Youth Basketball

The 2021 season has been cancelled.

The Merced County Youth Basketball League is intended to encourage participation, while teaching the fundamentals of basketball, fair play, and teamwork.


League rules have been developed to provide equal playing time and to facilitate the learning of rules and techniques of basketball.  The league is co-ed and accepts players ranging from 7 to 13 years of age.


League starts: January 9, 2023.

Sign-up dates and locations are as follows:

Stefani ElementaryTue., Nov. 29th, 20225:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Franklin ElementaryWed., Dec. 7th, 20221:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Stefani ElementaryThu., Dec. 8th, 20222:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Franklin ElementaryMon., Dec. 12th, 20224:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Stefani ElementaryTue., Dec. 13th, 20222:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Franklin ElementaryWed., Dec. 14th, 20221:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Space is limited, so registration will be first-come, first-serve.

  • Ages 7 – 10 is now full. No additional registrations will be accepted.
  • Ages 11 – 13 is nearly full, with only a few spots remaining.

For more information about this league, please contact Michael Sanchez at the Merced County Recreation department at (209) 385-7426 or at


All league games will be played at:

Joe Stefani Elementary School
2768 Ranchero Lane
Merced, CA 95348

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