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Big Lake Youth Basketball Association

2021 Boys Hornet Hoops Classic

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTICIPANTS IN THIS WEEKENDS TOURNAMENT!  It was a successful tournament and we appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation as we hurdled through these unusual times!  We hope everyone enjoyed the tournament and we look forward to seeing many of you next year! 


Below is the link to the brackets for the tournament being held on February 27 & 28, 2021.

Tourney Machine - Bracket Schedules

You may also access these brackets electronically by downloading the app:

  • Tourney Machine app
  • Search for an Event
    • Basketball > Minnesota > February 2021
  • Find Hornet Hoops Classic (3rd from the bottom)
  • Find Your Team (they are listed by grade and level of playing)

Please be familiar with our tournament Guidelines and playing Rules!  Tournament volunteers, referees and board members will continuously enforce these rules.  

When checking in, each team will be required to provide us the disclaimer listing out your team names, spectators and contact information.

Please contact Chris @ or at 612.834.6840 with any questions.



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.