About us:

For the Love of Basketball”


Children come out to play and learn all about real basketball just like they play it at school, at games, in High School and professionally. They love to come play with their friends, siblings, neighbors and school chums here at home in the Palos Verdes Basketball Association as the largest, oldest and proudest youth basketball league in PV born right here “on the Hill” over 30 years ago.


Decades ago, like minded families came together to connect the community through this popular fun game.  Never imagining that generations later, this year the PVBA is celebrating its 31st year of bringing real life youth basketball, just like it’s played in High School, College and the Pro’s.

Since the very first practice and the very first game, it would have been hard to imagine that the legacy of the PVBA would grow into the largest youth basketball association in Palos Verdes. Today, more than 3 generations of PV families with over 30,000 children, their families, fans and friends have shared the camaraderie of a community connecting through PVBA's youth basketball program. And in the Fall of 2019 the PVBA's 31st Winter Season will begin.  Every child, every parent, every mentor, coach and fan is inherently part of the PVBA. The legacy continues to this day.


PVBA welcomes all children, all skill levels. Teams go from Kindergarten right the way through 8th Grade, including the "Challenger Program" for all children with special needs to come out to play.


The PVBA is all-inclusive. Everyone plays. For the fun of it and for those whose passion is to move on to playing in High School and beyond, the PVBA format mirrors that of real teams, 5 players versus 5 players with games played indoors on professionally maintained High School basketball courts, with real CIF certified coaches and even independent and objective score keepers at games.  Basketball hoops and ball sizes are always age appropriate. 


Since 1988 more than 3 generations of children, coaches, mentors, families and fans have passed through PVBA’s basketball courts of hallowed hallways with opportunities for players who age out to come back to Coach and mentor PVBA Alumni Legacy Program.


Real Life Youth Basketball Experience.  Get ready for High School!  The PVBA provides a fun, competitive, engaging and importantly real-life basketball experience to take with them no matter where they go. For this reason and more, PVBA youth basketball is modelled the same as High School basketball and the Pro’s.


The PVBA’s mission: “To instill a passion, understanding and love of the game”.

It is the PVBA’s mission that each player will acquire a knowledge of basketball regardless of their level of future participation, so that they may understand, engage and hopefully love the game of basketball where ever and whenever their life and basketball connects.


The PVBA’s core values; To provide an inclusive, interactive real-life basketball experience for all children, regardless of their skill set and experience and connect them with the great game of basketball and our community, for the rest of their lives.


PVBA serves as the central place for kids of all skill levels to learn and experience the great traditions of basketball.  Each sport prides itself in its own youth sport tradition. PVBA honors the spirit and traditions of the sport of basketball. A place to immerse yourself if all the fun and pageantry inherent only to basketball. 


PV Strong!  Always Local.  Stay close to home, always. The PVBA league is the Palos Verdes Basketball Association. Built in this community for this community.  Year-round opportunities to play in Summer and Winter Leagues and even holiday, Spring and Winter break Camps to enjoy.

A PVBA Exclusive! Unique to the PVBA, the League offers a “
Legacy” program for High School students to return to the PVBA, as a Student Mentor and Coach of their own youth PVBA team.  Staying connected is a PVBA legacy and now in its 8th year.


Legacy Matters:  The PVBA recognizes the value of our players who come back to coach and/or participate. These returning participates have a unique and personal insight, knowledge, direct experience and bond to pass along to new incoming generations of youth players. PVBA offers returning past players, returning parents and grandparents priority for open positions as a Coach and Student Coach whenever possible.  PVBA Alumni Opportunities:  8th Graders enter High school leave the PVBA with a familiar basketball skill set having already performed in a real team League model on the High School basketball courts as a PVBA player.


Real Life Youth Basketball Experience.  Get ready for High School!  The PVBA provides a fun, engaging and importantly a real-life basketball experience to take with them no matter where they go. PVBA youth basketball is modelled the same as High School basketball and the Pro’s.



PVBA captures over 10,000 digital game and action images... photos are forever. FREE for you.

As the PVBA enters its 31st Season....

A Big Shout Out to all the generations of past, present and future PVBA ballers and coaches….

Thanks for being part of the journey. Thanks for the memories.


Attention: Winter and Summer 2018 / 2019 League participants, PVBA ballers and coaches now you can check out the professionally captured images from these current seasons by our professional photographers. Go to:   "www.pvba.smumug.com.”


PVBA -  “The Love of Basketball”