"Los Angeles County's basketball league for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
Established in 1990"
The West Hollywood League
Lambda Basketball organizes our West Hollywood League twice a year in the Spring and Fall with a ten week season and teams selected via a league draft. The leagues costs around $100 to $155 per player and we use a reversible jersey each season which can be purchased for $35 if one is needed.
We moved away from our previous co-ed division to create both an All Gender Division and a Women's+ Division to offer our LGBTQ+ community and its allies a sporting space that they would feel most comfortable in.
All games are played at the West Hollywood Aquatic and Recreation Center (8750 El Tovar Pl, West Hollywood, CA 90069)
The league registration fee includes the cost of referee fees
Full league and player stats are kept and posted online via NerdBall
Game are played between 12pm to 4pm followed by a League Meetup at a local LGBTQ+ owned restaurant or bar, our current presenting sponsor is Hi Tops LA
League teams are selected via a team draft at a league draft party
All skill levels are welcome
Games are 40 minutes long with two twenty (20) minute halves
All games are officiated by CIF high school or collegiate officials
Player Code of Conduct expectations can be found by clicking here
Our full list of League Rules can be found by clicking here
We offer discount codes for those who commit to registering early for the Hollywood League
You can now register for the Spring 2023 West Hollywood League by clicking on the following link
We build community and friendship around the game of basketball by organizing a safe and inclusive place to play basketball as well as league meet-ups off the court.
Every league has team and player stats tracked via the NerdBall website. Players are able to track their own stats such as their Player Effectiveness Rating in addition to full team stats.
Our Board of Directors select team captains from a pool of players who volunteer. These captains then select their team at our league draft party ensuring everyone gets placed on a team
LEAGUE AND MOCK AWARDS
In addition to crowning our champions, we also announce our league awards winners which are voted by the league and Board of Directors. We also vote on fun mock awards such as "League Hottie" and "League Hack"
POST LEAGUE GAME MEET-UPS
We organize post league game meet-ups at local LGBTQ+ bars or restaurants; and encourage all players to attend so they can socialize with teammates, opponents and supporters off of the court
LEAGUE PARTIES AND MEET-UPS
Some of our players and supporters have opened up their homes to host pool parties and/or bbq's for players and league supporters to hang out off of the court. Players and supporters have also organized hikes, bike rides, movie nights and nights out on the town.