Welcome to East Marietta Basketball

East Marietta Basketball offers basketball to over 1100 boys and girls from the 3rd through the 12th grades in the Winter season and over 400 boys in the Spring.

Our Nationally recognized youth sports program is the most successful in Cobb County

(Jr NBA Program of the Week, February 2016).

Our fall/winter program includes regular season games, a post-season tournament plus an All-Star Game.

Our spring boys program includes regular season games and a double elimination tournament.

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A Message about the 2018-19 Season Minimize

July 15, 2018

Dear Parents & Players,

Welcome to our 50th season of East Marietta Basketball!!

With an enrollment of over 1100 boys and girls from the 3rd thru 12th grades, our program is the most successful Rec league in Cobb County AND the whole state of Georgia!! We owe that largely to our phenomenal group of volunteer coaches & administrators as well as the parents.

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In order to keep up our level of success, we still need more VOLUNTEERS to COACH as well as ADMINISTRATE. Feel free to step up and be part of our 50th magical season!! We also graciously welcome any funds through sponsorship support and continually rely on your charitable contributions to our Joyce Fox Scholarship Fund. Please check the box while registering to contribute in order to help those that cannot afford to play.

You no doubt have heard about the potential closings of many Cobb County parks and facilities this year, including Fullers Park. Our representatives have been busy monitoring this situation and are hopeful we can keep our gyms intact. However, the current Cobb County deficit will result in extra fees for some venues; so effective this year, the registration fee will be $220 per player from Cobb and $245 if they live outside of Cobb County if paid by the appropriate deadline.

After the deadline, the fee will be $240 for a Cobb County child and $265 for outside Cobb.

The deadline for:

  • 10UB & 12UB is Sept. 15th
  • 14UB & 16U-18UB is Nov. 1st
  • 10UG & 13UG is Oct. 6th
  • 14U-18UG is Oct. 19th
  • 14U & 18U is Nov 1st.

Each additional child in the same family is $210/$225 (you must register all players at the same time). FYI…..over 90% of the fees go to gym rentals and referees; the remaining portion for uniforms, trophies, basketballs, and operating expenses. We have exceeded our capacity for the past 6 years and had to turn away over 70 players, so SIGN UP EARLY to get a spot to play.

EVERY CHILD MUST REGISTER AND ATTEND TRYOUTS to be placed on a team. If, however, we do not get enough VOLUNTEER COACHES OR LOSE SOME OF OUR GYMS, we may be forced to reduce the number of players proportionally and refund their $$. If this does occur, the vetting process will be based on registration numbers, which are assigned in the order that the registrations are received. Completing the online registration in a timely manner will ensure participation in the league for your child.

TRYOUTS/EVALS are conducted for coaches to judge each players abilities and thus equalize the teams. All teams in EMBL are drafted with PARITY as the ultimate goal. It is, therefore, MANDATORY to attend one of the TRYOUT/EVAL sessions offered at the appropriate age level. Failure to attend either session offered will result in your child losing his/her spot to a person on the waiting list. Please note that 14B and 18B start their season considerably later and thus do not have their tryouts until November. Click here for tryout/evaluation schedule.

Don't wait! Sign up early to ensure your spot on the roster!

Due to excessive demand, we cannot accommodate every child that registers, so please make every effort to sign up well before the deadline for your age group. We will let you know via our website and FB when we have started a wait-list. There are no guarantees of participation once your child is on the wait-list, but we do our best to accommodate.

Since players drop out for a myriad of reasons, you will want to attend the TRYOUTS/EVALS even if they are wait listed! Be pro-active and register early. REMINDER: Failure to attend a TRYOUT/EVAL will EXCLUDE your child from the league.

As in years past, we have 2 different skill levels (Division 1 and Division 2) for ALL the BOYS groups (10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U.) Division 1 is generally comprised of the more skilled boys (TOP 20%) in the age group as they are older, bigger, stronger and faster. Both divisions are equally competitive.

Please go to the online registration link and follow instructions to complete the registration process. A CREDIT CARD is required for payment. Please contact the COMMISSIONER of your age group with any questions. This year, you can actually select the hour and session you’d like your child to attend tryouts!

Refunds will only be given if EMBL is notified PRIOR to our DRAFTS (forming of the teams). There will be a charge of $3.00 withheld from the refund for a processing fee.

For the most part, games and practices are on the weekends for 10UB/G, 12UB, and 13UG. Because the 14U & 18U groups form later and have less time to get their 9 regular season games in, there are weeknight games and practices throughout the 2nd half of the season on a limited basis. A team may hold 1 additional practice a week, but cannot ask parents or players for any additional $$.

During the 2-3 week pre-season, each team will have 2 practices a week. After the season begins, there will be 1 practice and 1 game a week. Again, the older groups (14U & 18U) do not start until November so they will have 2 games a week for 3 of the 6 weeks of regular season. The 10UB/G & 12UB/13UG groups will play over 9 weeks.

Please be advised our league is a competitive league. The regular season consists of 9 games followed by a Post-Season Double Elimination. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner up teams of the tournament.

We will conclude our season with In-House All Star games for each of the 11 divisions. They should be played between Feb 8-15th; however, dates are subject to change.

Here at East Marietta, our LEAGUE Objective is to foster KEEN, but FAIR competition, while building character within the boys and girls. Together with YOUR HELP, we are dedicated to maintaining the standard of quality that has been established over the past 49 years!

Here’s to #50 being the best yet!!

Board of Directors and Commissioners
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