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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Note: The information below pertains to the 2019-20 Winter Season and is subject to change at any time.


What is NJB?

National Junior Basketball is a national youth league with our 25,000 participants in 6 states. For more information, please visit the NJB Headquarters webpage.

What is the 75% Residency Rule?

Priority will be given to La Mirada residents registering with their La Mirada Address. La Mirada NJB must be made up of 75% La Mirada residents and 25% non-residents. This is done on a first come first serve basis. Players registering first will be guaranteed placement on a team. Once the league fills up all others will be placed on a waiting list. More information is available by clicking here.

What if my question is not answered on this page?

Please contact us via email at


Where is the Registration Guide to help me with the process?

Click here for the Registration Guide.

Breakdown of Charges?

  • $15.60 goes toward NJB membership
  • $134.50 goes toward La Mirada NJB registration. 
  • $50.00 goes toward Fundraiser. 
  • Note: La Mirada NJB registration fee increases by $10 after September 21, 2019.

What is the fundraiser fee?

  • $50 purchase raffle tickets.
  • Prize information will be announced at a later date.
  • This fee is $50 per household.


Once uniforms have been ordered, all paid fees will not be refunded.


What the sponsorship fundraiser?

Each team is required to raise a pre-determined amount of sponsor funding to help cover the costs for maintaining the league.  For more information, please visit the Sponsors webpage.


What is included with the registration fee?

  • Each player will have a uniform jersey and shorts. Uniforms will have numbers on the front and back.
  • Picture package - for more information, please visit the Photo Package page.
  • Participation Award

When is the evaluation and what will occur?

NJB evaluations are mandatory for all Division players. Players are required to attend:

Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Grade K-2 (Rookie League): No Rookie league this season.
Grade 3/4 (Division 3): TBD
Grade 5/6 (Division 2): TBD
Grade 7/8 (Division 1): TBD

The following tasks will also be completed during evaluation times:

  • Players will be measured for height and weight
  • Fitting for players' uniforms
  • Rate players based on their skill level
  • Conduct short scrimmages for coach evaluations
  • Distribute raffle tickets for paid registrants


Interested in coaching? Please contact us at

All head coaches and assistant coaches must register from the NJB Headquarters webpage. Registration fee is $16 and live scan (fingerprinting) fee is $20. You only need to be livescanned one time for NJB. Returning coaches can check their coach profile on NJB Headquarter's site to verify live scan status.

Registration fee includes the following below. For assistance, download the Coach's Registration Guide.

  • Coach insurance
  • Comprehensive Coach Certification exam
  • Easy "pick & attend" Coach Clinic
  • Exclusive Coach Training Videos and DVD
  • Coach Booklet and Divisional Rule Book


How long are the practices?

Teams are allowed to practice up to 4 hours per week. It is up to the coach to decide how long each practice session is. Typically each session will be between 1-2 hours long.

How often do teams practice?

This will vary with each coach and depend on scheduling/availability. Some teams may practice once a week and some teams may practice twice a week.

How are teams selected?

Coaches will conduct a draft to fill the rosters of all teams.

How many players are on a team?

This can vary depending on the number of players per division. Generally 8-10 players per team is the standard.


How many games are played during the season?

The regular season is 10 games.

Where are the games held?

Games will be held at the La Mirada High School gym and/or the La Mirada Community Gym.

What days will the games be played on?

Typically, games will be held on Sunday however, Saturdays are possible depending on the number of teams and\or scheduling conflicts with the venue.

What size is the basketball used?

Below is the matrix for the size of basketball used for each division:

  • Division 1 Boys: 29.5"
  • Division 2 Boys: 28.5"
  • Division 3 Boys: 27.5"
  • Division 1 & 2 Girls: 28.5"
  • Division 3 Girls: 27.5"
  • Rookie League: 25.5" (No rookie league this season)


No Rookie League this season.

What is the Rookie League?

The Rookie League will comprise of both boys and girls from Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Scores and standings will be maintained.

What size basketball is used?

The size of basketball used for the Rookie League is 25.5".

What is the height of the basket for the Rookie League?

The Rookie League will play using lowered baskets to 8 feet in height.

Will there be post-season play?

Yes, the Rookie League will have an end of the year tournament.


What is the Championship Series?

For more information, please visit the Championship Series page.


What is the All-Stars?

At the end of the season, players and coaches vote on who will represent the division in the All-Star tournament.

How long does the All-Star season take?

Including practices before the tournament, the All-Star season could take up to a month if the team continues to advance.


What happens at the awards ceremony?

All teams, coaches, family and friends are invited to spend one night honoring the players for participation and achievements. All-Star teams are announced.


Please visit the La Mirada All Net page for more information.