct 9th, 6:15-7:30pm Black Rock Middle School Auxiliary Gym 


5th Grade - Oct 2nd, Black Rock Middle School Main Gym 7:45-9:00pm 

                    Oct 11th, Black Rock Middle School Auxiliary Gym 6:15-7:30pm 


6th Grade - Oct 2nd, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Auxiliary Gym 

                    Oct 6th, 6:15-7:30pm - Bala Cynwyd Middle School 


7th Grade - Oct 3rd, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym 

                    Oct 10th, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym 


8th Grade - Oct 5th, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym

                    Oct 12th, 6:15-7:30pm - Black Rock Middle School Main Gym 


Tryout registration is required and can be completed through the link below. Please reply or email mlgbahoops@gmail.com directly with any questions. Players are required to attend at least one tryout, but encouraged to attend both if possible. 

Here is the link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/388436

Happy Hooping!

by posted 07/23/2023

MLGBA Codes of Conduct 

Parent's Code of Conduct 

  • Provide positive support for all children and coaches (including those of an opposing team).
  • Provide positive support for all referees, scorekeepers, timekeepers and parents at every game.
  • Provide positive support whether my child is successful or struggling.
  • Provide positive support whether the team wins or loses. 
  • Remember that MLGBA is for children and not for adults.  

Coach's Code of Conduct 

  • Create a safe and caring practice and game atmosphere.
  • Make it fun for every player.
  • Be fair to all players.
  • Communicate with your team’s parents.
  • Learn new drills.
  • Teach the children good sportsmanship; be a good winner and a good loser.
  • Part of your job is to control the parents in a professional manner.  Help your parents set a good example.
  • Remember that MLGBA is for children and not for adults.

Coach’s Responsibility Toward Referees and Scorekeepers

  • Introduce yourself to the referees and scorekeepers prior to the game starting and give them some encouragement.
  • Remember they will not always make the right call.  No shouting, verbal or physical abuse to anyone at any time. 
  • There is no room for arguments.  Coaches must at all times comply and stand up for our referees and scorekeepers.  The referees are in charge of the game.  

Player's Code of Conduct 

  • Listen to your coaches.
  • Show good sportsmanship to all players, coaches and referees.
  • Be a good teammate.
  • Do your best.
  • Have fun.

by posted 12/05/2009
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