The CBL is the largest recreational and semi-pro-based basketball league organization in the United States with close to 30,000 players, coaches, and team owners in our database. In 2019, the CBL will launch International league operations.
The CBL was officially launched in September of 2008 by Jamar Johnson, Founder & Chief CBL Commissioner. The first summer league season took place in the Founder and Chief CBL Commissioner's hometown of Elkhart, IN from May to August in 2009.
From the first year of inception, the league sold out registration and had a waiting list of players wanting to play in the league. The CBL started with 144 players and today the CBL has over 27,000 players throughout the United States.
The CBL was founded on two simple principles:
1. That those who love the game of basketball be given the opportunity to experience the game at the "professional" level.
2. That those individuals be allowed to "monetize" their love and passion for the game.
For the millions of players that won't make it to the NBA, the CBL provides a solution to the painful and demoralizing experience and problem of not making it.
The CBL gives players, coaches, and team owners an opportunity to keep their love for the game alive and pursue their dreams!
Membership and Greater Community
Health and Wellness
Giving Back to the Community - Ticket Program
The CBL does not offer youth leagues or teams, but we do provide FREE youth camps, clinics, and training by way of the generosity of our league sponsors.
The CBL Exposure Leagues have two participation opportunities. Player membership and team ownership/license membership.
Player memberships consist of four draft pick levels:
Team/League Ownership memberships offers three licensing levels:
We hope that you find this CBL information helpful because we want you understand how to best use (as well as help us improve) the platform that we have built for players, coaches, Basketballpreneurs/team owners, and our business supporters/sponsors.
Most players and people come to our league with the mindset of the traditional basketball league model that is commonly utilized. The CBL membership platform was created for individuals who love the game of basketball and want access and opportunity in the professional basketball marketplace.
Therefore, we focus on empowering our participants and giving them control over their development, career, and cash prize earning potential using our basketball league platform.
To your success!
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