Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is the BYBA?

The Beaumont Youth Basketball Association (BYBA) is a community, volunteer- based organization. The BYBA is a member of the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association (EYBA).


Who can play in the BYBA?

Beaumont community youth, kids aged 6 to 17 years-old that live within the town of Beaumont or attend a school in Beaumont. Youth that that reside within a surrounding community to Beaumont that does not offer a local youth basketball program are also eligible to play in the BYBA.


What is the EYBA and what does it do for us?

The Edmonton Youth Basketball Association (EYBA), is the league that all teams in the BYBA play in, with the exception of the U9 teams. The EYBA is responsible for game and referee scheduling throughout the year. They maintain a website for information and post all the game schedules and game results. They provide a disciplinary component for the league in order to enforce fair play and compliance. They are apart of and work closely with the Alberta Basketball Assoication.


What are the player registration opening and closing dates:

Please refer to the Registration page on this website for information on registration.


What are the team registration costs

Please refer to the Registration page on this website for information on registration.


Is there a family discount?

Yes. The discount amount is 10% for the third and all subsequent children.


What is the refund policy?

A service charge ($25) will be incurred on all refunds. A full refund, less the service charge, will be issued upon written receipt of a request to the President or the Treasurer.
No refunds will be issued on or after the first game of the season.


What uniform and clothing is required?

Indoor, non-marking running shoes, t-shirt, and black basketball shorts


When will we know when the teams are set?

Registration deadline is August 1st. The BYBA will run player evaluations in late August or early September and teams will be set and validated by the BYBA Executive and coaches after that.


How long are the seasons (or leagues)?

U9, U11, U13 and U15 teams run from September to March. U18 teams have two seasons Fall that runs from September to end of November and Winter that runs from January to March.


Are there an Evaluation/Tryout sessions?

Tryouts will be held for U13 and U15 A/B competitive teams. For all other community teams if an age group has sufficient players to form more than one team, an evaluation session(s) is a tool used by the Board to build the teams.


My child plays on a BYBA team will she/he get equal playing time?

In community basketball, we believe that all players should have reasonable playing time on the court.

What is reasonable playing time?
Reasonable playing time is defined as an athlete playing a minimum of two (2) shifts per half. Exceptions to this requirement are allowed in the event of:

injury
illness
discipline
disqualification
fatigue
foul trouble

These factors are at the coach's discretion.


When are playoffs?

Fall/Winter league playoffs usually take place in March.


When are practices?

We will not know practice nights until the coaches are determined as we need to coordinate their schedule with gym availability. We will let parents know practice nights as soon as a schedule is determined. Practices occur once a week in the evenings at school gyms within the Blackgold school district. Practice times are arranged by the Gym Coordinator of BYBA. The schedule is posted on the BYBA Website late September.


When are games?

Games are scheduled by the EYBA. They will be posted on the BYBA website in late September.


How do I become a Coach or Assistant Coach?

If you are interested in coaching, you can either note that you would like to coach when you register your child or email the president at president@byba.ca


What does a Team Manager do and how do I become one?

A Team Managers job is to organize the team and maintain communication between the team and the parents. A team manager is also a liaison between team/coach/parents/information officers and the BYBA Executive. Team managers work closely with the coach to bring about a high level of team spirit and camaraderie within the team and with all other BYBA members. If you are interested in becoming a Team Manager, you can either note that you would like to be the Team Manager or email the president at president@byba.ca


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