ES House League

The Elementary School (ES) House League program is a recreational basketball program for boys in grades 1 through 5 and girls in grades 1 through 4. All on-time registrants will be placed on a team - as long as we have an adequate number of coaches registered and approved to support the number of players registered.

All house league players must attend a skills evaluation; dates will be announced via e-mail and will be posted on the league website and league calendar. The elementary school house league encourages the teaching of strong fundamentals and equitable playing time for all players. There are playing time rules in place to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to play - for example, on a team with 8 players, everyone is guaranteed to play no less than 50% and no more than 75% of the game when all 8 players are available to play and and progressive defensive rules offering increasing level of challenge as players progress.


Evaluations are typically conducted in mid- to late September, with team drafts held in October. Practices typically begin the second week of November, and games are played on Saturdays, beginning in mid- to late November. Teams will play 10 regular season games (weather permitting), with all teams participating in the single-elimination playoff tournament at season's end.

To maximize available playing time, we set a target team size of 8 players per team - though if we have a shortage of coaches, we may set team sizes higher to reasonably accommodate the players registered. The 1st and 2nd grade leagues may have larger team sizes (9 to 10 players) to ease the management of playing time rotations for those divisions, but we otherwise do make every effort to meet the 8 player per team target (and 8 players would be the minimum count for 1st / 2nd grade divisions).

Players wanting to participate in the CLBL ES House League must register on the league website at The registration fee is $180. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify, with details related to financial aid available here. Late registrants are not guaranteed placement on a team, and may be required to pay an additional $50 per player Late Fee. Please contact the Director of Registration if you need registration assistance, need financial aid, or have other questions related to the registration process.

For further information regarding the elementary school leagues, please contact our Elementary School House League program directors at