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Player Registration - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Thank you for your interest in our Recreational 2015-2016 Basketball Program. We are proud to announce our player registration dates:

*Girls League Registration ONLY. September 15, 2015 – until filled

*Boys League Registration. October 1, 2015 – until filled (Please note our boys league will fill up quickly).

*All volunteers who are interested in becoming a head coach or assistant coaches should email your interest to pbgbasketball@gmail.com prior to completing any of the below Applicable forms:

1. Volunteer Background Check (listed under link. Cost $6.25)
2. Coaches Commitment Form (listed under documents)
3. Parent, Player, Coaches Contract (after the draft)
Forward all completed forms to pbgbasketball@gmail.com
ALL PLAYER REGISTRATION ARE DONE ON BLUE SOMBRERO (link below)
Link to Blue Sombrero for registration
http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=41657*

REGISTRATION FEE:
Once the league registration closes there will be no refunds.
Fees
Registration Fees are $125.00
In addition to a $15 YAA fee- paid once a year for all PBGYAA sports members per family
$55.00 non-resident for all NON Palm Beach Gardens residents

Boys games will be played on Saturday and some Wednesday (nights).
Girls games will be played on Sunday (afternoon) and some Tuesday (nights)

Practices will be decided by the coaches and will be based on their availability, normally two days a week.

All questions can be submitted through pbgbasketball@gmail.com

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Who we are - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Who are we:
The PBGYAA is a non-profit 501 C 3, all volunteer organization that oversees the youth sports programs in The City of Palm Beach Gardens. Many of our volunteers are parents of the athletes, so it is really a community endeavor. We are always looking new volunteers with fresh new ideas to become a part of this great program.

Our focus in the basketball program will be to teach the fundamentals of the game regardless of everyone’s skill level. We also encourage teamwork and good sportsmanship through a positive atmosphere. In our program, we promote a competitive environment, but winning at all cost is not tolerated and is evident by our rule that “everyone must play” regardless of skill level.

All of our leagues are based on a first come first serve registration. With the exception of our training leagues, all teams are assembled through a draft after a skills evaluation process. We also limit special request from coaches and parents in an effort to maintain the stability of competitiveness throughout the various leagues. We also feel when a player is better suited to play up in a grade level. We, as the governing body, will encourage that player and family to do so, with the understanding that this is being done to maintain a fairly balanced league. Once the decision has been made to move up, the player will not be able to move down; as the various leagues maybe filled. Remember this is recreational basketball and our goal is for the participants to have fun in a competitive atmosphere. The more balanced the leagues are usually the more fun the season will be.

Below is some additional information about our programs- Please mindful ALL leagues are dependent upon participants and coaches.

Training League Girls K-2 grade & Boys 1st & 2nd (No Exceptions). This is a non-competitive league where the players learn the basics of the game while having fun. Boys’ games are on Saturday and Girls’ games on Sunday with a few Monday evenings. Games are played on a smaller court with each team being 4 on 4 This allows for more spacing and Coaches are the 5th player on the court helping facilitate the offense and the second coach reminds the players’ of their defensive assignments. In addition there is a certified Referee overseeing the game. The Referee help the players learn the rules of the game. As the season progresses we expect the players knowledge of the games to progress. So we reduce the coaches’ involvement.

Elementary League Both Boys and Girls 3rd, 4thand 5th graders. This League has rules to maintain a learning environment as well as being competitive. This league is man to man defense the entire season and games are played on a smaller court to allow for more scoring action. During the season the players will improve their skills and still have fun.

Intermediate League Both Boys and Girls 5th & 6th graders. This league is mostly man to man defense but there are times in the game when a defense can full court press and play zone defense. We still emphasis fun and skill development at this level

Middle School League Both Boys (7th & 8th) and Girls (6th, 7th, & 8th) graders. This league is based on regular basketball with a couple rule adjustments to maintain competitiveness and fun.

As previously stated this is an VOLUNTERR ORGAINZATION, for the benefit of children. As a result of our commitment to the success of this program. Some of our volunteers DO NOT have children within the program. However we truly believe that teaching our young kids about the value of competition and teamwork is a valuable life lesson, one they will remember throughout their whole life. This is a core reason why we volunteer our time. But we can not do it alone. So, please consider putting some time back into the program to compensate for what you and your child has gained from the program. Together, we can continue to build the program for ourselves and for others to come.
 

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Travel Coaching Selection Process

 Since our travel program is an extension of our recreation league involvement in our recreation program either as a board member, League Director or Assistant League director is required unless approved by the board. Priority will be given to those involved in the recreation program. The PBG Starzz Travel Basketball will support boys & girls teams for players currently in grades 4th(boys only), 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade. At this time there will be no “B” teams.

The 2012 / 2013 Travel Basketball season will soon be upon us. Elementary school age and middle school age teams will have tryouts starting in mid December or January. In an effort to prepare for this, the PBG Travel Basketball committee is preparing to take applications for HEAD coaching positions. Assistant coach selection and approval will occur after the head coaches’ selections. Please note, holding a position as a head or assistant coach during the previous travel season will be taken into consideration during selection, but does not guarantee retention of the same position for the upcoming travel season. All returning coaches must resubmit an intent to coach. The schedule for this is as follows:

·Deadline for HEAD COACH applications (via email to jaksroche@aol.com) by Sunday 11/20/12 answering the questions below:

· The PBG Travel Basketball commitee will select HEAD COACHES by Friday 12/9/12.

Name

·Phone (home & cell)

·Occupation (travel or weekend commitments)


·PBG Coaching experience(all sports)

·PBG Recreational Basketball experience (coaching & directorships)


·Travel Basketball experience (PBG or otherwise)


·Other applicable basketball experience (player or coaching)

·Gender & Grade applying to coach

·Name, age, & grade of son or daughter that would be participating in the program

·Prior to applying, beware that a head coaching position is an enormous time commitment. Applicants whose occupation requires extensive weekday or weekend travel maybe better suited as an assistant coach.

 

If you have any questions are need further clarification, feel free to contact the PBG  Basketball President Joe Roche at jaksroche@aol.com 

 


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