2018-19 Leagues Overview

Updated Monday September 10, 2018 by PANJB Registrar.

D3 Divisional Leagues (Boys and Girls) — 3rd and 4th graders play in our youngest competitive league, with games that run from the first week of December through mid February. Mandatory practices (one weeknight 60 min practice, one Saturday 90 min practice) begin October 27th.  D3 rule modifications: rebounds must be cleared to a second player before half court; challenge line in effect for first four quarters; no press until 5th quarter (half court first eight minutes, full court last four minutes).  

D2 Divisional Leagues (Boys and Girls) — 5th and 6th graders play in our middle competitive league, with games that run from the first week of December through mid February. Mandatory practices (one weeknight 60 min practice, one Saturday 90 min practice) begin October 27th.  D2 rule modifications: half court defense only until 5th quarter.  

D1 Divisional Leagues (Boys and Girls) — 7th and 8th graders play in our highest competitive league, with games that run from the first week of December through mid February. Mandatory practices (one weeknight 60 min practice, one Saturday 90 min practice) begin October 27th.  D1 rule modifications: only man to man full court press allowed in first half. 

Post Season City Championship — All divisional teams compete in a double-elimination tournament for the PANJB City Championship.  Games are held the weekend of February 9th and 10th. 

All Star Teams — PANJB fields competitive All Star teams in all divisions of the Silicon Valley and National NJB All Star tournaments. Players are nominated by their divisional coaches/teammates to tryout, and teams are selected in late January by experienced All Star coaches.  All Star season runs from mid February through March and also includes participation in several local AAU tournaments. 

K-2 Rookie League — PANJB offers a "developmental" or "Rookie" league for young players in kindergarten through second grade. It is a co-ed program held on Saturdays, where kids are grouped by skill as opposed to gender or grade level.  Each 90 minute clinic includes 45-60 minutes of skill development and 30-45 minutes of games.  Players receive a PANJB Rookie uniform to keep. Clinic dates: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 2/2. Players will have two session times (TBD) to choose from and can attend either or both each week. 

High School League — For high schoolers who don't play on their school team, Silicon Valley NJB offers a non-competitive high school program on the weekends.  Starting in December and running through February, PANJB fields self-managed teams that practice on Saturdays in Palo Alto and play on Sundays in Santa Clara. If you are interested in forming a team, email doug@panjb.com.