FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Posted Oct 14, 2014

SEASON DATES -

CLASSIC: Practice begins October, 2017 - March 2018.

REC: runs end of November, 2017 - beginning of March, 2018

 

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PLAY?

For Recreational ball - Grades 3-12.  For Classic ball - you must be in 4th-8th grade.

 

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS HOME-SCHOOLED AND IS ACADEMICALLY AHEAD OF CHILD'S AGE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

You can only be involved in TYBA if your child is eligible to attend public school in the 3rd grade at the earliest.

 

IF MY CHILD WOULD LIKE TO BE CHALLENGED MORE, CAN THEY PLAY UP A GRADE?

No, your child must remain with his age group.

 

IS THERE ANY OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE MY CHILD PLAY IN A MORE COMPETITIVE SITUATION?

Yes, we do offer classic teams for boys and girls from 4th to 8th grades.  These teams require tryouts and play anywhere from 30 to 50 games a year including league games and tournaments.  There are additional costs when playing classic basketball.  See the Classic Page for more info.

 

CAN PARENTS OR SPECTATORS WATCH THE CLASSIC TRYOUTS?

Unfortunately, we do not allow spectators to the tryouts.  Our goal in this situation is not to be secretive, but to lessen the pressure that the student players feel when trying out for a select team.  The more spectators, the more difficult it is for players to relax and play to the best of their ability.  The only people allowed at the classic tryouts are the players, the team coaches, TYBA board members, and the designated player evaluators.

 

CAN A CLASSIC TEAM HAVE MORE THAN 10 PLAYERS?

According to our organizational by-laws ten players is the maximum on a classic team.  There are no exceptions.

 

HOW MANY GAMES DO THE RECREATIONAL TEAMS PLAY IN A SEASON? 

YOUTH:  Starting in December we play weekly on Saturdays until the end of February.  Roughly 2 or 3 times during the season each team will play special Friday night games at Hazelbrook Middle School against other Tualatin teams.  We play in the Three Rivers League (West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood).

HS REC:  Boys play vs. Tualatin with an end of season tourney vs. Sherwood.  Girls play Tigard & Sherwood throughout the season with no tourney.

 

DO YOU HAVE TO TRYOUT FOR RECREATIONAL TEAMS?

We have player evaluations in order to help coaches assess the current ability of the available players and be able to intelligently draft players so we can have teams that are as balanced as possible. If a player is unable to attend a recreational evaluation, the player will be picked in a random manner as a hat pick in order to give the teams equal opportunity in that situation. 

 

WHAT IF I LIVE IN THE TIGARD SCHOOL DISTRICT, CAN MY CHILD PLAY IN THE TYBA IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCHOOL AT A TUALATIN SCHOOL?

You can play recrational basketball for TYBA if you live outside of the Tualatin High School boundaries.  However, no player living outside of the Tualatin High School boundary may play classic basketball on any of our TYBA teams regardless of the situation.

  

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD, CAN I STILL REGISTER ONLINE?

 We accept check payments to our TYBA PO Box.

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE TYBA? 

There are many ways a person can get involved and help out.  We are always looking for men and women who want to coach and work with the kids directly. Another way is by being a team parent and helping plan snacks, disperse information, and plan end of the year parties. Serving on the TYBA board is another way to get involved.  From scheduling to keeping track of the finances, ordering uniforms to coordinating referees, working with promoting the TYBA in our community to helping out with the player evaluation gatherings, TYBA board positions are ultimately a group of parents who care about kids and put their care into action by helping out.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN A GAME?

The best thing to do is to contact the Vice President who is overseeing the gender of the players who were playing. See the Home page for a email link to the correct person.

 

ARE THE RULES OF PLAY MADE AVAILABLE?

Yes, click here for an overview.

  

HOW DO I FIND THE LOCATIONS FOR THE DIFFERENT GYMS?

When your team's schedule has been announced there will be a link associated with the game.

  

CAN MY CHILD REGISTER AFTER THE DEADLINE?

For Recreational basketball, yes, however your child will be put on a waiting list and cannot be assured of a spot on a team.  If your child does not get on a team, you will be entitled to a full refund.  

 

WILL MY CHILD GET A CHANCE TO PLAY, EVEN IF THEY HAVE NEVER PLAYED BASKETBALL BEFORE?

Many kids who play in the TYBA have not ever played organized basketball. Because we are helping youth learn and play the game of basketball, we invite kids to play no matter what their ability level.  At the recreational level, we try to keep our team sizes at 7-8 players so kids get a chance to play a MINIMUM of 2 full quarters or each and every game.

 

WHAT IF MY CHILD TRIES OUT FOR A CLASSIC TEAM AND DECIDES NOT TO PLAY AFTER MAKING THE TEAM AND STARTING PRACTICE, CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK?

Unfortunately you cannot.  The classic teams depend on each and every player in order to keep up the intense schedule and weekend tournaments.  When players leave during the season, expenses have already been incurred that require us to keep the initial registration fee.

 

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION BEGIN?

Early August.  

 

CAN I GET A REFUND IF MY CHILD DECIDES NOT TO PLAY?

 You can only get a refund prior to tryouts. Once tryouts take place, there are no refunds.

 

MY CHILD WOULD LIKE TO PLAY WITH A CERTAIN PERSON OR COACH, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

 Only if they are drafted on the same team. There are no pairings to accommodate such requests.

 

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE? 

Absolutely!  The TYBA will never keep a player from playing due to financial reasons. All of those requests are made directly to the President.  The information is kept highly confidential.  If you are in need, or you are aware of someone who may need some help, please download an application from the Handouts section and contact Mike Livermore.