Northside Basketball League
The 2023 NBL Season is Coming!
Registration is ready for the 2023 NBL basketball season.
2023 BASKETBALL SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!
Need the Official Game Play Rules?
Updated January 2022
NBL Code of Conduct
NBL promotes fair, fun, safe, and competitive play. We insist on good sportsmanship and have a zero-tolerance policy for questioning ref calls.
We ask NBL participating teams (coaches, parents & kids) to set a positive tone at games to model for our children.
The NBL Code of Conduct:
- Be respectful to the referees, coaches and players
- Do not argue a referee's call
- Applaud good play for both teams
- Display sportsman-like conduct at all times
- Read and adhere to the league's rules and blowout guidelines
Thank you for your help and support! You make NBL a great league!
Positive Coaching Alliance
The NBL is a proud supporter of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)! The PCA's mission is as follows:
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Learn more in this short video.
Please mark your calendars, we will only be hosting one event:
November, Exact Time and Location TBD.
We expect all of our NBL coaches to undergo Double-Goal coach training prior to the start of the 2023 season, to honor the game, and to embrace the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance in their coaching style. A PCA workshop will be available to all NBL coaches at no cost. Online PCA resources will also be made available to parents so NBL parents can be Positive Sports Parents.
NBL supports our community. Each team is asked to participate in a community service project of their choice each season. Service projects for players are identified, arranged, coordinated, and supervised independently by the team coaches and/or parents. Service can be anything from picking up trash in a park or public space, collecting and donating items to those in need, volunteering time at a soup kitchen or food pantry, or spending time visiting with senior citizens over the holidays. Participation is voluntary but encouraged.
NBL also supports our community through support of these organizations. Where possible, volunteer opportunities are staffed by the children in our league. At this time, NBL is looking for a volunteer to coordinate volunteer opportunities for our players. The time commitment is minimal. Please reach out to the League Commissioner if you are interested in this important and fulfilling role.