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Big Lake Youth Basketball Association

2021-2022 Traveling Basketball Registration OPEN!

Registration for the 2021-2022 season is OPEN!

Registration Deadline is September 18, 2021!

The travel teams practice 2 nights a week for 1 1/2 hours. Practices typically start mid- October. Tournaments are played on weekends from November until mid March. Tournaments are determined by the coach and team.

Additional information regarding travel basketball: 

Evaluations will be held on September 19th and October 3rd, 2021, times TBD. PLEASE put these dates on your calendar now, players should attend both sessions. Specific schedules will be posted the week of September 12, 2021.

2021-2022 Fees and Deposit Checks needed ON OR BEFORE EVALUATIONS:

  • Registration Fee in the amount of $70 is due at the time of registration.
  • Volunteer Check in the amount of $150, (not cashed if hours are completed as agreed upon registration) is REQUIRED this year BEFORE players are allowed to participate in evaluations.
  • Tournament Deposit is REQUIRED in the amount of $100 (per player) and is due by the first evaluation date in order to help our coaches with the tournament registration process.  This $100 will NOT cover ALL tournaments, most teams will have additional expenses for each player (tournament fees are determined based on the number of tournaments entered and the cost of each tournament, divided by the number of players on a team). Once the coach has determined the tournaments the team is attending, they will notify families the additional amount due for tournaments.

All Traveling Players will receive a reversible "Hornet" jersey to wear for practices. The coaches have found this helpful to have for drills during practice. You will be asked for a jersey size during registration.

If your player needs a new jersey (top or bottom) you may order this during the registration process.  Each piece is $30.00.  All up and coming 4th graders will need a jersey and shorts.  If you are unsure of your sizes, we will have these available to try on and, if needed, we can change these sizes manually if you choose the wrong size during your registration process.



Jen, Administration Coordinator

Phone: 763.639.4046


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.



Upcoming Summer Basketball Opportunities

Please take advantage of these camps to keep your skills rolling throughout the Summer!


Basketball Camp - Grades K-2: Youth Fun Basics - This camp will be a positive introduction to the game of basketball. Coach Critchley and his players will use fun games and activities to teach correct shooting form, dribbling, and passing. Register Here

Basketball Camp - Grades 3-8: Join head coach Tom Critchley, along with current and former players for an unforgettable basketball learning experience at the Hornet Big Lake Basketball Camp. Our mission is to provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals in order to help boys in grades 3-8 to reach their full potential. Coach Critchley will teach drills that players can use throughout the year to improve. The remainder of the camp will consist of games, contests, and other fun activities to strengthen the basketball skills of future Hornets. Register Here

Basketball Camp - Grades 9-12: Register Here

Summer Hoops School - Grades 3-12: The Summer Hoop School narrows its focus from an overall skills camp and specifically teaches the individual skills needed to be a successful player in today's game. Coach Critchley will lead this session and the following skills will be emphasized. Register Here



Grades K -3 and 4-6 Youth Camps: Come learn some new skills and have fun just playing at our youth camps this summer! 4 days of direct coaching with current girls varsity players! We can't wait to see you in the gym! 

Grades 7-12 Camp: We will work on fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, ball handling, rebounding and defense!

Basketball Camp - Grades K-3, Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-12: Register Here

Basketball Skills Girls - Grades 7-12: Register Here

5,000/10,000 Shot Club

BLYBA is excited to announce the 5,000/10,000 Shot Club.  The shot club wiill keep BLYBA players practicing their shooting skills throughout the summer. 

The shot club will run from July 1 - Sept 30.  (For those players that started this earlier, those shots can be entered, with your parents approval.)

We will be handing out awards to those players that reach one of these milestones.

Use the link below to register your player.  Registration ends July 31, 2021.  Registration is FREE.

There is additional information about the shot club below. 

After registering, please print off the calendars below, so your player can keep track of their shots.

Please contact Shance @ with any additional questions.

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.

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