by Dorian Hawkins, 2014-09-22T04:14:20-07:00September 22 2014, at 04:14 AM PDT
Registration opens FOR 2014/15 SEASON
on Sept. 29, 2014
Anyone desiring to become a Head Coach MUST do the following:
1. Complete the “Coaches Commitment” form (located under documents).
2. Complete and pay for a background check (located under links). This include Assistant Coaches
After completing these two steps ALL Coaches are required to email copies of the completed Coaches form and background receipt to+ email@example.com+ By completing this process prior to registration will help us to determine the number of player for each division .
In an effort to maintain a competitive league on all levels. Assistant Coaches are not guaranteed a spot with a specific Head Coach. These pairings are determined after the evaluation process and at the respective league drafts. (See draft rules for details). All questions regarding this process or registration can be sent to
IMPORTANT: Coaches, if you cannot make the evaluation or draft or find a replacement to help you out. DO NOT SIGN UP TO BE A HEAD COACH
Player Registration will OPEN UP on September 29, 2014. ALL REGISTRATION ARE DONE ON BLUE SOMBRERO (link below)
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
Boys Tryouts- October 25th- times TBD
Girls Tryouts- October 26th-Times TBD
Girls Drafts Saturday November 1st
Boys Draft Sunday November 2nd
The Girls League will be holding 3 Pre-season “girls only clinic” K-8th grade on:
Sunday October 5, 2014 at 1:30p-2:30p
Sunday October 12, 2014 1:30p-2:30p
Sunday October 19, 2014 1:30p-2:30p
The Pre-season clinic will be hosted by the PBG Starzz Girls Travel Basketball Team. A donation of $5.00 will be greatly appreciated.
Who are we:
The PBGYAA is a non-profit 501 C , all volunteer organization that oversees the youth sports programs in The City of Palm Beach Gardens. Many of our volunteers are parents of the athletes, so it is really a community endeavor.
Our focus in the basketball program will be to teach the fundamentals of the game regardless of everyone’s skill level. We also encourage teamwork and good sportsmanship through a positive atmosphere. In our program, we promote a competitive environment, but winning at all cost is not tolerated and is evident by our rule that “everyone must play” regardless of skill level.
All of our leagues are based on a first come first serve registration. With the exception of our training leagues, all teams are assembled through a draft after a skills evaluation process. We also limit special request from coaches and parents in an effort to maintain the stability of competitiveness throughout the various leagues. We also feel when a player is better suited to play up in a grade level. We, as the governing body, will encourage that player and family to do so, with the understanding that this is being done to maintain a fairly balanced league. Once the decision has been made to move up, the player will not be able to move down; as the various leagues maybe filled. Remember this is recreational basketball and our goal is for the participants to have fun in a competitive atmosphere. The more balanced the leagues are usually the more fun the season will be.
Below is some additional information about our programs
*+*Training league** Girls K-2 grade & . This is a non-competitive league where the players learn the basics of the game while having fun. Boys’ games are on Saturday and Girls’ games on Sunday with a few Monday evenings. Games are played on a smaller court with each team being 4 on 4 This allows for more spacing and Coaches are the 5th player on the court helping facilitate the offense and the second coach reminds the players’ of their defensive assignments. In addition there is a certified Referee overseeing the game. The Referee help the players learn the rules of the game. As the season progresses we expect the players knowledge of the games to progress. So we reduce the coaches’ involvement.
Elementary League- Both Boys and Girls 3rd and 4th graders. This League has rules to maintain a learning environment as well as being competitive. This league is man to man defense the entire season and games are played on a smaller court to allow for more scoring action. During the season the players will improve their skills and still have fun.
Both Boys and Girls 5th & 6th graders. This league is mostly man to man defense but there are times in the game when a defense can full court press and play zone defense. We still emphasis fun and skill development at this level
+*Middle School League* Both Boys and Girls 7th & 8th grader. This league is based on regular basketball with a couple rule adjustments to maintain competitiveness