Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Youth Basketball League.

Is the Youth Basketball League Co-ed?

Yes! All players age 5-13 with all skill level and playing experience are welcome.

I missed the open registration period.  Can I still sign up?

Unfortunately,  we are unable to accommodate late sign ups. Registration will close when the maximum amount of 150 allowable players is reached.  We have one gym where we hold all practices and games, and to make sure all teams are accommodated with practice and game time, we are limited to 150 players.  We also want to ensure that our teams are not excessively large and all players have ample playing time.

What is the Skills Assessment?

A skills assessment is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2022.  This assessment is to evaluate players to ensure that experience is distributed equally across the league.  No players will be cut from the league.

What if I can't make it to the Skills Assessment?

There will not be a make up assessment, but your player will still be placed on a team.  

What if I have a request for a coach, want to be with my friend, or have commitments on particular nights?

We receive a large amount of requests from parents for team placement, however we cannot accommodate requests. Our first priority is to ensure playing experience is evenly distributed and that all players have an equal opportunity to play. Coaches may assist in drafting players.  If you have a concern about attending practices, please talk with your coach and we can see about making a trade to a different team.  However, we cannot purchase another jersey for your player once it has been ordered. 

When will I know what team my player is on?

After the skills assessment we will form the teams and notify coaches of their roster.  Your coach will reach out to the parents to notify them of practice schedule and other team info.

When is practice and games?

The practice schedule will be set by your coach and what time/day is available in our gym.  All practices are held in our gym at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa in the late afternoon and evening.  All games are played on Saturdays in our gym as well.  Typically the 5-6 age teams play in the morning, the 7-9 age teams play mid-morning to early afternoon, and the 10-13 age teams play in the afternoon.  The season is 8 games with possible bye weeks, followed by play offs and championship games.

What height are the hoops?

The rim height for the 5-6 age division is 6', the rim height for the 7-9 age division is 8', and the rim height for the 10-13 age division is 10'. 

What size ball should I purchase for my player to practice with?

The 5-6 and 7-9 age divisions will use a 27.5" game ball or size 5.  The age 10-13 age division will use a 28.5" game ball or size 6.  

Where do I park?

Limited parking is available in the Boys & Girls Club lot as well on Patio Court, Hahman Drive, and in the Montgomery Village Shopping Center parking lot.  Please do not park perpendicular to or in front of the Boys & Girls Club building.

Is the gym open for my player to practice?

No, our gym is not open for practice or play outside of our regular after-school program or scheduled practice with your team.

Are siblings allowed to play in the club during practice and games?

We ask that all basketball participants including parents and siblings remain in the gym during practice and games.  We will provide space for teams to meet after games, however in order to ensure our equipment is not damaged for our after-school program, we ask that no one move past the roped off areas of the Boys & Girls Club.

How many players are in the league?

We must limit our league to 150 players to allow enough practice times for our teams and to play all games on Saturdays.

My child decided not to play. Can I have a refund?

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa is a nonprofit organization and does not issue refunds for any reason, including withdrawal from the league.  The registration price only covers our costs for equipment, referees and jerseys.  All coaches are volunteer.  All funds paid to the club are tax deductible.  

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