Youth basketball program serving boys and girls, in Charlestown, ages 7-12.
 
 
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Welcome to the 2017 Basketball Season

Welcome to the 2017 Season of Charlestown Youth Basketball!

 

We’ve made a few minor changes this year to help improve our program and we are looking forward to a great season.

 

The deadline for registration is November 30, 2016, and needs to be completed on-line at www.charlestownyouthbasketball.com. General instructions are included on the website, as well.

 

Duration

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.

 

Girls League

We will continue to have one Girls League, for players in grades 4-7, based on historical participant numbers. The age range was determined to provide a more consistent skill level in the league and ultimately a more competitive and safe environment. Times and days for the league, as well as cutoff dates, are below.

 

Weekly Clinic

For younger players who do not meet the cutoff dates of our leagues, we will be holding a Basketball Clinic once per week. Though these require registration, they do not require an enrollment fee and are free to all participants. We will begin our clinics on Thursday nights in January for 2nd and 3rd grade girls, but, given interest level and instructor availability, may open it for boys as the season progresses. Our goal here is to provide an introduction to basketball, development of basic skills, and some scrimmage play for an hour a week for those players not yet eligible for our program.

 

Fees

Fees to participate in the program are as follows:

Enrollment Fee for all Girls, JV and Varsity players, per player: $50

Charlestown Basketball Jersey: $25  (previous year’s jerseys can be used).

Late Registration Fee: $10

 

Sponsorships

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 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

Scholarships to reduce the enrollment fee are available to those who cannot afford the full program fee. If you are interested in the scholarship program, please go through the registration process online and then check the appropriate scholarship box. A league official will contact you by email to provide you with more details.

 
Schedules

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:

Girls League:        Born on or between Sep 2, 2003 and Sep 1, 2007

Boys JV League:  Born on or between Sep 2, 2006 and Sep 1, 2009

Boys Varsity:        Born on or between Sep 2, 2003 and Sep 1, 2006

 

Player Evaluations

There will be player evaluations scheduled in early December for registered players. 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 CYBA encourages any child within the proper age group to join the league, regardless of skill level. Dates and times for these evaluations are as follows:

 

December 13:

Girls    : 6-7pm

JV       : 7-8pm

Varsity: 8-9pm

 

December 15:

JV       : 6-7pm

Girls    : 7-8pm

Varsity: 8-9pm

 

 

Girls League

All games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Teams will play either one or two games per week. Each team will 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.

 

Some practices are on Mondays, but there are never games on Mondays.

 

Games & practices will run sometime between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, depending on day & location. PLEASE CONSULT SCHEDULE (TBD) FOR EXACT TIMES AND LOCATIONS.

 
Boys JV League

All games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Teams will play either one or two games per week. Each team will 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.

 

Some practices are on Mondays, but there are never games on Mondays.

 

Games & practices will run sometime between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, depending on day & location. PLEASE CONSULT SCHEDULE (TBD) FOR EXACT TIMES AND LOCATIONS.

 
 

Boys Varsity League

All games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Teams will play either one or two games per week. Each team will have a separately scheduled practice (1 hr) every week.

 

Practices will be on either Monday or Wednesday. Games will take place only on Tuesday and Thursday. Practices and games will be at either the Harvard Kent or Community Center venues.

 

Games & practices will run sometime between 7:30pm and 9:00pm, depending on day & location. PLEASE CONSULT SCHEDULE (TBD) FOR EXACT TIMES AND LOCATIONS.

 

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