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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. Evaluations will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Big Lake High School for all grades listed below! Please note that 6th Grade Boys will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Liberty Elementary.

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, October 3 @ Big Lake High School:

  • 5th Grade Boys: 8:00 am - 10:00 am (arrive @ 7:45 am)
  • 4th Grade Boys: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (arrive @ 8:15 am)
  • 8th Grade Boys: 10:15 am - 12:30 pm (arrive @ 10:00 am)
  • 5th Grade Girls: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (arrive @ 12:45 pm)

Wednesday, October 6 @ Liberty Elementary (6th Grade Boys ONLY):

  • 6th Grade Boys: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm (arrive @ 5:45 pm)

**Volunteer checks ($150, not cashed unless volunteer hours are not fulfilled) AND tournament deposit checks ($200 per player, cashed the week of October 4th) are due at evaluations. If your age group is not evaluating, we still need these checks turned in. These need to be two separate checks.  Please put your players name in the memo line of the check.

Again, if your player's age/gender is not listed above, they will not have evaluations, but checks are still DUE! You may bring the checks to either evaluation date.

We will have uniforms available to try on at evaluations.  

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

4th-8th Grade Evaluation Schedule

Evaluations have been scheduled for traveling players 4th Grade through 8th Grade.  Evaluations will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Big Lake High School for all grades listed below, except 6th grade boys! 6th Grade Boys will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Liberty Elementary.

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, October 3 @ Big Lake High School:

  • 5th Grade Boys: 8:00 am - 10:00 am (arrive @ 7:45 am)
  • 4th Grade Boys: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (arrive at 8:15 am)
  • 8th Grade Boys: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (arrive at 9:45 am)
  • 5th Grade Girls: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (arrive at 12:45 pm)

Wednesday, October 6 @ Liberty Elementary (6th Grade Boys ONLY):

  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (arrive @ 5:45 pm)

**Volunteer checks ($150, not cashed unless volunteer hours are not fulfilled) AND tournament deposit checks ($200 per player, cashed the week of October 4th) are due at evaluations. If your age group is not evaluating, we still need these checks turned in.  Please put your players name in the memo line of the check.

Again, if your player's age/gender is not listed above, they will not have evaluations, but checks are still DUE! You may bring the checks to either evaluation date.

We will have uniforms available to try on at evaluations.  

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


2021-2022 In-House Registration for K-3rd Grades

Registration for the 2021-2022 season is OPEN!

Registration Deadline is October 12th, 2021!

There will be two separate groups for the K-3rd program.  Kindergarten and 1st grade are together with 2nd and 3rd grade together.

In the Kindergarten and 1st Grade level, the focus will be introducing kids to the game of basketball. Skills and fundamentals will be the focus in a fun learning environment.

***BLYBA is in need of an In-House Coordinator to help lead this specific program.  Once the season begins, we will also need a lead coach (or 2, to share the duties) to organize the other coaches and be the "go to" person. Please let the BLYBA board know if you are interested.

The K-1 program will be on 1 night a week for about 6 sessions in November and December. We are asking that siblings remain off the courts during practice to help keep the practice organized for our players and coaches.

The cost is $25. This includes a t-shirt.

The 2nd and 3rd grade league will run Tuesdays and Saturdays, starting in November and ending in late January to early February. Tuesday nights are a dedicated practice time and Saturdays consist of a short practice time and a game.  The games are competitive with the score kept and referees.

Cost for this league is $65 which includes a team jersey.

Volunteer hours are required for 2nd and 3rd grade parents.  At the first practice, there will be check required for $150.  That check is shredded when volunteer hours are complete.  If a family has more than one player playing in grades 2-8, they are only required to do the 6 hours one time. (Please see the FAQ document for more on volunteering)

For families meeting the requirement for reduced registration you MUST have your code BEFORE completing this registration. NO REDUCED REGISTRATION FOR K-1. See FAQ sheet for details.

 

REGISTER HERE!


Have Questions?

Check out these two documents to answers you may have regarding BLYBA:

2021 Informational Parents Meeting PowerPoint

2021 BLYBA FAQ



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.