Palo Alto Rookie League — Basketball Clinics for K-2nd Graders

Entering its tenth year, the Kindergarten through 2nd grade co-ed basketball clinic run by Palo Alto NJB is a specially age-tailored program intended to teach individual skills, team concepts and, most importantly, be really fun. Click here to register!

Format:

  • Practice / Skills, 40 minutes
  • Continuous 2 on 1 games, 10 minutes
  • 5 on 5 games, 40 minutes
  • Clinics held on both Saturdays and Sundays starting in Dec.

We appreciate that kids prefer to play with their friends, however for competitive balance, we cannot guarantee that friends will be on the same team. It is our hope that the league fosters new friendships and furthers the development of the youth in the community.

Clinic Days / Times.  All clinics held at Palo Alto High School Main Gym:

  • Sat, 12/06,  9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 12/07, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 12/13,  9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 12/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 12/20, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Holiday Break (December 21- January 2)
  • Sat, 1/03, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 1/04, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 1/10, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 1/11, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 1/17, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 1/18, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 1/24, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 1/25, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 1/31, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 2/01, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sat, 2/07, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Sun, 2/08, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Sun, 2/08, End of Season Pizza Party 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Palo Alto NJB uniforms will be distributed to the players at the first clinic. The players will keep these during the season, but will return them to NJB at the end of the program in Feb. If you have an old uniform from a previous year, please return it to the first clinic.

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AllNet Team Rosters Announced

Congratulations to the players who made one of the 7 Palo Alto AllNet teams this year.  The list of teams and players can be found on the link to the right (under former PA All-Netter Jeremy Lin’s photo).

For those you tried out, but didn’t make a team, the divisional assessments will be occurring on Oct 18-19.  More details will be sent out via email this week about this.

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Divisional Assessment Dates / Times are set

Thanks to everyone who has registered for Palo Alto NJB for 2014-15.  We have a waitlist currently for one the Boys Divisions.  We hope to clear the waitlisted kids on a team, but no guarantees.

Most Division Assessments will occur on Sat Oct 18 and Sun Oct 19 at Palo Alto High School.  For 5th – 8th grade girls, Assessments will occur on Sat Oct 4 at Paly.

Note: These are not tryouts, but skills assessments in order to develop balanced teams.  Waitlisted players should attend a skills assessment in case placement on a team is made.

For boys divisional players, there will be two sessions, one Saturday and one on Sunday.  Please plan on attending just one of these.  Arrive 25-30 minutes early for check-in.   If your child is unable to attend either assessment session, please contact the player agent for that division.  If your child doesn’t attend a session, and no contact is made with the player agent ahead of time, you will lose you spot in the registration line.  If you have registered but have not paid yet, please do so now, or risk losing your spot in the registration line.

Girls NJB  Player Agent Suzanne Martin

  • 7th / 8th girls:  Saturday Oct 4th,  9:00am – 10:30am.  Palo Alto High School
  • 5th / 6th girls:  Saturday Oct 4th,  9:00am – 10:30am.  Palo Alto High School
  • 3rd / 4th girls:  Saturday Oct 18th.  9:00am – 10:30am.  Palo Alto High School

7th / 8th boys (D1B – Player Agent Doug Lusk):

  • Sat Oct 18: 10:30am – 12:00pm.   Palo Alto High School
  • Sun Oct 19: 10:30am – 12:00pm.   Palo Alto High School

5th / 6th boys (D2B – Player Agent Ed Dunn):

  • Sat Oct 18: 12:30pm – 2:00pm.   Palo Alto High School
  • Sun Oct 19: 12:30pm – 2:00pm.   Palo Alto High School

3rd / 4th boys (D3B – Player Agents Albert Tsoi):

  • Sat Oct 18: 2:30pm – 4:00pm.   Palo Alto High School
  • Sun Oct 19: 2:30pm – 4:00pm.   Palo Alto High School

All-Net Tryouts will be held Oct 4-6

Note: Players not selected for an All-Net team will automatically be included in the Divisional pool of players.  Waitlisted players may tryout for All-Net.  All-Net Coordinators are for Boys are Don Darby and Suzanne Martin for Girls.

