With the upcoming season quickly approaching LOUYAA Basketball is pleased to announce a restructuring of our intramural program offerings. Our overall goal continues to center around creating a variety of competitive opportunities for our participants. The biggest change this year can be found in our intramural program and is outlined below.
Please consider volunteering your time as a coach or league director. The commitment is minimal and the reward is great. You do not need to be an expert you just need a willingness to try. The success of our program depends on volunteers. It does not happen often but in the event we do not get enough coaches for a particular league we may be forced to limit enrollment and/or offerings.
Your child must be registered prior to any of the tryout or evaluation events. After reviewing the information below please feel free to forward questions to the commissioner (Arnie McGaha) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for Winter Basketball
Tier 3- Intramural
*Early Registration ends Oct 31 meaning late fees are imposed beginning Wednesday, November 1 (does not apply to high school registrants)
**Team development should be completed by November 8 with practices getting underway by November 11-12
***Coaches will select a practice night and site at our November 2 coaches meeting.
****Players not attending an evaluation session will be randomly assigned to a team
K-1 Clinic: There are no evaluations for this group. Hoop Zone directors Art Claybon and Steve Custis will run six Saturday workouts beginning December 2 and ending January 20. Participants will be divided into three separate groups during a November 2nd coaches meeting and families notified accordingly. Your child’s clinic session will either be 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30am throughout the six week event. All activities take place at Kemptown ES (Dec 2, 9, 16, Jan 6, 13, 20).
4th/5th Boys: Evaluations will take place at Spring Ridge Elementary on November 4th. Last names A-L should arrive for a 9:00-10:15 work out; M-Z will be assessed from 10:30-11:45. Coaches will lead the evaluation sessions and develop teams over the weekend before reaching out to families. We attempt accommodate team placement requests but do not guarantee anything. Our first priority is to balance the teams as fairly as possible to make games and league play competitive and fun for all participants. Games for this league are played at Spring Ridge ES on Saturdays beginning Dec 2 and ending the first week of March.
Boys 6th/7th: Evaluations will take place at New Market Middle on November 4th. Last names A-L should arrive for a 9:30-10:45 work out; M-Z will be assessed from 11:00-12:15. Coaches will lead the evaluation sessions. Games for this league are played at New Market Middle on Saturdays beginning Dec 2 and ending the first week of March.
Girls 6th-8th: A work out session is scheduled for Monday, November 6th from 5:30-7:00pm at Oakdale Middle School. We will be forming a U12 team (6th graders) and a U14 team (7th/8th graders) to compete in corresponding Monocacy Youth Basketball Association leagues. Mike Carey is coaching our U14 and leading the workout. We are in need of a U12 coach. Games for this league are played on Saturdays or Sundays at various schools around Frederick or Carroll county.
Boys 8th/9th: Because we need to wait for high school tryouts to finish this group will not hold evaluations until Sunday, November 19th at Oakdale Elementary Recreation Center. Last names ending A-L will work out from 1:00-2:15 with M-Z to follow 2:30-3:45. On-time registration is extended until Nov 20to accommodate families. Games for this league are played on Sundays at either Oakdale ES, Deer Crossing ES, or New Market Middle.
Tier 2- LOUYAA Select (teams will compete in the MYBA league)
LOUYAA Select is the next level of basketball offered and includes a tryout process. As a general rule this option is for our stronger intramural level players as well as those players who are borderline Mid Maryland level but were not selected. LOUYAA Select teams compete in the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association’s (MYBA) Division 1 league. It is available for BOYS only as MYBA does not offer Division 1 for girls programs. LOUYAA will only enter a girls team in MYBA if we are unable to form our own ‘in-house’ league of at least four (4) teams.
LOUYAA Select teams will be formed at the U10, U12, and U14 levels (boys) and U14 (girls). Eligibility for MYBA is based on your child’s age as of September 1st. He/She must be younger than the league title as of September 1st, i.e. if a player is 10 years old on or before September 1st, they must play in the U12 league, etc. There is no school district restriction with regard to these teams.
* U10 Boys tryouts- Oct 23, 6:00-7:30 @ Oakdale Middle & Oct 25, 7:00-8:30 @ New Market Middle
U12 Boys tryouts- Oct 25, 7:30-9:00 @ Oakdale Middle & Oct 27, 5:30-7:00 @ Oakdale Middle
Tier 1- Mid Maryland/Travel information:
This is the highest level of winter basketball available to middle school aged participants with programs competing in the Mid Maryland League. Teams are comprised of students within their respective middle school/feeder districts and are selected following a tryout process with coaches. Two different levels are offered for boys and girls (junior varsity and varsity). Tryout information is listed below and is subject to change. Any changes will be accompanied by a general announcement through this website and/or at the designated middle school. For more information please visit the ‘Mid Maryland Boys Basketball’ or ‘Mid Maryland Girls Basketball’ websites.
1) Your child must be registered in order to try out- 2017 Try Outs will be announced both on this website as well as within individual schools. Anticipated start dates are around early October.
2) Payment is not due at the time of registration. A separate payment link will be sent to families once teams have been selected.
3) Please note that FCPS middle schools have NO affiliation with Mid Maryland teams, they are associated by name only.
4) Students must live within the school district of the Mid Maryland team for which they elect to tryout.