Arcadia Youth Basketball
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Tryouts have been moved to September 3rd! Tryout times will remain the same (see under information)
Tryouts take place at Arcadia High School in the Large Gymnasium. Tryouts usually are about an hour long depending on amount of participants.
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.
3rd-4th Grade- 12 pm
5th-6th Grade- 2:30 pm
7th-8th Grade- 4:30pm
Regularly Scheduled Practices
Each team is permitted to practice once a week at a regularly scheduled time and place assigned by the Coach. (i.e., private school gyms, Elementary/Middle School Outdoor Courts, Parks etc...).
If a practice time is cancelled due to weather, holiday or other use of the assigned gym space (i.e., band practice), Coaches should contact their teams parents and ask for assignment of an alternative practice time.
A team may practice twice in one week if the only alternative is to schedule the make-up practice other than in the week in which the original practice was cancelled. Coaches should anticipate possible practice cancellations (i.e., if practice day is a holiday) and arrange for make-ups as soon as possible.
Access to High School Gymnasiums-
Should a coach or team want access to AUSD gymnasium access, they must contact league director to make arrangements for gym usage. A charge of $80/hr will be charged to that team by the AUSD school district.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Families who choose to no longer participate in any AYB season are eligible to receive a $100 refund. In order to receive your refund you must notify the Director either via email and/or telephone within 24 hours following Tryouts. Failure to meet these requirement will result with no refund being given.
Should a player choose to retire from league before season starts but after uniform is ordered...the individual involved will be charged $100 for league costs (Cost include: Uniform, Insurance, Registration Fee, Gym fees) and uniform will be sent to family by AYB director.
**No refund will be given after the 1st game of each season.
Every child will be given a uniform before the beginning of the season with the sizes (Jersey & Shorts) they ordered on our registration form. Should the size not fit or be the wrong size...parents will be responsible for paying for the new uniform should it need to be ordered.
The only exception to this rule would be if the manufacturer or director made the mistake (Example- Size, Number, Spelling of last name). If we/or the manufacturer make the mistake we will eat the costs. Otherwise it is the parents responsibility to pay the costs of replacing the jersey!
Cost of Uniforms- Jersey $25.00 Shorts $20.00
**Failure to not meet these requirements will involve exclusion from league.
1st Child $200.00
*2nd Child $175.00
*3rd Child $175.00
*(Must be siblings for Discount)