Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is the BYBA?

The Beaumont Youth Basketball Association (BYBA) is a community, volunteer- based organization. The BYBA is a member of the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association (EYBA).


Who can play in the BYBA?

Beaumont community youth, kids aged 6 to 17 years-old that live within the town of Beaumont or attend a school in Beaumont. Youth that that reside within a surrounding community to Beaumont that does not offer a local youth basketball program are also eligible to play in the BYBA.


What is the EYBA and what does it do for us?

The Edmonton Youth Basketball Association (EYBA), is the league that all teams in the BYBA play in, with the exception of mites. The EYBA is responsible for game and referee scheduling throughout the year. They maintain a website for information and post all the game schedules and game results. They provide a disciplinary component for the league in order to enforce fair play and compliance. They work closely with Alberta Basketball.


What are the player registration opening and closing dates:

Please refer to the Registration page on this website for information on registration.


What are the team registration costs

Please refer to the Registration page on this website for information on registration.


Is there a family discount?

Yes. The discount amount is 10% for the third and all subsequent children.


What is the refund policy?

After registration and before the first game a player may withdraw and be refunded the full amount of registration less a $25 administration fee. No refunds will be granted once the games have started.


What uniform and clothing is required?

Indoor, non-marking running shoes
Practices: t-shirt and basketball shorts

Games: BYBA Uniform:

Mites: Steve Nash reversible jersey (to keep at end of the season). The player is required to supply their own black basketball shorts

Minis and Bantams : BYBA Jersey and Shorts (to be returned at end of season). Uniforms must be worn only for games.

Midgets: BYBA Reversible Jersey. The player will be required to supply their own black basketball shorts.

Juveniles: BYBA Reversible Jersey. The player will be required to supply their own black basketball shorts.


When will we know when the teams are set?

Registration deadline is August 1st. The BYBA will run player evaluations in late August or early September and teams will be set and validated by the BYBA Executive and coaches after that. The team coach or team manager will be contacting players and parents with all relevant information.


How long are the seasons (or leagues)?

Mites, Minis, Bantams and Midget teams Fall-Winter League :
September to March

Juvenile Fall League
September to November 22nd

Juvenile Winter League
January to March

Spring League (Mini - U11, Bantam - U13 , Midget - U15, and Juvenile - U17):
April to June


Are there an Evaluation/Tryout sessions?

If an age group has sufficient players to form more than one team, an evaluation session(s) is a tool used by the Board to build the teams.

If a Coach has volunteered to work with an A/B division team, then a tryout for that age category will be held.

Player evaluations and A/B Division team tryouts will take place in late August or early September.


My child plays on a BYBA team will she/he get equal playing time?

In community basketball, we believe that all players should have reasonable playing time on the court.

What is reasonable playing time?
Reasonable playing time is defined as an athlete playing a minimum of two (2) shifts per half. Exceptions to this requirement are allowed in the event of:

injury
illness
discipline
disqualification
fatigue
foul trouble

These factors are at the coach's discretion.


When are playoffs?

Fall/Winter League:
March

Spring League:
end of May/early June


When are practices?

We will not know practice nights until the coaches are determined as we need to coordinate their schedule with gym availability. We will let parents know practice nights as soon as a schedule is determined.

Practices occur once a week in the evenings at school gyms within the Blackgold school district.

Practice times are arranged by the Gym Coordinator of BYBA. The schedule is posted on the BYBA Website late September. Your Team Manager will inform you when it is posted and will communicate any changes, should they occur.


When are games?

Games are scheduled by the EYBA. They will be posted on both BYBA and EYBA websites late September. Your Team Manager will keep you informed of posting and changes.

Games are normally held at schools in the Edmonton metro area school gyms and at the Saville Sports Centre in Edmonton.


How do I become a Coach or Assistant Coach?

If you interested in coaching, you can either:
note that you would like to coach when you register your child or fill out the Coaches Application form found in the Coaches Zone or email: president.byba@gmail.com


What does a Team Manager do and how do I become one?

A Team Managers job is to organize the team and maintain communication between the team and the parents. A team manager is also a liaison between team/coach/parents/information officers and the BYBA Executive. Team managers work closely with the coach to bring about a high level of team spirit and camaraderie within the team and with all other BYBA members.

If you are interested in becoming a Team Manager, you can either:
note that you would like to be the Team Manager when you register your child or fill out the Manager Application form found in the Managers Zone or email: president.byba@gmail.com


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