ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW MANDATORY FOR ALL BHBL PARTICIPANTS.
To make the registration process easier for our players and coaches and alleviate much of the paperwork, every participant must REGISTER ONLINE. Our online registration process allows each player to submit your registration application and pay your registration fee using our secure online registration system. Coaches must also register online as well.
To register your player, you must complete an online registration application for each player and submit it, together with your registration fee to the BHBL.Priority Registration for all Beverly Hills residents and all players whose parents volunteer as a coach (regardless of residence) will begin in early August.Registration for all players begins in September.Your registration application must be received by the BHBL before the registration deadline.
If you are a new player to the BHBL, if requested, you must provide proof of your child’s birth date (birth certificate or passport) with each registration application.The BHBL cannot accept any registration application unless it is completed in its entirety and all requested information is provided, including your registration fee. There can be no exceptions.
Registration applications will be accepted for each division on a first come, first serve basis. If you register online, acknowledgment of your payment does not guarantee your player a roster spot. If you register online after your division is full, you will automatically be placed on the wait list for your division. The BHBL will hold your fee until you are placed on a team or until your refund is issued. If you are not placed on a team, your fee will be returned.Registration information will be sent to all players who participated in our league last year.
When you go to our online registration page, you will be taken to our secure registration form where you will enter information about the player as well as the parents and/or guardians. After completing the player registration application, we will ask you to pay for the registration on a SSL secure site using the credit card processing gateway of Authorize.net. This is a safe, secure and simple process, which forces your browser to securely protect your credit card information. After you have paid for the player’s registration, Authorize.net will send you a receipt for your transaction. We recommend that you print a copy of this acknowledgment for your records. This acknowledgment confirms your payment only. It does not guarantee you a roster spot.
We urge you to go to the Registration section of our website to learn more about our registration process.Please note there will be a $25.00 fee for any returned checks or credit card charge backs.Note that ALL requested refunds are subject to a $25 processing charge.
Any correspondence can be sent to the BHBL at:
Beverly Hills Basketball League 269 S. Beverly Drive #442 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
If you have any questions regarding registration, please email us at [email protected]
WHAT DIVISION IS MY CHILD IN?
The Beverly Hills Basketball League is made up of five divisions. The division that your child will play in is determined by the school grade he or she will be entering during the school year prior to the start of our season. Our divisions are broken down as follows:
*Please note that the major and senior girls divisions might have some age crossover.
WILL THE BOYS AND GIRLS PLAY WITH OR AGAINST EACH OTHER?
In the Booster division, the boys and girls will play with each other on the same teams and will also play against each other.In the Rookie, Minor, Major, Senior and Super Senior divisions, the boys and girls will play on separate teams and the games will only be between same gender teams.
All teams in the Minor, Major, Senior and Super Senior divisions, will each participate in their own playoff series’ during the final two weeks of our season.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO ATTEND RATING DAY?
Each player will participate in basketball drills or play in a game. Please dress appropriately, including the proper footwear for the basketball court.
The exact time schedule for the rating of your child will be emailed to you and posted on our website as that date draws near.
CAN I MAKE A REQUEST FOR MY CHILD TO PLAY WITH HIS/HER FRIENDS?
In the Booster and Rookie divisions, the BHBL entertains and accepts player’s requests as to whom they would like to play with during the season. It is the intention of the BHBL to try to accommodate as many requests as possible in these two divisions. However, it is important to understand that we cannot guarantee that every request will be granted.
To the extent feasible, the BHBL will attempt to assemble an even number of teams in each grade level and in the Rookie division, an even number of boys and girls teams. By doing this, we can have the same grade and same gender teams play against each other for a more balanced approach during our season.
In the Minor, Major, Senior and Super Senior Divisions, we do not accept player’s requests. The only exception is for brothers and sisters and for children living in the same household where age and gender would place them in the same division.
Balancing the talent levels on each team is the primary goal in assembling the teams in these four divisions.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE MY CHILD’S GAMES AND PRACTICES?
In the Booster division, every team will have their practice session and their game each Saturday at the Beverly Hills High School Upper West gymnasium. The first ten minutes will be devoted to a practice session and the game will run for the final forty minutes. Each game/practice time slot will be for fifty minutes. Please go to the GAME SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Booster division game schedule.
In the Rookie division, all games will be played on Saturday’s at the Beverly Hills High School Upper East or West gymnasium. Each game will be scheduled for fifty minute time slots. Please go the GAME SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Rookie division game schedule.
Throughout the ten-week season, each team in the Rookie division will have a practice session, one day a week. Each practice will last for approximately one hour and will be held after school hours at one of the Beverly Hills elementary schools. The specific day of your team’s practice will be chosen by the coach. Please go to the PRACTICE SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Rookie division practice schedule.
In the Minor division, games will be played on Sundays. The games will run from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. The games will be played in the Beverly Hills High School Swim Gym as well as in the Upper East and Upper West gymnasiums. Please go to the GAME SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Minor division game schedule.
During the season, the Minor division teams will also have a practice session one day each week. Each practice session will last for approximately one hour and will be held at the outdoor courts at the Beverly Hills High School or one of the Beverly Hills elementary schools. The specific day of your team’s practice will be chosen by the coach. Please go to the PRACTICE SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Minor division practice schedule.