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All-Net Tryout Dates are set

Thanks to everyone who has registered for Palo Alto NJB.

All-Net Tryouts will be held Oct 4-6

Note: Players not selected for an All-Net team will automatically be included in the Divisional pool of players.  Waitlisted players may tryout for All-Net.  All-Net Coordinators are for Boys are Don Darby and Suzanne Martin for Girls.

5th Boys All-Net (attend at least 2 sessions):

  • Sat Oct 4 at Paly Main Gym: Noon – 2:00pm (arrive at 11:35am)
  • Sun Oct 5 at Paly Main Gym: Noon – 2:00pm (arrive at 11:35am)
  • By Invitation only: Mon Oct 6 at Terman MS:  5:00pm – 6:00pm (arrive at 4:45pm)

6th Boys All-Net:

  • Sat Oct 4 at Paly Main Gym: 8:00am – 10:00am (arrive at 7:45am)
  • Sun Oct 5 at Paly Main Gym: 10:00am – Noon (arrive at 9:35am)
  • By Invitation only: Mon Oct 6 at Terman MS: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (arrive at 5:45pm)

7th Boys All-Net:

  • Sat Oct 4 at Paly Main Gym: 10:00am – Noon (arrive at 9:35am)
  • Sun Oct 5 at Paly Main Gym: 8:00am – 10:00am (arrive at 7:45am)
  • By Invitation only: Mon Oct 6 at Terman MS: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (arrive at 6:45pm)

8th Boys All-Net:

  • Sat Oct 4 at Paly Main Gym: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (arrive at 1:35pm)
  • Sun Oct 5 at Paly Main Gym: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (arrive at 1:35pm)
  • By Invitation only: Mon Oct 6 at Terman MS: 8:00pm – 9:00pm (arrive at 7:45pm)

UPDATED: Girls All-Net tryouts will occur on Sat Oct 4 at 9:00am.  Arrive by 8:30am for sign-in.  Tryouts will be in the Paly Small Gym, and will start at 9:00am prompt.  Contact Suzanne Martin if you have any questions.

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2014-15 NJB Registration is now open!

For better or worse (hopefully better!), the registration system PA NJB has used in the past is no longer available.  We will be using a new system, called SportsSignup.  Since this is a new system, you will need to create a new Account in the system.  Your userid/password from the old Demosphere system will NOT be active.

  • Step 1: Create a new account — the account information you enter is for you, the parent.
  • Step 2: (Optional) — add a 2nd parent to the account.
  • Step 3: Add a child to the account
  • Step 4: Register the child for a program (Rookie League, Divisional/Allnet, High School)
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 for additional children.
  • Step 5: Checkout and pay.  This year, we will only be accepting credit card payments.  If you do not have a credit card, or need to apply for financial assistance, complete the registration through step 4, and then contact treasurer@panjb.com for further information.

Note: The process for registering for AllNet teams (5th – 8th grade) is different this year.  In the past, you registered and paid for AllNet before the tryouts, and then if your child did not make an AllNet team, the AllNet surcharge was refunded and your child was placed on a Divisional team.  This year, you will register your child in the Divisional/AllNet program ($395) first.  Then after tryouts, if your child is assigned to an AllNet team, you will be invited to return to the registration system to complete the AllNet supplemental fee.

Here is the link to complete the registrations:  http://paloaltonjb.sportssignup.com/site

A few other notes / requests

Volunteers!
PA NJB is a 100% volunteer-run organization.  Each year we need assistance from a large number of families to make the NJB season a success.

