Registration for the 2018-2019 Basketball season is NOW OPEN!
Programs are available for K-1st Grade, 2nd & 3rd Grade, and 4th -8th Grade! Registration links are below. Please review the "FAQ 2018" document prior to registration.
For K-3rd grade program dates are not finalized yet, but will be similar to years past. More information on these programs is on the In-House Program webpage.
For 4th-8th grade, evaluation dates are posted, Again this season if you register before August 1st you will be able to take advantage of the Free Skills Clinic coached by Big Lake Varsity coaching staff. Dates and times will be posted once finalized.
If you have any questions on registration or program questions pleas contact a board member.
A NEW Girls Basketball opportunity has just been added!
This 1-day clinic is a great opportunity for players in grades 4-12 to get into the gym this summer. This event has been organized by the New Head Girls Varsity Coach, Scott Antl and his Coaching staff.
Come and join us for this 1-day/6 hour skills clinic on July 22nd from 11am-5pm with various drills, games, and prizes put on by Coach Hutter and his players from Mayville State University.
Coach Antl will be at the clinic, and would like to see all the girls that play basketball in 5, 6, 7, 8th grades at the clinic working alongside the high school players.
Each athlete will receive a t-shirt. Wear tennis shoes, shorts and a t-shirt, along with a bag lunch and water bottle.
To register follow the link below or visit the Big Lake Community Ed website.
The 10,000 Shot Club Challenge is back for the summer of 2018!
To register visit the 10,000 shot club page.
Sign up early!
The "DIBS" sign-up program will be available soon! An email will be sent when it is open!
Big Lake Youth Basketball Association is an organization operated by volunteers. As you have kids participate in basketball, you hear about volunteer time and volunteer checks...sometimes people wonder about this, but never ask questions. We want to provide answers for questions you might not ask!
Volunteers are needed in many areas of the Association. There are Board of Directors positions, coaches, parent liaisons, to list a few. We also have many needs to staff our tournaments...at the concession stand and ticket desk. These tournaments are a big deal and volunteer participation is vital.
Why are the tournaments so important? Tournaments are exciting and it's nice to have some in town, close to home. They are also a big fundraiser for the Association. Funds raised by these tournaments are used to lower costs for the families participating in BLYBA, reducing uniform fees, paying for equipment, as well as offering additional basketball opportunities. Without these tournaments, we would all pay more. By having all of us volunteer, it saves everyone money and provides more chances for kids in our community to play basketball!
Who needs to provide a volunteer check and why? The volunteer check ($150) is required for every family that has one or more players participating in basketball in 2nd-8th grades (Kindergarten and first grade are excluded). This volunteer check is held by the treasurer and will only be cashed if the 6 hour volunteer requirement is not fulfilled. Upon completion of the volunteer time, your check is destroyed. Volunteer checks are required for every family, including the Board of Directors, coaches and liaisons. Unfortunately collecting checks is necessary (for almost any sports organization) to ensure volunteer time is spread around and not dependent on only a few.
How do you sign up? Sign up is handled here on our webpage, at the DIBS tab at the top right. Click on that tab and sign up for time slots. **You need to be working during your shift. Please try to sign up for a time that your team will not be playing. For example, if you have a 4th grade boy playing in our tournament on Sunday, please sign up to fulfill your time on the Saturday of that weekend or sign up to work the girls tournament. 6 hours is a minimum, you can always sign up for more :)
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.