The season officially begins in early January and ends in late March.
Separate Team Practice Sessions
The goal for the CYB is to provide a fun, educational basketball experience for elementary age boys and girls. We will continue to incorporate separate weekly team practice sessions to accompany our game nights. We feel that your child should be a better team player at the end of the season than at the beginning, and adding separate sessions should help us to achieve that goal. Concepts like floor spacing, team defense, and moving without the ball, all adjusted appropriately for age, will be covered.
Fees to participate in the program are as follows:
Enrollment Fee is $75 per player (includes T-shirt) [through 12/8/17]
Late Registration Fee: $10 [applies after 12/8/17]
Sponsorships are urgently needed to fund all aspects of the program, from referees to scorekeepers to supplies and equipment. If you run, know of, or work for a company that may be interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us via the sponsorship page on www.charlestownyouthbasketball.com. Sponsorship prices for Charlestown Youth Basketball are much lower than most other sponsorship opportunities, so this is a good chance for smaller companies to provide community support. Price to sponsor a team is $250, for the league, $500. Private donations of any size are welcome as well!
Scholarships to discount the enrollment fee are available to those who cannot afford the full price. If you are interested in the scholarship program, please go through the registration process online and then check the appropriate scholarship box. In lieu of full payment other participatory contributions to the league may be asked of you. A league official will contact you by email to provide you with more details.
All schedules for practices and games will be online. Venues will be varied (Community Center, Harvard Kent, Edwards Middle School), so it will be important to always check on venue and time.
We will attempt to re-schedule any games or practices cancelled due to unforeseen weather or scheduling conflicts (such as Charlestown H.S. games), although the initial schedule reflects current H.S. game schedule provided to us. In doing so we may need to use any and all available court time on varying days of the week.
League Cutoff Dates:
Boys/Girls JV League:Born on or between Sep 2, 2007 and Sep 1, 2010
Boys/Girls Varsity:Born on or between Sep 2, 2004 and Sep 1, 2007
There will be player evaluations scheduled in mid December for registered players. PLAYERS MUST BE FORMALLY REGISTERED TO BE EVALUATED. These sessions provide the coaches an opportunity to assess player skill levels and organize teams so that we can ensure team parity across all leagues. The CYB encourages any child within the proper age group to join the league, regardless of skill level. Players are required to attend one evaluation. The date and time for the evaluations are as follows:
@Charlestown Community Center; 255 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA
December 12, 2017:
Girls JV: 6p-6:45p
Boys JV: 6:45p-7:30p
Girls Varsity: 7:30p-8:15p
Boys Varsity: 8:15p-9p
AND / OR
December 14, 2017:
Boys JV: 6p-6:45p
Girls JV: 6:45p-7:30p
Boys Varsity: 7:30p-8:15p
Girls Varsity: 8:15p-9p
Games: All games are typically on Thursday. (rescheduled games or short weeks might cause exceptions)
Practices: Each team will typically have a separately scheduled practice (1hr) every week.Practices will be half court, with another team present, also practicing. Drills and basic skills are emphasized, but coaches may engage in three on threes or occasional scrimmages as well.
Regarding the practice schedule, it varies the first 1-2 weeks, but after that it typically adheres to the following: (rescheduled events or short weeks may cause exceptions)
Girls JV - practices typically on Monday night.
Girls Varsity - practices typically on Tuesday night.
Boys JV - practices typically on Tuesday night.
Boys Varsity - practices typically on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Games & practices will vary, depending on day & location. PLEASE CONSULT SCHEDULE (TBD) FOR EXACT TIMES AND LOCATIONS.