  • We need volunteers to assist with the AllNet Tryouts (Oct 4-5) and Divisional Assessments (Oct 18-19) — 2 hour slots typically.
  • We need parent coaches and assistant coaches for our divisional teams — some basketball knowledge is needed, but more important is the desire to learn and then teach.  Coaching can be done by a High School student as long as a parent / adult is also present.
  • For our Rookie League (aka Kinder – 2nd clinic), we need parent volunteers to assist the Clinic Coach with drills.
  • We need team level volunteers to assist with uniform distribution and collection
  • And vitally, we really need more volunteers at the Board level.  While some of these positions are more time-consuming than others, none require basketball knowledge.  Open roles include, Uniform Manager(s), Assistant Treasurer, Vice President, Divisional Player Agent.  The current board members will not be on the board forever!  We need new volunteers in place to replace board members whose children no longer play.

Without volunteers at all levels, Palo Alto NJB could not. and will not, exist!

Resource Constraints
Each year, PA NJB registration is limited based on two primary constraints — parents volunteering to be coaches, and gym space.  This year will be especially difficult in regards to gym space with the Paly HS gyms closing in December.  We are working to obtain as much gym time as possible, but we may need to be creative with team practices.  The other constraint, parent coaches, is completely within your hands — the more volunteers we have, the more teams we can support!

Thanks
The Palo Alto NJB Board

 

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Winter 2014-15 NJB Registration

Registration for Winter NJB will begin in early September.  The registration link will be available on this site at that time.

In addition to our popular 3rd – 8th grade Divisional  and AllNet programs, we will continue to provide a “Rookie League” — basketball clinics for our Kinder – 2nd graders to develop their basketball skills.

We are looking for additional volunteers to assist with the running of the NJB league.  If you are interested please contact us (info@panjb.com)!!

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PA NJB brings home 2 National Championships!

Palo Alto NJB had a very successful NJB 2013-14 season!  Over 500 boys and girls participated in our K-12 programs.  Scott Peters led yet another wonderful K-2 clinic for our youngest ballers with over 70 participants.  At the divisional level, we had 35 teams of 3rd – 8th boys and girls participate in the Silicon Valley NJB league.  We also had two High School NJB teams and 7 All-Net teams represent Palo Alto.

The season ended with Palo Alto bringing home two National Championships.  The 7th grade boys All-Net team won the Silicon Valley All-Net tourney, and then travelled to Orange County and successfully defended their National Championship.  Next year as 8th graders, the boys will be going for a three-peat!

PA 7th AN - National Champs

Our Division 1 boys (7th / 8th grade) All-Stars also travelled to Orange County and went 4-0 to win an NJB National Championship.  Congratulations to coach Ahmet and his boys!

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We hope everyone enjoyed the 2013-14 season and we look forward to seeing you back next season! Thanks, PANJB Board

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Palo Alto Rookie League – Clinics for our K thru 2nd Graders

Now in its ninth year, the K thru 2nd grade co-ed clinic is a specially age-tailored program intended to teach individual skills, team concepts and, most importantly, be really fun. Click here to register!

Palo Alto 13-14 K-2 Clinic Schedule (printable schedule)

Format:

  • Practice / Skills 40min
  • Continuous 2 on 1 games, 10 min
  • 5 on 5 games, 40 min
  • Games played on both Saturdays (9 – 10:30am) and Sundays (10 – 11:30am) starting Dec 7th

We appreciate that kids prefer to play with their friends, however for competitive balance, we cannot guarantee that friends will be on the same team. It is our hope that the league fosters new friendships and furthers the development of the youth in the community.

Palo Alto NJB uniforms will be distributed to the players at the first clinic. The players will keep these during the season, but will return them to NJB at the end of the program in Feb. If you have an old uniform from a previous year, please return it to the first clinic.

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All-Net Tryouts and Divisional Skills Assessment Dates

Thanks to everyone who has registered for Palo Alto NJB.  We have waitlists for the Boys Divisions.  For D1 and D3, we hope to clear many of the waitlisted kids on a team.  The D2B (5th /6th grade) division has a very long waitlist so any new registrations are very unlikely to be cleared.  The primary constraint is finding parent coaches.  If you volunteer to coach, you’re child will automatically move off the waitlist — please let the player agents listed below know if you’d like to volunteer.

