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Armstrong Cooper House Leagues

House Registration for grades K-2 is currently on hold until further notice

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All orders must be placed by October 30th.

Click here for Armstrong Youth Basketball's COVID-19 Readiness Plan

Refund Policy: 

Travel Program: If COVID-19 issues prevent Armstrong Youth Basketball from scheduling a full season, a prorated amount of the season registration fees will be refunded.  Scheduling a total of eight tournaments for 5th - 8th grade and six tournaments for 4th grade will be considered a full season.  If we cancel the entire season then the entire season fee will be refunded.   Tryout fees ($25) are non-refundable. 

House program: If COVID-19 issues prevent Armstrong Cooper Youth Basketball from participating in the full season, a prorated amount of the season's registration fees will be refunded as follows: 100% less uniform fees if season is canceled during or before winter break, 50% if season is canceled on or before the end of January 2021, and no refund if season is canceled anytime after January 31st 2021. Voluntary withdrawal or withdrawal due to injury or illness (including COVID-19) will be subject to regular refund policy.

Click here for MYAS COVID update from September 18.

 

2020-2021 Program registrations are closed

A message from the ACYBA:

Hello ACYBA House families.  Welcome to the 2020-2021 basketball season! We are so happy you have chosen to spend your winter playing with the Armstrong Youth Basketball Association!  Armstrong Cooper House League teams in grades 3-8 are forming.  The biggest delay is finding coaches for some teams.  If you have any interest in coaching, please contact your respective commissioners.

In our Developmental Program for kids K-2, we have paid coaches at that level to help teach the kids the fundamentals.  We started this program a couple years ago and are really happy with how it’s progressing. 

I also wanted to send this note to give some information about the program and a few changes as to our games.  Starting in 2019, all of our boys and girls in grades 5-8 play in leagues outside of our ACYBA program. They will play in the the Northwest Metro Rec league against teams from other school districts. Information about that league is posted on the OMGBA website:  https://www.omgba.net/ . These changes give the kids an opportunity to play a few more games, but also play against other teams. 

We are asking all families, grades 3-8 in our House program to help with our fundraising.  We are not going door to door selling anything.  Our only real fundraisers for the Association are through the two travel tournaments we host.  The money we generate through the girls Armstrong  Girls Invitational travel tournament in December and the boys Armstrong Boys Classic in February go to help fund all aspects of our program, particularly including our House program.  We have a lot of expenses in both the travel and house program that the flat registration fees are not adequate to cover.  So, we rely on the money generated by the tournaments.

Once again, we will be asking the girls house families to help with the girls tournament and the boys house families to help with the boys tournament.  It is our hope that the non-coaching volunteer requirement will be 2 hours or less per child in the program – we’re still finalizing the plan. Regardless, 2 hours is way more reasonable than Little League or Hockey!!  We hope a nominal amount of your time will really help us have successful tournaments, and then in-turn successful programs.  Also, you’ll be able to attend the tournaments for free to cheer on friends and classmates and see what the travel experience is all about. More information about how and when to sign up will be coming soon.  Typically, an on-line link to select shifts is posted about a week before the tournament. Please keep an eye out for it and sign up to help out where you can.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the Girls Tournament Director, John Crawford at posivibe@protonmail.ch, or the Boys Tournament Director, Mike Skram, at MikeSkram@Comcast.net

Finally, we have a number of ACYBA Board positions coming open at the end of this year.  If you have any interest in taking on a role in the leadership of this Association, we’re happy to have you.  Please contact any of the Board Members to talk about the specific positions and general time commitments.

Thanks again for being part of this program.  We’re all volunteers here, and we can’t provide a quality experience for the kids without your commitment to the program and involvement.  You all help make the experience a positive one for the kids.



House Evaluations

The 2020/21 season evaluations were held on the October 10/11th weekend from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Plymouth Middle School. 

House Parents Meeting

There will be a parents meeting and a coaches meeting after tryouts and team formation. Dates and times will communicated. 

North West Metro League Information (Boys and Girls 5th-8th Grade)

IMPORTANT LEAGUE DATES (PROPOSED FOR 2020-21 SEASON):

(Please visit the OMGBA website for up to date information: https://www.omgba.net/page/show/8752-k-12-house-programs)

Sun Oct 25, 2020: NWML Middle School Coaches Meeting at MGCG  at 7:00pm  **This is a change**

Dec 5, 2020: Middle School games begin - 8 Games will be played on Saturdays 12/5, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 .  

Dec 11-13, 2020Middle School Brooklyn Park Holiday Tournament.(Does not include 5th Grade Boys) 

January 22-24, 2024: OMGBA Middle School Mid-Season House Invitational Tournament. 

February 26-28, 2021: Middle School End of Season Play-offs.

House Basketball Programs 2020-2021

House Registration for grades K-2 is currently on hold until further notice

 

Kindergarten Basketball:
  • TBD (7 weeks)
  • $75 ($45 on scholarship)
  • Co-ed
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM at local elementary schools
  • Skills, Drills, and 3 on 3
  • Includes - Paid instructor and T-shirt

Boys

House Registration for grades K-2 is currently on hold until further notice

 

Boys 1st and 2nd Grade Introductory Session:

Practice is focused on players new to basketball and learning the basic fundamentals of the game appropriate this age level.

  • TBD (11 weeks)
  • $120 ($70 on scholarship)
  • Boys only
  • Mondays and Wednesdays either 6-7 PM or 7-8 PM at local elementary gyms
  • Skills, drills, and mini scrimmages
  • Included: Instructor and T-Shirt
Boys and Girls 1st and 2nd Grade ADVANCED Sessions:

Practice seeks to constructively challenge players to develop additional skills from the introductory level that will set them up for success in the competitive environment of house and travel basketball.

