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Fall/Winter Basketball

McFarland Girls Youth Basketball Options - Overview

Depending on grade level, there may be options for McFarland youth athletes who want to play basketball:

MGBB Fall/Winter League (3rd-8th)

  • A competitive basketball program who participates in the Badger Development League in the local Madison area
  • Registration opens in mid-August for the Winter Season
  • Games run anywhere from early November through mid-February
  • 3rd Grade through 8th Grade teams for residents / students currently enrolled in McFarland School District
  • Additional tournaments are frequently leveraged to round out a season based on participation numbers and interest from coaches and families
  • Read more about our MGBB philosophy here and see below for additional details

MRAP Basketball (3rd-4th)

  • View the Comparison Document to understand the differences between the two offerings
  • MRAP registration will  go live through the school in late Sept or early October
  • 3rd and 4th Grade teams for residents / students currently enrolled in McFarland School District
  • Girls who participate in MRAP, cannot participate in MGBB as well

IMMS School Ball (7th-8th)

  • IMMS offers School Ball for 7th-8th graders and is run through the school
  • Girls who participate in School Ball can also participate in MGBB

MGBB Fall/Winter Basketball Details

Here are some details on what you can expect if your child plays basketball with MGBB:


Open to any 3rd-8th grader who is either a resident of McFarland or student of McFarland School District.

About MGBB:

We participate and compete in the Badger Development League (BDL) which is a great opportunity to learn the game of basketball, have fun and play against other teams throughout Dane County. We focus on teaching fundamentals, developing healthy attitudes/good sportsmanship and establishing the connection between teamwork and roles and how they relate to team success. Our coaches all have experience playing basketball at the high school or collegiate level, as well as prior coaching experience.


The cost to register your player is $250 ($200 for 3rd Grade) for the season. This fee includes a $100 volunteer deposit which will be returned for meeting the fundraising requirement (selling five $20 raffle tickets). More information on that will follow this fall. Your registration fee also includes a shooting shirt and McFarland Girls Youth Basketball t-shirt. Cost should not prohibit anyone from participating. If you would like information on scholarships, reach out to

Season Timeline:

We begin practices in mid-late October and go through February/early March. Practice dates/times have not been determined yet, but usually take place 1-2 nights a week. Due to the high demand for gym time, practices may not be on the same day/time each week. More information will be provided.


The Badger Development League (BDL) generally includes 5 dates of games (Saturday or Sunday), plus a 6th final tournament day. Additional tournaments outside of BDL play may be added depending on player/family and coach interest and may require additional cost.


Uniforms typically run about $80 and generally can last two seasons.


Registration opens in August. Due to league deadlines, we may not be able to accept any late registrations.

Please direct any questions to