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MVBL letter from the President - Ken Miano
Hello Everyone,        I hope everyone...
Town Coordinators Please submit the following information Please...
How to login and enter scores for games
Coaches, please follow the directions on the below link to login...
4th ANNUAL MVL PLAYERS CLINIC 11-11-15 Location: Reading Memorial...
2015 -2016 League Points of Emphasis
As we approach the start of our 2015-16 season the following are...
Update Your Contact Info
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October MVBL News
Hello Friends of the Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball League       We...
The 10th annual MVL Coaches Clinic  Merrimack Valley...
MVYB Sponsorships
Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball is looking for local businesses...
MVBL letter from the President - Ken Miano

Hello Everyone,
     I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer. It’s that time again that we start to work hard on the upcoming 2015-16 Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball League season.  All of our communities are returning again this year.
     The MVBL E-BOD had met on September 23rd to plan for the new season. We had our League wide Town Coordinators meeting on September 29th. Our new E-BOD is in place for the upcoming year and this is posted on our website. I am very fortunate to be able to work with such a dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about volunteering.

     Rick Gorman has done a fantastic job and I look forward to carrying on his tradition of excellence. I fully expect a continued smooth transition.

     As changes come, we will update this website and our Town Coordinators. On November 7th at the new Wilmington High School, we will be running our annual Coaches Clinic which has been a well attended event year in and year out for our league coaches.

    We are again going to offer our annual pre-season Players Clinic on November 11th at Reading High School.

     I want to congratulate all of our division champions from last year as well as our 8th Grade Sportsmanship Award winners. 2014-15 was an outstanding year for our league and we look forward to taking it to a new level this season.

Hope to see you in the Gyms.

Best  Regards,

Ken Miano

League President

by posted 10/19/2015

Town Coordinators Please submit the following information

Please submit to Grade Coordinators or Ken Miano, your Coaches grade, name, email and cell number.

Travel League Fees are to be mailed to Bob Adiconis 72 Gray Street, North Andover Ma. 01845. Check should be made payable to Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball.  The fee for 2015-2016 season is $18.00 per player.

Insurance Certificates are to be emailed to Ken Miano at 

Head Coaches must submit FINAL TEAM ROSTERS, 1 week prior to their first game. The Final rosters need to be emailed to the Grade Coordinators.

by posted 10/18/2015
How to login and enter scores for games

Coaches, please follow the directions on the below link to login and enter scores.

You must login using your email and password.

If you don't know your password you can set one up by leaving it blank and having the system email you a link on how to set one up.


Direction on logging in and entering scores


by MVBL posted 10/18/2015


Location: Reading Memorial High School Field House 62 Oakland Rd Reading MA






If a player is interested they must register through their town coordinator. This is a FREE CLINIC but space is limited.



GRADES 4-6 9 - 10:30AM

GRADES 7-8 10:30 - 12:00PM



Instructors will be Dave Fazio, Andover Varsity Coach, Steve Harrington, Watertown Varsity Coach, Lance Dottin, Cambridge R&L Varsity Coach.  



by Ken Miano posted 10/18/2015
2015 -2016 League Points of Emphasis

As we approach the start of our 2015-16 season the following are things we would like parents, players and coaches to keep in mind:

1. Please review the 2015-16 League rules for any changes from last year.

2. The league has adopted a league wide code of conduct statement that goes hand in hand with the individual town code of conducts. We ask that everyone involved help us make this year the best in the area of conduct and sportsmanship.

3. Grades 6-8 will have four divisions named: East, North, South and West.

4. A reminder that Travel practices and games take precedent at all times over other leagues/initiatives. We work to minimize any conflict with Middle School Team leagues. New Winter AAU, catholic school and other recreation basketball must never take precedent over travel basketball and subject to consequences

5. Coaches & players should familiarize yourself with any IAABO rule changes.

6. Please keep in mind that at the youth level, there will be many new officials that will make mistakes just like our players and coaches.

7. Parents please be aware of our league timeline right from the start.

8. We feel we have one of the best youth travel leagues in New England and we ask you to help us maintain this reputation.



by posted 10/18/2015
Update Your Contact Info

Please update your contact information by logging into "Edit My Account" and editing your contact information directly.  All you need is your email address and it will email you your password.

Either use the menu on the left of the front page or click here to edit your account information.

If your email address has changed and you no longer have access to it you can create a new entry with your new email.  Please contact your Grade Coordinator so that he is aware of your changes.

by posted 10/18/2015
October MVBL News

Hello Friends of the Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball League


    We are excited to report that our 2015-16 season is off to another great start. We are happy to continue to bring you another year of our Coaches Clinic on 11-7-15 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the Wilmington High School headed up by Rick Gorman. Fantastic speakers have been scheduled for this event. Another players clinic is scheduled for 11-11-15 at Reading High School Field House and is being headed up by Carl Mcfadden of Reading. We had a large turnout last year and expect the same this year. Space is limited so register early.  Outstanding instructors have already been scheduled for this Clinic.

    Our Executive Board had met in September to kick off our new 2015-2016 season. We have also had our season kick-off meeting with all of our Town Coordinators. The MVBL E-BOD will be meeting in early January to review our start up and first half of the season, as well as to finalize the second half of the season and our annual playoffs culminating in Championship weekend.

    We continue to update our website with current information so please check back often. I want to thank Dave Ruffen from Salem for assisting with our Website needs as we look to transition to another Webmaster to take the reigns. If you have any interest, please contact us.

    To all of our 8th grade coaches please remember the mandatory nomination of one of your players for our annual 8th grade Sportsmanship award. This is a wonderful opportunity for one player in each 8th grade division to be honored for their career in the MVL. Our 8th grade coordinator, Andre Vega, will be collecting nominations and our Sportsmanship committee will select the winners in February. The winners will be honored at Championship Sunday.

    Please note, league games always take precedent over all other basketball games. We have worked closely with school teams to not have conflicts with school basketball but our games take precedent over all other games your child might be playing in (AAU, REC, YMCA, CHURCH LEAGUE ETC)

    We ask that our member towns support the tournaments that are being hosted by the towns in our league. Many of these tournaments aid the hosting towns to be able to manage their programs and we would like you to look at these tournaments first.

    Most importantly, it is mandatory that all of our players, parents, fans and coaches adhere to our league Sportsmanship statement along with the individual town policies and code of conducts.


Hope to see you at the gym this season,


Best Regards


Ken Miano


by MVYB posted 10/18/2015

8th Grader Volunteers

The 10th annual MVL Coaches Clinic 

Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball League

2015 Coaches Clinic


Saturday, November 7th

8:30am – 1:00pm

Wilmington High School

159 Church St, Wilmington, MA 01887



Chris Harvey – Head Coach, Salem State University

“Improving your Team Defense with Emphasis on the Closeout”


Rick Kilpatrick – Head Coach, Acton-Boxboro High

“Planning and Implementing Effective Practices & My Favorite Team Drills”


Noah Laroche – Integrity Hoops

“Realistic Skill Development for Youth Basketball Players”


Bill Boutilier – IAABO State Interpreter

“Ask the Ref”


Chris Bramanti – Head Coach, Westford Academy High

“Raising the Compete Level to Improve Team Toughness”

To Reserve your spot please email Please submit name, town and grade you coach. The Clinic is free to all Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball coaches. $15.00 for all non-MVL Coaches

by Ken Miano posted 09/14/2015
MVYB Sponsorships

Merrimack Valley Youth Basketball is looking for local businesses to sponsor the league.  All of the money goes towards running the league.  If you are interested in getting your business advertised on our website please see in the "Become a Sponsor" page for details.
by posted 10/31/2007
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