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Big Lake Youth Basketball Association

4th-8th Grade Evaluation Schedule

Evaluations have been scheduled for traveling players 4th Grade through 8th Grade.  Every player should be at both evaluation dates, September 20th and October 4th at the Big Lake High School

**Volunteer checks ($150, not cashed unless volunteer hours are not fulfilled) AND tournament deposit checks ($100 per player, cashed after October 1st) are due at evaluations. If your age group is not evaluating, we do need these checks turned in, either at the parents' meeting or at one of these evaluation dates.  Please put your players name in the memo line of the check.

The schedule is listed below, please make sure players are 15 minutes early for the check in process and pinning numbers on their shirts (front and back). Your help with the numbers is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, September 20:

  • 8th Grade Boys: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Boys: 9:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
  • 7th Grade Boys: 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Sunday, October 4:

  • 8th Grade Boys: 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Boys: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Boys: 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • 7th Grade Boys: 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Again, if your player's age/gender is not listed above, they will not have evaluations, but checks are still due prior to October 4.

We will have uniforms available to try on at evaluations.  

**Teams will be determined within a week after evaluations.**



Location: High School and Liberty Elementary


  1. Sunday, August 23, 2020 
  2. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ High School
  3. Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ High School
  4. Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ High School
  5. Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ High School
  6. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ Liberty
  7. Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ Liberty


  • 4th-5th Grades @ 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
  • 6th-8th Grades @ 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

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Board Positions-2020

Congratulations to Nicole Boss and Tracy Koesel for joining the Board of Directors as the Volunteer Coordinator and In house Coordinator.  We are looking forward to having you both with us!  

Here is the current board, with the year their term expires:

President-Shance Newland (2022)
Vice President-Joanna Mauch (2021)
Treasurer-Chad Plattner (2021)
Secretary-Randi Buzzelli (2022)
Administrator-Jen Veldhuizen (2021)
Boys Tournament-Chris Waite (2021)
Girls Tournament-Wayne Howe (2022)
In-House Coordinator-Tracy Koesel (2022) 
Volunteer Coordinator-Nicole Boss (2021)

2020-2021 Basketball Registration OPEN!

Registration for In-House Basketball is still OPEN! Below are the links for K-3:

Link to: Grades K-3rd Registration

If you have any questions, read the BLYBA FAQ.  If your questions are not answered here, please reach out member of the Board with any additional questions you may have. 

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.  

COVID Waiver

COVID-19 Sports Guidance for Youth

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.