Location: Canlan Sportsplex in Lake Barrington
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Who can play BYB ?
Barrington Youth Basketball is open to 4th through 8th grade boys who live within the Barrington 220 School District boundaries.
What sort of commitment can I expect with BYB: (IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER)
During the course of the season it is very important that BYB be prioritized above other sports. Attendance to practices and games are crucial to the development of each player's skills and understanding of the team concept and capabilities.
Final practice times will be announced in October once rosters are finalized. Teams will have team practice twice a week and additional skills training throughout the course of the season.
Typically playing a game(s) each weekend from mid November - early March. Games are scheduled with teams who play at a comparable competitive level. These games may include home games, away games at neighboring communities and weekend tournaments where a larger variety of competition can be found. Nearly all of our games are within an hour travel time.
How many players on a team?
8-10 players per team, depending on turnout and interest.
How are teams selected?
BYB will plan on offering both “A” and “B” teams by grade level and actual placement of each team within a competitive league will also be slotted in Fall ‘21. Many BYB parents may ask, what’s the difference in one team vs. another? Simply put, the 5 S’s of Size, Speed, Strength, Skills, and Smarts all play a role. A player can control all but one of those. Within the BYB program, our objective is to prepare the player for their next 12 months of basketball. Nothing beyond that. It’s a good opportunity to ask players and communicate about basketball expectations for the upcoming season. Providing school friends the opportunity to play TOGETHER AND COMPETITIVELY at a younger age only strengthens our BYB program and it’s an excellent option for the first year travel player who may have excelled at the recreational level and wants to be more challenged. As a parent-run organization, BYB also takes a year-by-year approach within the world of competitive youth sports and commits to working hard in developing a positive experience for each player and family one season at a time.
Secondly, should players plan to try out for their middle school basketball team, starting them in a competitive travel league like BYB is a very good start. Skills development, including non-dominant hand, offensive/ defensive fundamentals, shooting, proper footwork and mindset are all emphasized at EVERY LEVEL of the BYB program. Our off-season sessions (Fall, Spring and Summer) are flexible enough to allow all players in grades 3-8 both boys and girls to continue working on their game while still playing other sports which BYB recognizes as important to the overall youth athlete.
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How many teams at each level?
We are committed to doing our best to support two teams at each grade level (grades 5-8) and one team of 4th grade. Contingent on available court access, our goal is to provide each team an opportunity for at least two practices a week. A third team at any level will only be considered if additional gym time/ coaches are available or can be located. The decision on number of teams will be determined at tryouts or beforehand if possible.
How is playing time determined?
Our goal is to provide opportunity for all players to develop game-time experiences. We will teach fundamental offensive and defensive basketball skills, along with team concepts, to better prepare our players to play the game at a highly competitive level. Assuming players are participating in practices, paying attention and working hard at improving their basketball skills, every effort will be made to balance playing time equally. There should be no game in which a player who fully participates does not have a chance to play. Individual games may be affected by match-ups or composition of our own players.
Over the course of a season, we strive to offer balanced playing time for each player. This can be achieved only when players are placed in the best situation to succeed and we have full participation in practice sessions.
If you find your player is clearly falling outside these guidelines, please contact Coach Hudson.
Cost - 2021-2022 Rates
Player Cost is based on the number of games and tournaments played and includes officiating, gym time for games and practices, insurance, and tournament admission fees. Cost per player will be approximately $1500 for the entire Winter Season. BYB aims to provide over 100 hours of training, games, and practices throughout the 3.5 month season ($15/ hr). BYB is a not-for-profit organization.