The Murrieta Youth Basketball League (MYBL) shut down after participation dropped due to the current pandemic, but that didn’t stop Genesis Hoops from stepping up to the plate, or hoop in this case. A new recreation youth basketball league is forming in Murrieta, and it couldn’t have come at a more needed time.

“With the void left by the closing of MYBL, the new Starters Basketball League, presented by Genesis Hoops, brings quality local youth basketball back to the Murrieta/Temecula area,” Genesis Hoops founder, Rudy Brown, said.

Genesis Hoops is bringing the Starters Basketball League to the Murrieta, Temecula and surrounding communities. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Genesis Hoops is excited to bring the Starters Basketball League to the Murrieta, Temecula and surrounding communities. The Starters Basketball League will strive to be the premiere recreational basketball league in the area, offering a modern solution and a fun way to play basketball with great competition and fun for all that join.

“We envision the league being the starting point for young basketball players who are looking to have fun while also learning the game and developing the right habits on the court,” Brown said. “We know this kind of game experience will serve them well if and when they decide to play at higher levels.”

The staff will be using their extensive training experience with highly trained professional players to teach children how to play at an elite level from day one of participation. Genesis Hoops has been teaching young athletes since 2009 when they first opened shop in Southern California; now they are here spreading their basketball knowledge.

“By re-seeding teams, we strive to place teams in divisions where they can compete and elevate their game to the next level,” Brown added. “This will maximize the excitement of each game played.”

Some of the exciting new features include: local games and practices, athletes can play with friends or join a team as a free agent; all-inclusive registration fee, now with early bird discount of $199; customized uniform included with registration; professional team pictures included; no extra fees for admissions or parking; app access for players stats and team communications; certified referees and scorekeepers; organized league and friendly staff and specialty skills clinics with Genesis Hoops trainers for all players.

“We want to keep the league affordable,” Brown said. “We have a low registration fee to begin with, but if you sign up early this fantastic deal just gets better.”

Early Bird registration at a $199 discounted rate ends Sept. 15, and registration closes Sept. 30. In October player evaluations and roster assignments will take place, in addition to weekly practices and skills clinics. Games will begin in December and run through the end of February. To find out more, or to sign up, visit www.startersbball.com.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.