About La Mirada All Net
WHAT IS ALL NET
National Junior Basketball (NJB) Commissioner and Founder, Dennis Murphy Jr., established the All Net division of NJB in 1993. The goal of the All Net Department was to provide a competitive and organized environment that further enhances the fundamental skill sets of its participants, in preparing them for their respective high school level basketball program. It allows for a higher level of competition and operates under different premises than that of the Recreational (divisional) program. All Net is comprised of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade divisions for both boys and girls. All Net teams must have a minimum of seven (7) players to participate in any of the seasonal (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) leagues.
The name of our all net program is the "Matadores". We keep the same name to build consistency for both boys and girls and because of our success with our travel teams, our program is well recognized and respected not only with other teams but with high schools as well.
The La Mirada NJB Chapter’s philosophy is that All Net is for the highest caliber players from the City of La Mirada and our La Mirada Chapter. It gives the more advanced players a chance to play at a higher level than through our or any other local recreational program. As representatives of our City our All Net teams will host and travel to other NJB City/Chapters to compete against their respective All Net teams. Playing on an All Net team is a privilege and something that our kids and coaches take great pride in achieving.
The great thing about All Net is that it is community / city based! Most La Mirada All Net Team Rosters carry 10 players. Most kids must reside in the City of La Mirada with the other 2 to 3 players only being able to come from the surrounding cities. Therefore our, La Mirada All Net team roster(s) make up will always be 70 to 100% La Mirada residents. This is by design and strictly enforced by our Chapters Board of Directors and NJB Headquarters. All Cities that have NJB Chapters have the same requirements and must abide by this.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALL NET AND ‘CLUB’ LEVEL PLAY?
ALL NET CERTIFICATION (TEAM, PLAYER AND COACH)
Every All Net Team, Player and Coach must be approved and certified by the La Mirada NJB Board of Directors and NJB National Headquarters before it may be scheduled to play in any NJB All Net Season games and tournaments. There is a process to become certified and to learn more about it please e-mail the All Net Coordinator, Mike Mercado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL NET LEVELS OF PLAY
There are three (3) distinct levels of play within the All Net Division, they are as follows:
White Division: Generally a first year (newly formed) structured team, usually made up of players that were on their respective cities Recreational All Star Team and desire to continue to play together at the ‘next’ level.
Green Division: Generally a second year All Net Team, has a good point guard and strong center, finishes .500 or better in NJB All Net League Play and Tournaments or is a strong first year All Star team.
Blue Division: Best of the Best in NJB.
The benefit of having these three levels is that it maintains parity and allows for participants to compete against other participants and teams with similar skill sets and experience.
NUMBER OF ALL NET TEAMS
At this time La Mirada fields one (1) All Net team for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels. The head coach will determine which level of play within the league (blue, green, white) his team will play at.
HOW ARE LA MIRADA NJB ALL NET TEAMS FORMED?
All of our All Net teams are formed following the All Star portion of NJB Winter Season Recreational Program. We find that most of the coaches and kids that make their respective grade level All Star team take great pride in this and want to stay together and compete at the next level.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE PLAYING IN THE LA MIRADA NJB RECREATIONAL LEAGUE IN ORDER TO QUALIFY TO BE ON AN ALL NET TEAM?
No. Our goal as a chapter is to facilitate the opportunity for all La Mirada residents who are of All Net caliber, regardless of what league they currently play in, to inquire and or tryout either for a current/established or a newly forming All Net Team. Since being on an All Net team is highly coveted we strongly suggest that your child be playing in our league so that the prospective All Net Coach(s) can evaluate your son and or daughter early, for once a team is formed, spots rarely become available or if a spot does comes available most All Net coaches will come to the recreational program to see if they can fill that spot before having a tryout.
COACHES AND PLAYERS REGISTRATION
All Net registration is on-line at the NJB Headquarters website, www.njbl.org, Please note that the registration information for each individual section can be found on your local (OrangeCounty) All Net Sectional Page located on the NJB National All Net Web Site. Your All Net Coach and or Team Manager can help guide you through this process.
ALL NET ADVANCED COACHES CLINIC
The All Net Department requires that ALL NJB coaches attend an NJB sanctioned Level One Coaches clinic. All Coaches MUST be fingerprinted before the start of the season.
ALL NET PLAYER PACKAGE