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YBA Recreation League Sign-Up

The Chatham Youth Basketball Association (Chatham YBA) has announced sign up for the 2015-2016 season will be accepted online at 

Registration forms may also be dropped off at the Chatham Community Center, 109 West Mulberry Street in Chatham on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  Sign up forms will be distributed and announced at all Ball-Chatham Schools and are available in the schools Virtual Backpack, or on the Chatham YBA website,

Chatham YBA is open to all girls and boys in Grades 1-8 in the Ball-Chatham School District.  Boys and girls leagues will be formed based on the number of registrations in each grade and YBA reserves the right to cancel a grade league due to insufficient registration numbers.  Registration Fee for YBA is $45.00 per player and families with 2 or more children registering in the program will pay a maximum fee of $85.00.  

Teams in all grades practice one night per week for one hour and play one game per week.  Practices begin in mid/late November and games will be played January through early March 2016.  For further information, please contact Greg Turk ( or at 217/494.1434 or on the website

6th Grade Boys Team Tryouts Set

The Chatham 6th grade boys basketball tryouts will be Oct. 15 and 16 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the GIS Fieldhouse. Please bring a water bottle to the tryouts. You do not need to bring a basketball. Only sixth grade boys at GIS are eligible to tryout for the team.

Parents/Guardians must register their child at the tryouts. Parents/Guardians are not allowed to watch the tryouts.

The team will be coached by Dane Blakeman. A schedule of games can be found on the GMS athletics website.

There is a $125 fee to play for the team.

6th Grade Girls Team

The following players were selected for the 2015 Chatham 6th grade girls team:

  • Alexa Austin, Madilyn (Dava) Baker, Anna Chambers, Parker Doggett, Amora Durham, Maddie Ealey, Melanie Gist, Oakley Hoerner, Laura Kaiser, Sarah LeBar, Mikaela Lindsey, Madison Luckey, Delanee Mathon, Lily Randolph, Lauren Schrage, Kellie Sucha, Kaleah Toran, Giovanna Yurevich. 

2015 2nd-5th Grade Competitive Teams

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2-5th grade YBA competitive team tryouts. The 2015 teams are listed below.

Boys' Teams

2nd Grade - Coach Trevor Lehnen

  • Andrew Clark, Connor Estes, Justin Erickson, Brody Green, Colton Knoedler, Blake Lehnen, Jack Page, Andrew Young 

2nd Grade - Coach Bill Brewer

  • Dashtyn Baker, Brevin Brewer, AJ Ferguson, Nikash Madan, Tate McCue, Jayon McDowell, Joe Spohrer, Benjamin Watts, Jack Young 

Third Grade - Coach Marne Fauser

  • Joe Anderson, Cameron Appenzeller, Trenton Caldwell, Carson Doran, Mylan Logan, Mason Marshall, Vincent Pratt, Jacob Sanner, Colin Whalen 

Third Grade - Coach Scott Wahlbrink

  • Becklin Anderson, Brock Beekman, Colton Haache, Matthew Held, Ryan Lash, Carter Simmons, Gavin Simmons, Luke Smith, Drew Wahlbrink, Carson Wozniak 

Fourth Grade - Coach Derek Paszkiewicz

  • Jack Bima, Brock Bredehoft, Brayden Brewer, Ayden Groves, Caden Hulcher, Will Lance, Nick Paszkiewicz, Drake Nix, Evan Stewart, Ben Wilcoxen 

Fourth Grade - Coach Amy Pruitt

  • Will Cody, Jaylen Corner, Cooper Formea, Maddox Helfrich, Rigley Hickman, Lucas Jacobs, Torry Kistner, Preston Paisley, Brock Pruitt, Braxton Warren

Fourth Grade - Coach Russ Nolting

  • George Caples, Nate Carpenter, Alex Chopra, Jack Dettro, Jackson Nolting, Corey Postelmans, Cole Ricker, Landon Weigler

Fifth Grade - Coach Chad Martel 

  • Griffin Graue, Julian Martel, Carson LaFountain, Evan Johnson, Mason Osmer, Zaiden Cormier, Aidan Feld 

 Girls Teams

Second Grade - Coach Bruce Kiel

  • Gemia Caples
  • Caroline Cody
  • Addison Decker
  • Yasmin El-Amin
  • Kennedy Good
  • Ryleigh Kiel
  • Karigan Matthews
  • Addison Metzger
  • Lele Thompson 

 Third Grade - Tariq Toran

  • Leila Anthony
  • Devyn Bailey
  • Makaela Diamond
  • Mary Martynowski
  • Lacora Simmons
  • Jahmariae Smith
  • Devin Spencer
  • Maggie Spohrer
  • Keziah Toran
  • Sydney Wallace 

Fourth Grade - Coach Jim Fields

  • Ava Anderson
  • Megan Antonacci
  • Alaina Brockway
  • Arianna El-Amin
  • Maddie Fields
  • Karly Hawkins
  • Mariah Musser
  • Faith Wolke
  • Makenna Yeager

 Fifth Grade - Coach Marne Fauser

  • Claire Black, Madisyn Doran, Amber Ehrlich, Claire Huntley, Ali Matthews, Erin Mansfield, Leslie Smith, Delaney Wolfe 

Fifth Grade - Coach Bill Klemm

  • Madison Bales, Jaymeson Barham, Skye Casad, Zoe Cormier, Sydney Eades, Emma Klemm, Sam Lindhorst, Kylie Nottingham

Fifth Grade - Coach Dan Wilcoxen

  • Ali Gaden, Peyton Hoerner, Lakishma Majjiga, Natalie Moriconi, Mia O'Neill, Abby Ryan, Alice Sun, Carly Wilcoxen

General Information 

    YBA Competitive teams will play in fall basketball leagues at The Gym of Springfield.  
    Games begin at the end of October and practices will begin immediately upon the team selection announcement. 
    Players that make a team will be required to pay fees for the cost of the leagues and uniforms, which will be collected by the coach. YBA works with the school district to provide practice times at the Ball-Chatham schools for these competitive teams.  It is the responsibility of the coach and team to make payment and register with The Gym of Springfield.  Coaches are selected and approved by the Chatham YBA Board of Directors.
    Any continuation of the competitive teams after the fall session will be at the discretion of each coach and team.  Chatham YBA will not cover any additional costs and will only provide practice time if there is available space after providing practice time to the recreational YBA teams.  

If you have any questions please contact:  For boys teams:  Anthony Mackey at 217-381-7065, or, for girls teams:  Scott Wiseman ( or 217-494-3227. 

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