West San Jose NJB offers several basketball programs for girls and boys in our area.
The Division program is 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 registered and confirmed players must be at the evaluation 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 a place on a given team.
Division 2 and Division 3 this Winter Season will be regular Division Rules. Division 1 Boys will be Competitive Division rules. There will be guaranteed playing time for Division 1 in the first half only. Otherwise, the rules will follow high school rules. The minimum roster is 7 players, maximum is 10 players. Regular Division will be the standard NJB rules- including two quarters of guaranteed playing time, rosters of 10 players maximum.
Division 3 players who cannot demonstrate the skills required during evaluations to play Division will be given the option to join the Rookie program instead. If the player chooses not to join the Rookie program after being provided the option, then a full refund will be provided.
We are also exploring participating in the new Division 4 program created by the Section Office. Division 4 will be strictly for 2nd graders. The games will be played using 8 ft hoops while following the regular Division rules. 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 regular season games plus playoffs from December through March.
The All-Net Division was created to further the skills of players, both girls and boys that are interested in playing basketball for their high school program. It allows for a higher level of competition and operates under different premises than NJB regular Divisional basketball.
This program has All-Net (Select) teams for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. The availability of All-Net teams for girls grades 5th thru 8th is dependent on the number of registered players each season.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Boys will be an Open Division League. Existing AAU Teams are welcome to register. Girls Teams are all Open Division. No waivers are required for any boy 6th-8th grade or girl wishing to play for a West San Jose team.
All-Net players are selected through tryouts. Players must have registered in the home chapter and have a waiver (if needed) to be eligible to attend the tryout. Players will be evaluated based on ability level by an impartial group that will exclude the All Net coaches. Players will be playing other All-Net teams in four eight-minute stop clock quarters. All-Net teams play a 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.
The Rookie Program was created to provide a development program for players who are entering NJB (Kindergarten,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. For this program your child does not have to be within our chapter boundaries. There is one practice per week. Rookie season begins in December. The length of the season depends on the number of teams. Games are on Sundays. Games for K-1 are played on an 8 foot hoop. Games at 2nd grade are played on a 10 foot hoop.
Division 3 players who cannot demonstrate the skills required to play Division will be given the option to join the Rookie Program instead. If the player chooses not to join the Rookie Program after being provided the option, then a full refund will be provided.
As mentioned, we are also exploring participating in the new Division 4 program created by the Section Office. Division 4 will be strictly for 2nd graders. The games will be played using 8 ft hoops while following the regular Division rules. Each player in the division program plays at least two full periods per game. Division play is five eight-minute running clock periods.
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 (9th/12th) levels. See the Next Level Prep Division Program page for more details.
Spring/Summer league is handled by the Silicon Valley Chapter. Please visit: siliconvalleynjb.com