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Big Lake Youth Basketball Association

Upcoming Summer Basketball Opportunities

Please take advantage of these camps to keep your skills rolling throughout the Summer!


Basketball Camp - Grades K-2: Youth Fun Basics - This camp will be a positive introduction to the game of basketball. Coach Critchley and his players will use fun games and activities to teach correct shooting form, dribbling, and passing. Register Here

Basketball Camp - Grades 3-8: Join head coach Tom Critchley, along with current and former players for an unforgettable basketball learning experience at the Hornet Big Lake Basketball Camp. Our mission is to provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals in order to help boys in grades 3-8 to reach their full potential. Coach Critchley will teach drills that players can use throughout the year to improve. The remainder of the camp will consist of games, contests, and other fun activities to strengthen the basketball skills of future Hornets. Register Here

Basketball Camp - Grades 9-12: Register Here

Summer Hoops School - Grades 3-12: The Summer Hoop School narrows its focus from an overall skills camp and specifically teaches the individual skills needed to be a successful player in today's game. Coach Critchley will lead this session and the following skills will be emphasized. Register Here



Grades K -3 and 4-6 Youth Camps: Come learn some new skills and have fun just playing at our youth camps this summer! 4 days of direct coaching with current girls varsity players! We can't wait to see you in the gym! 

Grades 7-12 Camp: We will work on fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, ball handling, rebounding and defense!

Basketball Camp - Grades K-3, Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-12: Register Here

Basketball Skills Girls - Grades 7-12: Register Here

Updated Information re Youth Sports (01.06.2021)

As we all know this year has been a year of the unknown.  We are hoping to get some normalcy in our children's lives soon with being able to start basketball practices on Jan. 4, 2021.

Please note though that according to the COVID-19 Sports Practice Guidance for Youth, there will be some changes:

  • A face covering will need to be worn AT ALL TIMES during practices and games; a face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely
  • Spectators will now be allowed, but it is up to each school district as to the specific protocols
  • One parent is allowed at practices but parents must remain 6 feet apart

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT BLYBA'S DECISION. As an Association we have to follow state mandated guidelines (link above) as well as MYAS guidelines.  Please see their website for additional information. 

Games can begin Jan. 14, 2021 and coaches will be in touch with their teams in accordance to how each team will be handled.

If you have any questions for the Board, please do not hesitate to reach out.


COVID-19 Guidelines

Big Lake Youth Basketball Association will be following all guidelines put in place by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Please note that this information will continue to be updated as often as the information is released or changed.  

UPDATED 02.12.2021: COVID-19 Sports Guidance for Youth

UPDATED 02.19.2021: MDH Sports Quarantine Clarification

BLYBA Traveling COVID-19 Plan

BLYBA In-House COVID-19 Plan

COVID Waiver

Social Distancing Guidelines for Youth

Frequently Asked Questions

More information to come as schools start to determine school year schedules.

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.