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What is NAYB?

North AttleboroYouth Basketball

NAYB is an organization that provides the children of North Attleboro the opportunity to improve their basketball skills by competing in the MetroWest Basketball league (www.MetroWestBBall.com).MetroWest is a competitive basketball league for boys and girls in 4th-8thgrades.Approximately 50 Massachusetts towns and over 500 teams compete in this league.

Team Placement

Metro West has four divisions (Divisions 1-4) with 1 being the highest level of talent.Teams are placed in a division that will provide the appropriate level of competition.

 

Evaluations and Tryouts - All Dates are Subject to change

Sat 9/23 - Boys Only at NAMS

Sun 9/24 - Girls Only at Community School

Sun 10/1 -Boys(NAMS) & Girls(Community School)

8:30AM - 4:30PM - Tryout schedules with the times for each grade will be posted shortly

 Details tryout schedule to be posted soon

NAYB holds tryouts in the fall for boys and girls in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.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.

 NAYB looks to field a Red & a White team for each grade/gender.The NAYB Board determines the placement of all players.The Red team is placed in a higher division than the White team. In general there are 12 players on the 4th& 5thgrade teams, 11 players on the 6thgrade teams and 10 players on the 7th& 8thgrade teams. The actual number per team is determined based on solely on the discretion of the NAYB Board.

Age/Grade Eligibility

NAYB has an age eligibility requirement to go along with the grade requirement. Both Requirements must be met. In order to participate on an NAYB team a player must first meet the grade requirement; that is, the player must be in the grade associated with the team they are playing for. For example a 4th grader plays with the 4th graders not with the 5th graders. Age limits also apply. For the 2017-18 season the following age limits apply by grade:

 
8th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2002
7th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2003
6th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2004
5th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2005
4th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2006

The date Sept 1, is used to be consistent with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Rules and Regulations Governing High School Athletics.

 

Practices and Games

 

MetroWest plays games on Sundays from December through March.All teams are eligible for the playoffs that begin in late February and conclude in early March.NAYB teams practice twice a week; generally one on weeknight & one on Saturday. 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.

 

Tournaments

 

The NAYB registration covers the entry fee for participation in 1 tournament.Teams may participate in additional tournaments at their own expense. Typically, NAYB hosts a tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend or over February vacation for our teams.

 

 

Uniforms and Equipment

Coaches are provided with practice and game basketballs, first aid kits, ice packs and score books for the team’s use.Players are provided a full game uniform and a practice jersey for the season. These game uniforms and practice jerseys are the property of NAYB and must be returned immediately following the final game for the team.Families that do not return the uniforms will be sent an invoice to pay for a new uniform and their child will not be allowed to participate in future NAYB season

 


Minimum playing time requirements

 

MetroWest Regular Season games consist of 4 - 8 minute stop time quarters.

4th grade:12minutes per game; no less than 4 minutes in any half
5th grade:12minutes per game; no less than 4 minutes in any half
6th grade
:10minutes per game; no less than 4 minutes in any half
7th grade
:8minutes per game; no less than 3 minutes in any half
8th grade
:6minutes per game; no less than 3 minutes in any half

Clarifications

 

  • These playing time minimums apply to all Metro regular season and playoff games. They also apply to any tournaments entered as an NAYB team. A team is considered an NAYB team if NAYB pays for the tournament or if the team is using NAYB uniforms or equipment.

 

  • Coaches may NOT play a player less than the minimum amount in one game and make it up to him/her in a future game.

 

  • Players who fail to regularly attend practice or are disciplinary problems can - AND SHOULD - be penalized by playing below the minimum amounts above. In such a case,the coach must get PRIOR approval from the board before adjusting playing time. The player should also be informed as to why they are not playing minimum time.

 

    • Example of how playing time can and will be adjusted for unexcused missed practices, with the support of the board:

 

  • During the metro season and playoffs players are expected to attend regularly scheduled practices and games. If a player has an unexcused absence from a practice (i.e. practice for another sport) their playing time for the game that week will be reduced by 5 minutes and will sit out the first half of that game. If a player has an unexused absence for a game, the player will not be eligible to play in the following weeks game. If there two such occurrences the player will be suspended from the team.

 

  • While players are expected to attend them if at all possible, failure to attend unofficial NAYB practices (ie, if the coach gets extra gym time) isnota sufficient reason for a player to play less than the minimum time.

 

  • There are no other playing time requirements; for example, players are not entitled to start any game or play in the 4th quarter.

Commitment


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 2017-18 season is $TBD.

Following tryouts, if for some reason, when you are placed on one of the teams and you decline your position on that team, you will be deemed ineligible to tryout for the next season.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

NAYB Board