2016-17 Winter League Registration Information

The BETTERBALL! League is a SCHOOL league with players forming a team with boys or girls from their school/parish. Players may join together with kids from two schools/parishes if they are having trouble getting a full team together.

** NEW registration procedure for 2016-17 Season **


* Please register your team by November 4, 2016. We will make every effort to accept all teams who wish to play in the league but space might be limited for some divisions. The team fee is $1,100.
* Log-in to your account and proceed to register your son or daughter for the proper program. The registration system will ask if you have a team code, at this point choose "NO" and then click CONTINUE to register as the head coach.
* You have the option to pay the team fee by credit card online or to pay by check (which can be one check or a collection of checks from each family). All fees must be paid by November 20.

* Once your team registration is complete, visit your TEAM PAGE to send invitations to players and others Coaches or Team Managers. Once on your TEAM PAGE, click ROSTERS, and then MANAGE ROSTER INVITES to send the invitations .
* If your school will have more than one team in the division (i.e., two 3rd grade boys teams from one school), please create your teams by Nov 4 and invite your players using each of the team codes after your rosters are set (no later than November 20).

If you are a parent and you wish to register your child but do not know of a team for them to join, please contact
If you need more players for your team, please contact

General League Information

Boys Divisions: 
  • 2nd Grade (8' rims)
  • 3rd Grade (9' rims)
  • 4th Grade (10' rims)
  • 5th & 6th Grade (10' rims)

Girls Divisions:
  • 2nd Grade (8' rims)
  • 3rd Grade (9' rims)
  • 4th Grade (10' rims)


League Fee:

  • $1,100 per team
  • We recommend teams consist of 10-12 players but the size of the team is left to the discretion of each coach


Schedule information:

  • All teams will play 10 games between December 2 - March 5 (most games will be completed by the end of February)
  • Practices are scheduled at the discretion of each coach. Unfortunately we cannot secure gym time for practices. The league will provide an insurance certificate for any practice site a coach secures.
  • As gym locations and game dates are solidified, information will be updated below.
  • Game schedules will be available by Thanksgiving

2016-17 Game Locations and Dates

2nd grade girls & boys Sundays between 12:00-6:00 pm at Haverford CREC
Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26
*any additional team registrations could result in a few Saturday games

3rd grade girls

Saturday afternoons 1:00-5:00 pm at Agnes Irwin School

3rd grade boys

Friday nights 6:30-8:30 pm at Episcopal Academy and The Haverford School *1-3 dates alternate dates/locations

4th grade girls All games held at Baldwin School for up to 16 teams
12:00-4:00 pm on Dec 3, 10, 18, Jan 7, 21, Feb 4, 11, 18
3:30-7:30 pm on Jan 15, 29

4th grade boys

Saturday afternoons at Cardinal O'Hara High School and possibly Baldwin School and Chestnutwold *1-3 dates alternate dates/locations

5/6th grade boys
Friday nights at Episcopal Academy and possibly The Haverford School and St. Aloysius *1-3 dates alternate dates/locations

subject to change

Up to date schedule at your fingertips!

CLICK HERE for more info!


Important Dates

November 2 - Register your team
November 17 - Coaches Clinic
November 20
- Team fee due; rosters due
November 29 - Coaches' Meeting and team shirt distribution @ Haverford Reserve
December 2-4- First weekend of games in most gyms

We believe...

League Mission

The league mission is to provide young kids an opportunity to play in a structured basketball game with many teachable moments along the way about sportsmanship, teamwork and the game of basketball.

Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 because he felt sports should enrich the total individual in mind, body and spirit for coaches and players alike. He envisioned five players on the floor functioning as one cohesive unit that share a common understanding that no one player is more important than another. That's our focus for 2016-17 and we hope you'll join us!

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