Youth basketball program serving boys and girls, in Charlestown, ages 7-12.
 
 
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Welcome to the 2016 Basketball Season

Welcome to the 2016 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.

 

Deadline for registration is November 30, 2015. For general registration instructions, go here.

The season begins the first week of January and goes to the last week of March.

 

Separate Team Practice Sessions

The goal for the CYB is to provide a fun, educational basketball experience for elementary age boys and girls.  In response to your feedback, and in an effort to continually improve our program, we have incorporated weekly separate 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.

 

One Girls League

Though it wasn’t for lack of trying, we still could not obtain the gym space necessary to accommodate two girls’ leagues.  We will continue to have one Girls League as in previous years, but including only players in grades 4-7.  We have raised the lower cutoff date to provide a more consistent skill level in the league and ultimately a more competitive and safe environment. Those players who participated in the program last year but are too young to meet the new cutoff dates are “grandfathered in” to the program and may enroll in the Girls League.  Times and days for the league, as well as cutoff dates, are below.

 

New Weekly Clinics

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 them up for below-cutoff 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: $20

(The jerseys from last year may be used if you still have them). 

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 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.

 

During the week of 1/4/16, no games are scheduled.  Instead, each team will have 2-3 hour-long practices scheduled, on varying nights.  This format will allow teams to get prepared prior to beginning games.

 

League Cutoff Dates

Girls League:                      Born on or between Sep 2 2002 and Sep 1 2006

Boys JV League:                  Born on or between Sep 2 2005 and Sep 1 2008

Boys Varsity:                       Born on or between Sep 2 2002 and Sep 1 2005

 

Player Evaluations

There will be player evaluations scheduled in early December for registered players.  These are an opportunity to assess player skill levels and organize our 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 will be announced.

 

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 Wednesdays, but there are never games on Wednesdays.

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 Wednesdays, but there are never games on Wednesdays.

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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