Venice Basketball League

Welcome to VeniceBall

“Build I Compete I Elevate”

In 2006, founder Nick Ansom and his friends created the Venice Basketball League out of  the desire to unite the best players from the four corners of the City of Angels. Set on he legendary Venice Beach courts, each game merged high talent game with international DJs and famous entertainers. It was known on the streets as the “VBL”, an independent summer league founded for the love of the game. With participants representing practically every continent, the VBL in its 12 years has become the mecca of outdoor basketball with an all-star team that became World Champions in the Summer of 2017 in Shanghai.

The VeniceBall brand began out of the need to sustain VBL by selling t-shirts during game days. 

By popular demand, it became a full line of cut and sew garments with colors representing the on court action with signature trims and patterns. Flashy yet gritty, dripped with the glamorous sauce of Los Angeles, the limited releases are wearable on and off the court when spending a full day of fun under the Sun.

A common mantra is “teamwork makes the dream work”, which has manifested itself through the Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL) and the Build Courts Not Walls initiative. KVBL is a free youth basketball clinic held before every VBL League game day,  focused on building a strong foundation through basketball skills, yoga, nutrition, and global awareness. The Build Courts Not Walls initiative has hand delivered basketballs to children in less developed areas worldwide, and renovated courts abroad as well as the actual Venice Basketball Courts, all funded by the proceeds from merchandise & basketballs (aka the Veniceball).

 

WHERE:

VeniceBall Basketball Courts ( Blue courts)
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach, CA  90291

Somewhere at a court Near you

Paradise 

Welcome to the Hooper’s Paradise where one can get lost in time by the rhythmic beat of basketballs, the crashing waves on the shoreline, and lit by the heavens from the angelic sunrises and sunsets to the night sky littered with stars. This is more than a game, a ball, a court, a beach — it’s a state of mind.

 

 

Mission Statement:  

KIDS ARE THE FOUNDATION

Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL) uses basketball as a catalyst to create a safe environment for youth around the globe.  The goal of the KVBL is to provide experiences for children that empower them to cultivate a healthy lifestyle, gain confidence in themselves and each other, and become Leaders IN their communities.

Once a week from winter to fall the KVBL takes place from indoor facilities to the beach. Our focus is to give kids a strong foundation, not only in basketball skills and broadly based health and fitness, but also global awareness and responsibility.

At no cost to the children or their families, KVBL kids are exposed to the following: Yoga instruction from world-renowned Yoga masters; basketball lessons with some of the League’s premier players and other celebrities; fitness facts and training from Vegan nutrition professionals. Gourmet chefs will demonstrate to the kids the simplicity of eating healthy by making together healthy smoothies and lunch. The boys and girls of the camp are also given the opportunity to play in a similarly structured league in the afternoon where kids will shine, earn a nickname and showcase their talent in front of everyone.

For more contact us contact@veniceball.com or for more info about Venice Basketball League or KVBL visit: www.veniceball.com