by Dorian Hawkins, 2013-04-16T06:53:38-07:00April 16 2013, at 06:53 AM PDT
WARNING! Boys leagues fill up normally within 48 hours or less and will go on a wait list.
Approved HEAD coaches will be able to reserve a spot up early if they confirm and send to me their commitment(see Coaches Commitments under documents on main page) and they are approved. Assistant Coaches are not guaranteed spots with a specific Head Coach. (See draft rules under documents for details) I will know your intention of coaching next season when you have completed the coaches contact info and sent to me. 2014/15 listed under documents on main page of website. I then will contract you if approved.
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Coaches if you cannot make tryouts or draft and you are unable to find a replacement DO NOT sign up to coach as we will not draft your team for you.
Boys Tryouts- October 25th- times TBD
Girls Tryouts- October 26th-Times TBD
Girls Drafts Saturday November 1st
Boys Draft Sunday November 2nd
Once registration closes (full) there will be no refunds.
Registration Fee- $125 for residents
$40 non resident fee -this goes directly to the city
$15 YAA fee- paid once a year for all PBGYAA sports
Who we are
The youth basketball division is part of the PBGYAA, a non-profit organization. Our goals are to teach the game of basketball in a positive environment with an emphasis on teamwork and good sportsmanship. Everyone plays in our leagues and while we want the games to be competitive and fun. Winning at all costs is not tolerated. Our leagues are set up by grade level.
One of our main goals for our basketball board is to create a league that is competitive and fair for all our teams. We have incorporated procedures to accomplish this goal by making all players go through a skills evaluation process (except for training league) and limiting special requests (players & coaches) that would impact the competitiveness of the league. We also feel that players whose skill levels exceed their grade level are better suited to play up against more experienced players and thus may be asked to play up a level. This benefits both the player and league. Remember this is recreational ball and our goal is for the girls / boys to have fun in a competitive atmosphere. The more balanced the league usually the more fun the season will be.
- K-2 grade (girls) & (1st & 2nd for boys-No Exceptions). Games are played on Saturday (boys), Sunday (girls) and a few Monday evenings-this is a change from previous seasons. This is a non-competitive league where the players learn the basics of the game while having fun. We play 4 on 4 to allow for more spacing and Coaches are the 5th player on the court helping facilitate the offense and the defensive coach end helps players remember whom they are covering. Our paid officials help the players learn the rules of the game while “trying” to maintain order. As the season progresses we reduce the involvement of the coaches and the officials will enforce the rules tighter. Games are played on a smaller court.
Elementary League-(3rd and 4th graders) League has rules to help control the game and allow the players to improve their game. This league is man to man defense the entire season. Games are played on a smaller court to allow for more action which is a change from previous seasons.
-(5th & 6th graders) Some rules to control the competiveness of the teams. This league is mostly man to man defense but allows part of the game to have full court press and zone defense.
– (7th & 8th graders) Regular basketball with just minor rules adjustments on mercy rules and playing time.
The PBGYAA depends on VOLUNTEERS to run our organization. Running the program requires many hours of work behind the scenes. Many of our volunteers do not even have children in the program and they do this for the kids. They make a great deal of effort to make it successful and financially viable. We think that teaching girls and boys about the value of competition and teamwork is a valuable life lesson and they will remember their participation through their whole life. That’s why we volunteer our time but we can not do it alone. So, please consider putting some time back into the program to compensate for what you and your children gain from the program. Together, we can continue to build the program for ourselves and for others to come. Positions we are currently looking for:
Gym Supervisor- The job duties include setting up the gyms, monitoring games ( keeping on time, rule & uniform issues, unruly parents or coaches, and training book and clock personnel etc…) Basketball knowledge is a plus but dependability and level head are priorities. Must be able to work Saturday, Sunday and most Monday and Tuesdays. If interested please email me.
Help communicate between board, coaches and parents any information and also covers gyms occasionally to make sure things are on time and that parents and coaches remember this is rec basketball. Knows the rules of the league. Attends board meeting sometimes. We never can have enough League Directors.
Coaches-Head & Assistant Coaches - we can’t be successful without good coaches. We would much rather have a coach who is great with kids than someone who wants to win the championship.
Team Parents- help the coach communicate with the parents and be the liaison between the coaches and the league.
End of year party Coordinators (2) works with board planning with other parents in planning, and setting up for party. Includes ordering of food, supplies, decorations and prizes.
Scorekeeper Coordinator- recruits and trains usually teenagers to work games either for community service hours or for pay per game. Coordinate their schedules to cover both leagues. Again this season we will hire a select few to run the clock or book for the games. We will pay $9 per game this season.
Uniform coordinators –(4) Someone to coordinate the process of sizing all the players at tryouts. Then help assemble by team and coordinate delivery to coaches and parents
We appreciate your effort, support and participation to make this another successful season.
Dorian Hawkins PBG Basketball-President