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Spring League Information

Games commence March 24th, Practices begin that week, March 20th.

Spring Season ends with games on June 9-11th.

One practice per week for one hour on the blacktop at Redwood or Los Cerritos.  Any other practice locations require CYBA pre-approval and agreement from all player families.

GAMES to be played at Redwood Middle School:  

Friday Nights: Boys 7 - 8, one Girls game

Saturday Mornings: All Girls Divisions

Saturday Afternoons: Boys 3 & 4 (games end around 4 pm)

Sunday Beginning at 12:10: Boys K - 2

Sunday Afternoons:  Boys 5 & 6 (games end around 4 pm)

There will be no pre-formed teams this Spring Season. All teams will be formed by the league and assigned to Coaches.  However, there is a place on the registration where you may request to play with another player.  Those will requests will be honored as best effort, but there is no guarantee, especially grades 3 and up.

Once the full game schedule is completed, it will be posted on


Teams will be formed close to the end of this week.  As a league, we have appx 4 days to find coaches and compile all of the teams, in addition to our real jobs.  So, you may get a call as late as Sunday night or Monday from your team's coach.  Please be patient as this is a very fast turn around for a very complicated process.

Practices will be held one night a week for one hour.  That day and time are determined by your coach.  If there is an issue with scheduling, please work that out with your coach.

Finally,  CYBA reserves the right to change teams during the season to address issues that may arise, including but not limited too, a team losing in dramatic fashion on a regular basis.  No refunds are available for this inconvenience.  Spring season is FUN, not super competitive.  Switching teams just means you're making more friends. 

Concussion Symptoms

These are the most common symptoms associated with concussions. More information and a comprehensive listing can be found in the documents listed below.

  •          Confusion, feeling sluggish/foggy/groggy
  •          Dizziness, poor balance & coordination
  •          Sensitivity to noise or light
  •          Blurry vision
  •          Headache or feeling pressure in the head
  •          Poor memory (can’t remember what happened, what they ate earlier, coming to game, etc.)
  •          Poor concentration
  •          Feeling nauseous or vomiting

These are the signs of a medical emergency associated with concussions and require immediate medical attention:

  •          Headaches or pressure in the head that worsen
  •          Repeated vomiting
  •          Severe neck pain
  •          Loss of consciousness or unable to be awakened easily
  •          Weakness/numbness in arms or legs
  •          Inability to recognize familiar faces or things

Role of a Parent

You, the parent, are equally as important to your child’s positive basketball experience as the coach of the team. In order for your child to get the most out of playing basketball, it is important that you do the following:

Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Positive reinforcement encourages learning and fun. Research has shown that a ratio of five positive statements (compliments, positive recognition) for each negative statement (criticisms, corrections) is ideal for helping young athletes do their best. Try to maintain a 5:1 ratio in your comments to your child.

Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience, not whether the team won or lost. Some questions that you might ask before asking about the final score include: "Did you try as hard as you could? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything today that might make you a better player in the future?"

Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials, opponents and your child’s teammates.

Let your child set his own goals and play the game for himself, herself. Be your child’s "home court advantage" by giving him or her your unconditional support regardless of how well he or she performs.

Let the coach coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he or she is playing. Use positive reinforcement with your child’s coach. Let the coach know when he or she is doing a good job.

Respect the decisions of the referee. Your child will pay more attention to how you act than to what you say.

Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others.

Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.

Get involved! A great way to support your child’s basketball experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program. Some of the ways you can get involved: keep the scorebook, run the clock, manage equipment, raise funds, organize team social events, and photograph players.

Sit back and enjoy the game. Remember, basketball is played for FUN.