Division Evaluations will occur on Sunday, Oct 20 at Palo Alto High School

Note: These are not tryouts, but skills assessments in order to develop balanced teams.  Waitlisted players should attend a skills assessment in case placement on a team is made.

For boys divisional players, there will be two sessions.  Please plan on attending just one of these.  Arrive 25-30 minutes early for check-in.   If your child is unable to attend the skills assessment, please contact the player agent for that division.  If your child doesn’t attend a session, and no contact is made with the player agent ahead of time, you will lose you spot in the registration line.  If you have registered but have not paid yet, please do so now, or risk losing your spot in the registration line.

7th / 8th boys (D1B – Player Agent Beau Brown):

  • Main Gym  8:45am – 10:15am
  • Small Gym  2:00pm – 3:30pm

5th / 6th boys (D2B – Player Agent Doug Lusk):

  • Main Gym  10:25am – 11:55am
  • Main Gym  1:45pm – 3:15pm

3rd / 4th boys (D3B – Player Agents Albert Tsoi and Jay Wang):

  • Main Gym  12:05 pm – 1:35pm
  • Main Gym  3:30pm – 5:00pm

3rd / 4th girls (D3G – Player Agent Jeff Stuart):  Small Gym  9:00am – 10:30am

5th / 6th girls (D2G – Player Agent Jeff Stuart):  Small Gym  10:30am – Noon

7th / 8th girls (D1G – Player Agent Jeff Stuart):  Small Gym  Noon – 1:30pm

All-Net Tryouts will be held Oct 5-7 — COMPLETED.  See sidebar on the right for the All-Net Rosters.

Note: Players not selected for an All-Net team will automatically be included in the Divisional pool of players.  Waitlisted players may tryout for All-Net.  All-Net Coordinators are for Boys are Ed Dunn and Beau Brown, and Jeff Stuart for Girls.

5th Boys All-Net (attend at least 2 sessions):

  • Sat Oct 5 at Cubberley Gym B: 11:00am – 12:30pm (arrive at 10:35am)
  • Sun Oct 6 at Paly Main Gym: Noon – 1:30pm (arrive at 11:35am)
  • Mon Oct 7 at Cubberley Gym B:  5:00pm – 6:00pm (arrive at 4:35pm)

6th Boys All-Net:

  • Sun Oct 6 at Paly Main Gym: 1:30pm – 3:00pm (arrive at 1:05pm)
  • Mon Oct 7 at Cubberley Gym B: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (arrive at 5:35pm)

7th Boys All-Net:

  • Sun Oct 6 at Paly Main Gym: 9:00am – 10:30am (arrive at 8:35am)
  • Mon Oct 7 at Cubberley Gym B: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (arrive at 6:35pm)

8th Boys All-Net:

  • Sun Oct 6 at Paly Main Gym: 10:30am – Noon (arrive at 10:05 am)
  • Mon Oct 7 at Cubberley Gym B: 8:00pm – 9:00pm (arrive at 7:35pm)

Girls All-Net tryouts will occur on Sunday, Oct 6 at Paly Small Gym:

  • 5th Grade Girls: 9:00am – 10:30am (arrive 8:35am)
  • 6th Grade Girls: 10:30am – Noon (arrive 10:05am)
  • UPDATED 7th/8th Grade Girls: Noon – 1:30pm (arrive 11:35am)
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2013-2014 Player Registration Now Open for Everyone


NJB Divisional and All-Net Registration is now open to all participants.

Email info@panjb.com if you have a question.

Tentative schedule

  • All-Net tryouts Oct 5/6.
  • Division evaluations Oct 20
  • Practices begin week of Nov 4
    • Games are on Sundays
    • Season runs through Feb
    • Post season playoffs & all-star games are in March
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