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Girls In-House (Grades 2 - 8)


2nd & 3rd Grade Skills Sessions

We are offering three free skills sessions at the BHS Fieldhouse between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on the following Sundays:

  • 11/4
  • 11/25
  • 12/2

We ask that one parent attend and participate with their child when needed.  Sessions will be run by Mike Engelhaupt and likely other Blaine Youth Basketball coaches.  


Girls In-House Program Information

Our in-house program is part of the Twin Cities Youth Basketball League. Teams in this league include Blaine, Anoka, Andover, Coon Rapids, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Fridley, and DaVinci Academy.

Games are hosted by the communities in the league but most of our games are played at Blaine, Anoka, and Coon Rapids schools.

Teams will have three days of basketball per week consisting of two games and 1-2 practices. If games are double headers on Saturdays they will have two practices that week. If they have two games on two different days they will only have one practice that week.

In-house practices start the week of October 8th and games will start on October 27th.

There is a total of 12 games plus the end-of-year tournament in mid-December.


2nd Grade Details:

  • 2nd grade is separate from 3rd grade
  • 4 on 4 Format, 8 foot hoops
  • Registration is $160
  • Primary practice nights are Mondays; secondary practice nights are Wednesdays 
  • Games are usually played on Saturdays (double headers) but may be played on Thursdays or Sundays based on gym availability 
  • Season will end prior to Christmas break

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.

2nd Grade Game Schedule
This link will take you to the Twin Cities Youth Basketball page where you'll find the latest schedules.


3rd Grade Details:

  • 3rd grade is separate from 2nd grade
  • 9 foot hoops - good transition to 10' hoops in 4th grade
  • Registration is $160
  • Primary practice nights are Tuesdays; secondary practice nights are Thursdays.
  • Games are usually played on Saturdays (double headers) but may be played on Thursdays or Sundays based on gym availability 
  • 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.

3rd Grade Game Schedule
This link will take you to the Twin Cities Youth Basketball page where you'll find the latest schedules.


4th-8th Grade Details

  • Registration is $160
  • Practice days for 4th-8th grade vary based on gym availability and coaches schedules
  • 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.

4-8 Game Schedules
This link will take you to the Twin Cities Youth Basketball page where you'll find the latest schedules.


In-House vs. Traveling

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.

  • In-house is less expensive
  • In-house has a much shorter season (2 month season versus 5 month season in traveling)
  • In-house is less competitive
  • In-house is great for a beginner player or one playing other sports during the winter
  • In-house is a great place to "dip your toes in the water" to see if the player likes it before committing to traveling
  • In-house requires less driving and commuting as games are primarily played in Blaine, Coon Rapids, or Anoka; traveling games can be played throughout the Twin Cities metro area

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 the program is $100
  • There are typically 2-3 teams in 3rd and 4th grades
  • Coaches pick a couple of interested players from each in-house team to form travel lite teams.
  • Two practices per week
  • Teams play in 2-3 tournaments - the Blaine tournament being one of them.
  • A $100 volunteer check is required but NOT CASHED. Once the volunteer hours are provided (see below) we return your check.
  • Parents are required to volunteer 6 hours during our home tournament in February.

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.

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.  Elected Board members serve a two year term.  Board member roles are listed on our website and are assigned annually by the board members.