Sudbury Youth Basketball provides a safe learning environment for players of all abilities that develops the athletic skills, character, sportsmanship, & teamwork of Sudbury school children in grades K to 8, by participation in competitive basketball.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Q:  What is the mailing address for Sudbury Youth Basketball?

A:  The mailing address is PO Box 887, Sudbury MA 01776.  Any registration checks would be sent to this address as indicated on your registration Email confirmation.

Q: Is there a discount on the registration fee if I have more than one child participating?

A:  Yes, the registration fee is waived for the fourth (4th) child being registered by a single family. 

Q: What is the deadline for registration?

A:  There is not a "hard" deadline because we are accepting registrants on a first-come, first-served basis due to the limited number of player slots per division.  The  date after which accepted registrants will be assessed a $25 late fee is September 21, 2018.  

Q: What's the difference between an In-Town team and a Travel Team?

A: Our IN-TOWN LEAGUE (or "intramural") consist of teams with players from Sudbury who compete against one another.  All players make a team - there are no "try-outs" but there is a "player assessment" session to assist in making balanced teams.  All games are played at Sudbury school gymnasiums.  The focus of the In-Town league is player development and enjoyment of the sport.  (Click on the ABOUT OUR LEAGUE tab for more information)  

There are TRAVEL TEAMS at the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels.  Travel Teams consist of players from Sudbury who compete against teams from other Metrowest towns, so the level of competition is higher than the In-Town teams.  "Away" games are played in the competing town's gymnasiums while "Home" games are played at Sudbury school gyms.  There are try-outs that are open to everyone; any player who does NOT make a Travel Team will then be placed on an In-Town team, so every player is assured a spot on a team.  The focus of the Travel Team league is also player development and enjoyment, but with a higher level of competition and commitment.  Players who make a travel team are expected to make basketball their primary winter sport.  (Click on the ABOUT OUR LEAGUE  tab for more information)  

Q: When will the practices and games occur?

A:  See the ABOUT OUR LEAGUE tab for more information on possible practice nights and game days.  You will find out the specific practice night for your child when you are notified about their In-Town team placement the first week of November.  We anticipate final game schedules being available on this web site by late November.

Q:  If my child does not make a travel team do they still have to go to the Assessment night for their respective In-Town division?

A:  Yes.  The pool of assessors and coaches are different & we need to see all the In-Town players in order to be able to make balanced In-Town teams.

Q: Why are there "Player Assessments" for the In-Town program if every child gets to participate?  Are they try-outs?

A:  Assessment nights are definitely NOT try-outs.  They simply provide an opportunity to briefly see each player prior to putting teams together so that we can make balanced teams and improve the experience for all players.

Q: Can I request a specific coach?

A: No, due to the large number of participants and our commitment to balanced In-Town teams, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific coaches. 

Q: Can I request that my child be placed on a team with a specific friend?

A: No.  Again, due to the large number of participants and league rules, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific teammates.  Please discuss this possibility with your child before registering or attending the Player Assessments so you'll set their expectations accordingly.  Siblings of the same sex in the same division will be placed on the same team.  We encourage parents to reinforce with their children the value of making new friends and meeting children from other schools. 

Q: Is there a need for coaches?  If I've never coached before, does SYB provide some training for me?

A: YES, particularly at the Bantam and Cadet levels.  If you have any interest, please consider volunteering.  Even if your schedule doesn't permit volunteering as a head coach, please consider volunteering as an assistant.  This is a great way to help out while spending time with your child.  We always have a Coaches Clinic for new & returning coaches at the beginning of each season.  We also have prepared a Coaches Manual as a valuable resource for new & veteran coaches.  Specifics will be posted to the web site as we get closer to the season. 

Q: I'm interested in coaching, how do I volunteer?

A:  When you are registering your child, check off the appropriate box under "Volunteer Opportunities" and remember to fill out the online Coaches Application afterwards. Once the registration process is complete in mid-September, the Coordinator for your child's division will contact Head Coach volunteers to discuss your interest.  We do not "pair up" Head Coaches with Assistant Coaches until AFTER teams are made (see below).  See below if you're an L-S student interested in coaching.

Q: If I volunteer to coach, can I specify my assistant coach?

