Wise County Youth Basketball: Welcome

Saturday, December 10

Opening Day, YES! A REVISED SCHEDULE for 5th-6th-Select teams has been posted. The majority of changes affect 6th grade boys teams due to a team dropping out of the league at the last minute. There are a lso a few minor time changes for the 5th grade girls on January 7, and a 5th boys time revision on Decembert 10. Please check the revised schedule carefully...all revisions from the original schedule should be in RED FONT.

RULES AND SCHEDULES NOW AVAILABLE -  click handouts in the left column. ***4TH GRADE rule 7.c. Defense has been clarified to reflect the intent of the rule regarding double teaming in the offensive lane.


Please remember these are just KIDS learning not only the game of basketball, but how to be a part of a team and how to behave in life. We, as parents, fans, and coaches, teach and influence by our actions - good or bad. Please be encouraging and positive to ALL those who are involved - parents, fans, coaches, players, and referees. Specifically regarding referees, there should be NO negative communication/interaction with referees. Remember that in addition to teaching kids how to play the game of basketball, this league is also a learning opportunity for high school students who want to learn how to officiate (and earn some money).  And for many of these student referees, all it takes is one coach, fan, or parent without a proper perspective to discourage these student referees from continuing to learn and grow.

Please remember that winning or losing a youth basketball game does not define the rest of our lives, even if that win or loss comes from a mistake made by a coach, scorekeeper, or referee. I encourage you to take time to thank our referees after each game -- encourage them, help them develop a love for officiating -- because without adults and students willing to referee our games, this league would not be possible.


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