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Welcome to RSM NJB!

2ND LARGEST NJB CHAPTER

RSM NJB players come from Rancho Santa Margarita, Dove Canyon, Coto de Caza, Robinson Ranch, Las Flores, Trabuco Canyon, and all areas that feed into Tesoro High School and Santa Margarita High School. There is a division for all levels of players, from beginners to more experienced and skilled players. 

AGE GROUPS

  • Rookies:  Kindergarten to 1st Grade
  • Divisional:  2nd to 8th Grade

NEWS AND IMPORTANT INFO

9/28/2021

Winter Registration is OPEN! Hurry, we anticipate the league filling quickly. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

DIVISIONAL EVALUATIONS, Grades 2-8 (No Rookies)
  • Sunday, 11/7 > Last Names: A - M
  • Sunday, 11/14 > Last Names: N - Z

Stay tuned for more details!

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR AMAZING TEAM! 

RSM NJB is run 100% by volunteers. Without our board members, the kids wouldn't get to play! Please consider joining our team. We have multiple spots available! We are looking for Treasurer, Marketing Communications, and Player Agents.

If you're interested, please email director@rsmnjb.org

Thank you!


ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

ROOKIES

  • Boys and girls in kindergarten or 1st grade school year 2020-21  
  • Separate Boys & Girls teams 
  • 8-week session meets every Sunday for 30-min practice/30-min game
  • Special 8' basket & smaller 27.5" ball provided for easy learning 
  • Professional skills training lead by Mercadel Basketball week 1
  • High-quality, reversible jerseys
  • Rookies are able to request friends and coaches
  • Games played in Rancho Santa Margarita

DIVISIONAL

  • Boys and girls grades 2nd through 8th
  • Separate boys & girls teams 
  • 8 game season typically on Sundays (possible Saturdays or Tuesdays based on gym availability) with playoffs and certified referees. 
  • Players are divided into divisions by grade level
  • Teams formed based on an evaluation & draft process for fair and balanced teams.
  • Coaches determine practice time and location, but practices will not exceed 2 practices per week and will not exceed 3 hrs of total practice time per week.
  • Games are refereed by certified referees, many of who referee at the High School and Collegiate level.
  • Games have a certified scorekeeper and standings are kept.
  • High-quality, reversible jerseys
  • Games played in Rancho Santa Margarita or Ladera Ranch
  • Season concludes with playoffs, trophies/awards, and the possibility of being named to an All-Star Team for additional play.

ABOUT NJB

National Junior Basketball is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 by Dennis Murphy, Jr. As a coach at Garden Grove High School in Orange County, California, Murphy had the vision of creating a youth basketball league based on sportsmanship and player development.

NJB has blossomed into a national youth league with participants in 4 states: California, Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada. For those in K-1st grade a Rookie League is provided that stresses the fundamentals of the game and provides tools for personal growth. The core of the organization is centered on the Divisional Play Program that is open for all boys and girls who wish to participate and are in 2nd through 8th grade. For individuals with an advanced skill set, the All-Net and BYT Programs acts as a supplement to the Divisional Program. The program provides additional training to prepare them for high school basketball in the future. Over 1,000,000 participants have gone through these programs.

The High School League offers competition and skill training for players in grades 9-12 who did not make their high school team or looking for off-season play.