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2023/2024 SEASON - OUR 31ST!!




MLGBA - Spring League 2024 - Registration Open

Hi All,

I hope you are all enjoying the season so far. While it may seem like we are just getting started, it is time to get registered for the Spring season. Here are the details and link to register. 

Start: Week of April 8th

End: Week of May 13th (6 games)

Grades: K-12 (we will likely be combining grades and I anticipate it will be K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, 6th/7th, 8-HS - Final determination will based on registrations.)

Cost: $105 Financial assistance is available. Please email All communications are confidential. 

Nights/Locations: Games will be played during the week at either Cynwyd Elementary or BC Middle (locations subject to change based on gym availability) One game/week, no practices. Specific nights/grade TBA

Link to Register:

We will need coaches. If you are currently coaching and would like to coach Spring, please let me know via email asap. If you want to coach, but are NOT currently coaching, please register to do so below.

Coach Sign Up -

Please email with any questions.


MLGBA is a youth basketball league for players of ALL abilities and will be embarking on our 31st season! We have a recreational league 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

1/6th&7th/2024 - Games Begin

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

3/16/2022 - Season Ends (K-4th grades)


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

Player Sign Up -

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 -

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 -

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 -



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

Team Sponsor Sign Up -

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, and ONE email blast promoting sponsor message.

Division Sponsor Sign Up -

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, and TWO email blasts promoting sponsor message.

League Sponsor Sign Up -

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.