Due to the prolonged Winter and snow-related gym closures, the consequent extension of the Winter basketball season, and the complexities of the new CYA registration system, the start of the CYA basketball season has been slightly delayed this year.
We are now planning to hold skills assessments and player drafts for Grades 4-8 in the week following Spring break (that is, beginning Monday April 6th). You will be notified by email when and where your child's league is holding the skills assessments for their grade and the information will be posted on the CYA scheduling website (http://cyabasketball.assn.la). If you have not heard anything by April 5th, you should contact the league administrator for your child's age group as listed on the CYA website under Basketball\Contacts.
For grades 9-12 (which do not hold skills assessments), we will hold player drafts either at the end of Spring break or the beginning of the week following Spring break.
Our intention is to start games and/or practices the weekend of April 18-19th. Once the player drafts are completed, you will be notified by the coach when and where the first practices and games will be held. If you have not heard anything from the coach by April 10th, you should contact the league administrator for your child's age group as listed on the CYA website under Basketball\Contacts.
SPRING HOUSE PROGRAM (BOYS/GIRLS GRADES 4-12 only)
Online registration for the CYA Spring House Basketball Program will began in January 2015. The registration fee for grades 4-8 is $155.00 and for grades 9-12 is $165; this registration fee includes a $20 CYA admin fee, a $10 indoor capital improvement fee, and a $5.50 Fairfax County user fee. The deadline to register without a late fee is now March 8th. Beginning March 9th a $25 late charge is assessed on all registrations. To ensure placement on a team, you must register by March 15th. All registrants after March 15th will be placed on a wait list and placed on a team only if space permits. NOTE: Due to Fairfax County rules, a $30 user fee is assessed on any out-of-county registrants.
CYA’s house program is open to all applicants in grades 4-12 regardless of skill level or place of residence. Those who participated in the Winter travel program or played for their High School teams are also eligible to participate in this house program. Most leagues in grade 4-8 have a weeknight practice and a weekend game for the first few weeks and then go to a weeknight game and weekend game for the remainder of the season. High school aged players have a single pre-season practice then go straight to games only (weeknight and weekend games).
The season will start in late March or early April and will go until early June. Skills assessments for grades 4-8 will be held in mid to late March. Games are anticipated to begin the weekend of April 4-5th for most leagues. There will be no games during Spring break.
For more information, see the Frequency Asked Questions page or send an email to the registrar (Cindy Aune) at email@example.com.
SPRING AAU PROGRAM (GIRLS AND BOYS GRADES 4-9)
While there is no Travel program in the Spring, CYA last year instituted a pilot AAU program on the girls side for grades 4-8. These players pay a $200 base registration fee and then a supplemental fee depending on how many AAU tournaments they participate in and the cost of those tournaments. They are also required to purchase their uniforms. Players on these teams practice twice a week and play in up to 6 local tournaments over the course of the AAU season.
Last year (2014) CYA instituted a Boys AAU program along the same lines as the girls AAU program established in 2013. Tryouts for both the boys and girls 2015 programs will take place in late February to early March. The coordinator for the AAU girls program is Craig Ballam (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for the boys program is Jon Enders (email@example.com). Link to Infomration