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2022-2023 Winter

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STERLING Middle School ELBL Travel team

The Sterling Middle School Travel League is a select-style league designed for middle schoolers seeking a higher level of competitive play. Offers 6th through 8th grade students an opportunity to play basketball in a competitive, fun environment against other LCPS Middle School Teams. Season Runs December through Mid March. Games are primarily played on Sundays and practices are twice a week.


ELBL House League

The ELBL House League is a recreational-level basketball league for boys and girls on grades K through 12 with playing time rules in place to ensure everyone has an opportunity to play and progressive defensive rules offering increasing levels of challenge as players progress. Season Runs December through mid March. Games are primarily played on Saturdays and practices are 1.5 hours 1 day a week

Refund Policy

  • In full if ELBL is unable to assign a player to a team.
  • Refund request accepted until September 23, 2022. 100% minus a $30.00 processing fee.
  • No refunds after September 23, 2022 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Payment Options

  • Pay by electronic check - avoid the 3.6% credit card surcharge.
  • Pay by credit card - there will be a 3.6% surcharge added to registration fees.
  • Payment methods accepted online

    1. Electronic Check Payment -

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    2. Visa MC Discover


ELBL is a 501C (3) non-profit organization that serves the Sterling community. We offer youth's the opportunity to play basketball in an exciting, safe, value-based experience for kids ranging from kindergarten through high school. ELBL provides this service to our community at an affordable rate, even as our costs and fees increase.

In order to keep our fees the same year over year and also be able to offer scholarships for those in need, ELBL is requesting the members consider reaching out to employers, local businesses, and corporate entities to help defray the costs by sponsoring a team.

  • supplement participation fees (PRCS increased by 50%)
  • Credit card processing fees increased by 25%
  • offset the uniform costs (we are the only league in the county providing both shorts and a jersey)
  • provide scholarships to kids who cannot afford the cost of the program so that a child in need has financial assistance to play
The sponsorship letter and form can be found at left menu documents". Click here for the direct link.


Winter Season

Boys & Girls

Boys - K to 8 grades
Girls - K to 8 grades
Must attend at least 1 evaluation
Evaluation Dates will be posted on the main page


Only for students attending Sterling Middle or live in school district
Must-Attend at least one (1) tryout 
Boys - 6, 7 & 8 Grade teams
Girls JV - 6 & 7 Grades team
Girls Varsity - 6, 7 & 8 Grades team
Tryout dates will be posted on the main page
** NOTE: Additional uniform fee if selected to the travel team **


Registration Fees *


Early Rate

Aug 16 - Sep 25

Regular Rate

Sep 26 - Oct 23

Late Registration Rate

Oct 24

One Child $125.00 $145.00 * $175.00 *
Add Second Child $115.00 $135.00 * $165.00 *
Add Third Child $105.00 $125.00 * $155.00 *


*All fees plus $30.00 fundraiser which will be recovered once raffle tickets sold


This process will take a few minutes. 

Fields that have an asterisk (*) next to it are REQUIRED fields.  You will not be able to complete the registration process until you have answered each required question.


  • Complete registration pay in full.
  • If not paid within 48 hours registration will be deleted.


If any questions please contact


Base Cost: $145.00

Opened: 08/15/2022
Late date/fee: 10/24/2022$30.00
Closes: 01/31/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 12/31/2004 and 05/01/2018