Frequently Asked Questions
A. We try to limit teams to no more than 8 players. This allows each player the maximum playing time. On occasion, there may be one team of 7 or 9.
A. Each player 3rd grade and higher is asked to dribble, do a lay-up, and try a free throw shot and play in a short scrimmage. He/she is then compared with the rest of the players in that age group for skill level and experience and given a rating by the coaches in that Age Group. A player's size is also noted.
A. That's okay. No child will be kept from playing basketball because of lack of skill or experience. LMYA is recreational teaching league and everyone who signs up on time will be assigned a team and allowed to play at least 2 full quarters each game. Tell your child to do the best he/she can at Evaluation Day.
A. Using the players' evaluations, teams for each division are put together by the LMYA Basketball Board. Starting with 3rd grade, teams are formulated without as much regard to school (we still try to keep kids with some schoolmates though).
Each player is expected to bring his/her own basketball to practice. The ball size for each group is noted in the rules section. We discourage players from bringing water bottles or snacks to the gyms for practice or game days, as the school districts have a policy of no food or drinks inside the gym. There are drinking fountains at all the gyms and snacks can be left outside or in the lobby until after practice or games.
Jewelry- No jewelry of any kind is permitted on court during games. This includes earrings. Players will be told to remove any jewelry or not be allowed to play in that game.
A. There are a variety of reasons as to why that happens. The ideal season would be where each team wins 50% of their games. However, that rarely happens. Whenever you have competition and play a game where you keep score, one team is going to win and one is going to lose. It's the nature of sports. Try to judge your child's season not by whether the team won or lost, but by the experience they had and the skills they gained.
A. NO! We cannot accommodate car pools, piano lessons, etc. When you register you may enter in practice night conflicts. Practices start at 530pm in most gyms-no earlier.
A. No. This situation will be handled by the Commissioner on a case-by-case basis.