"It is never too late to live your dream"

With that said, I do want to make it clear that at no time will I (or any of the AYB staff/volunteers) tolerate abusive, aggressive or offense behaviors from our league parents. We all understand how passionate and invested you are in your children's well being and growth within the program. We are too. But that does not mean that anyone has the right to be disrespectful or rude at anytime.

If you are unable to adhere to this request, we will first require that the offending parent be absent from all activities involving AYB (including practices, games, ceremonies and so forth). If the problem persists, we unfortunately will have to terminate your child's participation within AYB (both current and future years). While this may seem extreme, we must remind everyone that this is a youth program that centers around respect and promotes attitudes of positivity, encouragement and support. If our parents, volunteers and staff cannot embrace these important life strategies, then how can we expect our children to?

  • It is your responsibility to the visit the website for updates and changes. It is not the responsibility of the Director to call and remind you of due dates and deadlines!
  • Practice can be conducted an any outdoor location in the Arcadia area. Practicing or scrimmaging with other teams at any outdoor facility will be allowed.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the AYB.
  • Treat all players equally and instruct them in the fundamentals of youth basketball.
  • Abide by disciplinary decisions made by the Director of AYB.
  • Make sure all members of your team clean your bench and practice area.
  • Make sure our team, parents, and spectators respect the rules and regulations regarding cleaning, maintenance, safety, and refreshments in the gymnasium.
  • Allow referees or officials to have the final decision during games.
  • Only the head coach, asst. coach, and/or team have contact with players during games and practices.
  • Do not allow unauthorized individuals to "fill-in" at any time.
  • Do not leave the bench for any reason, unless instructed to do so by a game official or league representative.
  • Do not address and/or approach the scorer's table in an aggressive manner or use profanity.
  • If a team is without a coach, the Director/Asst. Director will appoint an interim coach until a permanent coach can be found and approved.
  • Be responsible for your bench areas and your assistant coach(es)members.
  • Be a Role Model for your kids! Show Sportsmanship at all times.

Parent Conduct

All Star Game

Thank you for registering your son/daughter for our Arcadia Youth Basketball League. We are looking forward to seeing them on the basketball real soon! But before we kick back into gear, I wanted to address an important issue.

At AYB we strive to provide your children with the highest quality program possible. Over the last few years we have expanded and grown the program to include both a Fall and Spring league, 3rd and 4th grades, as well as an All Star Game. Although these expansions have been enthusiastically embraced by our community, they are still new and are always considered "works in progress". Therefore, if you have suggestions on how to improve a particular aspect of AYB or have questions about why something is run a certain way, please feel free to reach out to me.

With that said, I do want to make it clear that at no time will I (or any of the AYB staff/volunteers) tolerate abusive, aggressive or offense behaviors from our league parents. We all understand how passionate and invested you are in your children's well being and growth within the program. We are too. But that does not mean that anyone has the right to be disrespectful or rude at anytime.

If you are unable to adhere to this request, we will first require that the offending parent be absent from all activities involving AYB (including practices, games, ceremonies and so forth). If the problem persists, we unfortunately will have to terminate your child's participation within AYB (both current and future years). While this may seem extreme, we must remind everyone that this is a youth program that centers around respect and promotes attitudes of positivity, encouragement and support. If our parents, volunteers and staff cannot embrace these important life strategies, then how can we expect our children to?

Again, if you have suggestions, questions or concerns about something in AYB, please reach out to me directly. Please also give me the appropriate amount of time to do my due diligence and follow up regarding your inquiry. AYB serves many families throughout the year and although we try to make everyone happy, it is not always possible. So please be patient and know we are trying to work with you and your children the best we can.

We always striving for success here at AYB and we apologize if there are some bumps that need to be smoothed out along the way. But, during this holiday season, we hope you know how truly grateful we are to all of you who help us make AYB the first rate youth athletics program that it is and will continue to be!

Thank you all again and we look forward to seeing you on the court!

Director and the AYB Staff

​Tryouts take place at Arcadia High School in the Large Gymnasium. Tryouts usually are about an hour long depending on amount of participants. 

Mandatory Evaluations
Each Division will have a required evaluation session. All players who want to be assigned to a team must attend one of the evaluation sessions for their League (check AYB mailings or the website, for date, time and location of tryout sessions) or make arrangements with the League Director to be rated prior to the league draft.

Player Ratings at Tryouts. 
The League Director will organize evaluation sessions for each League. The purpose of the evaluations is to rate each player relative to other players in their League and to provide useful information to Coaches to assist them in drafting a team. Evaluations should include measurement of basic physical attributes (weight, height) as well as test specific basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, and shooting (free throws and lay-ups). In addition to skill tests, tryouts should include a scrimmage (three-on-three up to five-on-five) involving other players in the grade group in which the same basic basketball skills are evaluated as well as an evaluation of the player’s defensive and offensive skills within a team setting.


