HCYP Basketball is monitoring school Gym use availability with hcpss and other local organizations to determine season start.


HCYP Basketball  is Considering Options for Abbreviated or Revised Season Starting in January 2021 Based on Gym Availabilities and Covid-19 Protection Protocols.

Currently, HCYP Basketball is considering implementing a revised or abbreviated schedule for the 2020-2021 season in coordination with local COVID-19 protocols and gym availabilities with the Howard County Public School System and other local gym facilities. This will apply to the recreation leagues for girls and boys in grades K-12 (clinic, and grades 2-12) and the middle school and travel leagues. Among the considerations are starting recreation league play by early January 2021.

All will be determined as decisions are made by local and state authorities regarding use of facilities and COVID-19 safeguard protocols. HCYP Basketball will abide by all safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants and their families. As soon as a decision is made, basketball registration will open immediately.


For More Information contact:

BJ Borden
Director of Basketball Operations
Howard County Youth Program, Inc.

Welcome to HCYP Basketball!

1:17 am Saturday, August 15, 2020

Values of the Game


John Wooden

Hall of Fame Coach
UCLA Bruins, Men’s Basketball

"Talent is God given, be humble. Fame is man given, be grateful. Conceit is self given, be careful."

February 24, 1997:  Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls.

Michael Jordan

Hall of Fame Guard
Six-Time World NBA Champion Chicago Bulls

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."


Pat Summitt

Hall of Fame Coach
University of Tennessee Volunteers, Women’s Basketball

"They don't care how much you know, unless they know how much you care."


Sylvia Hatchell

UNC Head Coach
University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Women’s Basketball

"It was her attitude, her demeanor, her smile, her work ethic. I just fell in love with her."


Dean E. Smith

Hall of Fame Coach
University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Men’s Basketball

"I was a demanding coach, but my players knew that I cared for them and that my caring didn't stop when they graduated."

New to The Area?

Welcome to HCYP Basketball, the premier youth basketball program in Howard County! HCYP Basketball is a division of the Howard County Youth Program, Inc. (HCYP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Howard County youth and their families with organized sports programs since 1952. I have been around the game of basketball for over 48 years and have loved every minute of it. I hope that others can enjoy the game and its benefits as my family and I have.

Through the game of basketball, youth will gain valuable life skills that can be used throughout their lives – such as leadership and sportsmanship – through participation in league competition, clinics and camps from first grade through high school.  The time you spend coaching and/or spectating will be time well spent when looking back through your child's growth.

Please look over our website and be sure to check our Frequently Asked Questions and other program information that is of interest to you and your child or children. If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact us directly. We value our partnership with you and the entire Howard County community and look forward to you joining the HCYP Basketball family!


Thanking You Sincerely,

BJ Borden

Director of Basketball Operations
HCYP Basketball
Howard County Youth Program, Inc.

2019 USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach


New Basketball Website

Welcome to the new HCYP Basketball website! Here you can easily navigate to the areas of your specific interests and easily register for the divisions in which your child wishes to participate. Take time to peruse the website and contact us if you have any questions at Connect@hcypbasketball.org.