We've been lucky this season to have our Varsity Boys Head Coach, Tom Critchley, to host a Coaches Clinic and Players practice sessions. If you have been selected to Coach and do not have an Assistant Coach listed on your team, but have an Assistant Coach already selected, please advise us immediately so we can pass on this same information to him or her. Please also note that these sessions are required to coach.
These sessions will consist of a Coaches Meeting on the first night as well as well as Coach Critchley will lead a practice for all teams and their coaches. The sessions below are listed by date along with the grade and provides the time frame for the meetings/practices. Please note that all sessions will be held at the Big Lake High School.
Sunday, October 24, 2021 Grades 4th and 5th Grades 6th and 8th Wednesday, October 27, 2021 LOCATION CHANGED: Liberty Elementary FOR THIS SESSION ONLY Grades 4th and 5th Grade 6th Grade 8th RESCHEDULED to Monday, Nov 1, 2021 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Grades 4th and 5th Grades 6th and 8th
CANCELLED - NEW DATE TBD
Sunday, November 21, 2021
*** Coaches will plan a one hour practice. Coach Critchley will be available for assistance. More information will be provided at the coaches meeting. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE MANDATORY FOR COACHES and YOUR TEAM! Please relay this information to your teams ASAP! If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know as soon as possible.
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
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.