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Serving 3rd through 8th graders living in the Trailside, Stone Hill, Eagle Ridge, Belmont Ridge and Brambleton Middle School Boundaries, as well as 9-12th graders (both Boys and Girls) in the Rock Ridge, Briar Woods, Stone Bridge, Riverside and Independence High School boundaries. AYBL is a 501c3 youth basketball organization run by volunteers that operates in coordination with the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PR&CS). AYBL is one of the affiliated Loudoun County youth basketball leagues that is centered on each of the middle schools in Loudoun County. Our 1st Step Program serves 1st and 2nd graders within the same boundaries outlined above.
As we cross the half way point in our season, we wanted to take a moment and update everyone on the plan for our Grades 3-8th Playoffs and Championships as well as the playoffs and championships for our Boys 9/10th and 11/12th Grade divisions.
The playoffs for Grades 3-8th House League will occur from February 23-27th. At the end of the day on the February 27th, we will have determined the final 2 teams who will take part in the league championship for these age groups.
The Championship games for Grades 3-8th will take place on Saturday March 13th - this is a change from the previously planned March 6th date.
Playoffs and Championships for Boys 9/10th and 11/12th will occur on the same weekend of March 13 and 14th with playoff games both days.
With respect to the championship games and spectators - given the current state and local restrictions, all players will continue to be limited to 1 spectator. There will NOT be the formal awards ceremony that we typically do at the end of the year. We will communicate awards and processes for this year to the coaches in the coming week ahead.
Each year, AYBL holds a raffle in which three winners are selected for a top prize of $500 and two runner-up prizes are award of $250 each. In an effort to reduce the cost of printing the raffle tickets and the time needed to distribute and collect the raffle tickets and stubs to all players, the league will be using virtual tickets for the 2020 Raffle. Each player registered for the league has been randomly assigned 5 ticket numbers. The ticket numbers for all registered players will be posted on the AYBL website (on the home page). The raffle will take place during the House League Championship weekend – at the conclusion of the Boys 5th grade Awards Ceremony. The raffle will be done via a computer program which will select 3 random numbers of the lot of available ticket numbers from 1,000 to 10,309. The first number selected will be the grand prize winner. The next two random numbers selected will be the runner-up winners. The drawing will take place during the award ceremony after the first championship game with the supervision of the two coaches from the first championship game. Those coaches will witness the entering of the number of random ticket numbers to be selected, the range of ticket numbers available and then one of the coaches will announce the three winning numbers that were randomly selected. The league will post the winning numbers in the gym during the championship games and award ceremonies as well as post the winning numbers and the names of the winners on the league website.
Any questions regarding the new process for the annual league raffle should be directed to the Board Members of AYBL.
The below timeline of events pertains to normal seasons not impacted by COVID-19; it does NOT apply to the 2020-2021 season. Please review the information above when reviewing dates and timelines.
|Approx March 17 to July 31||Early Registration Period|
|August 15 to September 8||Late Registration Period|
|September 21st - September 22nd||Middle School Division House & Gate 1 Travel Evaluations (Boys 6,7,8 and Girls 5/6, 7/8 divisions)|
|September 28th- September 29th||Elementary Division House Evaluations (Boys 3,4,5 and Girls 3/4)|
|September 29th to October 7th||Middle School (Travel) team tryouts - PLAYERS MUST ATTEND GATE 1 EVAL ABOVE AS A PRE-REQUISITE|
|October 9th||Last Day to Request a Refund for Grades 3-8th|
|Approx October 27th||Mandatory Coaches Meeting (all house and travel coaches)|
|October 10 to October 20||House League Drafts|
|October 31st||All players will be notified as to which team they are on for the coming season|
|November 11th||First Day of Practice & Last day for any HS aged player to request a refund|
|November 27-30th||Thanksgiving Break - House League practices on Monday and Tuesday only; Wednesday practice at PAC location only|
|December 7th & 14th||Annual Tip Off Tournament for Grades 3-8th House League|
|January 6th||Practice restarts after holiday breaks|
|February 15th||Regular Season Ends (assuming no weather events|
|February 18-22||House League Playoffs (assuming no weather events)|
|February 23||Weather Contingency (if weather event during regular season. this Saturday becomes playoffs insteand of Feb 22)|
|March 7th||Championship Saturday|
|March 14th||Championship Saturday (make up date for any weather events during playoffs)|
|March 13-15th or March 20-22nd||Assuming no weather related impact; LBCC Tournament|