Craig Mackey, NJB Manager for Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo and Mission Viejo

Craig not only shares the passion for recreational basketball, but also possesses the skills necessary to build and manage our league that is second to none. A quick note from Craig:

I am born and raised in Indiana where basketball is a way of life. Anyone ever seen the movie “Hoosiers”? I played growing up and have been a coach for over 10 years for kids ranging from beginners up through high school varsity basketball. Previously, I was the director of operations for a non-profit basketball and character development organization. I have three kids, two of which you will see out on the floor this NJB season. One non-basketball related thing about me is I love going to National Parks with my family and watching my kids complete the jr. ranger programs.


Last Season’s Highlights


Orange County’s Premier Girls Recreational League

Orange County’s Premier Boys/Co-Ed Recreational League



Whether you are new to basketball, intermediate or looking to advance your skills to an elite level, our camps are perfect for you. Held at the Ladera Sports Center, we divide the players into groups based on gender, age and skill level so that it is fun and successful for all. Click below to view the schedule for camps and register now to lock in your spot!



Our training is designed to compliment our practice schedule so you can make the most out of the season. We’ve partnered with “The Academy 2.0”, the best training for players of all levels, also held at the Ladera Sports Center. The first day is FREE, so come and check it out!



Proudly Serving

Rancho Mission Viejo

We are excited to provide the Rancho Mission Viejo Community with the best recreational basketball experience possible. Our experienced staff takes terrific care of every player in our Leagues, Camps and Training. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions!


Call us at 949-203-1827

Offering Recreational Leagues Year Round

Spring Youth Basketball Season
Summer Youth Basketball Season
Fall Youth Basketball Season
Winter Youth Basketball Season

10 Steps to Success

  • Step 1

    REGISTRATION! Please Sign-Up online via the RMVNJB website. Unless late registration occurs and the division is full, your child will be GUARANTEED a spot on a team once they are registered.

  • Step 2

    Stay tuned – EMAILS ARE KEY! We will be sending emails regularly to let you know dates and times as well as important updates of all events!

  • Step 3

    EVALUATIONS! Player evaluations give our coaches a chance to assess your child’s level of play so we may ensure teams are created fairly in order to make it a fun season for all! Player evaluations include completion of an individual skills course as well as participation in a scrimmage.

  • Step 4

    Draft night is for our COACHES ONLY – parents & players need NOT attend. During this time, coaches will be:
    – Informed of the RMVNJB rules and regulations
    – Creating their team through a draft

  • Step 5

    How do you find out what team you’re on and when practices are? COACHES! After the draft, coaches will email you your practice day(s), time(s), and team roster!

  • Step 6

    The time and location of the season’s games will be communicated through the RMVNJB page on, as well as on our app, Rancho Mission Viejo NJB. Here you will find every game for every week of the season, court location, and team roster!

  • Step 7

    Uniforms will be distributed to the coaches before the first game

  • Step 8

    The final games at the End Of Season (EOS) are single elimination. Your coach will tell you which games are considered EOS games when that time comes.

  • Step 9

    Participation and achieved medals and trophies will be distributed at the End of Season tournaments.

  • Step 10

    ENJOY! We’re here to provide an awesome experience for all the players! Register for the next season before your division is full and let’s have some fun!


Thank you, Ethan! Anna and Tessa are looking forward to playing.

And I have to tell you…we have played in several rec and NJB leagues throughout the years before finding Nikos and LRNJB. By far, LRNJB is the best run program. You are so very organized and responsive. I just watched Steve’s video in the Nikos update from yesterday. I cannot believe you are 19! I’m so very impressed!!! You are amazing!

Thanks again for accommodating the girls!

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