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Evaluation Schedule For Traveling Basketball

Evaluations for the upcoming traveling basketball season will be held on two Sundays, September 21st and 28th, at Liberty Elementary School. Players should plan to attend BOTH evaluations. Some age groups will not be evaluating since the numbers at those ages do not allow for more than one team. The schedule for both Sundays is as follows:

Girls 7th and 8th Grade 8am-10am
Boys 7th Grade 10am-12pm
Boys 6th Grade 12pm-2pm
Boys 5th Grade 2pm-4pm
Boys 4th Grade 4pm-6pm

(Girls 4th and 6th as well as boys 8th will not have evaluations. Girls 5th grade is not currently scheduled to have evaluations, but one will be added on the 28th, IF we can get commitments from 3 more girls)

****Volunteer checks, made out to BLYBA, for $100 are due at evaluations. PLEASE put your player(s) names in the memo to assist us in tracking which check matches up to which player. If your age group is not evaluating, the volunteer check is still due...please bring it to the school during evaluations.

****Uniform samples will be available to try on during the evaluation times. At 6pm on the 28th, all uniform orders will be final, please take a moment to be sure uniforms are correct for your player.

In-House Registration is OPEN! Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Regitration is OPEN for the upcoming basketball season! NOW is the time to register! Please go to the registration page, linked below, to get started today. Here is the information for this season, including evaluation dates:

Registration is open for Kindergarten-3rd grade in-house basketball seasons. Please register as soon as possible so we can start planning for the number of coaches needed.

More details available on the In-House tab, but Kindergarten and 1st grade plays on Monday nights with a focus on fundamentals. Their season wraps up before Christmas break. 2nd and 3rd grade boys and girls, are placed on teams. They practice on Tuesday nights and play games on Saturday mornings. Their season concludes with an end of season tournament the first Saturday in February.

Please see the registration tab to the left for additional information.

In-House Registration Page (K-3)

Registration is quick and easy! Follow this link to be registered today

    Congratulations Austin Poe!

    Austin Poe

    Austin Poe, Big Lake Basketball, class of 2014

    BLYBA is proud to announce that Austin Poe has been selected as one of 41 players from around the state of Minnesota, to compete in the All Star Basketball Series! This is the 32nd Annual All Star Series, put on by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association. Everyone is invited to attend the games on March 28th (St. Cloud) and March 29th (St. Paul). If you're planning on going, wear your Big Lake gear and make lots of noise! Austin is playing on the Green team. Times, locations and other details are available at the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association website. Congratulations Austin! Good luck and represent Big Lake well!  


    Please take the time to learn about concussions

    Concussion Awareness Presentation

    07/26/2014, 8:30pm CDT
    By Derek Birdsall-Webmaster

    A chance to learn about concussions before they happen

    Everyone is invited to this FREE Concussion Awareness Information Presentation that is being sponsered by Big Lake Schools, featuring Gillete Children's Healthcare Neurotrama staff. This presentation is for parents, players and coaches. Concussions are a serious injury that we're learning more and more about. The presentation will provide valuable information about what watch for and how to handle situations. We are proud to help promote this conference.

    Poe for 2!

    Volunteers Are Key!


    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 :)

    BLYBA News

    • Oct
    • 1
    Closed Board Meeting
    • Oct
    • 8
    Open Board Meeting
    • 6:30pm- 8:30pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
    • Big Lake Middel School
    • 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.


      ***This meeting is adjusted to the 2nd week, due to MEA break on the third Wednesday.

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    • Nov
    • 5
    Closed Board Meeting
    • Nov
    • 19
    Open Board Meeting
    • 6:30pm- 8:30pm (CST) Ical_event_icon
    • Big Lake Middle School
    • 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.

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    • Dec
    • 3
    Closed Board Meeting

    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.