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.
2015 Summer Basketball League
"MVAA Summer basketball is back and registration is now open! It will be held June 23rd through July 30th, this summer! This year, we will be using Middletown Primary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Middletown High School on Wednesdays. The specific schedule for each age/gender will be sent out once registrations are close to complete. The fee again will be $35 with NO family fee required. The age groups for this year will be rising 4th through 8th graders, both boys and girls (meaning the grade they will be in Fall 2015).
This is a casual summer program meant to keep kids engaged with basketball over the summer months. All skill levels are more than welcome to attend. Each session will consist of approximately 30 minutes of warm up and skill drills followed by approximately 60 minutes of scrimmaging and games. There will be no formal team assignments within an age group. Teams for scrimmaging will be formed by splitting up whomever is present on a particular night. There will be at least one coach at each session, but usually two or three. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions."
Click here to register for Summer Basketball
Please visit the MVAA Sports Camp Page for information on summer basketball camps offered for our youth!
Registration Instructions and General Information for Winter Basketball Program:
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 2015-2016 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 TBD in Fall 2015
Dan Hoffman, Basketball Director
Phone #: 301-957-8210