In the Major division, games will be played on Saturdays. Each game will be scheduled for a one-hour time slot, every hour on the hour. The games will run from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. The games will be played in the Beverly Hills High School Swim Gym as well as in the Upper East and Upper West gymnasiums. Please go to the GAME SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Major division game schedule.
During the season, the Major division teams will also have a practice session one day each week. Each practice session will last for approximately one hour and will be held at the outdoor courts at the Beverly Hills High School or one of the Beverly Hills elementary schools. The specific day of your team’s practice will be chosen by the coach. Please go to the PRACTICE SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Major division practice schedule.
In the Senior and Super Senior divisions, all games will be played on Sunday’s at the Beverly Hills High School Swim Gym as well as in the Upper East and Upper West gymnasiums. Each game will be scheduled for a one-hour time slot, every hour on the hour. The games will be played from 9:00am until 8:00 pm. Please go the GAME SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Senior and Super Senior division game schedules.
Throughout the season, all teams in the Senior and Super Senior divisions will have a practice session one day each week. Each practice session will last for approximately one hour and will be held at the outdoor courts at the Beverly Hills High School or one of the Beverly Hills elementary schools. The specific day of your team’s practice will be chosen by the coach. Please go to the PRACTICE SCHEDULE toolbar on the homepage for the Senior and Super Senior division practice schedules.
WHEN WILL MY CHILD HEAR FROM HIS/HER COACH?
On a Sunday in November, the BHBL will have its annual Coaches Clinic. Attendance for all coaches in our league at this clinic is mandatory. Shortly after, the BHBL will hold it’s Draft Week, in November, where all active players will be drafted onto teams by their respective coaches. Each team’s coach(es) will receive a team roster with contact information for all players on their team for the Winter season.
Each coach will contact his or her players during a week in November.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON BEGIN?
Our season will begin with a league-wide practice weekend on a Saturday and Sunday in December, at the Beverly Hills High School gymnasiums. Our regular practice schedule for all teams in the Rookie, Minor, Major, Senior and Super Senior divisions will begin during a week in December. The regular season practice schedule will stop for the holidays in December. The regular practice schedule for the Rookie, Minor, Major, Senior and Super Senior division teams will resume in January.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?
The Beverly Hills Basketball League provides each player with a customized uniform that includes a jersey and shorts. Each player must provide their own athletic socks and the proper footwear for the hardwood basketball courts. It is highly recommended that all players wear basketball shoes that have laces that tie. It is not recommended for players to wear “slip on” type sneakers. Since basketball is a limited contact sport, it is recommended that all players wear the proper form of athletic support.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF MY CHILD IS REGISTERED?
When you register online, you will receive a confirmation from our credit card processor, Authorize.net. This confirmation will only acknowledge receipt of your registration fee. It does not guarantee a roster spot in our league. If you register offline, you will not receive a payment confirmation. All completed registration applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. All registration applications received after each division is full or after October 13th, will be placed on our wait list. No registration will be accepted unless all requested information is provided, including your registration fee. All players will be notified of their team assignments during a week of November. Please keep your registration confirmation email after you register online.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A PARENT/GUARDIAN?
As a BHBL parent or guardian, you have chosen to make a commitment to your child, your child’s teammates, his or her coach, the league and of course, to yourself. Your commitment includes making sure your child is on time for their practices and games, and is always dressed properly to play basketball. You are also responsible for communicating with your child’s coach in the event of illness or absence. Your commitment also mandates that you abide by the code of conduct of the Beverly Hills Basketball League.
The existence and reputation of the BHBL can be affected by the negative actions of anyone affiliated with our program on or off the court. Everyone associated with the BHBL, all share the responsibility of exercising and displaying proper behavior at all times. As a spectator, you will be required to exhibit proper behavior at all times. No swearing, foul language or harassment of referees, players, coaches, etc., will be permitted. Under no circumstances shall spectators use signs, gestures, or degrading comments toward opposing coaches, players, other spectators, referees or administrators. Any BHBL official may request that any spectator violating this rule of conduct vacate the facilities immediately. No smoking or alcoholic beverages will be permitted at any of the Beverly Hills School sites.
We ask that you volunteer your time in some way to help the league, your coach and your team. If you have a question that your coach cannot answer or an issue that cannot be resolved, please go to the CONTACT US toolbar on the top of our homepage to contact the leaders of your division by email.
As a parent, you are the ultimate role model for your child. The BHBL is a volunteer based organization committed to teaching and practicing the ideals of good sportsmanship, character, teamwork and fair play. We ask that you assist the league in achieving its goals. As a parent or guardian, please be very positive with your child. Compliment them often. Treat the referees and league administrators with respect and compliment their efforts.
The BHBL is a volunteer based organization. Recognize that the knowledge and skill levels of our volunteers will vary. Be patient and understand that this is a recreational league for the benefit of our children. Competition can be healthy and constructive. However, a win at all cost attitude is not what the BHBL stands for.
We need your help to keep the league operating in the way you have become accustomed to. Please visit our Volunteer Page to find out how you can volunteer for the BHBL. Always remember, the most important responsibility as a parent or guardian is to HAVE FUN!