About NBL

Check here for IMPORTANT 2015 NBL League Updates:

[3/30/2015]  Thanks for a great season and congratulations to all our NBL teams, especially our 2015 champions!  Team signup for our 2016 will be available soon.  We will send an email to notify you that signup is available.

[3/9/15] Playoff brackets are posted (see left tab) and will be updated with final seeds over the next week.

[1/8/15]  Games at RPMS are ON tonight.

[1/7/15]  Games at Welles are ON tonight.  Only the game at RPMS tonight is cancelled!

[12/6/14]  SCHEDULES are posted!  Happy Holidays and have a great season!

[11/16/14]  SCHEDULES will be posted by 12/1/14.

[10/11/14]  We have a few slots that have opened up in various divisions - check the RESERVE A SPACE FOR YOUR TEAM IN 2015 tab now!


[3/30/14]  Thanks for a great season and see you next year!  If you are interested in fielding a team in 2015, reserve a spot now by clicking on the tab on the left.

[3/1/14]  See PLAYOFF BRACKETS on tab to the left!

[2/11/14]  Double check your schedules by clicking on the SCHEDULE tab on the left!

[2/1/14]  All NBL Games are cancelled today due to weather.

[1/28/2014] All games are cancelled tonight due to weather.  As of today, nothing has been rescheduled.  We will keep you posted.

[1/11/2014]  Our season is officially underway!  Double check your schedules - changes happen!!  Submit your scores to your divisions scorekeepers - see STANDINGS tab on left.  Good luck and have fun!

[1/6/14]  Games scheduled at McPherson Elementary School and RPMS tomorrow (1/7) are CANCELLED.  Other games scheduled for Horner Tuesday night are still on at this point.

[12/11/13]  ALL SCHEDULES ARE OUT!  CLICK ON THE SCHEDULE TAB ON THE LEFT.  Our NBL Season starts Jan 7, 2014.

[11/20/2013] Girls 3/4th, Boys 4th, Boys 6th and Boys 8th schedules are out!  Click on the SCHEDULE tab on the left.

[11/8/2013]  Our NBL coaches are PCA Double Goal Coach certified!  Check out www.positivecoach.org for more information about this great partner organization.  Also, our season is fast approaching and starts the week of 1/6/2014.

[10/16/2013]  There is a MANDATORY NBL Coaches meeting on 11/4/13 @ 6pm at Welles Park.  Please join league commissioners and the Positive Coaching Alliance for a meeting and workshop to start the season off right!

[9/6/2013]  Reserve your spot for the upcoming Winter 2014 season!  There is no cost to do so, and divisions are filling up fast!  Also, we've partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance this year and we are very excited about the opportunities we will be offering as part of the league.  Check out the tab below for more information.



Welcome to the new Northside Basketball League (NBL) website! We are starting our 8th season of providing basketball game play for Chicago girls & boys ranging from 4th through 8th grade. We will enjoy 8 levels of play this year with over 1100 kids! Our focus on fair, fun, competitive play - along with our emphasis on community service participation for all the children is the "essence" of our mission at NBL.

Game play for our 2015 season will run from January 5th through March 29th, 2015. There are optional pre-season clinics and tournaments, based on availability by grade level, and community service opportunities that may begin as early as November 2014.