Welcome to the Home of South Western Youth Basketball!

We are a program which provides opportunities for children in the South Western School District to play basketball year round. We focus on teaching fundamentals to new players and pushing experienced players to improve their skill level even further. Our goals include teaching self-confidence, sportsmanship and cooperation to boys and girls in a healthy, team-oriented environment. Please check this site frequently for opportunities to get involved.

 

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About Us

South Western Youth Basketball is an organization completely run by volunteers. We provide playing opportunities for boys and girls in grades 1 through 8.

 

Divisions

  • Seniors – 7th & 8th grade
  • Juniors – 5th & 6th grade
  • Rinks – 3rd & 4th grade
  • Intramurals – 1st & 2nd grade

There are two leagues (“A” and “B”) in which Seniors, Juniors and Rinks compete throughout the York County area. Our Intramural Development program is completely run within the South Western School District.

The York/Adams Youth Basketball A League has approximately 20 organizations where we compete with other school youth teams from the York/Adams County area. This is competitive league where scores and standings are kept. The top 8 teams make a single elimination playoff tournament at the end of the season.

The York/Adams Youth Basketball B League also has approximately 20 organizations but is not as competitive as the A League. Wins and losses are not tracked. All teams have opportunity to participate in a tournament at the end of the season.

Beginning in November, A and B teams hold two 90-minute practices per week at one of the South Western elementary schools. The A and B League games are played on Saturdays and/or Sundays beginning the first weekend in December. The A League runs through February with playoffs in the first two weekends in March. The B League runs through early February with the tournament held on various weekends in February.

Intramural/Development program practices once per week.

To select teams, evaluations are held in early October with the assistance of South Western High School and Middle School coaches. Teams usually consist of 10 or 11 players. Due to the large number of players trying out, cuts unfortunately need to be made. Our organization makes an effort to create “C” teams whenever possible, often depending upon the availability of volunteer coaches. Our “C” teams will compete against other local teams. The season for the C teams begins in November and ends in February.

For Seniors (7th & 8th graders), evaluations for both boys and girls are part of the school team evaluations in mid-November. Seniors boys who are not selected for a school team may wish to participate in the York/Adams Youth Basketball A or B league. Seniors boys must register in September to be eligible to play in York/Adams Youth Basketball A or B league.

 

Cost/Breakdown

The registration fee for the 2019-2020 season will be $125 (including NEW uniforms) for Seniors, Juniors and Rinks. Players who need a practice jersey may purchase one for an additional $20. The 1st and 2nd graders in our Development program will have a registration fee of $50. Players in the Development program do not need game uniforms or practice jerseys; they will receive t-shirts.

Admission to games is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. Game admission fees are used to cover the referee costs. We also run a concession stand at each home game to supplement the cost of the referees and other organization costs. Parents of players are required to take a few turns at the concession stand and/or work the door during the season.

 

Cancellation

When school and/or after-school activities are cancelled for the South Western School District, practice is also cancelled.

 

 

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