2023-2024 Registration is now

Games Start December 9-10 for Grades 3-8!

High School games and Clinics Start December 16-17!

Notes: All players in grades 3-8 should have already been contacted and placed on a team.  Please contact the commissioner for your league if you have any questions.

High school and Clinic teams are currently being formed.  Please contact the commissioner for your league with any questions, or the Head Recreation Leagues Commissioner, Jeff Komin.

Check Out HCYP Basketball's Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about the Basketball Program.

have a great, safe season!

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.

Registration Deadlines
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.

Financial Aid is available for all qualifying players and families.  The application process is now fully online and easily accessible.  Click here to apply....


Let's Play Basketball!

Rules of the Game

Special Emphasis on Zero Tolerance Policy

For information about specific recreation leagues or for overall recreation league matters, you may contact:

Jeff Komin
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:

Anthony Fulmore
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.

Welcome to HCYP Basketball!

1:55 pm Sunday, April 14, 2024

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.

USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach


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