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Girls In-House (Grades 2 - 6)

Parent's Meeting - Tues. Sept. 26th (6:30 - 7:30 pm)

The parent's meeting will be held at the Blaine High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We require at least one parent from each family to attend the meeting. K-1 families are not required to attend but they are welcome to if they'd like.

We will also have coaches meeting teams and spirit wear and uniform examples for try-on.

Here is the tentative agenda:

ALL ATTEND (IN HOUSE & TRAVELING FAMILIES)
6:30 - 6:40 pm  Welcome, and introduce board
6:40 - 6:45 pm  Words from Chris, High School Program and Youth Partnership
6:45 - 6:55 pm  Program dates, spirit wear, pictures, new basketballs, new practice/in house jerseys, questions
6:55 - 7:00  pm In house families dismissed
*Spirit wear & uniform try ons will be available immediately following the meeting for in-house families.

TRAVELING FAMILIES ONLY
7:00 - 7:10  pm Traveling tournament schedule, including our home tourney
7:10 - 7:20  pm Traveling details (fundraising, traveling uniforms, pictures, Minnesota School of Basketball/Twolves)
7:20 - 7:30  pm Questions and then coaches meet with their teams
*Spirit wear & uniform try ons will be available until 8 pm.

 


In-House Registration is Open!

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Important Changes to In-House Registration Fees
The in-house registration fee for the 2017-18 season is $150 ($10 less than last year). There will also be NO fundraising fees required this year for in-house players.

There will be a $25 late fee if you register AFTER September 10th.


Skills and Tryout Dates

Sunday, September 17 - SKILLS NIGHT
6:30 - 7:45pm - 4th, 5th, 6th grade (Traveling and In House)
8:00 - 9:15pm - 7th, 8th grade traveling only (NO In house)
Skills night will focus on fundamentals and drills that will be run during tryouts. We will also have sample uniforms and spirit wear available for your player to try on to determine their proper size.

Tuesday, September 19 - TRAVELING TRYOUT #1
6:30 - 7:45pm - 4th, 5th, 6th grade 
8:00 - 9:15pm - 7th, 8th grade 
Tryout #1 will focus on fundamental drills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, 1 v 1, etc.)

Thursday, September 21 - TRAVELING TRYOUT #2
6:30 - 7:45pm - 4th, 5th, 6th grade 
8:00 - 9:15pm - 7th, 8th grade traveling only  
Tryout #2 will focus on basic games and drills (i.e. 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, etc.)


Girls In-House Program Information

Here are the highlights of the girls in-house program:

  • Offered to grades 2-6
  • Cost of program is $150
  • Game/practice jersey provided
  • 2nd grade:  primary practice night Mondays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • 2nd grade is a 4 on 4 format with 8 foot hoops
  • 3rd grade:  primary practice night Tuesdays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • 3rd grade uses 9 foot hoops
  • Games are at Blaine and Spring Lake Park schools for grades 2-3, Coon Rapids schools for grades 4-6
  • Season starts the week of October 23rd and ends December 17th 
  • End-of-year tournament

Due to lack of numbers we no longer offer in-house to 7th and 8th graders. We encourage these players to check with Andover or Coon Rapids for in-house playing opportunities.


In-House vs. Traveling

  • Less expensive
  • Less time (2 month season versus 5 month season in traveling)
  • Less competitive
  • May be better for a beginner player or one playing other sports during the winter
  • May be a good trial to see if the player likes it before committing to traveling
  • Less driving/commuting as everything is in Blaine, Coon Rapids, or Anoka schools

Travel Lite

If your daughter enjoyed the in-house season and wants to keep playing, consider our travel lite program! This program is for in-house players that want to extend their basketball season and get a feel for the traveling experience. Here are the highlights of the program:

  • Starts at the end of the in-house season (mid-December) and goes until the Blaine tournament (mid-February).
  • Cost of program is $100
  • There are typically 2 teams - one in 3rd and one in 4th
  • Coaches pick a couple of interested players from each in-house team to form travel lite teams.
  • One practice per week
  • Teams play in 2-3 tournaments - the Blaine tournament being one of them.

Need Financial Assistance to Play in Our Program?

The BYB Scholarship provides financial assistance for those wishing to play basketball in the Blaine Youth Basketball Association. The scholarship application is provided below.


2nd Grade Details:

 
  • 2nd grade is separate from 3rd grade
  • 4 on 4 Format, 8 foot hoops
  • Registration is $150.00
  • Primary practice night Mondays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • Games scheduled at Spring Lake Park or or Blaine Area Schools 
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break
  • Rules similar to last year 2-3 rules - including halftime skills challenge
  • We will be limiting buddy requests this season to ensure teams are as even and competitive as possible. Buddy requests are limited to 1-2 players per request.

3rd Grade Details:

 
  • 3rd grade is separate from 2nd grade
  • 9 foot hoops - good transition to 10' hoops in 4th grade
  • Registration is $150.00
  • Primary practice night Tuesdays with games Thursdays and Saturdays (exceptions may be made, if needed, if gym time is unavailable during practice nights)
  • Games scheduled at Spring Lake Park or or Blaine Area Schools 
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break
  • Rules similar to last year 2/3 rules - inc halftime skills challenge
  • Two practices a week before games start, then once a week
  • We will be limiting buddy requests this season to ensure teams are as even and competitive as possible. Buddy requests are limited to 1-2 players per request.

4th-6th Grade Details

 
  • Registration is $150.00
  • Games scheduled at Coon Rapids or Fred Moore Middle Schools
  • Game days are Thursday and Saturday.  Possibility of Sunday games if needed
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break
  • Two practices a week before games start, then once a week
  • We will be limiting buddy requests this season to ensure teams are as even and competitive as possible.  Buddy requests are limited to 1-2 players per request.

Register Now!


Danielle Schlomann

In House Director

Phone: (612) 804-3554





Interested in joining the BYB Girls Board?

The BYB Girls Board is looking for additional board members for the 2017-18 season.  Elected Board members serve a two year term.  Board member roles are listed on our website and are assigned annually by the board members.