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2018-2019 East Lyme Youth Basketball registration is Now Open!!!

 

Please go to: reg.elyb.org

 

Important Changes for the 2018-2019 Season

We are excited to announce that East Lyme Youth Basketball will be running a pilot partnership with Salem this season.  It is our hope that this pilot partnership will be mutually beneficial to the athletic and personal growth of both towns’ players, while continuing to foster the connection our communities have already established educationally at the high school level.

As a result of this pilot partnership, we will offer a K-12 program to our players for the first time.  Players from both East Lyme and Salem will have the opportunity to participate on teams together.

We will continue to hold practices and/or games this year at East Lyme High School (pre-season practices only), East Lyme Middle School, Williams School (practices only), and Lillie B. Haynes School.  Given the ELYB-Salem pilot, we will also begin offering our programs at Salem School.  As many of you are aware, due to the renovations of East Lyme’s elementary schools, we will not be able to have practices or games at Niantic Center School nor Flanders School this season.

Here’s more of what you should expect this upcoming season:

  • A K-3 Instructional Program to be run at Salem School.
  • Recreational level games or practices to be held in either East Lyme or Salem.
  • Continued use of Williams School in New London for travel team practices.

Even with these changes to our programming, we are happy to say that we are able to keep our registration fees the same as they have been in the past.  Additionally, we are enthusiastic about all that we will be able to offer in the future once the renovations to East Lyme’s elementary schools are completed.  If you have not already heard, Niantic Center School will have a new gym and Lillie B. Haynes School will have a second gym available. 

Given the loss this year of gym availability at two schools where we normally hold our programs, and with the undertaking of a pilot partnership between East Lyme Youth Basketball and Salem, we ask for your flexibility and patience.

Thank you very much for your continued participation in East Lyme Youth Basketball.

 

Walk-up registration is on the following dates:

Saturday September 15th from 9am–12pm @ East Lyme Middle School Cafeteria
Wednesday September 19th from 6-8 pm @ East Lyme Middle School Cafeteria

The league is open to boys and girls in Grades K through 12.

 

Detailed Information

ELIGIBILITY

The East Lyme Youth Basketball (ELYB) league is open to East Lyme and Salem resident boys and girls who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Both new and experienced players are encouraged to join. It is recommended that you sign up early, as openings may be limited. The number of teams will be determined after the final registration date. A player who signs up after that date will be placed on a team if a roster spot is available in the appropriate league. If no spot is available, the player’s name will be placed on a waiting list. Registrants will be notified if they have been placed on a waiting list.

RECREATIONAL LEAGUE (Open to All Players)

ELYB is a grade-based program.  The grade based system allows children with “early” birthdays (before January 1st) to participate with their classmates. We currently intend to group ages as designated below. Leagues and grade designations are as follows:

  • Boys Kindergarten Introductory League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 1st Grade Introductory League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Girls K/1st Grade Introductory League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 2nd Grade Instructional League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 3rd Grade Instructional League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Girls 2nd/3rd Grade Instructional League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 4th/5th Grade Intermediate League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Girls 4th/5thGrade Intermediate League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Boys 6th/7th Grade Junior League (29.5 inch basketball)
  • Girls 6th/7th/8th Grade Junior League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Boys 8th/9th/10th Grade Senior League (29.5 inch basketball)
  • Girls 9th/12th Grade Senior League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Boys 11th/12th Grade High School League (29.5 inch basketball)

      

TRAVEL TEAMS (Optional to Players as Noted Below)

ELYB intends to organize travel teams for Boys and Girls in the 5th through 8th . If your child is eligible and interested, there will be special tryouts.  These dates will be posted here when finalized. Those not making the travel team will be placed on a recreational team. Those making the travel team will not participate in the recreational league. Please note that participation on travel teams is optional and will require more commitment, more fees (i.e. uniforms), travel to neighboring towns for some practices during the week and games on both Saturdays and Sundays. Please come to walk in registration to learn more about the travel teams and get your questions answered.

 

REGISTRATION

ELYB uses electronic registration. Go to reg.elyb.org to register. Computer broken? Network down? No problem. Just come register at one of two dates below and we will have computers fired up and ready to go. We will also be there to answer all of your questions.

Saturday September 15th from 9am–12pm @ East Lyme Middle School Cafeteria
Wednesday September 19th from 6-8 pm @ East Lyme Middle School Cafeteria

 

COST

$80 for the first child and $70 for each additional child.
$55 for Introductory & Instructional Leagues.
$70 additional fee per player for travel team participation is due after selection. Uniforms will also be a separate cost. 

There will be a $10 late fee for registrations received after September 21.

 

WEBSITE

Mandatory tryouts, points of contact, schedules, and other information will be kept current on our website. Go to www.elyb.org

 

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