House League Starts September 21st / 22nd!


My name is Barbara Bruce and I am the PYBA House League Coordinator.  Thank you for registering your children in the PYBA House League program – we are looking forward to an amazing season of basketball.

Our season kicks off with 2 evaluation sessions for all players.  During the sessions, we take attendance, mark players with a washable number on their leg, give each player (Gr 3-8) a new basketball (If you opted out of the basketball this year please bring your own to the evalaution session).

We mark their name on the basketball and then run some basic skills and drills to evaluate skill levels in order to create balanced teams.  Even if your child has never played, or picked up a basketball before, this is the right program for them! It provides a great learning environment with children their own age.

Once the evaluation sessions are completed on September 29th, teams will be created, and you will receive an email sent to the address provided at registration from your new coach with their contact info, your team assignment, practice times, and a game schedule.  The first practices begin the week of September 30th, and the first games are scheduled for October 5th and October 6th. (we do not play on Thanksgiving weekend).

Currently, the 1 hour games are scheduled during the following time slots – but could be subject to change….

Gr 3/4 Boys and Girls – Saturdays (9am to 1pm) St. Anne’s School 240 Bellevue St. (NOTE THE FIRST 2 EVALUATIONS SEPTEMBER 21ST AND 28TH ARE HELD AT KENNER)
Gr 5/6 and 7/8 Boys – Saturdays (9am-2 pm) at Kenner
Gr 5/6 and 7/8 Girls – Sundays (9am-1pm) at Kenner
Gr 9/10 and 11/12 Boys will rotate games – Friday (6-9pm) at Holy Cross, Saturday and Sunday (10:15am – 3pm) at Kenner, and Wednesday nights (8pm-10pm) at Kenner.

Please note we are still finalizing game times in the high school divisions.  The games will begin on the week of September 30th and we do not hold practices in these divisions, rather we play 2 games per week.

While I do my best to meet any special requests you have sent with registration, our league consists of more than 400 players so please bare with us.  I understand that many of you are juggling multiple extracurricular activities, often for multiple children, however our gym time allotments often dictate our availability of practice nights.

Evaluations: Please mark the dates and times on your calendar. 

WHERE:  Kenner Collegiate, LARGE GYM 633 Monaghan Rd S (ALL DIVISIONS)
WHEN: Saturday September 21 & 28 and Sunday September 22 & 29  (SEE DIVISION TIME SLOTS BELOW)
WHEN YOU ARRIVE: Check in at the sign in table, get a number on your leg, receive a basketball with your name on it. (Jersey to follow before Game 1)
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR? Indoor gym shoes, Shorts, T-Shirt, Water Bottle. (You will be running & jumping at evaluations)
CAN’T ATTEND? Please email me in advance and let me know the player’s skill level 1-beginner 2-average 3-advanced.
EVALUATION SCHEDULE (Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 & 28 Please attend BOTH sessions

Grade 5/6 BOYS 9am – 10am
Grade 3/4 GIRLS 10:15am – 11:15am
Grade 3/4 BOYS 11:30am – 12:30pm
Grade 7/8 BOYS 12:45 pm – 1:45pm

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 & 29 Please attend BOTH sessions

Grade 5/6 GIRLS 9am – 10am
Grade 7/9 GIRLS 10:15am – 11:15am
Grade 9/10 BOYS 11:30am – 12:30pm (scrimmage – ball not required)
Grade 11/12 BOYS 12:45pm – 1:45pm (scrimmage – ball not required)

See you at the Gym!
Barbara Bruce
House League Coordinator