Divisional Evaluations

Divisional evaluations will be on Oct 15th & 16th for all divisions across boys and girls at JLS.  Some notes:

  • All players – both accepted & waitlisted – have to make it for the relevant evaluation.
  • Evaluations are not try-outs – if you already have a confirmed spot, it will not change.
  • If you don’t turn up for evaluations, you will lose your spot (both confirmed and waitlisted)
  • There are 2 sessions for each division. You need to attend only one session, not both.

All Girls Divisions: Oct 15th 9am – 10.30am, Oct 16th 12pm – 1.30pm
Boys Division 1 (7th & 8th grades): Oct 15th 12pm – 1.30pm, Oct 16th 9am – 10.30am
Boys Division 2 (5th & 6th grades): Oct 15th 10.30am – 12pm, Oct 16th 1.30pm – 3pm
Boys Division 3 (3rd & 4th grades): Oct 15th 1.30pm – 3pm, Oct 16th 10.30am – 12pm.

PANJB Board.

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2016-17 Boys AllNet Tryout Schedule

Here are the schedules for the Boy’s AllNet tryout. All the tryouts are at JLS middle school gym. Some reminders about the tryout:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time so we can get your son registered
    bring water and be dressed for a basketball practice.
  • Try to make all tryouts but it is OK if you need to miss one of the sessions due to an existing conflict
  • 10 players will be selected for each grade (5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th)
  • Sunday tryouts will be invitation only. Emails will be sent out on Saturday evening to the players that will be invited to the Sunday tryouts
  • Final rosters will be posted to the Palo Alto NJB website by the end of day Wednesday, October 5th

If you are new to All-Net then you should review the information at http://panjb.org/about/

For any questions, please reach out to Don Darby.

Friday, September 30th
5pm – 6pm: 5th Grade
6pm – 7pm: 6th Grade
7pm – 8pm: 7th Grade
8pm – 9pm: 8th Grade

Saturday, October 1st
9am – 10.30am: 7th Grade
10.30am – 12pm: 8th Grade
12pm – 1.30pm: 5th Grade
1.30pm – 3pm: 6th Grade

Sunday, October 2nd
9am – 10.30am: 5th Grade
10.30am – 12pm: 6th Grade
12pm – 1.30pm: 7th Grade
1.30pm – 3pm: 8th Grade

As a reminder, AllNet teams are competitive teams, and these are tryouts to qualify for the teams. If you don’t get a spot on an AllNet team, you can still continue to play in Divisional League. Divisional does not have tryouts, and if you have registered, you will have a spot. Divisional players will have to attend evaluations to place the players in teams, to make sure the teams are reasonably even

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Registration for 2016-17 is now open

Registration for our divisional teams (grades 3 to 8) is now open! Our K-2 rookie league will open for registration in a few weeks.

Registration & Account Access Link


  • Division 2 for Boys (5th and 6th graders) is already full due to a large number of returning families. You can sign up for the waitlist, and there is a really good chance we will field a few extra teams based on gym availability – we added 4 extra teams last year.
  • PANJB is only for families residing in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills. To look up your NJB chapter, check out this map.

1)  Volunteers

Palo Alto NJB is a 100% volunteer-run organization.  Each year we need assistance from a large number of families to make the season a success.

As always we need coaches for all teams. We allow two parents to team-up and coach together if they wish. Coaching will guarantee your child a spot on a team if we have a waitlist and you will receive a $100 refund of your fees at the end of the season for being a head coach, $50 if you are an assistant coach.  (co-head coaches receive $75)

We will need volunteers to help us run and set-up our upcoming all-net tryouts (Sept 30, Oct 1, Oct 2) and divisional evaluation sessions (Oct 15,16).  These will be 2 hour slots and volunteers will receive a $35 refund.   We will be sending out a sign-up sheet as we get closer to those dates.

2)  Gym status

Like last year were impacted by the closure of Palo Alto High School gyms as high school athletes shifted to middle school gyms we’ve historically used for weeknight practices.   We are still working on our gym situation so don’t know the impact yet on the number of teams we will be able to field. As a result, we will be conservative on the number of kids we register before starting a waitlist. Hopefully we will be able to accommodate most kids who want to play but it’s highly likely some will remain on the waitlist. We would advise to register as soon as possible.

3)  Programs

Palo Alto NJB hopes to continue running the programs that it has in the past.  These include:

  • Rookie League- Kindergarten through 2nd Grade clinics for our youngest boys and girls.  Focus is on skill development, team concepts, and having fun!  Cost is $320.  Sessions run on Saturday and Sunday, December through Feb. This program is subject to us finding adequate gym space.
  • Divisional Leagues- Competitive teams are formed based on grade level.  There are three divisions: Div 1 (7th/8th grade); Div 2 (5th/6th grade); Div 3 (3rd/4th grade).  There are separate divisions for boys and girls.  Teams will play against other Palo Alto teams as well as teams from other NJB chapters.  There is no tryout for the divisional teams but we will hold evaluation sessions on Oct 15 and 16th in order to help create equal teams.  All players who register and attend the assessment will be placed on a team (subject to gym availability — so register early!)  Cost $400.  Practices begin in November, with games on Sundays Dec through Feb.
  • All-Net Teams- The top Palo Alto players in grades 5 through 8 will have the opportunity to represent the Palo Alto chapter in games against top players from other chapters. There will be a tryout on Sept 30th, Oct 1 and Oct 2 for the AllNet teams. Players who do not make an AllNet team will play on a Divisional team. AllNet Cost is the $400 Divisional fee plus a $320 AllNet surcharge. Practices begin in November, with games on Sundays Dec through Feb. To indicate interest in AllNet, register for the relevant division, and answer ‘yes’ to the question on interest in AllNet. After evaluations, we will add the selected players to the AllNet teams and add the surcharge to their accounts for payment.
  •  High School League- High School players who are NOT playing for their High School team may form their own NJB team to play against other PA and non-PA NJB high school teams.  There is no tryout or assessment.  Cost $400.  Practices begin in November, with games on Sundays Dec through Feb.

4) Registration process

We are using the same registration system as last year so if you were registered you should already have an account set-up in the system to allow you to sign-up for one of the above programs.   If you don’t have an account please follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Create a new account — the account information you enter is for you, the parent.
  • Step 2: (Optional) — add a 2nd parent to the account.
  • Step 3: Add a child to the account.
  • Step 4: Register the child for a program (K-2 clinic, Divisional/Allnet, High School).
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 for additional children.
  • Step 5: Checkout and pay.  We will only be accepting credit card payments.  If you do not have a credit card, or need to apply for financial assistance, complete the registration through step 4, and then contact treasurer@panjb.com for further information.

And finally here is the link to register for this year. https://login.siplay.com/Users/Login?leagueId=94022001

K-2 clinic sign-up will be available in a couple weeks.

5) Key Dates

Here’s a quick summary of key dates:

Sep 12: Registrations open.
Sep 30, Oct 1, Oct 2: All-Net Tryouts
Oct 15,16: Divisional Evaluations (Mandatory for all, including waitlisted players)
Nov: Practices begin
Dec – Feb 2017: Games over the weekends

Thank you,
The Palo Alto NJB Board

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