Message from the Basketball Director
Welcome to the MVAA Basketball website. MVAA Basketball provides programs for girls and boys from kindergarten to 12th 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.
REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for the 2014-2015 BASKETBALL SEASON.
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 $70 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 $100.00. 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
EVALUATIONS FOR 2014-2015 Season:
Parents and Players,
We wanted to follow up with a clarification. For 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Boys who want to tryout for Division 1 or Mid-Maryland, both Sessions (1 and 2 below) are required.
U10 Boys and all of Girls will only have one Session.
Only players that have an interest in playing MYBA Division 1 (Boys only) or Mid-Maryland (Girls and Boys) should come to tryouts. We are looking for kids that have the interest and skill level to play at a more competitive level. If you are unsure if your player has the skill set, please have them come. We just ask that you use your best judgement.
No Evaluations or Try Outs will be held for the remainder of the players. It will be up to the coaches and coordinators at each age level to split the remainder of the kids into teams.
If a player or parent has a particular coach you prefer, please feel free to make note of your preference when you register. If you've registered already and didn't make a request, you can still request a particular coach by calling the MVAA office at (301) 371-3423 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee.
If Your Son/Daughter Cannot Attend Tryouts:
Please make sure to let us know if your son or daughter cannot attend by emailing to: email@example.com.
Try Out Schedule (please make note of locations, as they are different for each day):
Note: Please have your son/daughter at tryouts 15 minutes prior to their starting time to check in and have a jersey number assigned to them.
BOYS: Sunday, October 19th (Session 1 of 2):
Location: Middletown High School
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - 7th and 8th Graders - Evaluations for: Mid-Maryland (Varsity and Jayvee) and Division 1 MYBA U14
2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - 5th and 6th Graders - Evaluations for: Mid-Maryland (Jayvee) and Division 1 MYBA U12
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - 3rd and 4th Graders - Evaluations for: Division 1 MYBA U10 (Only one try-out for the U10 Group)
BOYS: Monday, October 20th (Session 2 of 2):
Location: Middletown Middle School
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - 5th and 6th Graders - Evaluations for: Mid-Maryland (Jayvee) and Division 1 MYBA U12
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - 7th and 8th Graders - Evaluations for: Mid-Maryland (Varsity and Jayvee) and Division 1 MYBA U14
GIRLS: Tuesday, October 21st (Session 1 of 1):
Location: Middletown Middle School
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - 6th, 7th and 8th Graders - Evaluations for: Mid-Maryland (Varsity and Jayvee)
Dan Hoffman, Basketball Director
Phone #: 301-957-8210