All recreation leagues will begin play the weekend of January 8-9.  Teams in grades 2 - 8 will be scheduled for preseason games the weekend of December 18-19.

Teams for Grades 2-8 are in the process of being selected.  Clinic and High School players will soon be contacted by a commissioner or coach for team selections.  For more information, please contact the appropriate league commissioner.   You can locate the list of commissioners in the Recreation drop down menu or by clicking here.

Middle School Leagues will start the weekend of Janaury 8-9, with the Travel League starting on January 9.


For further information contact:

* Questions About HCYP Basketball League Admin & Policy:

     - Middle School & Travel Basketball: Anthony Fulmore, Middle School & Travel Commissioner

     - Recreation Basketball: Jeff Komin, Recreation Leagues Commissioner

* Questions About Program Finance, Admin & Policy: HCYP Basketball Logistics Director

HCYP Basketball Program Director:
BJ Borden

* Special Health & Safety Protocols Will Be in Effect. Stay tuned to this website for more information.

* HCYP Basketball Will Follow Local, State and Federal Guidelines for Health and Safety Measures.

New Season!

Please note: The HCYP Basketball refund policy for 2021-2022 season is in full effect.  The refund policy is included as a required agreement in the online registration process and may be viewed by clicking here.



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!

7:15 am Monday, November 29, 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