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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.
Everyone is encouraged to review the AYBL COVID-19 Return to Play plans found in the document posted on the left hand side of our homepage (pdf document). As a player, coach and parent it is a requirement of your registration to acknowledge having reviewed this document.
At this time, AYBL is not permitted to conduct games or allow for contact oriented drills during our practices. Once that restriction is lifted by our county government and parks department we will let everyone know. We are currently operating on the assumption that we will be able to begin an 8 game season starting after January 1st, 2021 but that is subject to change. To that end our season has shifted slightly for this year and is as follows:
Evaluation Dates are (times will be posted in the next few days as we close out our registration):
All Player Evaluations will be done on an individual basis and adhere to state and local social distancing guidelines.
Remaining Calendar of Events:
We will be sending a message with further details later this afternoon in advance of our registration re-opening.
Stay Safe, Stay Well!
A few reminders regarding registration are below as well:
All registration will be completed using the Sports Engine Platform, we will no longer be using SI Play for registrations.
Those wishing to tryout for their middle school team MUST be registered with the league in order to do so. We operate on a first come first served basis. Note, LCPS does not have any affiliation with the middle school teams, they are 100% operated by the league.
Those wishing to tryout for their high school freshman, jv and varsity teams are NOT required to register with our league as it is not affiliated with the LCPS sponsored high school teams. If your child is registered with our league for the upcoming season and they are selected for their high school team then a request for a refund must be made by December 13th (VHSL tryouts for basketball are currently slated to start the week of December 7th).
All refunds for grades 8th and younger must request a refund via email to the league office by November 1st.
More details will be posted here as we get closer.
Player Evaluations will occur on the following weekends (all division are based on GRADE the player is in school):
Our Evaluation Schedule will be published in early September. All Evaluations will take place at the Play To Win Athletic Center located at 44600 Guilford Drive Suite 100 Ashburn VA 20147. Player MUST evaluate with their gender and grade level.
Players who are on the WAITLIST - you will be notified by (approximately) September 30th if a spot becomes available. Those that are on the waitlist - whether they played travel last year or not - are not eligible (due to league insurance requirements) to participate in our player evals or middle school team tryouts until they are fully registered.
Players intending to tryout for their middle school team MUST first complete the player evaluation. As found below, players who rank in the top 1/3 of their grade level will then be invited to attend the middle school tryouts which will be held at the end of September/beginning of October.
For those that tryout for the middle school team, are not selected and wish to withdraw will be afforded a refund less a $50 fee due to the costs we as a league incur during the evaluation process performed by a 3rd party assessor.
Those that withdraw must do so by November 1st, 2020 by email the league at email@example.com.
Practices will begin in phases; the middle school travel teams will begin November 16th and House League will begin December 7th and conclude on/about March 15th.
We will play games on January 20th and February 17th-- all of which tend to fall around winter break for LCPS and long weekend holidays. Requests to move games to alternate dates are not feasible.
Exact practice times/locations will be communicated once teams are formed by November 30th.
Please ensure to read our FAQs and League Rules posted on the website. Those who volunteer as HEAD coaches, we will make every effort to keep those individuals close to home for their practice location - we do not guarantee the same for the over 1900 players in the league.
Please note that those in Grade 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th may have later end times (approx 930pm) for practice. We make every effort to have as many of the younger grade levels end around 8pm but it is contingent on gym allocation from Loudoun PRCS.
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|