  • TBD (11 weeks)
  • $120 ($70 on scholarship)
  • Boys and Girls
  • Twice weekly, Monday-Thursday evenings 6-7 PM or 7-8 PM at local elementary school gyms
  • Skills, drills, and mini scrimmages
Boys 3rd & 4th Grade House Basketball:
  • Nov 9th – March 7th (15 weeks)
  • Players will be required to attend a MANDATORY evaluation.  This will help us form equally skilled teams and allow for more even game competition. The MANDATORY evaluation will be scheduled in early to mid October.
  • 3rd and 4th grades will use 27.5" basketballs
  • $155 ($105 on scholarship)
  • Boys Only
  • Meets twice per week, weeknights
    • 1 x Practice, either 6-7:20 PM or 7:40-9 PM, at local district gyms
    • 1 x Game on Wednesdays or Thursdays, either 6-7:20 PM or 7:40-9 PM, at local district gyms
  • 10’ Hoops
  • Includes:
    • 1  Jersey
    • Referees
    • End of year tourney
    • Medals and Trophies
Boys 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade House Basketball:
  • Nov 9th – March 7th (15 weeks)
  • Boys 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Graders play in the NWML (North West Metro League).  Throughout the season teams will play in 2-3 tournaments.  Teams are formed based on grade and if multiple teams per grade, evenly skilled teams will be created based on a MANDATORY evaluation that will be scheduled in early to mid October
  • $165 ($115 on scholarship)
  • Boys Only
  • Meets three times per week
    • 2 x Practice, either 6-7:20 PM or 7:40-9 PM, at local district gyms
    • 1 x Game, Friday night or Saturday mornings (some Sundays for tournaments)
  • Game Location: TBD
  • Includes:
    • 1  Jersey
    • End of year tourney
    • Referees

Girls

House Registration for grades K-2 is currently on hold until further notice

 

Girls 1st and 2nd Grade Introductory Session:

Practice is focused on players new to basketball and learning the basic fundamentals of the game appropriate this age level.

  • TBD (11 weeks)
  • $120 ($70 on scholarship)
  • Girls only
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays either 6-7 PM or 7-8 PM at local elementary gyms
  • Skills, drills, and mini scrimmages
  • Included: Instructor and T-Shirt
Girls 3rd & 4th Grade House Basketball:
  • Nov 9th – March 7th  (15 weeks)
  • Players will be required to attend a MANDATORY evaluation.  This will help us form equally skilled teams and allow for more even game competition. The MANDATORY evaluation will be scheduled in early to mid October.
  • 3rd and 4th grades will use 27.5" basketballs
  • $155 ($105 on scholarship)
  • Girls Only
  • Meets twice per week, weeknights
    • 1 x Practice, either 6-7:20 PM or 7:40-9 PM, at local district gyms
    • 1 x Game TBD
  • 10’ Hoops
  • Includes:
    • 1  Jersey
    • Referees
    • End of year tourney
    • Medals and Trophies
Girls 5th & 6th Grade House Basketball:
  • Nov 9th – March 7th (15 weeks)
  • Girls 5th & 6th Graders play in the NWML (North West Metro League).  Throughout the season teams will play in 2-3 tournaments.  5th and 6th graders are combined to form teams and if multiple teams, evenly skilled teams will be created based on a MANDATORY evaluation that will be scheduled in early to mid October
  • $165 ($115 on scholarship)
  • Girls Only
  • Meets three times per week
    • 2 x Practice, either 6-7:20 PM or 7:40-9 PM, at local district gyms
    • 1 x Game, Friday night or Saturday mornings (some Sundays for tournaments)
    • Game Location: TBD
  • Includes:
    • 1 Jersey
    • End of year tourney
    • Referees
Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball:
  • Nov 9th – March 7th (15 weeks)
  • Girls 7th & 8th Graders play in the NWML (North West Metro League).  Throughout the season teams will play in 2-3 tournaments.  7th and 8th graders are combined to form teams and if multiple teams, evenly skilled teams will be created based on a MANDATORY evaluation that will be scheduled in early to mid October
  • $165 ($115 on scholarship)
  • Girls Only
  • Meets three times per week
    • 2 x Practice, either 6-7:30 PM or 7:30-9 PM, at local district gyms
    • 1x Game, Friday night or Saturday mornings (some Sundays for tournaments)
    • Game Location: TBD
  • Includes:
    • 1 Jersey
    • End of year tourney
    • Referees
House DIBS Requirements:

Each ACYBA House League family is asked to donate a nominal amount of their time (up to 2 hours) per each grade 3-8 player in the program to help operate the two traveling basketball tournaments, which are the entire program's only fundraisers. The girls' tournament is in early-December and the boys' tournament is in mid-February. Your volunteer effort is the only way we can continue to offer quality house and travel programs for the kids.  More information on volunteering will be provided upon registration and team formation.

House Friend Requests:

* For 3rd-4th grade boys only and 3rd-6th grade girls playing house basketball, you may request a friend to play on the same team (available on the registration form). Both players should make the friend request. We try to accommodate the requests, but placement is not guaranteed. We will only consider 1:1 pairings. In an effort to balance the teams, we will not be able to honor 3-way or 4-way friend requests. Therefore, friend request that don't have a perfect 1:1 match will not be considered.

Scholarships:

Need based scholarships are available ($50 off).  Please contact the House Commissioner for more information.