A:  No.  Due to some past issues and the need to balance the teams, league rules do not permit this.  Head Coaches go into the team selection meetings without an assigned Assistant Coach and an effort is made during the selection of In-Town teams to identify an assistant coach for each team.  If you have any interest in volunteering as an assistant coach, please indicate your interest at the time of registering your child.

Q:  I'm an L-S student & I want to coach a team with my friends - how do I apply?

A:  First priority for coaching slots go to adults (parents of SYB players) but in most years, there are a number of open coaching slots that are filled by L-S students who wish to coach in SYB.  Once we determine how many teams are in need of a coach, we review the applications of all L-S students carefully and select coaches based on the following criteria:

  • prior coaching experience and experience working with children
  • references from non-family members and non-peers
  • prior basketball experience and knowledge of the game
  • grade level and age (typically 11th & 12 graders are selected)
  • the SYB age group/division in which you are willing to coach
  • whether you have a qualified set of assistants to help (typically 2-3 assistants make up an L-S coaching team; all assistant candidates must also fill out an application)
Any L-S student interested in submitting an application to coach may do so on this web site under the "Coach's Application" tab by the end of September (see application for actual deadline).  Applications will be reviewed and coaches selected by mid-October.

NOTE: Community Service credit is only given to those students who formally submit an application and are officially selected by SYB.

If you are selected as part of a group of LS students to fully manage a team (without a parent coach), you are eligible for a maximum of up to 20 hours of community service.

If you are selected to help a parent coach (not including your own parent) you are eligible for a maximum of up to 10 hours of community service.

If you help your own parent (and/or do not formally apply or get selected through SYB), you are NOT eligible for community service credit, but still can have a great experience that may increase your chances of being selected the following year.

At the end of the year, we will provide LS coaches a SYB Community Service Approval Form that will need to be signed by you, your parent coach (if you are assisting a parent) and the SYB League Commissioner. The SYB League Commissioner will have final approval of community service hours granted for each coach based on if all requirements and expectations defined by SYB were met. 

Q:  Do I need to purchase my uniform or any other equipment?

A:  For In-Town team players, you will need to purchase a reversible blue/white jersey unless you still have one from prior years.  They will be available at Brines beginning in October.  For Travel team players, there is an additional travel team fee (above the base fee you paid at time of registration) to cover the extra expenses of additional practices, games & referee fees. 

 

Q:  What does the registration fee go towards?

A:  The registration fee covers all league expenses, the two largest being gym space and referees for each game.  SYB is a non-profit organization and all volunteers are not paid.  100% of the registration fee goes towards covering league expenses.

Q:  Who do I call if I have a question?

A:  Before the season begins, you can direct any questions to the appropriate league commissioner (Girls or Boys); contact information can be found on the CONTACTS page.  Once the season begins, you should contact your child's coach with any questions.

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I GET MY MEMBER PASSWORD?

 

 

Your MEMBER PASSWORD is the temporary one emailed to you when you registered your child online.  You may have changed your temporary password to one of your choosing when you registered. 

 

If you do not know your MEMBER PASSWORD, you can obtain it by

1)      going to www.SudburyBasketball.com;

2)      click on the tab called “Edit My Account” in the bottom left corner;

3)      on the “Sign In” page, enter your email address and leave the Password field blank and then hit “Submit.”  A email with your password will be sent to that email address.

 

 

 

HOW DO I CHANGE MY EMAIL ADDRESS?

 

 

 

HOW DO I ADD MY CELL PHONE NUMBER?

 

 

To change your email address or any other family data (such as address, phone number, adding a parent, etc.) you need to “EDIT MY PROFILE” which is a button on the bottom left of the web site Home Page. 

 

TO “EDIT MY PROFILE”

1)      going to www.SudburyBasketball.com;

2)      click on the tab called “Edit My Account” in the bottom left corner;

3)      on the “Sign In” page, enter your OLD email address and your member password (** see above section if you need to get your member password)

4)      you will now be at the page called “Family Entry and Participation Selection” which shows any family members who have a profile on the web site;

5)      TO CHANGE INFO ON A PARTICULAR FAMILY MEMBER, click on his/her name; on the next screen, you may change the pertinent info and click on “Submit” to keep the changes