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MLGBA - 2022 Game Days/Times/Locations
Below are the 2022 game details. While we do not anticipate...
MLGBA is a recreational youth league for players of ALL abilities...
MLGBA - Update!!!
Great news........we are coming back soon to a court near you! The...
MLGBA Codes of Conduct    Parent's Code of Conduct    Provide...
MLGBA - 2022 Game Days/Times/Locations

Below are the 2022 game details. While we do not anticipate any major changes, in this day and age anything is possible. All games will start the weekend of Jan 8th & 9th. 


Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00 Merion Elementary

1st/2nd Grade

Saturdays 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 1:00 Merion Elementary

3rd Grade

Saturdays 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 Merion Elementary

4th Grade

Saturdays 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 Bala Cynwyd Middle School

5th Grade

Saturdays 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 Bala Cynwyd Middle School

6th/7th Grade

Sundays 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 Harriton High School

8th Grade-High School

Sundays 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 Harriton High School


by mike g posted 11/27/2021

MLGBA is a recreational youth league for players of ALL abilities in grades K-12 and will be embarking on our 28th season!



Registration is now open!


Scroll until you find the appropriate form.


Important Dates

11/15/2021 - Player Registration Closes

12/1/2021 - Coach & Sponsor Registration Closes

1/3/2022 - Practices begin

1/8/2022 - Games Begin

3/12/2022 - Playoffs Begin (5th-12th grades)

3/19/2022 - Season Ends (K-4thgrades)



$130/player ($120 for Kindergarten). Sibling discounts available. We do offer financial assistance for anyone in need. Please email   for a confidential request.


Ball Size/Rim Height/Gameplay

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

All other ages will use a size 28.5 ball, sometimes noted as size 6.

Kindergartners will have clinic style sessions once a week from 9-10am on Saturday mornings. Rims will be at 8 feet.

1-3rd grades will play 3v3, full court using the side baskets which will be at 8 feet.

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.


Practice/Game Locations & Times



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.


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



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

Division ($1200) 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.

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.

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 posted 11/04/2021
MLGBA - Update!!!

Great news........we are coming back soon to a court near you!

The LM school district has approved our use of facilities for this Fall. We sill start in early November with skills development clinics and tryouts for our travel program. If all goes well, we anticipate our regular Winter season to begin right after the new year.

Please keep an eye out for specific dates, locations, etc and all info will be updated here as details are finalized. 

In addition to the Fall clinics, there will be a regular season this Winter!

All will need to adhere to the LMSD Covid protocols noted below. Thanks and look forward to getting back out there!


Anyone, inside our buildings, regardless of age, must be masked.

The district will have the right to cancel or reduce the use of facilities at its sole discretion. In the event of such reduction or cancellation the district will endeavor to provide as much notice as reasonably possible under the circumstances. All groups acknowledge that reductions or cancellations may occur on short notice. Such cancellations or reductions shall be effective immediately upon notice. In the event of a cancellation or reduction in hours, the outside  group shall be responsible for posting signs at and staffing the entrances to the schools to notify attendees of the reduction/cancellation.

Thank you for your understanding.


by posted 08/16/2021

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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