Hello AYBA Families!
The AYBA is continuing to offer our “waitlist” only registration instead of our normal registration. The difference is we are not charging any upfront fees, but we are offering people an opportunity to sign up and have a spot when we are once again able to play.
Once we are allowed back into the gyms, and we have no idea when that might be, we will give everyone on our wait list first opportunity to move forward with the regular registration process.
The AYBA has designed a plan to mitigate the risk of getting the virus. This plan follows the guidelines that similar programs are doing. More importantly, the AYBA will strictly adhere to the protocols and restrictions put forth by the school districts.
Because the AYBA uses the gyms at our local middle and high schools, our season will not start until the school districts decide it is safe to let outside organizations like the AYBA back into the gyms. The school districts follow the county, state and CDC guidelines regarding the pandemic. It is entirely possible that the AYBA will not have a basketball program this winter and may have to wait until spring or even summer to play again.
$195.00 for the season if we have one. We hope to have at least 8 games. This fee is for any season the AYBA has leading up to our next regular season, which would be Summer 2021. At that time this fee will expire, and we will reassess the registration fee for the summer season.
Currently, the AYBA is not planning to have play-offs or the All-Star games to minimize the intermingling of players per our Covid guidelines.
If the AYBA rec program happens, we will offer our Travel program as well.
It’s important to state that the AYBA has no idea when - or even if - we’ll be able to have any kind of season in the coming months. We certainly hope so, and if we do, we will do everything in our power to ensure the health and safety of our players and their families.
Since the inception of the Agoura Youth Basketball Association many years ago, the focus of the organization has been supporting the kids in our community in learning skills, teamwork and personal growth through the sport of basketball. But, during these times of Covid-19, with the organized playing of basketball not possible, the AYBA is benefiting the kids in the community in any way they can. During these crazy times of the pandemic, that benefit has taken on a completely different form.
With that, the AYBA Board unanimously voted to donate $10,000 to local schools to help make sure none of our kids go hungry.
$5000 went to Las Virgenes Unified School District to offset the costs of the FREE breakfast and lunch program. LVUSD has been offering packaged breakfast and lunch meals for all students, five days a week, from 9am to 12:00pm at the AE Wright Middle School location in Calabasas, where families can pick up daily meals for their children.
AYBA continues its mission to positively affect the community it serves through donations such as this, as well as improvements to various school site and athletic facilities.
An additional $5,000 went to Oak Park Unified School District to fortify their Nutrition Program.
Your students are our players, so on behalf of the entire AYBA Board, we are thrilled that we can help, and thankful for all the people helping to get food to those in need.
On August 10, 2020, AYBA President Drew Fine (not pictured) met up with LVUSD Superintendent Dr. Dan Stepenosky, Assistant Superintendent Karen Kimmel, and staff at AE Wright's kitchen to deliver the donation.
AYBA VP Tara Stern (left) and OPUSD Director of Student Nutrition, Carole Ly
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The Recreational League has two seasons - Winter and Summer. Winter Rec League is the main AYBA season consisting of 12 games. Winter League runs from November through end of March. Registration for Winter Rec opens in September. Summer Rec League is a shorter season running from the last week of June to the first week of August consisting of 8 games. Registration for Summer Rec opens in April. For each season, games are held on weekdays and weekends. Practices are held during the week per the schedule established by the team coach. The practice schedule is unknown until coaches are selected and the game schedule is unknown until registration closes. Players get a uniform with registration.
The VIP Summer and Winter Programs provide a quality basketball experience for children - and adults - whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. The VIP program runs concurrently with the Summer and Winter Rec seasons.
ABC provides advanced skills training to players in 1st through 8th grade who want to improve their games in between rec league seasons. The Spring and Fall ABC Program focuses on developing skills in a fun environment to help players achieve their individual goals for when they return to team play.
The Agoura Youth Basketball Association (AYBA) is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth build self esteem and self confidence through organized basketball. The AYBA strives to educate and motivate each player to achieve their own individual level of success. Character development is stressed through teamwork and sportsmanship remembering that the primary goal is for the children to have fun. Coaches and volunteers will always conduct themselves as ethical role models focused on the welfare of the children of our community.