Middle School Basketball The HCYP Basketball Middle School League is advanced competition designed for boys and girls in grades 6 - 8 and provides an environment which allows for further development of players in a safe, fun and competitive league. While HCYP Basketball encourages all our teams to play hard and win, the primary focus is to have fun and continue to build on the fundamentals of basketball. Middle School teams may also play in other area leagues and tournaments, including the HCYP Basketball Sunday Travel League, as directed by the team’s head coach. HCYP Middle School teams are not recreation teams but are teams assembled by middle school attendance. One team in both the boys’ and girls’ division is composed of players whose middle school does not have an HCYP Basketball team that represents them. This team is generally called Howard United. Note: HCYP Basketball Middle School teams are part of the HCYP Basketball program and is not part of the middle school or the Howard County Public School System. The Middle School League is divided into two sub-divisions, East and West. These divisions are further divided into two levels, Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV). HCYP Basketball Middle School teams will play in the Saturday Middle School League, which will start in December. Only HCYP Basketball middle school teams will play in this league. The HCYP Basketball Middle School League will be divided into Varsity and Junior Varsity sub-divisions based on current school year grade and level of play. Eighth grade players (8th grade) are not allowed to play in the Junior Varsity sub-division. In addition, the league will be further divided into geographic divisions. West Division Mt. View Middle School Glenwood Middle School Folly Quarter Middle School Burleigh Manor Middle School Harper's Choice Middle School Wilde Lake Middle School Clarksville Middle School Dunloggin Middle School Lime Kiln Middle School East Division Ellicott Mills Middle School Bonnie Branch Middle School Oakland Mills Middle School Lake Elkhorn Middle School Mayfield Woods Middle School Elkridge Landing Middle School Patuxent Valley Middle School Patapsco Middle School Murray Hill Middle School Team Tryouts Tryouts well be held from September to early-October at a local Howard County Gymnasium. The time and location of these tryouts will be posted on this website and will be announced by the head coach. We also encourage parents/players to email the coach directly at the school you are attending to be included on their emailing list for tryout updates; coaches email addresses are listed on this page. All prospective players must attend all tryouts unless directed otherwise by the coach. PLAYERS’ COMMITMENT Players must demonstrate a commitment to their Team and the HCYP Program. Players must be IN COMPLIANCE with the HCYP Middle School & Travel Eligibility requirement. Players must play on the team for which they are selected and cannot request specific team placement. The exception to this commitment, is players on the Howard United Middle School team basketball teams Once a player is ROSTERED (selected to a team), they cannot opt out of playing for that team. If a player chooses to opt out, the player cannot participate in any HCYP program for the current year. In addition, the player will not be permitted to try-out for Travel Basketball the following year. Further if a player opts out after the team selection process, the registration fee will NOT be refunded. This does not apply to an injured player. Earning a position on a travel or middle school team does not guarantee an automatic position in future years. All players must tryout in subsequent years. Attendance at practices and tournaments is mandatory, unless the coach permits the absence. Note: Travel and Middle School team players MAY NOT participate simultaneously in the HCYP Recreational Program or for another travel team. For further Information Contact: Robert Worthington HCYP Basketball Travel and Middle School Basketball Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org Girls Varsity Middle School Champs 2019: Bonnie Branch Middle School Boys Varsity Middle School Champs 2019: Thomas Viaduct Middle School Boys Middle School JV Champs 2019: Glenwood Middle School. News and Announcements 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.