JCC Premier Basketball League

AgesGrades 1st-8th

Register today for a chance for your child to participate in our fun & competitive in-house basketball league. Our program consists of 10 league games (Sundays) & 14 weekday practices (Mondays & Wednesdays). Our weekday practices are conducted by our amazing team of qualified coaches led by NBA G League veteran, J.R. Inman.

Why J.P.B.L.?

Our players and parents appreciate the luxury of having our games and practices in the same place. The convenience of having a home site in the heart of Tenafly, makes it appealing for parents when making arrangements to bring their child to & from practice. 

Furthermore, our coaches work together to formulate detailed practice plans and strategic game strategy to assure that the players internalize instruction and learn core values that make playing basketball at a high level truly special. Skill development is a primary benefactor for all who participate in our program. Your child’s basketball knowledge will be enhanced greatly throughout the season which makes the experience that much more memorable as each season comes to a close.

What Makes the J.P.B.L Unique?

Unlike any other basketball program in New Jersey, we have tailored a training structure that comes second to none. Following registration, our players will go through a skill evaluation to assess their experience level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced). These focus groups will then practice together. This structure is beneficial as it promotes growth for kids of all skill levels.

Coaches then come together & organize the teams evenly which makes the games excitingly competitive. All practices & games will be held at the JCC on Sundays, Mondays, & Wednesdays.

What is the Cost for this program?

Option 1: J.P.B.L. In-House League Games ONLY 
Price=$350 JCC Members / $400 Public

Option 2: J.P.B.L. In-House League & Team Practice
-10 Sunday In-House games
-14 Skills Team Practices (Mon./Wed.)
Price= $600 JCC Member / $720 Public

Option 3: J.P.B.L. In-House League & Travel Basketball 
-Must attend tryouts
-10 Sunday In-House games
-10 Travel Games (League Games/Tournaments/Independent Games)
*Mostly at the JCC
-14 Travel Team Practices (Tues. & Thurs.)
Price = $850 JCC Members / $1,020.00 Public 

Make-Up/Cancellation Policy

  • Make-ups are only for games/skills cancelled by JCC.
  • If registrant cancels after the first game/skills, the JCC will prorate the refunds for game/skills not yet attended.
  • If registrant cancels after the second game/skills, the JCC will prorate credits to the person’s JCC account for the balance of the classes.
  • Uniform fee is non-refundable
  • All requests by e-mail only to

For more information please contact Keri Thoren at and JR Inman at

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between J.P.B.L & BallerZ Elite Basketball?

  1. JCC Premier Basketball League (J.P.B.L.)
    The JCC Premier Basketball League encompasses a skills training & game schedule that will commence on Sunday mornings, Tuesday, & Thursday evenings. Our in-house league consists of 10 games (plus playoffs) & 16 “Skills Clinics”. The games are coached by volunteer coaches & staff, & our skills training are conducted by a team of Basketball Trained Professionals. Please see information below:
    Skill Clinic Time Slots:
    4:30pm-5:30pm                  Grades 2 & 3
    5:30pm-6:30pm                  Grades 4 & 5   *Finalized time following registration/evaluation
    6:30pm-7:30pm                  Grades 4 & 5 *Finalized time following registration/evaluation
    7:30pm-8:30pm                  Grades 6 & 7
  2. BallerZ Elite Travel Basketball Program
    Coach JR Inman & his Staff in the BallerZ ELite Travel Basketball Program have created a competitive platform for talented hoopers interested in an elevated experience (20 team practices & 16 games). Our games take place both at the JCC & nearby bordering locations throughout Bergen County. These games & practices are managed by professional coaches only (No Volunteer Coaching).This is possibly the most glaring difference between the two program options we have to offer.  Practices for BallerZ Elite focus more on a “team philosophy” rather than a focus on individual skill development which would be found more so in the “Skills training” found in J.P.B.L.  Our approach here is to encourage players to develop their 5 on 5 instincts, & execute organized sets of formation. 

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Can my child do both?

Yes, players interested in maximum participation would register for the BallerZ Elite Travel Basketball Program which includes a full BallerZ Elite team travel schedule + J.P.B.L. in house league games.

  • BallerZ Elite Schedule: (Monday &  Wed. practices , Sunday J.P.B.L games & afternoon Travel game option)
  • J.P.B.L. Schedule: (Tues. & Thurs. Skills training & Sunday J.P.B.L games only) 

How do I register?

Registration is now live for both our BallerZ Elite teams & the J.P.B.L. league. Returning players from our BallerZ Elite program should sign the “Intent to return Registration Form”, if you are a new player interested in travel basketball you must click the BallerZ Elite New Players sign up which is also attached.

Players interested in the JCC Premier Basketball League should select the Sign up option which is the first link attached below. This will prompt you to make your payment and fill out the relative info listed. So register now for the program that best accommodates your student athletes schedule & game preference. 

J.P.B.L Registration Link:

BallerZ Elite “Returning” players sign intent to return document:
BallerZ Elite Intent to Return Registration Form – Google Forms

BallerZ Elite “NEW” players must sign up with below link:

How can I get involved?

We are seeking volunteers in a number of roles in our basketball programing such as coaching (J.P.B.L), scorekeepers, & site management. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please let us know.

How are the teams organized?

Skills assessment (Evaluation 8/27/23 & 9/10/23). The teams are divided evenly by the league commissioner & parent consultants.

BallerZ Elite
Returning players & New players attend tryouts on 8/20 & 8/24
Teams created with the discretion of the Basketball Director