Central Mass Youth Basketball League (CMYBL)

Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley
Central Massachusetts Travel Basketball Program (CMYBL)

2014-2015 Season
Questions or for more information, please e-mail Nick Cacciolfi at cacciolfi@bgcav.org or call 978-461-2871.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Friday, November 8th.
There is a $10 fee for all late registrations.
 
Practices will begin the week of November 11th.  Coaches will contact players with dates/times/locations of practices.

CLICK HERE to register on-line.

Cost:
 CMYBL only - Boys & Girls Club Non-Members:
$155/per player for CMYBL and membership fee for the Boys & Girls Club

CMYBL only - Boys & Girls Club Members:
$115/per player for CMYBL

Recreation & CMYBL - Boys & Girls Club Non-Members
$225/per player for recreation and CMYBL leagues and membership to Boys & Girls Club

Recreation & CMYBL - Boys & Girls Club Members:
$205/per player for recreation and CMYBL leagues

All Central Mass players are strongly encouraged to also play in our recreation league.  CLICK HERE for more information on our recreation league.
***If your child does not make a travel team, your child can still sign up for Recreation Basketball.
Questions, e-mail allegrone@bgcav.org.


EXPECTATIONS FOR THE
CENTRAL MASS.BASKETBALL TRAVELING TEAMS
2013-2014
Please consider your child's basketball ability and family commitment before trying out for CMYBL Basketball Program. If any player or parent has concerns or issues regarding any aspect of the team or league, please contact Wendy Allegrone-Leslie,Coordinator of the Central Mass. Boys & Girls Club teams, at (978) 461-2871.

Team & Leagues: There will be one travel team per grade level for boys & girls in each of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades that will compete in CMYBL.New this year – 4th boys.

Practice & Games: Once selected for a travel team, players will practice  twice a week beginning in early November. Games are held every Sunday beginning after Thanksgiving.  Games will begin on Sunday, November 24th.  All home games will be played at Maynard High School.

Game Admission Fees:  Only out of town teams and parent will be charged admission at home games.
Practices:  All practices are mandatory.Players are expected to attend each practice on time and ready to play.Anyone unable to attend practice must inform the coach prior to that day.Sick days are the exception.

IMPORTANT:Players, parents, coaches and spectators are representatives of the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley and should behave appropriately.Everyone is expected to display good sportsmanship at all times.Inappropriate behavior by coaches or players will result in a suspension from the team.The number of games will be determined by the infraction.

Playing Time: Due to the size of the teams and the competition of the Central Mass League, playing time is at a premium; therefore some players may see limited action.Playing time will be based on skill, work at practice, and attitude among other things but coaches cannot guarantee equal playing time for all players. It is very important that parents and players alike understand that playing time will vary to the coaches discretion.

~We are looking forward to a fun and successful season~

2013-14 Anticipated Game Schedule: (From Commissioner of CMYBL)
Because Thanksgiving is late this year, the first Sunday of December (always a normal game date for everyone) is part of Thanksgiving weekend this year. We understand that date may not be preferable for some teams.
That in mind, November 10, November 17, November 24, and December 1 are all potential game dates. All teams will play on two of those four dates. These will be Games 1 and 2 of the regular season.  

From there, everyone will play on December 8, 15, 22; January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9. These are Games 3-11 of the regular season.   All these dates are Sunday. Virtually without exception, game times are 12:00, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, and 5:00pm.

Note: no league games during the second weekend of Christmas vacation week (12/29) or during the two weekends of February vacation week (2/16 and 2/23).  1/19 is Martin Luther King weekend, a long holiday weekend for most school districts. Games are played that Sunday even though there is no school that Monday.  On Super Bowl Sunday (2/2), the last scheduled game start will be at 3:45pm. There will be no 5:00pm games on 2/2.

Playoffs: March 1 and 2.  Playoffs will occur over this single weekend. Note that March 1 is a Saturday. Those games generally start after 2pm and go through the evening. Sunday game times are during normal game slots.  Playoffs will be designed again so that teams who finish with four wins or better will have the opportunity to participate in the "top” playoff bracket. All teams will have the opportunity to participate in the playoffs however, regardless of record. The only difference is teams with four wins will be afforded the chance to play in the top bracket.

 
TRY-OUT DATES
BOYS
Boys Gr. 4: Mon. 10/20, 6:00 - 7:15 @ the Fowler Gym
Boys Gr. 5: Wed.10/22, 6:00 - 7:15 @ the Fowler Gym
Boys Gr. 6: Mon. 10/20, 7:15 - 8:30 @ the Fowler Gym
Boys Gr. 7: Wed. 10/29 6:00 - 7:15 @ The HS Gym
Boys Gr. 8: Wed. 10/29 7:15 - 8:30 @ The HS Gym

GIRLS
Girls Gr. 5: Wed. 10/29, 6:00 - 7:15 @ The Fowler Gym
Girls Gr. 6: Wed. 10/29, 7:15 - 8:30 @ The Fowler Gym
Girls Gr. 7: Wed.10/22, 7:15 - 8:30 @ the Fowler Gym

 


TRAVEL LEAGUE vs RECREATION LEAGUE
TRAVEL LEAGUE: The CMYBL travel basketball program is a potential option for those boys and girls seeking a higher level of competition against teams from other towns. The level of competition and commitment for travel teams are extremely competitive and may not be an option for everyone. Special tryouts are held for each grade-level (5th thru 8th) and the there is a potential for all players trying out to not be selected for a travel team.
RECREATION LEAGUE: This is an instructional youth league for boys & girls in grades 3rd-8th. Teams will be made up of: 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th graders. The goal of the league is to promote youth basketball in a fun, safe, instructional format for kids to learn and play.