The Fairfax County Youth Basketball League ("FCYBL") is a not-for-profit organization comprised of 25 registered member youth clubs and recreation centers, exists to enable the youth of its member organizations to compete, learn, grow, and develop basketball skills while playing on their neighborhood teams.
About the FCYBL, Including Mission Statement, FCYBL Operations, List FCYBL Members Clubs, and FCYBL Council,
NOTE: This message is being sent to all FCYBL parents, players, coaches, and club representatives.
Chairman Gordon Austin, the executive board, and I wish all the FCYBL teams the best of luck as you enter the last nine days of the 2013-2014 season. Compete well, do your best, and enjoy the games.
The playoffs are the most exciting time of the year -- filled with hard play, close games, and good competition. As we enter the final stretch please remember to honor the game with your best sportsmanship. Let the coaches coach, the players play, and the officials officiate. Please cheer in a positive manner for your team and model the positive behaviors you want your children to exhibit.
We've assigned our best crews to work these games. We are ready - so let the games begin.
Due to to school closings on Monday and Tuesday games have been moved to Wednesday - Please check your schedules
Thank you for your patience.
Here are the lottery draw numbers for each club. Should one of your teams tie with another club in final regular season standings and the face to face games are split, then the tie breaker will be the club with the lower lottery number.
As a youth basketball coach most of us have been in an uncompetitivegame. FCYBL uses divisions to create competitive leagues; two divisions in girls program, and three in many boys leagues. Even so, there is a wide spread of talent in some leagues.
A good coach will recognize when the game is uncompetitive. I admit, sometimes it slips up on you. But if you are in a "blow-out" you almost always know it. The point of this note is to ask all FCYBL coaches to take positive action immediately when they are in a blow-out.
If you are losing - play hard and do not give up. Adversity enhances character. Focus on what you can achieve - perhaps just getting a shot off or a rebound is your goal. Be positive and encourage the fundamentals.
If you are winning - please "call off the dogs". Running up the score does no one any good. We don't rank teams on points scored or allowed, just on wins and losses. So - a 10 point win is the same as a 50 point win.
If you are winning in a blowout - here are some ideas you might use to keep your 20 or 25 point lead all the way home:
1. Stop pressing
2. Play your deep bench -- a lot
3. Work on executing your half-court offense; stop scoring in transition
4. Give your players a chance at all roles; posts at point, points in the blocks. etc.
5. and more -- insert your ideas here --
Notice that I never suggested that you "let the other team score", rather I am asking you to develop your entire team and refine your plays. I am sure you can develop your team without demoralizing your weaker opponents. 5th grade through 8th grade is the time to build up and encourage players on every team. We are all in coaching for that goal. Winning is good, but winning is not everything, and winning with blowouts is not helping the league.
If we continue to blow-out teams - those players may not be back. It's far too early to wash them out now - we need them to improve and be back next year. Let's all be good sports and stop these blowouts immediately.
FCYBL important contact numbers – Winter 2013/14 In case of inclement weather: Call the Gym Closure Status hotline @ 703-324-8661 for updates on Fairfax County gym closures due to inclement weather. If Fairfax County Schools are closed ALL games are canceled.
What should I do if we arrive at a gym and it is locked or there is another group in the gym?
Do not argue with the school staff You need to call the county hotline first as they need to talk to someone at the gym Call CRS @703 609-8870 and alert.
Also call and or text the scheduler - Charles Chandler at 703-856-2715 and alert him. Alternate contacts to be used only if you cannot reach the county or Charles. Boys: Dave Maher: 703-909-4852 -
Girls: Cliff Krug: 703 928-5116 -
Gordon Austin: 703-593-2886 Dave V.: 703- 772 -5867
The referee scheduler is Curtis Smith - 571 643 6516. The assistant referee coordinator is Kenny Robinson - cell 301-793-2141
Please contact them ONLY if there are no referees on site.
Please note: Sometimes the schools change the use of the gym and do not inform the county – if this is the case the after-hours county rep. will try to resolve but the school has priority, even if they didn’t let us know. We must respect their decision and not argue with the school or the county rep..
Any lost games will be rescheduled.
5th Grade Pool Play Games Begin – Saturday/Sunday, November 16/17th All Leagues – Regular Season Games Begin Saturday/Sunday, November 23/24
Week night games begin Monday November 25 - 26
Thanksgiving Break, No Games - Nov 27 – Dec 1
Weeknight Dec 2-5, 9-12, 16-19
Weekend Dec 6/7, 1/5 Holiday Break, No Games - Dec 20 - Jan 3 Games will be scheduled for January 4th and 5th
Weekday Games resumes – Start Jan 6
Weekend Games resumes – Start Jan 11/12
End of Regular Season:
February 22/23 Playoff Schedule
Weekend Games – March 1-2
Weeknight Games - Feb 25-27, March 3-6
Championships - March 8/9
Please note that this schedule is subject to change!