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The League was formed in 1998 when two Bronx middle school teachers Mike Connors and Teddy Rivera recognized the dire need for after school sports at their schools. They formed basketball squads and began coaching the kids on a volunteer basis. Home and away games were played and it was an instant hit. By the end of the first school year the program had expanded to a four teams.
The league has grown each year since and the 2014/15 season is the biggest and best yet. The program now boasts close to 200 schools, 225 teams throughout all five boroughs serving roughly 5,000 public school boys and girls. The new Cheerleading program has 35 teams registered and that adds roughly another 1,000 children tied into the league as a separate component with independent competitions. Champions were crowned in boys and girls divisions in each borough and the city.