How can I contact Portsmouth Youth Basketball?
Portsmouth Youth Basketball encourages you to Contact PYB for additional information about our program or to ask any questions you may have. An officer or member of the PYB board will get back to you promptly.

Portsmouth Youth Basketball
PO Box 171, Portsmouth, RI 02871
E-Mail: info@portsmouthyouthbasketball.com

What ages are eligible to participate in PYB?
Boys and girls in grades 2nd – 8th are eligible to participate in Portsmouth Youth Basketball.

Can you recommend an alternate program for my child who is in Kindergarten or Grade 1?
The Newport County YMCA offers an instructional program for children 4-5 years of age and 6-7 years of age. For more information visit their Web Site at www.newportymca.org.

Can I request a specific coach?
No, due to the number of participants and our commitment to balanced teams, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific coaches.

Can I request that my child be placed on a specific team with a friend?
With a commitment to trying to maintain balanced teams, friend requests will not be honored unless they are determined necessary by the Board. Siblings of the same sex in the same division will be placed on the same team.

Is there a discount on the registration fee if I have multiple children participating in the program?
Yes, Registration for your 1st Player is $125, 2nd Player $100, 3rd Player $75 with a family maximum registration fee of $300. Each registration will receive a $25 discount when guardians agree to volunteer.

What is the deadline for registration?
Registration closes October 31st. Each player must have a completed and paid Registration prior to the start of the season. All Medical Release information on the registration form must be completed (one per child) prior to the player participating in the skills evaluation.

PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED UPON COMPLETION OF 1 PRACTICE AND 1 GAME. ANY REFUND REQUEST MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PYB BOARD. ANY LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO TEAMS UNTIL AFTER DECEMBER BREAK.

When are practices and games?
Each team in all divisions will have one practice per week lasting for approximately 1 to 1½ hours and will play in one game on Saturday. Schedules with practice information, game times and gym locations will be provided to the players upon team selection.

What size basketball should I purchase my child?

Rookies, NCAA (Boys & Girls), Jr. NBA & NBA Girls: 28.5 Intermediate Ball

Jr. NBA Boys & NBA Boys: Regulation Size Basketball: 29.5

Can I volunteer to coach? Will there be training?
PYB relies on the enthusiastic participation of many volunteers to assist in coaching and managing each team. PYB is looking for experienced coaches, but will also provide coaching resources and training to dedicated volunteers. Each coach will be given specific information on the drills and skills to teach their players during the season to ensure consistency across all teams within the league. Coaching tools will include a coach’s manual upon request, sample practice plans and a coach’s clinic sponsored by the league in November.

How do I volunteer to coach?
If you have a love for the game of basketball and enjoy working with young people, PYB requires you to complete our an online background check form. Please note, each application will be reviewed by the volunteer review board prior to being assigned to a team.

What does the league registration fee cover?
Each player will be issued a game jersey as part of their registration fee. In addition, each player registered in PYB will be eligible to participate in playoffs or the Rookie Round Robin at the end of the season (more information to follow). The league registration fee offsets costs associated with facilities (gym rentals), equipment, uniforms, insurance and officials.

How can I contribute or donate to PYB?
PYB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to introducing the sport of basketball to the youth of Portsmouth. Contributions and donations are vital to insure the success of PYB and offset costs associated with facilities, equipment, insurance and officials. If you are interested in contributing a donation to PYB, please contact a member of our board or donate on-line via PayPal.

 

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