Susquehanna Township Youth Basketball Association: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can play for STYBA?

Any child from Kindergarten thru 9th** grade from any school district or township. The boy’s season takes place during the PIAA time frame which makes boys on the school teams ineligible. The Girls season takes place after the PIAA season which makes girls on the school team eligible to play. 

** 9th graders must be 14 years old

What are the fees?
For 2013-14, the fee is $60. We do not issue refunds. Please consider this NO REFUND POLICY before completing registration.

My child will be trying out for the school team, but might not make it. Can I register him/her so they can play basketball in case they get cut?
Yes. Our Senior division is a weekend league which should allow your player to play both. WE HAVE A NO REFUND POLICY.


When is your season?
The Co-ed Pony division season typically starts the beginning of November ending in January.

The boy’s Junior and Senior division season typically begins at the end of October and the beginning of November and end the last weekend in January. Season will start will skill building sessions depending on age groups.

The girls Junior and Senior division season typically begins at the beginning of February and end in March early April.

Are uniforms provided?
Each player is given a numbered team shirt to be worn at all games. Any player without their team shirt cannot play.

How many players per team?
Team size is 100% a result of registrations and number of volunteer coaches. Every attempt will be made to keep teams at 8-10 players.

How often do they play?
Each division at minimum will have events twice a week. Your division’s coordinator will outline the schedule.
Pony division – Possible events days are Monday thru Wednesday.

Junior & Senior Division schedule will be determined by the number of registrants.


What about playing time?
We have policies that each coach must follow to insure that each child plays significant time in each half.

How about referees?
Each division will have a different referee set up – subject to available funds:
Pony Division (skill building division) – Will be refereed by Coaches or parent volunteers. Junior & Senior Division games will use coaches depending on number of registrants.


Any restrictions on defense?
Pony Division is strict match up man to man.

Junior & Senior Division – any defensive strategy/technique can be used.

Do players receive awards?
Subject to available funds – Players may receive participation awards at the end of their season.

What is new for 2013-14?
Once again the Pony division for 2013-2014 will be a Co-ed division. The Pony division will also start in November and will extend into February. This decision was made to provide more repetitions and opportunities for our youngest players to learn and practice their skills. We will continue to focus heavily in all divisions on skill building rather than game play. We believe it is critically important to have our players grounded and mastering the fundamental techniques.


What about Coaches?
The success of our association is founded on good unselfish, player focused volunteer coaches. Each coach should anticpate a committment of  2-3 hours per week (1 hour for practice, 1 hour for refereeing, 1 hour for coaching their team) All coaches must pass clearances.

Follow Us on Twitter:

Want the most current information about the STYBA Basketball? Then follow these quick simple steps on your cell phone: 1. Text to 40404 2. Your message will say: Follow @stybabasketball. It's that simple, now you are set to get text messages for deadline reminders, cancellations, and much more. 

What if I have further questions?
Contact us at:

andreakwarner@gmail.com or

roger.crystal@verizon.net

 



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