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Summer Season

The Registration "Summer Season" is not currently available.


We’re still accepting registrations for Rookies, Boys 6/7/8, and all Girls.

Sunday, May 23

Evaluations for Divisional Players
Week of May 24
Coach draft, teams formed
May 25
Practices may begin
June 4-6
Games Begin
July 2-4
No Games
July 30 - Aug 1
Last Games, Season End
Please stay tuned for more information regarding evaluations.


  • 8-game Season: June - July
  • Balanced, fair, & competitive teams
  • Separate divisions for boys & girls
  • Teams formed based on an evaluation & draft process for fair and balanced teams
  • Games played w/ NFHS Certified Balls
  • High-quality Dri-Fit type uniforms
  • Two NJB Certified Referees @ each game, many of who referee at the High School and Collegiate level
  • Games have a certified scorekeeper and standings are kept.
  • 2nd Largest NJB Chapter In The Nation
  • All games are played on Sundays at local gyms including (but not limited to): Tesoro High School, Mercadel Gym, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and Saddleback College. (subject to change based on the gym and court availability)
  • Up to two practices per week at local outdoor courts


  • 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


Should my Rookie play on the 1st Grade or Kindergarten Team?

Rookies are placed on teams according to 2020-21 Grade Level. If they were in K or 1st this past year, that's the team they play on!

The schedule says "Team 1, 2, 3, 4, etc." How do I know what team my child is on?

This Sunday we will be forming teams and you'll get your schedule then!

This Sunday only 6/6, Rookies will play at these times:

  • All Girls 9:00 am
  • Boys Kinder 10:05 am
  • Boys 1st 11:10 am
We haven't received our uniform! Should we bring one? What else should we bring?

Uniforms and balls will be handed out this weekend. All they need to bring is water.

Where do we go on Sunday?

All Rookies will be playing at Mercadel Gym. Please see the important details below. It can be a bit tricky to find if you've never been there, so please give yourself some extra time to find it and park.


After teams are formed, all Rookie Boys/Girls Kinder-1st will be playing between 9 AM to 3 PM on Sundays at Mercadel Gym. The schedule is subject to change depending on team distribution after the first couple of weeks, and possibly throughout the season. Please make sure to always check the schedule beforehand.


Skills Training at Mercadel Gym

If you signed up for Skills Training during registration, it begins Tuesday 6/1 from 5:30-6:30 PM, and runs every M/T/W in June. Please contact Henry if you have any questions.


DO NOT enter the parking lot through the Honda Dealership, enter from the dead-end road at Empresa. 

The location of the gym is private so make sure to arrive with enough time to find the gym, however, we DO NOT want overlap of the groups so come no more than 10 min prior to your scheduled time. 

PARK on Empresa street, in the Medical Bldg on the left, or across the street at the shopping center and walk over. 

DIRECTIONS: Located where Empresa dead ends behind the RV park, within the Honda Dealership. You actually walk through the RV's and you'll see a gym door in the center of the Honda Dealership. GIVE YOURSELF TIME to locate the gym!