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Big Lake Youth Basketball Association

2015-2016 BasketBall Registration is Open

Registration for the 2015-2016 basketball season is now open! 

Follow the link on the registration page. Traveling Registration will close on September 1st, 2015 and In-House will close October 6th, 2015.

4th-8th grade traveling players will want to register EARLY! Those that register by July 15th will get to participate for FREE in the Fall Skills Clinics! Details will be coming soon for the Fall Skills Clinic!

Spring and Summer Basketball Opportunities

This Spring and Summer, there will be basketball opportunities in our area and we will try to point them out, with links on the page listed on the left panel. Some of those opportunities are put on by our own local varsity programs. These are offered through Community Education and sign ups are handled through their website http://www.biglake.k12.mn.us/ce Please see this page for specific dates and other details.

Boys Skills Clinics
Boys 3-5 Gr:  S1700-1    - Summer clinic 12 sessions, 10:30-12:30  MS,  $75
Boys 6-8 Gr:  S1701-1     -  Summer clinic, 12 sessions, 8:00-10:00 Indy  $75
Boys Summer 9-12:  S1702-1  -  Varsity Summer Program- 15 Practices and tournaments 8:00-10:30 MS  $112

Girls Skills Clinics
Girls Summer 3-6 Grade: S1213-1 Summer Clinic 11:00-12:00 $30

Girls Summer 7-12 Grade: S1211-1 Summer clinic 8:00-9:45 HS $70

Boys and Girls Spring Clinic
Girls and Boys in 2nd through 7th grades join coach Kyle Johnson and staff for basketball skills and fundamentals, Monday and Thursday evenings. Much more information in the CE book and online. Class code S1227-1

Boys Summer Camp
Boys Kindergarten-8th Grades Class code S1311-1

Elementary Girls and Boys Skills (K-2)
Girls and boys in grades K-2 will want to join coach Brethorst to learn the fundamentals of basketball. S1212-1

Boys Summer Open Gyms
The Big Lake Boys Basketball Coaches will be holding open gym 2 nights per week this summer.  Players who are interested may attend and free shoot, shoot on the shooting machine, work on any basketball related skills, or play competitive games.  Open gym is encouraged for players who are interested in improving their basketball game this summer.  Open gyms will take place on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at Big Lake High School.  Dates and times are listed below.  There will be a total of 11 open gym opportunities.

TIME: Grades 6-8   5:00-6:00,  Grades 9-12   6:00-8:00

WHERE: Big Lake High School Gym

DATES:  June 14, 17, 24, 28, July 1, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

COST: Grades 9-12 = $2 per time (money will go to community ed),

Grades 6-8= $1  (money will go to community ed)

*Coaches: Kyle Johnson, Mike Nagorski, Steven Dieltz, Robert Hoekstra

Please help spread the word to other local basketball players and families! More players in the gym during the offseason will benefit Big Lake basketball at all levels! Have fun!


Board Positions Open

Be involved, serve on the BLYBA Board!

We have hit the end of the Association Basketball Season, with the girls and boys state tournaments wrapping up the past two weekends. April is when we elect new board members! We will be looking for 1-2 interested people to join the board, as well as an in-house coordinator position. Please notify a current board member if you are interested in helping fill these roles.

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 :)

Documents to Review

Please review the documents below prior to Registration.

BLYBA policies are available on under the Policies tab on the left.


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Closed Board Meeting
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Closed Board Meeting
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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.