TRYOUTS

Evaluations and Tryouts

NAYB holds tryouts in the Fall for boys and girls in grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Those looking to make a team must attend at least one tryout but are strongly encouraged to show up for both dates. The tryouts are a combination of skills & drills and competitive games.

The NAYB Board facilitates tryouts using independent and unbiased evaluators to assess the basketball talent of each child.

Parents are not allowed in the gym during tryouts. The gym will be closed to all spectators during tryouts.

NAYB Board members, the children trying out at that time and the independent evaluators are the only people allowed in the gym during the tryouts.

Tryouts are to determine a Red and White Team for each grade and gender. The NAYB board determines the placement of the athletes based on the evaluations. The Red team is typically a higher seeded team than the White team. In special circumstances, the NAYB Board, has the authority to add a 3rd team for any given grade. Any third team, is known as the Black Team.  All team related decisions are at the discretion of the board.

Following tryouts, if for some reason, when you are placed on one of the teams, if you decline your position on that team, you will be deemed ineligible to try out the following season. 

Age/Grade Eligibility

NAYB has an age eligibility requirement to go along with the grade requirement. Both requirements must be met. In order to participate on an NAYB team a player must first meet the grade requirement; that is, the player must be in the grade associated with the team they are playing for. For example a 4th grader plays with the 4th graders not with the 5th graders. Age limits also apply. For the 2019-20 season the following age limits apply by grade:

  • 8th Grade – must be born on or after Sept 1, 2004
  • 7th Grade – must be born on or after Sept 1, 2005
  • 6th Grade – must be born on or after Sept 1, 2006
  • 5th Grade – must be born on or after Sept 1, 2007
  • 4th Grade – must be born on or after Sept 1, 2008

The date Sept 1, is used to be consistent with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Rules and Regulations Governing High School Athletics.

Fees

The fee for the 2019-2020 season will be $385. The following is included in the fee:

  • Each player will receive a brand new full uniform (shirt and shorts), a practice jersey, and a shooting shirt to keep.
  • NAYB is only charging $60 for all three items ($110 value) as we are rebranding our organization for all grades.

Parents and Spectators are expected to: 

* Support the players, coaches, referees and league officials.
* Let the coaches’ coach the game – please do not coach from the stands.
* Let the referees officiate and do not question their calls.
* Be positive role models and provide the players with a positive experience.
* Display and instill the principles of good sportsmanship and team play.
* Conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.
* Refrain from using offensive language or gestures toward players, coaches or referees.
* Respect and treat opponents fairly. Avoid confrontation with their players, spectators or coaches.
* Accept the decisions of league officials and observe rules, policies and procedures.
* Comply with NAYB Code of Conduct during any NAYB event including but not limited to meetings, tryouts, games, practices, fundraisers, and tournaments.
* Be drug and alcohol free while at any NAYB event.

Players are expected to:

* Observe all rules and regulations outlined in the NAYB Code of Conduct at all NAYB events including but not limited to meetings, tryouts, games, practices, fundraisers, and tournaments.
* Always display good sportsmanship and team play.
* Follow directions and team policy as explained by the coaching staff.
* Respect all coaches, players, opponents, league officials, referees and spectators.
* Be on time and ready to play for all games and practices.
* Notify coaches in advance of events when they will be late or absent.
* Understand that NAYB teams are assembled based on tryouts/evaluations. If you accept a position on a team when offered, the expectation is that NAYB Basketball is your number one sport priority. Other teams/sports must be secondary. Missing practices and games for other teams/sport may result in loss of playing time.
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Following tryouts, if you are placed on one of the teams and you decline your position on that team, you will be deemed ineligible to try out the following season.
* Treat all playing facilities with respect and do not leave behind trash/water bottles.
* Represent NAYB and the town of North Attleboro with pride, dignity, and sportsmanship.
* Be drug and alcohol-free while at any NAYB event.
* Note that failure to adhere to the NAYB Code of Conduct may influence playing time.

Unacceptable behaviors include: 

* Use of abusive or profane language.
* Bullying, taunting, hitting or humiliating any other player (opponent or teammate).
* Showing disrespect to a referee, official, coach or spectator.
* Intentionally damaging NAYB or teammates equipment or property.

Consequences 

All violations of the NAYB Code of Conduct shall be addressed on an individual basis. Decisions are at the discretion of the NAYB Board of Directors.