BASKETBALL

About SJB CYO Basketball

Boys Commissioner: Brian Heard

heardhome@verizon.net

Season: November - February

St. John the Baptist's CYO Basketball program is available for SJB students or parishioners who are eligible for 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, or 10U teams. Below are the eligibility requirements by division for the 2018-2019 season.

18U Senior Mid-Atlantic, Boys and Girls Teams

Players who are currently on their high school team are not eligible for CYO.

Starts in November with two practices per week.

Games start in December, 6-8 regular season games plus playoffs.

16U Intermediate Mid-Atlantic, Boys Only, CYO has all HS Girls play 18U

Players who are currently on their high school team are not eligible for CYO.

Starts in November with two practices per week.

Games start in December, 6-8 regular season games plus playoffs.

14U MID-ATLANTIC Division or TOURNAMENT Division

Boys and Girls Teams

Starts in November with two practices per week.

Games start in December, 6-8 regular season games plus playoffs.

12U MID-ATLANTIC Division or NON-TOURNAMENT Division

Boys and Girls Teams

- Mid-Atlantic starts in November with two practices per week.

Games start in December, 6-8 regular season games plus playoffs.

- Non-Tournament starts in November with two practices per week.

Games start in January, 7-8 regular season games, no playoffs.

10U NON-TOURNAMENT Division

Boys and Girls Teams

Starts in November with two practices per week.

Games start in January, 7-8 regular season games, no playoffs.

Evaluations for the 14U and 12U boys and girls will be held in the fall. The SJB CYO Commissioner will email participants with details after the registration period closes.

Registration for the SJB Intramural Basketball Leagues, including the famous Starbucks League will open in November. Many CYO players also play in the Intramural Basketball Leagues.

 

Adults who are interested in coaching and are Virtus certified.

 

Questions? Contact sjbathleticministry@gmail.com

 

 

DIVISIONS:

MID-ATLANTIC DIVISION (18U, 16U, and 14U Divisions) A team trophy and individual player trophies will be awarded to the winner and second place team of the post-season single elimination city-wide playoff. This division is the championship division, for the higher caliber ball players. The division is designed for top flight competition where a team's regular season record determines its play-off status. Playoffs determine the Archdiocesan champions, who will represent Washington in the Inter-Diocesan competition for the Mid-Atlantic Championship, at the discretion of the OYM/CYO Office.

TOURNAMENT DIVISION (14U Division) A team trophy will be awarded to the post-season double elimination tournament winner. All teams in each section qualify for the post-season tournament. In the Junior Varsity Leagues, this division is for players who have experience and better ball handling skills. In the Varsity Leagues, this division is for a parish's less experienced or skilled teams (i.e. second or third teams.)

MID-ATLANTIC DIVISION (12U Division) A team trophy and individual player trophies will be awarded to the winner and second place team of the post-season double elimination division playoff. This division is the championship division, for the higher caliber ball players.

  

NON-TOURNAMENT DIVISION (12U and 10U Divisions) There are NO trophies, awards, or championships in this division. This division is for children who are developing their skills or those who are starting to learn the sport.  The division was created to give children the opportunity to experience the game in a non-pressured environment where the emphasis is on learning the sport and how to work within a team.

 

FAQs:

1. How are teams formed?

SJB Athletic Ministry Board defines two goals for SJB CYO soccer and basketball team formations based on the CYO guidelines.

A. Form teams so that every player who registers is able to play on a team. We never know who will register so we cannot determine what teams we will form until the registration period ends. If we are unable to form a team because of light numbers for a specific program, we look at moving registered players up before determining that a team cannot be formed. 

B. Maximize participation so that players get ample opportunities to play at practice and in games. So we try to make teams with smaller rosters to afford more playing time. Players registered to play and we want them on the field.

We will consider "playing up" requests, carpools, playing with classmates/friends after the first two goals are accomplished.

2. Why is the registration deadline so firm for SJB CYO programs?

Since we never know who will register it is important that registration is completed on time so that that lengthy planning and organizing efforts can take place.These efforts include: Team formation, coach solicitation and confirmation, acquisition of practice gym permits, practice gym scheduling, ordering uniforms in mid-October because they take 4 weeks to process,  and providing our teams to CYO so they can organize the leagues which require several of the same steps. While we have some registration flexibility for our intramural programs, these planning factors for the CYO programs make it very hard to offer the same registration flexibility.

3. My child wants to play up but I can only register for his age level?

We consider "playing up" requests, carpools, playing with classmates/friends after the first two goals are accomplished. See Question 1. In the registration form, use the Notes field to message applicable registration information.

4. Who's coaching?

We won't know the coach for the teams until registration closes, we see who has signed up, and we organized the teams. You must be Virtus certified in order to coach or volunteer with SJB Athletics.

5. My player isn't sure if they want to play?

We understand players change they're mind, they are are young people! But for the program's  planning purposes, it's better to register now then back out if they change their mind. We will give a full refund if your player decides not to play once practices begin.

6. I signed up but haven't paid, is my player registered?

Registration is not completed until the player is registered and the registration fee has been paid. SJB Athletics does an annual cost comparison to keep our pricing on the lower end of the CYO parish athletic fees. Still, these programs are costly and SJB Athletics no longer sponsors a major fundraiser, so costs are no longer subsidized. We do offer financial aid arrangements for players who need assistance. SJB Athletics is a strong self-sustaining program and volunteers work hard to maintain this level of excellence and affordability.

7. When are practices and games?

Practices will start at the end of Oct/early Nov and are typically two days per week, usually between Mon-Fri. Specific practice days are not identified until registration closes, teams are formed, coaches are identified and practice schedules are coordinated based on the availabilities of all coaches and gyms. Practices will be held at SJB Gym or Key Middle School.

Games for 12U MA, 14U, 16U and 18U teams  begins in December and the seasons will end in February. 10U and 12U NT games start in January and end at the end of Feb/early March.

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ADDRESS

12319 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20904

Tel: 301-622-1122

sjbathleticministry@gmail.com