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F.A.Q.

How do I guarantee that my daughter or son is registered?

How much is registration?

What is the level of competition?

Can one register a team?

What is the composition of team and individual registrations?

Are certain leagues reserved for team registrations?

Are there practices?

Are there separate leagues for female and male players?

When are the games played?

Where are the games played?

Are the games refereed?

Are uniforms provided?

How are refunds handled?

What is a clinic?

How do I guarantee that my daughter or son is registered?

The best way to ensure your son or daughter is registered for the Spring or Fall seasons is to register as early as possible.  The Spring season deadline is March 1; and the Fall season deadline is August 1. HYBA makes every possible attempt to place as many young people as possible.


How much is registration?

Registration is $110.00 per individuals and $500.00 per teams.


What is the level of competition?

HYBA's enrollment is composed of young persons who have a genuine passion for basketball.  HYBA's level of play is better than any other recreation league in Maryland.  This was substantiated in the Summer 2001 issue of Youth Sports Magazine.


Can one register a team?

Absolutely.  Please see the following link for more information: http://www.hyba.org/Default.aspx?tabid=605199.


What is the composition of team and individual registrations?

About half of HYBA is composed of individuals and the other half is composed of teams.


Are certain leagues reserved for travel teams?

Per age group demands, leagues are usually broken into recreation and travel leagues.


Are there practices?

No, HYBA is games only.


Are there separate leagues for female and male players?

Absolutely.


When are the games played?

On Fridays and from 6:00-10:00PM.


Where are the games played?

At every available school in Howard County.


Are the games refereed?

Yes. Two referees are on staff for every game, except for the Boys & Girls Clinics.


Are uniforms provided? 

Absolutely.

How are refunds handled?

ALL REFUND REQUESTS must be submitted in writing to H.Y.B.A., Inc., Attn: Refund Request, P.O. 361, Ellicott City, MD 21041. Include your Registration Confirmation Number (#), reason for refund, and signature.

NO REFUNDS can be provided after the registration deadline. All honored refunds are subject to handling and processing fees of $50.00 for individuals and $250.00 for teams. Absolutely no refunds will be issued for any reason after the basketball teams have been chosen.

IF YOUR REFUND REQUEST IS APPROVED, we will mail a check to you (regardless of original payment method) minus any applicable handling and processing fees. A refund check can take three (3) to five (5) weeks to process.

What is a clinic?

The boys and girls clinics are a unique opportunity for young players (grades kindergarten, first, and second) to start the game of basketball without the worries of structured competitive play.  While every other league in HYBA has two referees per game and follows league play (usually standard high school basketball rules or a variation thereof), the clinics are composed of volunteer coaches and designed to take the young players through the fundamentals of basketball through proven drills and practice games.  The progress our young players make every year is astounding.  Our clinic formula for our kindergarten, first, and second grade players continues to be successful for over twenty years.  Clinics are divided into both boys and girls clinics.