Basketball

Updated Tuesday November 7, 2017 by CYO Board.

Please click HERE for the master schedule of all basketball games!

Practices - All practices will be held at the Nativity of Our Lord Community Center unless noted otherwise.

The CYO Basketball program participates in the Region 11 division.  It is open to all Nativity School and PREP students in grades 3rd-12th. There are programs for both girls and boys.

Registration : There will be NO late registrations.

*Once rosters have been forwarded to the Archdiocese office no new players can be added.

Season : The Region 11 basketball season runs from November 1st through February 28th. Practices may not begin before November 1st and all games and playoffs must be completed before February 28th.

Levels : There are two levels of competition for both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.  The A, or "Regional, level is considered a competitive level while Parish level is less competitive and more instructional. It should be noted if we can only field one team in a particular level then that team must compete at the regional level. 

Evaluations:

  • Boys and Girls of both levels will have scheduled evaluations during first week of November
    • (2018 Evaluations for grade 5-8 will be TBD between Nov 1-7, 2018)
  • There will be at least two evaluation practices that will be facilitated by the basketball coordinators and assigned coaches.  After evaluations are completed, the coaches will determine the rosters for each team based upon individual abilities.
  • The schedule for evaluations will be communicated through the school newsletter, parish bulletin and Junior CYO website.

Home Games : All home games will be played at the Nativity of Our Lord Community Center unless noted otherwise.

Game Schedule : A scheduling meeting is planned and attended by all coaches participating in Region 11.  Schedules are not usually completed and confirmed until the middle or end of November.  If your player plays on a travel team it is important to forward their travel schedule to their coaches prior to the meeting.  Reasonable efforts are made to avoid conflict.

What to Bring : All athletes should wear the appropriate sneakers and bring a standard size basketball and water bottle to all practices and games. For boys in 7th and 8th grade and High School, a standard men’s (29.5) ball is used.  For all girls levels as well as JV and novice boys, a 28.5 size ball is used.

Uniforms - Uniforms are included in the registration/uniform fee and each athlete will keep their uniform.

Pictures : A professional photographer will be taking team and individual pictures.   Purchasing these pictures are optional. However, we do ask that all team members attend the photo date in order to have a complete team picture.  The scheduled Winter Sports picture date is held in January.  The times will be distributed by the coaches as well as posted on the Junior CYO website.

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