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2020/2021 Season Update

AYSA Families,

The recreational basketball league our AYSA teams participate in (North Texas Youth Basketball Association – NTYBA) made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming season. You can see the communication provided by the NTYBA Board below. After extensive discussions with the participating communities, it became clear that with the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on safety, access to gyms for practice and games, potential protocols required, etc., that we simply couldn’t facilitate our normal NTYBA season. The community representatives have agreed to continue to monitor the situation and determine if there is a possibility to hold a shortened season early in 2021 or potentially host community tournaments if facilities are available, but at this point the NTYBA season has been cancelled and there is no firm plan on how that league might move forward.

After exploring the surrounding communities there are limited options for basketball as we enter the winter season. Here are the options I see available to all:

-        The Fieldhouse in Grapevine is planning to host their winter session. To participate you can register as an individual or as a team. Registration will be limited and closes on November 1sthttps://grapevine.fieldhouseusa.com/leagues/winter-youth-basketball/

-        Other leagues that normally have seasons that should be monitored include the YMCA in Flower Mound, North Texas Basketball League (hosted by Guyer), Neighborhood Sports, and the Southlake Youth Sports league, but all are currently in flux due to COVID-19

-        Tournament Play. For coaches who want to put together a team you can also register to play in tournaments. The level of competition at these tournaments will vary from average skill level to advanced skill level. There are several websites you can go to with organizations that host tournaments throughout the year:

o   PrimeTime:  https://www.playprimetime.com/events/

o   Opportunity for Youth:  http://www.opportunityforyouth.org/registration.html

o   Champions of Sports:  https://www.championsofsports.com/

o   RBC Tournaments:  https://www.rbcbasketball.com/tournaments-page

o   North Texas Basketball League:  https://www.northtexasbasketballleague.com/

At this time, we cannot guarantee that AYSA will be given access to AISD facilities to allow teams to practice. If you find a league to participate, they typically provide you with a practice slot. If you do register for a league or plan to play tournaments, you should email [email protected] and we can keep you informed about access to facilities for practice and discuss any assistance you may need with uniforms.

MESSAGE FROM NTYBA

Dear NTYBA Family. As you are all too aware, North Texas schools are one of the fronts of COVID-19, and they continue to struggle through recovery from its effects. Our community schools are the backbone to the execution of NTYBA Basketball operations, for without our gymnasiums, we are unable to hold practices or games. Several of our communities have recently dealt with disruptive issues; they have had to close whole schools, miss scheduled Fall Sports games, and carry on facility logistics and cleaning that are too cumbersome to continue in any long-term fashion.

Any one of these by itself threatens the continuation of the 2020-2021 NTYBA season. But the potential loss of gymnasiums, the understandable reticence of each community’s school board, and the priority we place on the safety and well-being of our communities has resulted in the NTYBA Board’s decision to cancel the 2020-2021 season that usually plays from December to February.

We understand and support the role that athletics plays in the development and well-being of our children. It is a wonderful venue to teach leadership, teamwork, responsibility, accountability to others, and individual growth. Our Board will continue to monitor the schools’ ability to open safely, and be supportive of any safe opportunity to play the game we love, including tournament play and the opportunities forged from those neighboring leagues that might have different circumstances.

As always, we wish your families, communities, and athletes all the best until we resume operations in the 2021-2022 NTYBA Season.



2019/2020 Season Information

 

This season AYSA will be offering basketball for youth ages Kindergarten thru 6th grade.  We will have the following divisions available:

 

2nd Grade thru 6th Grade (Boys Youth / Girls Youth divisions for each grade level)

   -  Registration EXTENDED! Now open October 1st thru October 29th (register under Boys Youth or Girls Youth)
   -  Coaches meeting and team formation on Sunday November 3rd
   -  Practices will begin no later than the week of November 10th
   -  Teams will be part of North Texas Youth Basketball Association (NTYBA) and play against surrounding communities such as Aubrey, Krum, Lantana, Liberty Christian, Pilot Point, Sanger, etc.
   -  NTYBA Season will begin on Saturday December 7th
   -  All games will be held on Saturdays and it is possible teams will have double-headers and/or a bye on any given week.
   -  End of season tournament for all 2nd thru 6th Grade teams
   -  Basket height varies by age group (2nd Grade: 8 feet, 3rd Grade: 9 feet, 4th-6th Grade: 10 feet)
   -  Ball size is 28.5 for all age groups

Link to the league website is: http://www.teampages.com/organizations/18219

JUNIOR EAGLES: Kindergarten – 1st Grade (combined division)

   -  Registration open October 1st thru November 8th (Register under Junior Eagles)
   -  Practice will begin no later than the week of December 1st
   -  8 game season begins Saturday January 11th
   -  All games will be held on Saturday and will be played in Argyle
   -  League focus is to introduce the game of basketball to young players and facilitate skill development
   -  Teams play 4 v 4 with wristbands to identify who players should guard; score is not kept
   -  Games played on 8 foot baskets with a 27.5 inch basketball
   -  PLEASE NOTE – K/1 teams may be co-ed depending on registration numbers and demographics

GENERAL NOTES

   -  Players in both groups may be asked to attend a Coach Look to allow our coaches and commissioners to evaluate skill levels to help balance teams. Parents will be notified if a Coach Look is required.
   -  Players may request a coach and/or to play with friends. We will do our best to honor the requests we receive but we cannot guarantee all requests will be met.
   -  To register, players must live in Argyle or currently attend an Argyle school. Non-residents that want to register will need to contact the Basketball Commissioner for approval. Non-resident participation will be allowed based on team needs.

 

Coaches

WE NEED COACHES!  Please reach out directly to Tom Irwin at [email protected] to let him know you are interested in coaching and select the volunteer box while registering. All coaches for our AYSA teams are parent volunteers – without you we can’t field our teams!

 

Fees

   -  Fees for the 2019-2020 season will be $145 for all age groups. These fees cover the cost of uniforms, league registration fees, and gym rental for team practices.
   -  A gate fee is charged for all 2nd thru 6th grade games during the season and playoffs. This fee is to cover the cost of officials and the facilities on game days. Adults (18 and over) pay $5 and Seniors pay $3. Children 17 and under are free, along with all players, the Head Coach and his/her Assistant Coach.  

*Please be advised that many youth sporting events have a gate fee associated. Most facilities do NOT have an ATM, and are cash only upon arrival.

 

Competitive Teams

AYSA will be focusing on recreational basketball this season. If you have a competitive or “select” team and would like to work with AYSA to secure gym space for practices, get uniforms, or help facilitate a tryout for your team, please reach out to Tom Irwin at [email protected] to get more information.  

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AYSA is pleased to partner with individual coaches looking to field Select level teams. If you have been invited by a Select coach, please register using the Bring Your Own Team registration link and select your coach from the drop down menu while completing the process.

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