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Youth Development Basketball (YDL)

This is the youth basketball league in the foothill region. The eight-game season emphasizes skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship.

We’ll have inner-league play with selective grade divisions with Bear River District. Players are placed on teams according to school. Home schooled players will be placed on teams from their local school. Players may not play on a team from a different school (unless the league combines teams due to low registration).

Flyers and registration forms will be available at schools, online, and at ARD on August 1.

For more information: Jerry Fisher at (530) 863-4612

Aug 1 – Oct 27Registration end
(Wait list after 10/28; no placement guarantee)
Nov 8*Coaches Meeting6-7:30pmRegional Park
Lake Side Room
Nov 11*Coaches Meeting10-11:30amRegional Park
Lake Side Room
Dec 1First day of Practice Various Sites
Jan 13Games Begin Various Sites
Feb 3Picture Day8am-6pmRecreation Park
Stella Room

* All head coaches must attend one of the Mandatory meetings. If unable to attend, a representative from the team must attend (assistant coach, team mom, etc). Team rosters will not be available to anyone who is not cleared through ARD/DOJ live scan. No exceptions!

** Regional Lake Side Room is located at 3770 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA. 95602

View YDL schedules at www.teamsideline.com/auburnrec.

 

Registration information for YOUTH LEAGUES can be found HERE 

AGE

Grades 2–8

LOCATION

Auburn, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Colfax, Weimar Hills, Sierra Hills, Foresthill, Newcastle, Penryn and other Foothill schools, ARD gym and Magnolia.

Instructor

ARD Volunteer Coaches (email jfish@auburnrec.com if you’re interested in coaching).

FEE

 

Reg

$150 // $140 Resident Discount

$160 // $150 Resident Discount (Late registration after 10/27

 

 

Registration 8/1-10/27. Late registration will be waitlisted and accepted on a space available (first come, first served) basis only.

NOTE

Practices will not start before 12/1. One 90 minutes practices per team, per week; games will begin January 13, 2024. Jersey not included in registration fee

HOW DOES MY CHILD GET PLACED ON A TEAM?

Players will play with kids from their same grade at the same school (ex: Boys 4th grade Skyridge; Girls 5th grade H. Clarke Powers). P.C.O.E., home and private school children will be placed on teams of the public school closest to their residence.

MY CHILD WANTS TO PLAY WITH HIS FRIENDS THAT GO TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Unfortunately, no it is not. In an effort to keep things as fair as possible, children will play with kids from their school/grade.

WHAT IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PLAYERS IN MY CHILD’S GRADE?

In such cases, the players are combined with players from another nearby school to form a team. I need my child to be on two other kids team as we have car pool issues and/or

I WANT MY CHILD TO BE COACHED BY A SPECIFIC COACH. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

We try to accommodate such requests, but can not make any promises.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN ARE PRACTICES?

Your coach will determine practice days and times. Our goal is to get each team two 1-hour practices per week, however this is not always possible. Some teams will have one 1 ½ hour practice per week. Discrepancies in practice times are attributed to the availability of gymnasiums in each school district.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND END?

Practices start the week of December 4th. Games are played on Saturdays starting January 13 and ends approximately March 16.

WHERE ARE THE GAMES PLAYED?

Games are played all over the foothill region, including Auburn, Loomis, Meadow Vista and Foresthill, Bear River and Cool.

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER?

The fee covers your child’s registration in the league, the rental fees for gyms needed, officials fees, participation medals and certificates. Your fee does not cover jerseys, shorts, shoes or team awards. Each player will be required to purchase a reversible jersey (color and style voted on by each team). The jersey’s cost approximately $25.00.

I WOULD LIKE TO COACH MY CHILD’S TEAM. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Parents wanting to coach must fill out a few forms from ARD and clear a live scan check with the Department of Justice prior to coaching or contacting players. Parents who wish to volunteer to help as a team mom, scorekeeper, etc., must fill out a supplemental volunteer form (available at ARD).

WHAT IF I HAVEN’T HEARD FROM A COACH BY THE TIME PRACTICES START (DECEMBER 1)?

Please contact Sports Coordinator/ARD-YDL League Director Jerry Fisher at (530) 863-4612.