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 14, 12, 10 or 8 game in the regular season
- Individual players can try out for our elite CJ Hawks teams or can be placed on one of our NJ Falcons developmental teams
- League scheduling, referee assigning, administration and website run by MSC/CJB
- 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 or CJB: both state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facilities (Any game not played at MSC or CJB will be at a convenient location for both teams)
- MJBL has other locations across NJ so teams that live too far from MSC or CJB can play games at a more convenient location
The MJBL has locations across NJ so teams that live too far from MSC or CJB can play games at a more convenient location
- Monroe Twp (Monroe Sports Center)
- Marlboro (Central Jersey Basketball)
- West WIndsor
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Number of MJBL teams by season: