The Metro's Basketball League
The Metro's Basketball League, termed Metropolitan League Sports Association (MLSA), was created in 2010, by a joint effort of football based programs in effort to keep their core student athletes in the program after football season ended. It is a developmental league that offers ages from 5-13 years of age the opportunity to enhance their basketball skills, social development, and foster sportsmanship and program pride.
As an advocate for education, we realize that our youth is very impressionable and need discipline, structure, and guidance. MLSA offers discipline, structure, and guidance while developing socialization skills, goal setting, career development and stresses academics. Through basketball, we have helped to boost our program spirit after football season(s) have ended. Community ties can be witnessed with a vast array of volunteers, MLSA allows it's athletes to "be a part of something special." It is a grass-roots innovation with no down sides that ultimately helps players, cheerleaders, parents, and communities build stronger social bonds