Assignment of Players Prior to the Draft
The child or sibling of the Head Coach (adult or student Coach) will be assigned to that team in the round of the draft determined by the evaluation rating score or as assigned by the League Commissioner but not lower than the player’s rating would imply. Children or siblings of assistant coaches are no longer automatically assigned to a specific team. The League Commissioner may, in his or her sole discretion, agree to assign a player other than the child or sibling of the Head Coach to a designated team. In no instance, however, will more than two players be assigned to a team prior to the draft.

Player Draft
League Directors have the discretion to choose one of the following two methods for conducting the draft (unless they have prior approval from the Chief Commissioner). The sole goal of the draft is a fair distribution of the talent among all the teams. The first round drafting order should be a random draw determined by lot, or may be set in advance by the League Director taking into account players already assigned to teams with the goal of maintaining a fair distribution of the remaining players. The recommend way to conduct a draft is:

Draft Method 
The drafting order for the second round will be reversed from that of the first round (e.g., the team that picked last in the first round picks first in the second round) and is then reversed again for each succeeding round until all players are selected.

Equity and Parity 
In any method utilized, the League Director should make allowances for potential inequities, including those involving assigned players. The intent is a fair and even distribution of talent to achieve balanced and competitive Divisions in each League.

Player Preferences
 When drafting players, Coaches will give consideration to player conflicts involving practice day or time. Players must be available to practice with the team if they are going to play with the team. These conflicts should be indicated on the player’s registration form and, to the extent known, should be included in the draft information. Preferences for car-pooling and other desires of the players will not be given any consideration. Brothers/sisters are not guaranteed to play on the same team, unless their parent or sibling is coaching the team, and they are assigned to it. League Director, if they choose, may accommodate siblings if they believe it will not adversely impact the fair distribution of players in the draft.  

Trading of Players
Trading of players between teams is prohibited. If a player has a conflict with the team’s practice schedule that cannot otherwise be resolved, the Coach should contact the League Commissioner and ask for assistance in resolving the conflict.

Late Registration
The League Commissioner will equitably assign late registrants to a team roster, provided:
1. registration forms have been completed and payment is made,
2. team rosters are not full (if full, late registrants will be placed on a “waiting” list),
3. the player is rated by the League Director or Assistant Director, and
4. the assignment of the player will not alter the fair distribution of players in the League or Division.




Tryouts/Draft

AYB in the Community

Arcadia Youth Basketball (AYB) runs two seasons....A Fall and Spring. Our Fall season usually runs from September-December with tryouts usually taking place in the last week of August or first week of September.


Registration for our league can be found on our Registration Page. Here you will find our online registration form. To complete your registration form, you must fill in all required sections of the form. Once completed, you will submit your form to AYB and the process is done. We here at AYB will in return send you an email within the next couple of days letting you know we have received your registration for your son/daughter.


Payment for AYB will be taken care of at our designated Tryout date. We ask that you pay by either Cash or Check or via credit card through our registration.


Tryouts will take place at Arcadia High School Gymnasium. We ask that everyone please show up early due to the large number of participants. At tryouts you will check in your child and pay the registration fee.


A draft will immediately follow Tryouts and you should be called by your coaches within three days. Rosters will also be posted within two days of Tryouts on our website under the Rosters Page.



our Process

Volunteer Coaches Requirements

​Every season AYB looks for our community to support a local charity in some way or another. Some of the charities that AYB has donated too in the past:

Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills
Susan B. Komen (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Brad Kiminsky Foundation (Brain Cancer Awareness)
Ericca Harrold ( Brain Cancer)

If you have a charity or a special cause that you would like AYB to get involved in...please feel free to email the director. WE love to help out those in need, so please give us your ideas....​



Why AYB?

The Arcadia Youth Basketball Association (AYB) began in 1997, and for the past 15 years, we have maintained the mission to provide a safe, supportive, recreational basketball program for boys and girls living in the city of Arcadia, who currently attend grade school levels 3rd Grade through 8th Grade.


AYB strives to provide opportunities for sports education, personal growth and motivational development for our young athletes. Overall, the program is designed to: 

  • Develop an understanding of and appreciation for sports education
  • Enhance each player’s individual skills within the game of basketball
  • Promote sportsmanship and teamwork while also acknowledging each individual’s contribution to their team
  • Provide a competitive environment for league & tournament play
  • Build lasting bonds between the players, parents and coaches
  • Provide opportunities to meet high school and college coaches, learn new techniques and skills, encourage player-parent mentorship, and to promote the spirit of community! 
  • Have a little fun!!!