~ The HCYP Basketball 2020-2021 Winter Season is Cancelled. ~

Please read the LINKED LETTER from HCYP Basketball Operations Regarding Decision to Cancel the 2020-2021 Winter Recreation Basketball Season and Options for Refund or Donation.

Click Here to Request a Refund or Donate

Instructions:  Registrants may request a FULL REFUND or Opt to Donate by filling out and submitting the simple HCYP Basketball Refund/Donate Request Form (Click Here).  Upon completing the form, click on the Submit  button and your request will be processed.  This will also remove you from the current active HCYP Basketball registration system.  You may always decide to register for the 2021-2022 Winter Season at a later date at the new season’s registration fee.

DEADLINE for Refund Requests: February 15, 2021.
After February 15, all registrations will fall under the 2021-2022 HCYP Basketball season and subject to all policies, including the refund policy, that are associated with it.

Registrants May Also Opt to Keep Their Registration for the 2021-2022 Basketball Season.

Current registrants who wish to hold their registration at the 2020-2021 price for next season need do nothing.  You are automatically registered for next year and placed in the next grade level.

Winter Season 2021-2022 is Now Open
for Early Bird Enrollment!

All Current Registrations Are Automatically Enrolled for the 2021-2022 Winter Season

(If you opt for this registration instead of refund or donation, you need do nothing.  You are already enrolled.)

Early Bird Special (through April 25,2021): $150.00

Regular Price (starting April 26, 2021): $175.00
Registration closes October 3, 2021, for  Grades 2-8.
* Grades K-1 (clinic) and High School Leagues registration closes November 21, 2021.

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.

Welcome to HCYP Basketball!

7:07 pm Saturday, January 23, 2021

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.