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BREAKING NEWS - 8/1/14
Full Year 4th Grade Metro Teams
In addition to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams, we will be adding full year 4th grade NAYB Metro Teams for the 2014/15 season. In the past we have fielded 4th grade tournament teams that were assembled in February and played in few tournaments following the NA Rec Basketball season. This approach puts our 5th grade teams at a disadvantage as a majority of the organizations competing in the MetroWest basketball league begin full time programs for teams in 4th grade.
NAYB will be holding tryouts for the 4th grade teams in Sept/Oct timeframe. Sign-ups for the tryout will be posted on NorthHoops.net, the week on 8/25/14. Children must attend at least one tryout, but are strongly encouraged to show up for both dates. The tryouts are a combination of skills & drills and competitive games (i.e. 1:1 and 3:3 games).
The NAYB Board facilitates tryouts using independent evaluators to assess the basketball talent of each child. The tryouts are a closed gym; parents are not allowed in the gym during tryouts. NAYB Board members and the independent evaluators are the only people allowed in the gym during tryouts.
We will be fielding a Red & a White team for each grade/gender. The tryout results will determine the placement of all players. Depending upon the number of players trying out, there will be kids who don't make a team. Once the teams are determined, the Red team is placed in a higher division than the White team. In general there will be 12 players on each 4th grade team. The actual number per team is determined based solely on the discretion of the NAYB Board.
MetroWest plays games on Sundays from December through March. The season consists of 12 regular season games and all teams are eligible for the playoffs that begin in late February and conclude in early March. Each team also plays in 2 tournaments that are paid for by NAYB. Teams typically practice twice a week; Official practices begin the week after Thanksgiving and continue until the season is completed. All Players are expected to attend all practices and all games. Players who routinely miss practices or games will realize less playing time during games.
Since these teams are assembled according to tryouts and evaluations, if your child accepts a position on a team when offered, the expectation is that NAYB Basketball is your child's number one priority if they are playing on multiple teams or sports during the season. Players participating in NAYB may also participate in the North Attleboro Recreation Department basketball program. These are run independently and there can be conflicts with Saturday practices or games, so please be aware of that possibility.
The NAYB tryout is free. If your child is offered a position on a team, and accepts, the fee for the 2014-15 season is $275.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
2014-2015 Season Calendar
April - May - June 2014
Spring Basketball - players/coaches organize teams on their own
July - August 2014
Summer Basketball - Coaches typically reach out to their teams from the previous season to gauge interest
NAYB Summer Basketball Clinics - typically on Sunday evenings at the outdoor courts at NAMS
Summer Basketball Camps
Sept - October 2014
9/28 - 10/4 - 2014-15 Free Tryouts for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Tryout Sign-up will open on the website the week of 9/1/14
Preseason Basketball Clinics/Tournaments
NAYB Jamfest- Preseason Tourney
11/28-29-30 - Thanksgiving Weekend - All NAYB teams play in this tournament
Metro West Regular Season Begins
12/7/14 - Practice 2 x week typically with 1 on Saturdays / games on Sundays
NAYB Killer B Tournament - February Vacation Week - All NAYB 'B' teams and all the NAYB 4th grade teams play in this tournament.
4th & 5th- Completes 1st week in March
6th, 7th, 8th - Completes 2nd week in March
All dates and events are subject to change