West San Jose NJB offers several basketball programs for girls and boys in our area:
This program has All-Net (Select) teams for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls (girls started in 2013-14 season). Players are selected through tryouts in early October. The All-Net program is for players who have a highly developed skill level and will be playing other All-Net teams in four seven minute stop clock quarters. All-Net teams play a 14 game regular season plus playoffs. Players who do not make All-Net teams are eligible to play in our Division program, which has postseason playoffs and All Star teams.
Our Division program separate for boys and girls and divided into three age groups: Division 1 (7th/8th grade), Division 2 (5th/6th grade) and Division 3 (3rd/4th grade). ALL players must be at evaluations to be drafted onto balanced teams. To achieve this objective, requests are not considered to play with friends or for car pooling. Only the head coach’s child is guaranteed to be on a given team. Players which choose to try out for division 3 who cannot consistently demonstrate the skills required for division play will be given the options to join the rookie program instead. If the player moves from the division into the rookie program the fee difference between the two programs will be reimbursed. Each player in the division program plays at least two full periods per game. Division play is five eight minute running clock periods. Each team plays ten regular season games plus playoffs from December through March. See the Division Program page for more details.
The West San Jose NJB Rookie Program was created to provide a development program for players who are entering NJB ( 1st, 2nd and some 3rd grade ) with little or no basketball experience and who would benefit from participating in a structured program with a focus on skills development, basketball fundamentals and structured game time instructed by trained and certified coaches. For this program your child does not have to be within our chapter boundaries. There is one practice per week on Saturday beginning in middle of November. An optional additional mid week practice may be added by the coach. Game Rookie Season begins in December and postseason Playoff Tournament in February. Games are on Sundays. Players which choose to try out for division 3 who cannot consistently demonstrate the skills required for division play will be given the options to join the rookie program instead.
Spring/Summer league is handled by the Silicon Valley Chapter. Please visit: siliconvalleynjb.com
Next Level Prep Division
NJB also offers a program for high school age players. This program is intended for those boys who are not playing for their high school team. (In fact, CCS rules state that players cannot play for their school and an outside league at the same time.) Registration for the NJB Next Level Prep Division program is timed to occur after the local high schools have made their cuts, usually in mid November. Typically we field a couple of teams at both the Lower Division (9th/10th grade) and Higher Division (11th/12th) levels. See the Next Level Prep Division Program page for more details.