The Manchester Basketball League

**UPDATE – 11/25** – Thank you for all of you who have registered. We plan to start on Sunday December 4. All registered players will receive an email on or before Thursday December 1 with details of the upcoming season. If you have emailed or texted us, and we haven’t responded, please be patient as we will get back to you. Everyone who wants to play, will be able to play, so we ask for your patience while we get back to you. Also, we do still need coaches, so if you are interested, please send us an email. Thank you.

REGISTRATION for Season 1 is now open. Scroll down to bottom of page to Register or CLICK THIS LINK

Times are TBA. We have updated the start date to Sunday December 4.

New This year teams in divisions Minors and above will have an additional day of practice on either a Tuesday or Wednesday – Times and days to be determined for each team.

We need coaches, if you would like to coach a team – pleas email us at

Season 1 Divisions will be set up as follows:

ROOKIE DIVISION – Ages 4,5,6 – Coed

MINORS DIVISION – Ages 7.8 – Coed

In the Following divisions, we will try and offer a boys only and girls only team and league:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION – Ages 9-11. There are Two Elementary School opportunities for players.

  1. Elementary School Team – This is a competitive league for boys and girls who will tryout and play for their school team. All games will be played on Saturdays beginning November 19. Please contact your school adminstration office for information on your school team and how to tryout and play. All registration for this will be thru the City of Manchester.

2. Elementary School Recreation League – offered to all players in Elementary School Ages 9-11 who do not make their school team and/or do not want to play in this competitive school team can play in our Recreation League.

Please note that players can play in both Elementary Leagues as games are on different days – Saturday (School League) and Sunday (Recreation League.)

Middle School Division – Ages 12,13

High School Division – Ages 14+ – NEW THIS YEAR for HIGH SCHOOL – We will be organizing Two (2) Boys only and Two (2) Girls Only Teams. The MBL is partnering with the Hooksett Youth Athletic Association to provide a full schedule for High School Teams. Game Days will be Saturday at Hooksett and Sunday at Manchester. If you would like to coach a team, please let us know.

It is possible the above divisions may change based on registrations.



Congratulations to all our Summer League Players.

Questions, want to bring your own team, want to play with friends, all questions please email Thank you. Scholarships will be available for all players who want to play, just send email asking about scholarship opportunities. Divisions will be put together by age. We are hoping to have a “Boys” only and “Girls” only Division.


2021-22 Manchester Elementary School Champions




New Manchester youth league seen as a feeder system for high schools –
By Alex Hall New Hampshire Union Leader -1/24/22
– Photo by Thomas Roy

Offering a true recreational basketball league and the Manchester Elementary School League.

  1. Manchester Basketball League – Recreational – Seasons 1 and 2
  2. Manchester Elementary School League – Competitive (4th and 5th Graders Only) – 1 Season – Boys and Girls Individual Teams. SEASON ENDS in FEBRUARY
  3. NEW Elementary School Basketball League – Season begins weekend of February 5th – Registration now open. Build your team of friends or join a team for competitive play.

The Manchester Basketball League Recreational is for all players ages 4-17 and is open to every player who wants to play.

The Manchester Elementary School League is an existing competitive league amongst the 13 Manchester City Elementary Schools. The City of Manchester has partnered with our league to run this league. All players who are in 4th and 5th Grade are eligible to play for their school. A tryout will be held and final team placement will be determined by each individual school coach. All players who tryout and do not make the final team roster are eligible and encouraged to play in our recreational league.

To register click the select button below.

The Manchester Basketball League will offer Two (2) season of recreation youth basketball. Please refer to the Season 1 and Season 2 links on our website for more information.

EMAIL US AT with any questions.

If you would like to coach a team – please email us at



LEAGUE REGISTRATION – Click on Blue Select Button below

2022 -23 Rec League Season 1

Registration Fee: $68.00


New Recreation League begins Sunday December 4.  This registration link is for all ages and division players.  The league will run 8 Weeks to include Sunday Game Days and new this year 1 Weekday Team practice on Tuesday/Wednesday. If you have questions, please email us at  Thank you.

MBL Free Registration



In partnership with the newly formed Manchester Youth Sports Foundation players who did not get selected for their school team can play at no cost. We ask that if you can pay the registration fee, the cost is $68 per player (Click on the other Registration Link  Above), otherwise all who cannot pay will be allowed to play at no cost. We do need coaches, so please consider volunteering your time to help us out.  Please email us at to let us know you would like to coach your son/daughters team.