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Hopkinton Youth Sports Association
HYSA 2017 Basketball Evaluation Schedule
All evaluations are being held at the high school gym.
Monday, Oct. 23rd 3/4 Boys 5:00 - 6:30
Tuesday, Oct. 24th 3/4 Girls 5:00 - 6:30
Wednesday, Oct. 25th 5/6 Girls 5:00 - 6:30
Thursday, Oct. 26th 5/6 Boys 5:00 - 6:30
Information for the 2017-2018 Basketball Season
HYSA Basketball provides children in pre Kindergarten thru High School the opportunity to play basketball while fostering skills development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
For athletes in grades 3 thru 12, HYSA participates in the Merrimack Basketball League (MBL). Teams at this level practice one or two times per week and games are generally played on Saturdays with an 7 to 12 game schedule.
Middle School Basketball
The Hopkinton Middle School will sponsor Middle School girls and boys teams. HYSA will have additional 7th/8th grade teams for those players not selected for or not interested in playing on the Middle School teams. Middle school players who wish to try out for the Middle School team are asked not to register with HYSA until after the teams are announced. No late fees will apply
We have Pre-K Ball again this year!!
For kids that are not in Kindergarten yet. The kids would be at the High School on Saturday mornings from 8:15-9am starting 12/9 and planning on having 7 events.
For children in Kindergarten thru 2nd grade, the “Biddy Ball” program provides 7 weeks of skills development on Saturday mornings in December, January and February. Each child is provided with a basketball to practice their skills at home. It will start on 12/9. The Kindergarten will be 9-10am while the 1st/2nd grades will be 10-11am both at the HS gym.
High School Rec League
MBL also offers a high school rec division for players in 9-12 grades
Registration: Registrations for the 2017-2018 season will run until October 22nd for athletes in 3rd thru 6th grade. No “in-person” registration will be held but the offline form once completed can be mailed or delivered to the HYSA Registrar on the bottom of the form to complete the registration process. Players in grades 3 thru 6 who fail to register by the deadline are not guaranteed the opportunity to participate and must pay a late fee if they are accepted. Biddy Ball participants may register anytime and there are no late fees for Biddy Ball registrants. MS players can register after the MS tryouts are complete. HS players can register after we confirm there will be a HS division in the MBL.
Evaluations: Evaluations will be conducted at the Hopkinton Middle High School gym towards the end of October. For Grades 3 and 4, the evaluations are used to make the teams as even as possible. For players in grades 5-6, players are matched with other players of their skill level and then participate against other “A” or “B” teams in the MBL. If we have enough players participating at the 7th / 8th grade level, teams will be created. The evaluation schedule is posted above.
Team Assignments: Teams will be finalized as soon as possible after the evaluations are complete at each level. Team and coach assignments will be emailed to parents.
The 3rd/4th grade teams will practice 1-2 times per week at the Harold Martin School and at Maple Street School. The 5th/6th grade teams and the 7th/8th grade teams will practice 1-2 times per week with practices held at Harold Martin School, Maple Street School, and at the High School. Most weekday practices are in the evening while morning and afternoon practices are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Safety concerns significantly limit the effectiveness of basketball practices at the Maple Street gym. This combined with the sheer number of teams participating makes weekend practices a necessity. The practice schedules will be available on this web page and will be emailed to the coaches for distribution to their teams.
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