Pictures will be available to view and order on-line after picture night at www.ap-mn.com. The password you will need is BL2014 to access the photos. FREE MAILING for 1 week after picture day.
AST from Monticello will have apparel samples to try on and order at picture night. If you order and pay for you items by the end of pictures on Tuesday, November 25th, AST will have them ready for pick up before Christmas. After Tuesday, there will be no guarantee. All payments are to AST and pick ups will happen at their Monticello store. Please see the link below for apparel items available.
School cancellations mean no basketball
When school is closed early or cancelled due to weather, all basketball activities that evening are also cancelled.
Sign up early!
Big Lake Youth Basketball Association is an organization operated by voluneers. As you have kids participate in basketball, you hear about volunteer time and volunteer checks...sometimes people wonder about this, but never ask questions. We want to provide answers for questions you might not ask!
Volunteers are needed in many areas of the Association. There are Board of Directors positions, coaches, parent liaisons, and picture coordinator to list a few. We also have many needs to staff our tournaments...at the concession stand and ticket desk. These tournaments are a big deal and volunteer participation is vital.
Why are the tournaments so important? Tournaments are exciting and it's nice to have some in town, close to home. They are also a big fundraiser for the Association. Funds raised by these tournaments are used to lower costs for the families participating in BLYBA, reducing uniform fees, paying for equipment, as well as offering additional basketball opportunities. Without these tournaments, we would all pay more. By having all of us volunteer, it saves everyone money and provides more chances for kids in our community to play basketball!
Who needs to provide a volunteer check and why? The volunteer check ($100) is required for every family that has one or more players participating in basketball in 2nd-8th grades (Kindergarten and first grade are excluded). This volunteer check is held by the treasurer and will only be cashed if the 6 hour volunteer requirement is not fulfilled. Upon completion of the volunteer time, your check is destroyed. Volunteer checks are required for every family, including the Board of Directors, coaches and liaisons. Unfortunately collecting checks is necessary (for almost any sports organization) to ensure volunteer time is spread around and not dependent on only a few.
How do you sign up? Sign up is handled here on our webpage, at the DIBS tab at the top right. Click on that tab and sign up for time slots. **You need to be working during your shift. Please try to sign up for a time that your team will not be playing. For example, if you have a 4th grade boy playing in our tournament on Sunday, please sign up to fulfill your time on the Saturday of that weekend or sign up to work the girls tournament. 6 hours is a minimum, you can always sign up for more :)
The BLYBA Board of Directors holds a monthly board meeting that is open to the public. We encourage you to attend these meetings and be a part of the future of Big Lake Youth Basketball! We typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from September through April (some months do change due to other events, please check the calendar for each month.
The Big Lake Youth Basketball Association (BLYBA) is an independent non-profit organization and is not part of the Big Lake School District programs.
We are a community group of volunteers interested in the promotion of basketball in the Big Lake attendance area and the development of a competitive basketball program. Participation will focus on camaraderie, sportsmanship and the intense instruction of basketball fundamentals and having fun while traveling to other communities.
Please review the documents below prior to Registration.
BLYBA policies are available on under the Policies tab on the left.