GENERAL INFORMATION - LEAGUE OVERVIEW

Chelmsford Youth Basketball League (CYBL)

CYBL winter basketball program is offered to all boys and girls who are in grades 1-12, and are residents of Chelmsford and/or are attending Chelmsford schools. Please click on this link to review specific eligibility requirements.

LEAGUE DIVISION STRUCTURE

INTRAMURAL teams are divided into several divisions as described below. Separate teams for boys and girls are provided for all divisions. All intramural divisions play in town. Evaluations are mandatory for all divisions except the Mite division.

The CYBL also has TRAVELING teams for boys and girls in grades 5-8.

GAME SCHEDULES, PRACTICES, CANCELLATIONS

Regular intramural season games begin in early December and end in mid-February. Whenever possible, players are placed on teams such that practice times do not interfere with the player's religious education classes.

Practice sessions and games are automatically CANCELED on weekdays when inclement weather closes the Chelmsford schools.

CANCELLATION of Saturday/Sunday CYBL sessions is the responsibility of the CYBL Commissioner.

Please see the Cancellations and Rescheduled Games Web page for details.

VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEER help is needed to make the CYBL successful. Parents and adults who can help by working at the refreshment stands, helping in fund raising, coaching or assisting teams, becoming a board member, or assisting in other activities are urged to contact the appropriate Division Director (see below) or the CYBL President (please see Board of Directors page for contact info).

CLINICS FOR COACHES, PLAYERS, AND REFEREES

COACHES' clinics/meetings covering philosophy, techniques, rules and referee's viewpoint will be held at the beginning of each season for the MINI-MITES, MITES, CADETS and JUNIOR Divisions. CYBL officers and division directors will conduct the clinic/meeting. It is expected that ALL coaches in these divisions will attend.

A great deal of helpful Coaches' Information is available on the CYBL Web site. This information is particularly useful for first-time coaches. Please click on this link to review what is available.

A REFEREE'S clinic will be held for all those who are interested in officiating in CYBL. For information contact Jon Silva, Director of Officiating. Please see Board of Directors page for the Director of Officiating contact's info.

FUNDING INFORMATION

Funding for the league is necessary to cover the costs associated with renting gyms for both practice sessions and games and for the fees for game officials, as well as other operating expenses. Funds are derived from the following sources: registration, donations and other fund raising activities.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

If you have indicated on the medical registration form information or conditions which might prevent or restrict participation in our program, a letter may be requested from your physician before your child can play. Each individual is expected to be covered by his/her own health insurance program.

CYBL BROTHERHOOD POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT

The CYBL Brotherhood Postseason Basketball Tournament (50-plus years in existence) is held at the end of the CYBL regular season. The Chelmsford Brotherhood Tournament became part of the CYBL program over 20 years ago. Under the guidance of CYBL, the tournament has steadily expanded throughout the years to include all intramural CYBL teams above the Mites division. CYBL has kept the name "Brotherhood Tournament" to honor its founders.

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CYBL DIVISIONS - Brief Overview & Director Info
Contact Information for Division Directors

MINI-MITE BOYS (grades 1-2): Director: Sue O'Brien
MITE BOYS (grades 3-4): Director: OPEN
MINI-MITE GIRLS (grades 1-2): Director: OPEN
MITE GIRLS (grades 3-4): Director: OPEN

Clinic/practices will stress INSTRUCTION.
Clinic/practices start in early December and will be held on Saturday only. Players will be notified by their coach prior to the first clinic/practice.

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CADET BOYS (grades 5-6): Director: Larry Khirallah
CADET GIRLS (grades 5-6): Director: Sue Jillett

Players are placed on teams balanced for competitive play in that division.
Evaluation of player skills is required for ALL players.
Practices (1 per week, approximately 1 hour long, Monday-Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.) begin in late November.
Games are played on Saturday or Sunday beginning in early December.
Players will be notified by their coach prior to the first practice.

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JUNIOR BOYS (grades 7-8): Director: Gary Green
JUNIOR GIRLS (grades 7-8): Director: Joe March

Players are placed on teams balanced for competitive play in that division.
Evaluation of player skills is required for ALL players.
Practices (1 per week, approximately 1 hour long, Monday-Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.) begin in late November.
Games are played on Saturday or Sunday beginning in early December.
Players will be notified by their coach prior to the first practice.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS: Director: Bob McClure

Grades 9-12 or class not graduated yet.
Players are placed on teams balanced for competitive play.
Evaluation of player skills (tryouts) is required for Freshman and Sophomore players only.
Games will be played on Sundays & during the week, and will begin in the middle of December.

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS: Director: Jon Moore

Grades 9-12 or class not graduated yet.
Players are placed on teams balanced for competitive play.
Games will be played on Sundays & during the week, and usually begins play after January 1.

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TRAVEL BOYS TEAMS (grades 5-8): Director: Mark Robillard
TRAVEL GIRLS TEAMS (grades 5-8): Director: OPEN

CYBL Travel Team players are NOT allowed to play on either CYBL Intramural Teams or on another league's travel teams.
There will be at least 8 travel teams for the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades - at least one boys team and one girls team for each grade.
Trying out to make a Travel Team is required.
There are additional fees for playing on a Travel Team.