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    Sartell Area Youth Basketball Association

    Mission:  SAYBA will provide programs which develop skilled and competitive basketball players in our community.  SAYBA is dedicated to encouraging self-confidence, positive attitude, team work and good sportsmanship through the game of basketball.

    2020 SABYA In House DECEMBER 5th Session CANCELLED!

    Due to school/facilities closure we will be cancelling our Saturday December 5th SAYBA In House session. 

    2020-2021 SAYBA Travel Teams are Formed/Posted

    Registration is now closed

    11/19/20 Travel Season Update - PAUSE on Youth Sports

    Due to news from the Governor Wednesday 11/18/20, Youth Basketball is officially on PAUSE for 4 weeks. The pause overlaps the pause that SAYBA already notified families earlier this week about with a little earlier start than planned.

    The PAUSE starts this Friday, November 20 at 11:59pm and goes through December 18, 2020...however SAYBA has chosen to PAUSE the season through the end of 2020 with hopes to start back up January 3rd as referenced prior. 

    We will continue to communicate with you in regard to other changes and as we get closer to January 2021.

    We are currently looking at options to keep teams connected during this stay in shape, stay connected and develop over this time. More to come as we work through this idea.

    Unfortunately, this means several teams will have one to three cancelled tournaments, including the December SAYBA tournament. We ask that coaches look into refunds from the missed tournaments and possible replacement tournaments in January and February. Refunds should be sent Trina (SAYBA treasurer). Further, the 3rd/4th grade Becker League along with the 5th/6th/7th/8th grade Recreational League games during that time are cancelled/postponed. More information around this will be sent to those teams separately.

    Thanks everyone! Not the news we want to share but something needed to hopefully get us back into full swing starting January 2021.

    Note: As a reminder, the second installment payment for SAYBA has been pushed back and will be administered at a later date. 

    Open Board Spots

    We will be looking to fill the following board positions at our October General Meeting: Communications/Secretary, Tournament Understudy, and 3rd Grade Rep. If interested please let a board member know.

    Return to Play Plan

    Season Update - 10/2020

    Season Update - Planning a normal season at this time and expect to offer each team the same number of tournaments as we would in any year.

    • Thank you for being patient as we finalized these plans

    • Additional fees, as referenced at registration, and with moving forward with a full/normal season along with payment due date will be posted later this week with an email to all registered players updating them on the season and payment. Fees Updated (total, including $200 registration/holding fee): 3rd grade at $200, 4th grade at $275, 5th grade at $285, 6th & 7th grade at $300 and 8th grade at $325. Family max of $650.

    • With regards to tournaments, note that there may be attendance limitations enforced by tournaments, such as one spectator per player -  this is out of our control and based on Guidelines for youth sports.

    • Generally teams are given 2 practices a week (exception is 7th/8th grade during the school ball season, practices are reduced to 1 time a week); however this year practices may be reduced to once per week depending on access to school gyms. This is out of our control and we will do our best to get team practices. At this time we have access to the school gyms, but that may change as the season moves on.

      REMINDER: Weather Related Issues

      Just a reminder that when school is closed (or closes early) due to weather related issues, there will be no SAYBA practices those nights.  This is for the safety of the players and parents, regardless of if the practice was at one of the schools or the community center.

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