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If you have a question or comment that is not addressed below, please use our "Feedback" feature.

 

How do I sign up to coach an HYBL team?

If you are registering a player, you can sign-up during registration   If you are NOT registering a player, please contact Paul Baitinger from the Board of Directors page

 

How do I get updates about registration and HYBL season information?

If you've previously registered or are registering now you will be automatically added to the email distribution list.  Otherwise, join our email list

 

What equipment or apparel do I need?

  • Jerseys are provided by HYBL, but should be returned at the end of the season unless you wish to purchase the jersey
  • Basketball Shoes (optional, but recommended for most divisions, except maybe Bitty Ballers and CoEd 1st Grade)
  • Basketball (See below for the size for your division) with your child's name on it 
    NOTE: There will be one ball per team provided at each gym, a first aid kit, pinnies, and a ball pump
  • Athletic shorts / shirt / socks
  • Water Bottle with your child's name on it!
  • Coaches should have a whistle and a whiteboard
    NOTE: Don't forget to collect your belongings and dispose of trash after practice!
     

How do I return a jersey?

Jerseys are collected at the last event for your team.  If you do not attend or forgot to turn your jersey in you should contact Paul Baitinger or Kevin Brooks from our Board of Directors page

 

How do I configure notifications for practices and games?

It is great that we can now pay on-line with credit card payment.  Is it secure?

In a word, yes.  Standard 128 bit encryption with SSL certification is used for totally secure communications.  Credit card data is passed through for processing and is never stored.

Does HYBL have a payment preference?

Yes, your use of our secure credit card payment feature significantly reduces the administrative burden of our volunteers.  On-line registration requires credit card payment exclusively.  For late sign-ups on tryout day checks are accepted but late fees are imposed for late signups.

Why does the HYBL no longer offer multiple child discounts as has been done in the past?

This was offerred in the past on a trial basis, but resulted in administrative and accounting problems with additional players being added after the initial registration and payment period, and also players dropping out after-the-fact.  Since all this work is done by unpaid volunteers we simplified the process by eliminating this feature.  We make every attempt to keep our families costs as low as possible.

Can I still sign up my child if I miss the registration deadline?

Everyone who registers on-line is guaranteed a roster spot on a team.  If you miss the registration period, you may still be able to register late online or come to the tryouts and register and pay on that day if there is no waiting list in your division, a late fee will be applied.  After the tryout day, it is up the Division Director's discretion whether to allow late entries and will depend on whether there are roster spots available.  You may be placed on a waiting list.

Are players required to attend every practice and game?  What about scheduling conflicts?

We certainly encourage 100% attendance, but understand there may be conflicts with other activities.  Players will not be penalized for missed time, however we encourage you to notify your coaches of anticipated missed time so they can plan accordingly.

What is the league policy on "extra" team practices?

The only sanctioned and HYBL insured team practices are those that will be officially scheduled in school gyms as part of the season schedule and posted on this website.  If your coach schedules additional practices outside of our official schedule at alternate sites such as on outdoor courts or in church or private gyms, they should be considered voluntary and HYBL assumes no risk or expense.  Coaches are not allowed to schedule extra practices at alternate sites assuming HYBL sponsorship or insurance "umbrella" coverage.

Why is my child's Division schedule not posted when other dvisions are posted?

Some schedules are more complex to put together depending on Divison size and gym availability.  If there is a long delay please contact your Division Director for an update.

Who do I contact about unsafe conditions or other issues about the gyms?

Contact HYBL's Director of School Facilities, contact information provided in our Contacts section.  Alternatively you can send us an e-mail via our Feedback feature.
 

Can I save money on basketball-related equipment?

Yes, indeed you can, see below for details and coupons for Dick's Sporting Goods!

Dick's Sporting Goods Discount Information

Between 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 10th the Virginia Center Commons, Glen Allen, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for their upcoming basketball season.  HYBL will also be handing out jerseys to players.

Any Hanover Youth Basketball League participant can bring in the attached appreciation day flyer to receive 20% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) on Sunday, November 10th.  This is a great opportunity to not only get your basketball gear but to also take care of any other purchasing needs you may have such as holiday shopping!

You can also stop by the Hanover Youth Basketball League table to also register to win gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.  

We hope to see you there!

What program do you offer for the Winter?

Winter 2019-2020 Information - Session closed to new participants

  • Winter Season Schedule:
    • November 16 through March 1
    • Official League games and practices are usually scheduled on weekends only (Saturday morning through early evening, or Sunday afternoon through evening)
    • The schedules for the entire season should be ready by November 22
    • Championship Games are planned for Sunday, March 1 at Lee-Davis High School (Start Times 1-5 pm)
  • Registration details:
    • Online Registration: Early Bird Cost 9/16/19 - 10/6/19 ($125)
    • Online Registration Period: Base Cost 10/7/19 - 10/27/19 ($150)
    • Online Late Registration Period: 10/28/19 - 11/1/19 ($175)
  • Registration Eligibility: 
    • Boys and Girls in Pre K-12th grade according to Current Grades as of the 2019-2020 school year
    • Winter Season Division Assignments: Players are grouped by Current Grades
    • Non-Hanover county residents are welcome
    • Players with other activities are welcome, but please let us know about potential conflicts
  • Facilities Locations: The following locations are used:
    • Generally Hanover County Public Schools or other gyms in or around the county

What program do you offer for the Summer?

Summer 2019 Information - Session closed to new participants

  • Summer Season Schedule:
    • Practices/Games have already started the week of June 17 through the last week of July
    • Games/Practice times generally start at the following times 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and/or 8:00 pm (some of the older divisions may be played at 9:00 pm)
  • Registration details:
    • Late Registration Cost: $125 (after May 27)
    • Late Registrations are usually accepted for most age groups at $125 ($25 late fee) provided we have spots available.  Late Registrations will also be accepted by contacting our Membership Director, Debbie Trimble, or the Division Director as shown below from our Board of Directors page.
  • Registration Eligibility: 
    • Boys and Girls in Pre K to 12th grade according to Current Grades for the 2018-2019 school year
    • Summer Season Division Assignments: Players are grouped by Current Grades
    • Non-Hanover county residents are welcome
    • Swimmers and baseball players are welcome, but please let us know about potential conflicts
    • Player Evaluations: Were held on June 2 at Lee-Davis High School Auxiliary Gym