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2015-2016 Palm Beach Gardens Rec Basketball Season

by Palm Beach Gardens Basketball, 2015-07-30T09:24:27-07:00July 30 2015, at 09:24 AM PDT

The Palm Beach Gardens Boys and Girls Non-Coed Recreational Basketball Season is fast approaching. For detail about the league. Please read the following announcement. Thanks again for your support and interest.

Thank you for showing interest in our boys and girls basketball program by visiting our website. Our 2015- 2016 recreational will open registration again in September 2015 for leagues beginning in November 2015. Registration opening date for both the boys and girls league will be posted on this website and the main PBGYAA website so check back. Our boys leagues fill up very quickly and will close when full. This year we are encouraging girls who are in grades K-8th to sign up early as well to guarantee a spot as well. Approved head coaches spots will be reserved.

The season will run from November 2015, with breaks for Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays with no games being played during this time. The season will resume shortly after the Winter Holiday and conclude in mid-February with championship games and a league wide party; to include an all-star game. If you have questions please email us at pbgbasketball@gmail.com

Link to Blue Sombrero for registration

Once registration closes (full) there will be no refunds.
Registration Fees are $125.00
In addition to a
$15 YAA fee- paid once a year for all PBGYAA sports members per family
$55.00 non-resident for all NON Palm Beach Gardens residents

Who we are
The PBGYAA is a non-profit 501 C 3, 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. We are always looking new volunteers with fresh new ideas to become a part of this great program.

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- Please mindful ALL leagues are dependent upon participants and coaches.

Training League Girls K-2 grade & Boys 1st & 2nd (No Exceptions). 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, 4thand 5th 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.

Intermediate League 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 (7th & 8th) and Girls (6th, 7th, & 8th) graders. This league is based on 
regular basketball with a couple rule adjustments to maintain competitiveness and fun.

As previously stated this is an VOLUNTERR ORGAINZATION, for the benefit of children. As a result of our commitment to the success of this program. Some of our volunteers DO NOT have children within the program. However we truly believe that teaching our young kids about the value of competition and teamwork is a valuable life lesson, one they will remember throughout their whole life. This is a core reason why we volunteer our time. However we can not do it alone. So, please consider putting some time back into the program to compensate for what you and your child has gained from the program. Together, we can continue to build the program for ourselves and for others to come.

Needed Volunteers
League Directors
Assist with the lines of communication between coaches, team parents and basketball board members. Also will be asked to covers games/gyms occasionally to make sure games are on time. Knows the rules of the league. Occasionally be asked to attend basketball board meeting. 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. Assistant Coaches will be responsible for maintaining and organizing the bench area. Maintaining the rotation/substitution chart for the team.

Team Parents- Help communicate the team matters to the team such as volunteers for the end of year party. As well as conveying any issues, concerns of a coach to the league director 

End of year party Coordinators 
works with board Secretary other team parents in planning, and setting up for End of the Year Party. Includes ordering of food, supplies, decorations and prizes. 

We are extending an opportunity to any HS age person or older to earn $9.00 per-game as a score keeper in the league. Score keepers and clock personal will be trained in these duties. Weekend and some week day work will be REQUIRED.

Anyone interested in these positions can send an email to pbgbasketball@gmail.com In the subject line please indicate what position you are interested in.

We appreciate your effort, support and participation to make this another successful season.

Dorian Hawkins 
PBG Basketball-President

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Document_document Frequently Asked questions
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