About the New 2023-2024 Basketball Season
HCYP Basketball has streamlined the organization of its recreation leagues for the 2023-2024 winter season to allow maximum opportunity for game play in all leagues.
- K-1 Clinic League: This league will continue to hold 90-minute sessions each weekend (boys leagues on Saturdays, girls leagues on Sundays) in school gyms equipped specifically for clinic basketball play. Two teams will share a two-court gym and practice skills development for the first half of the session than scrimmage each other for the last half.
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- 2nd Grade Advanced Clinic: Following the same basic structure as the K-1 Clinics, the advanced clinic will include 90-minute sessions each weekend combining practice for the first half of the session with competitive game play for the second half. Coaches will referee the games as a way of providing constant hands-on instruction and skills development guidance during game play.
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- Grades 3 - 8: Teams in these leagues are drafted from evaluations and play competitive games each weekend with rules that are customized for each league and to ensure equal playing time for all players. Two experienced referees are scheduled for each game. The Girls Division will combine grades 6-8 in one middle school recreation league, with all players evaluated and each team chosen to ensure parity and competitive balance of teams and optimum game playing enjoyment for all participants. Practices: All teams in these leagues will be assigned one practice in a local school gym each week on a weeknight.
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- High School Leagues: The high school leagues will again feature separate boys junior varsity (grade 9-10) and varsity divisions (grades 11-12) and one combined division for girls in grades 9-12. All players will be evaluated and teams drafted to help ensure competitive parity throughout each league. All teams will be scheduled to play games on Sundays pending gym availabilities; historically, these leagues do not have scheduled practices.
Note: Registration will close once a league reaches its full capacity. All applicable practices and game schedules will be subject to the allotments issued to HCYP Basketball by the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS).
» K-1 Clinic: Closed.
» 2nd Grade Advanced Clinic: Closed.
» Grades 3 - 8: Closed.
» High School Leagues: December 3, 2023.
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Let's Play Basketball!
For information about specific recreation leagues or for overall recreation league matters, you may contact:
Commissioner for the Recreation Leagues
Middle School Travel Teams
Information regarding teams and tryouts for HCYP Basketball middle school travel teams will be posted over the summer break. For more information, please contact:
Middle School and Travel Basketball
Note Regarding HCYP Middle School and Travel Teams: HCYP Basketball Middle School and Travel teams are being managed separately by the MS/Travel Commissioner and the teams' head coaches in collaboration with public and private gym facilities. Each team's head coach should be contacted for further information.