• Youth Basketball League

    Long Island Youth Basketball League

Overview

  • 10 scheduled game season PLUS playoffs
  • Multiple skill brackets within most age divisions (if registration numbers permit)
  • 5 players vs. 5 players - minimum roster: 10 players.  
  • Individuals and/or teams are welcome
  • Pre-season instructional clinic for beginner players up to and including the 11-12 age division 

5-6 Year Old Division:

  • 1 pre-season instructional clinic
  • 10 scheduled games for the season PLUS playoffs
    • 2 scheduled practices led by experienced trainers
    • 8 scheduled games
      • Pre-game practice - 25 minutes led by team coaches
      • Game - Two (2), Twelve (12) minute halves
    • Playoffs



 

Age Divisions

  • Ages 5-6 (birth years 2017 & 2018)
  • Ages 7-8 (birth years 2015 & 2016)
  • Ages 9-10 (birth years 2013 & 2014)
  • Ages 11-12 (birth years 2011 & 2012)
  • Ages 13-15 (birth years 2008, 2009 & 2010)
  • Ages 16-18 (birth years 2005, 2006 & 2007)

*A player's age on January 1 2024 determines his/her age division eligibility for the entire calendar year.

Time

Game times start Weekdays (4:45 PM and later) and Weekends (7:00AM and later).  League games are scheduled during school, religious and national holidays.  

Uniforms

  • All of the players on a team must wear matching jerseys with a permanent number on the back (no tape).  
  • IF a team is wearing The Sports Arena jerseys, they are available for purchase - $25 per reversible jersey

Seasons

  • Winter
  • Spring/Summer
  • Fall

Registration

  • The registration deadline for the Spring/Summer season is April 4, 2023
  • Register online or in person

Coaches

All coaches are volunteers. If you are interested in coaching, please let us know during the registration process. There is a blank text box to write any special request.

Practices

Practices days/times are not assigned by the league.  The league has court time available prior to 5pm weekdays, but coaches/teams must proactively schedule their own practice by calling The Sports Arena.  

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for missed games, including missed games due to late registration. No refunds will be made for suspensions or dismissal for cause. 

If a player is injured after the season has started and unable to play for the remainder of the season, a partial Store Credit will be issued based off the date of notification ONLY if the following is met:

The Sports Arena is notified by email to info@thesportsarena.net AND

A dated and signed physician’s note is provided which evidences a medical reason for the player's physical inability to return to play at any point of the season including playoffs