Message from the Basketball Director
Welcome to the MVAA Basketball website. MVAA Basketball provides programs for girls and boys from kindergarten to 9th grade. This program provides the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and develop your basketball skills. Most of the players play in the in-house programs. The in-house programs require all players to participate in at least half of every game. A coach may reduce a player’s playing time for disciplinary reasons. MVAA also has four select traveling teams. At the select level, playing time is determined by the coach.
The girls traveling teams play in the Mid-Maryland Girls Basketball League and MYBA League. The boys traveling teams play in the Mid-Maryland Boys Basketball League and MYBA League.
MVAA Director of Basketball
Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together and Have Fun.
Registrations for the 2013-14 season will be held September 21st (9a.m.- noon) & September 23rd (1 p.m.- 6 p.m.) at the MVAA office, located at Middletown Town Hall. Please use back entrance of building. Forms are also available on our website at www.mvaasports.com. They may be completed and mailed in (or dropped off) at the MVAA office, with the necessary fees. Please review late fee and refund policy on our website.
**PLEASE REGISTER EARLY--teams fill up fast!!**
COED Clinic is for kindergarten - Second graders
MYBA U10-U19 Divisions are for 3rd.-12th. Graders (Please note that the MYBA is in place of the intramural program)
MYBA -- division based on age as of September 1st, 2013
Mid-Maryland JV and Varstiy Travel for Boys & Girls (6th-8th grades)-tryouts will take place in October. For those who do not make the team, they will be place on a MYBA team.
Practices will begin the first week of November. Teams practice one night a week.
Games will begin the first weekend in December and end the middle of February.
Single game elimination tournament for U10-U19 divisions will begin the middle of February and end the first weekend in March.
Coaches meeting will be held in October. TBA
Registration Instructions and General Information
The M.V.A.A. offers several programs for both boys and girls. For grades K-2nd, we offer a "Clinic" program.
For older children. We participate in the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association (MYBA) league.www.monocacyyouthbasketball.com, as well as travel basketball through Mid-Maryland League.
Clinic ( K - 2nd grade)
Our "Clinic" is an in-house program that teaches kindergarten through 2nd grade boys and girls basketball fundamentals, in a relaxing and fun environment. Practices will be held once a week at Middletown Elementary School. The program will begin in December and continue through February. The cost for each clinic player is $60 and includes a T-Shirt.
If your second grader is experienced and would like to play for one of the U10 MYBA teams, please check off “Clinic” on the registration form, but also check the box, “Interested in playing U10”. We will first roster our U10 registrants that are in 3rd and 4th grade. If there are openings on the roster, then you will be notified of an evaluation in October to see if your child has the skill level to play in the U10 league. If your child is asked to move up to U10, then you will be invoiced the difference in league fees.
For older children, the M.V.A.A. will be participating in the MYBA league, which includes teams from Frederick, Carroll, and Washington counties. There are separate boys and girls teams ranging from U-10 through U-19. The registration cost is $90.00. The cost of a jersey is included. Evaluations will take place in October. Practices begin in November at one of our area schools. Practices will be held 1-2 times per week, with games on Saturdays or Sundays each week. The MYBA season begins in December and finishes in early March. Schedules will be emailed to you, from your child’s coach.
To determine the appropriate age bracket for your child - Sept 1 is the cut-off date for eligibility by age group. For instance, U-12 players must be under 12 on Sept.1 of this year. On the registration form, there is a question that asks the "Preferred Division" for your child. Please enter the appropriate age group based upon the birth date.
If a child plays for a "select" team - one that has tryouts such as a middle school- Mid Maryland, or high school team - they cannot play in the MYBA league.
For those of you with children trying out for a "select" team, do not submit payment with your registration. Check the box on the form indicating that your child wants to play if he/she does not make the "select" team. If they do not make the "select" team and we have roster spots available, then you will need to immediately make the registration payment.
MVAA Basketball Programs
Clinic K-2nd grade
Boys Mid-Maryland league http://mmboysbasketball.pointstreaksites.com/view/mmboysbasketball/home-page-170
Girls Mid-Maryland league http://mmgirlsbasketball.pointstreaksites.com/view/mmgirlsbasketball
Amy Poffenbarger, Basketball Director