Monroe Sports Center is proud to announce the Eleventh year of the MJBL. The MJBL has become NJ's fastest growing youth basketball league. Over 25 years ago, Monroe Sports Center's Founder and President Fred Klatsky helped start the Mid Monmouth Basketball League with just 8 teams in 1 age group.  Fast forward to 2020 and now there are over 260 teams in 6 different age groups for both boys and girls.  The Mid-Jersey Basketball League (MJBL) started in the winter of 2009 with 12 teams in 2 divisions and has already grown to over 900 teams in 2019 and growing.

 
The MJBL utilizes Revolutionary & Proprietary Scheduling Software for all Team Scheduling Requests!
 


 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2020 SEASON
 
Season tips off July 6
 
For more information and to register for our MJBL Summer 2020 Season, click here. 

MJBL General Information:

  • MJBL seasons are held four times a year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • League open to all level teams (AAU Teams, "A" Teams, "B" Teams, Parochial Teams, etc.)
  • Teams can choose to play 12, 10 or 8 game in the regular season
  • Individual players will be placed on one of our MSC Hawks teams
  • League scheduling, referee assigning, administration and website run by MSC 
  • Referee fees are included in the cost of the league
  • MJBL teams get discounted gym practice time during the season 
  • Most games played at MSC's state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility (Any game not played at MSC will be at a convenient location for both teams)
  • MJBL will have East, Central, West, North & South Divisions so teams that live too far from Monroe Sports Center can play games at a more convenient location

MJBL Locations:

The MJBL will have East Divisions, Central Divisions, West Divisions, North Divisions and South Divisions so teams that live too far from Monroe Sports Center can play games at a more convenient location

Teams can choose multiple locations

  • Monroe Sports Center
  • Monroe Rec Center
  • Central Jersey Basketball (formerly Kelvin's) - Marlboro
  • Holmdel
  • West WIndsor
  • Howell
  • Rahway
  • Scotch Plains

MJBL Grade Divisions:

  • Boys & Girls: 3rd-4th Grade
  • Boys & Girls: 5th-6th Grade
  • Boys & Girls: 7-8th Grade
  • Boys & Girls High School

Multiple Divisions within each age group, based on age & skill level, when applicable 

 

MJBL Scoresheet:

Click here to download the official MJBL scoresheet

 
 
MJBL Game Rules:

Boys & Girls All Divisions (2nd Grade - HS)

  • 20 minute running clock for each half, stopped clock last 1 min of first half, last 2 min of 2nd half.  3 min halftime
  • 3 timeouts per game. 1 timeout per OT. No Carry Over
  • 1st OT is 2min. 2nd OT is 1min. 3rd OT is sudden death (even FT)
  • Each half shoot 1 and 1 after 10 team fouls. No Double Bonus. End of Game: 1and1 after 2nd foul under 2min of 2nd half
  • Shooting fouls are 2 shots for 2 pointer or 3 shots for 3 pointer

Pressing

  • Boys & Girls Grades 2-6: Pressing is allowed last 4 min of each half, unless 1 team is up by 25 points or more.
  • Boys & Girls Grades 7-HS: Pressing is allowed all game unless 1 team is up by 25 points or more.
Foul Out Rules:
Each Player fouls out after 5 personal fouls (except Boys HS division each player fouls out after 6 personal fouls). If a team's 5th player fouls out and there are no other players on the bench to put in the game, the team has 2 options:
1) They can play the remainder of the game 4 on 5.  If another player fouls out, they must then play the remainder of the game 3 on 5, and so on.
2) The player that fouled out can remain in the game, but the opposing team is awarded a technical foul immediately, resulting in 2 shots and possession of the ball.  Every subsequent foul by that player who has fouled out will result in a technical foul as well.
 
Game Ball:
  • 28.5" Basketballs will be used for all Girls Divisions and for all 3-6th Grade Boys Divisions
  • 29.5" Basketballs will be used for Boys 7-12th Grade Divisions
Free Throws:
  • Girls 2-4th Grade free throw is from the 1st hash inside free throw line.  If the shooter jumps over the line, the shooter canont be the first to touch the ball.  If the shooter does not jump over the line and wait until the ball hits the rim, the shooter may touch the ball first (normal rules apply).
  • Boys 2-4th Grade & Girls 5th Grade free throw must start behind the line but can jump over the line.   If the shooter jumps over the line, the shooter canont be the first to touch the ball.  If the shooter does not jump over the line and wait until the ball hits the rim, the shooter may touch the ball first (normal rules apply).
  • All other divisions must shoot free throws from behind the line and the shooter cannot cross the line until the ball hits the rim.

Starting the game with less than 5 players

  • If a team shows up with 3 players or less, the game is considered a forfeit in the standings and will be recorded as a 1-0 loss for the that team.  If a team has 4 players, that is enough for the game to still be played and count in the standings.  The opposing coach has the choice to play with 4 or 5 players.  If the opposing coach (that has a full team) chooses to play with only 4 players and loses, it will be recorded as a loss for them in the standings.  If the team with 4 players has a player from the opposing team to play with them, then the standings would reflect a 1-0 loss for the team with 4 players, regardless of the result of the game.  If the 5th player shows up after the game has started and the team with 4 players has not already taken a player from the other team and accepted the 1-0 forfeit loss, that 5th player may enter the game immediately and the game will continue to count in the standings.
  • If one team has 3 players and the other team has 4 players, the team with 4 players is determined the winner in the standings.  If both teams have 3 or less players, it is recorded as a 0-0 tie in the standings.
  • If a team does not have at least 4 players to start the game, they have until 15 minutes after the scheduled game time in order to avoid the forfeit.  If the scheduled game time is 7pm, as long as the 4th players shows up at 7:15pm or earlier, the full game will still be played according to the guidelines above.  
  • Even if the game is considered a forfeit in the standings, in all scenarios above as long as there is a total of 8 players between both teams, the game should be played as a scrimmage.  The game is shortened to 16 minute running time halves and the officials will officiate the game.  If there are a total of 7 players or less among both teams, the officials are not required to officiate, but the coaches may play 3 on 3 or use the court time for practice or scrimmage.  
If a game is crossover game between 2 teams in different divisions, the game will be played by the rules of the older division.
 
All teams must have a coach or an adult (21 or over) on the bench at all games.
 
Email basketball@monroesportscenter.com or call 609-426-4044 for more information or to sign up.

 

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MJBL Growth

Number of MJBL teams by season

  Winter Spring Summer Fall Total
2020 269 covid-19      
2019 220 301 194 217 932
2018 197 268 148 204 817
2017 162 244 146 196 748
2016 137 212 137 176 662
2015 121 194 132 155 602
2014 132 182 119 133 566
2013 99 144 90 134 467
2012 84 95 73 71 323
2011 50 52 50 56 208
2010 12 28 26 44 110

 


Previous Seasons

Click here for full standings for all previous seasons