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Armstrong Cooper House Leagues

A message from the ACYBA:

Hello ACYBA House families.  Welcome to the 2022-2023 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 usually finding coaches for some teams.  If you have any interest in coaching, please contact your respective commissioners.

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 travel tournament we host.  The money we generate through the Armstrong Boys and Girls 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 tournament.

Once again, we will be asking the house families to help with the 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 Tournament Director, Shawn Fondow at shawnfondow@hotmail.com. 

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.



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

IMPORTANT LEAGUE DATES (PROPOSED FOR 2022-23 SEASON):

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

Sun Oct 30, 2022: NWML Middle School Coaches Meeting at MGCG  at 6pm  

Sat Dec 3, 2022: NWML Middle School games begin.  Games will be played on Saturdays 12/3, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, & 2/18. 

Dec 10-11, 2022: BPAA Middle School Holiday Classic.

January 20-22, 2023: OMGBA Middle School Mid-Season  Tournament

February 24-26, 2023: Middle School End of Season Play-offs.

House Basketball Programs 2022-2023

 
Kindergarten Basketball: 

Oct 31-Dec 16 (7 weeks); $100 ($75 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 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.

Oct 3-Dec 16 (11 weeks);  $150 ($120 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

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.

Oct 3-Dec 16 (11 weeks); $150 ($120 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

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.

Jan 2- Mar 10 (11 weeks); $150 ($120 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

Boys 3rd & 4th Grade House Basketball:
  • Oct 31st – Feb 26th (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 September.
  • 3rd and 4th grades will use 27.5" basketballs
  • $185 ($135 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 to 8th Grade House Basketball:
  • Oct 31st – Feb 26th (15 weeks)
  • Each grade from 5th to 8th grade has a grade level team(s). Players are not allowed to play in a different grade level. If multiple teams per grade, evenly skilled teams will be created based on a MANDATORY evaluation that will be scheduled in early to mid September.
  • Boys 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Graders play in the NWML (North West Metro League).  Throughout the season teams will play in 2-3 tournaments.
  • $185 ($135 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
    • 1 Short
    • Practice space
    • 8 regular season games
    • At least 1 mid- season tournament
    • End of year tourney
    • Referees

Girls

Girls 3rd & 4th Grade House Basketball:
  • Oct 31st – Feb 26th  (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 September.
  • 3rd and 4th grades will use 27.5" basketballs
  • $185 ($135 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 to 8th Grade House Basketball:
  • Oct 31st – Feb 26th  (15 weeks)
  • 5th and 6th graders are combined to form teams and 7th and 8th graders are combined to form teams. If multiple teams are needed, evenly skilled teams will be created based on a MANDATORY evaluation that will be scheduled in early to mid September
  • Girls 5th to 8th grade play in the NWML (North West Metro League).  Throughout the season teams will play in 2-3 tournaments. 
  • $185 ($135 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
    • 1 Short
    • Practice space
    • 8 regular season games
    • At least 1 mid- season tournament
    • End of year tourney
    • Referees

2022-2023 MYAS Rec State Basketball Championship

Participation in the Rec State Tournament is voluntary for 3-8 grade teams. 

2023 Rec State Basketball Championships: March 18-19

Entry deadline:  2/27

Entry fee: 265.00

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 traveling basketball tournament, which are the entire program's only fundraisers. The boys' and girls' 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.  Please contact the House Commissioner for more information (lilianwafula@ymail.com).