MADEIRA REC BASKETBALL 2023-24 REGISTRATION
Madeira Rec Basketball has now opened their registration for the 2022-23 season.
Please see the notes below prior to registering for the upcoming season.
Registration can be completed at our website- www.madeirarecbasketball.com
This year, we will be offering opportunities to play in the recreational division and athletic division (5th and 6th grade) of the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (CPYBL) for grades 3rd through 12th. The athletic teams might be subject to change due to enough player interest, coaching interest and gym space. Registration is currently open for grade levels 3rd -6th. Registration for the 7th-12th grades will be open in late October.
The recreational division season will consist of a 10-game regular season schedule and season ending league tournament. Each team will be provided one practice slot each week. Your coach will communicate the specifics of this. Practices are anticipated to start in early November. There will be a two-week holiday break to align with the school calendar.
Select level teams will be created for 5th and 6th grades boys. These teams are designed for advanced players who are interested in more competitive basketball experience. Select teams will be determined by tryout/assessment, with recommendations made by independent evaluators from outside the Madeira Rec Basketball and the MHS/MMS programs. Select teams will have 8-12 players, depending on assessment of the evaluators. Select teams will practice twice per week. They will play a 20 game schedule at an appropriately competitive level within the CPYBL organization. They will also participate in the CPYBL postseason tournament. Games and possibly practices, may require extra travel compared with recreational level teams. Players chosen for the select teams will be required to pay a supplemental fee ($100.00) after the initial registration fee to cover the incremental cost of the select program.
** Possible 6th Grade girls select team this year. This will be based on player interest; please select the option of 10 game season or 20 game season. If there is a select team, this will require an additonal $100 fee (for extra gym space, games and ref fees). They will play a 20 game season with two practices a week (one in Madeira and one outside of Madeira).
Dates and times for all 5th and 6th grade (boy) select team tryouts will be sent out at a later date after registation has ended. 6th grade girl tryouts will be held if there is an overwhelming interest for select.
Additional information is available on the league website- Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League
Aug. 23- Oct. 2- Registration Period
Week of Nov. 13th- Practices will start
Weekend of Dec. 1- Games will start
Dec. 18-Jan. 4- Holiday break- No practices/games
Weekend of 15th- (7th-12th)
Weekend of Feb. 22- League tournament (3rd-6th)
Our program will be offered at a cost $150 per player this season for the recreational division. There is an additional cost for the select team that will be determined after the tryout process. This cost will cover gym rental, league administration, uniform expense, referee payments and other misc. fees for the program. There is a possibility that there will be reductions in the amount of games that are played this season due to COVID related issues. Regardless of the number of games played, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ISSUED. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS RISK PRIOR TO REGISTERING YOUR PLAYER. We are a non-profit volunteer organization. Issuing refunds to potentially hundreds of players is not administratively feasible. All money received by the organization will remain in the program. If there are excess funds due to a reduced number of games, money will go towards future expenses incurred by the program. This could mean reduced player fees in future years, updated uniforms, additional gym rental at outside facilities, etc.
Our program will take COVID guidance from the State of Ohio, CPYBL and Madeira City Schools. Our plan to start the season is to follow the established protocols of the Madeira City Schools athletic department. We anticipate changes to our program protocols throughout the season based on guidance from all of these organizations. We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. Our board members and coaches provide countless hours of behind the scenes work each season. There is an expectation that the parents of each player contribute their time to the organization. This could be through a variety of opportunities including gym monitor duties, clock/scoreboard operation etc. We expect all parents to be active participants.
The program will provide a uniform for each player this season. We will include a warm-up/shooting shirt that will be the players to keep. Coaches will distribute uniforms prior to the first game. It will be your responsibility to return a CLEAN UNIFORM to your coach at the end of the season.