Welcome to Girls Blaine Youth Basketball. We're here to answer any questions you might have about our program and to help you get started.
We have four programs for girls to participant in: FUNdamentals (grades K-1), In-House (grades 2-6), Travel Lite (grades 3-4), and Traveling (grades 4-8). Here are the highlights of each program:
Traveling players pay a required $100 fundraising fee with their registration. The fundraising fee covers 20 raffle tickets. These tickets can be sold to recoup your fee. Additional fundraising tickets can be purchased to help offset your costs even more. Fundraising fees are per family (not per athlete and there is a $100 max. per family).
A question we get asked frequently is what are the differences between our in-house program and our traveling program. Here are the key differences between these programs.
Anyone residing in the Blaine high school district is welcome to participate in our programs. Click here to verify your home address is in the district.
We encourage players to play in their home association whenever possible. If a player lives outside the Blaine high school district and wants to participate in our traveling program, you'll need a MYAS player release form signed by your home association, Blaine Youth Basketball association, and any associations between your's and Blaine.
For example, if you live in Champlin, you would need to get a signed release from Champlin, Coon Rapids, and Blaine Youth Basketball. These requirements are driven by MYAS (Minnesota Youth Athletic Services).
Each player in the FUNdamentals program gets a t-shirt with their registration fee. Players can wear whatever shorts they would like.
Reversible jerseys are included with the registration fee for in-house players. Shorts are not included and players can wear whatever shorts they would like. Some coaches may encourage their players to match their shorts in color but there is no requirement that shorts match.
If a player makes a traveling team, a full traveling uniform is required which is purchased after try outs and before the traveling tournaments begin. Uniform try on sessions are made available and communicated to parents so players can try on a uniform to determine the proper sizes for the jerseys and shorts.
We typically open registration for all three programs in mid-August.
Registration typically closes in mid-September for in-house and traveling, and in mid-November for FUNdamentals.