Frequently Asked Questions

UpdatedMonday November 25, 2019 byBonne Masseo (registrar) .

  1. When does the season begin for league teams? Practices start the week of December 2, 2019 and the first game of the season is January 5, 2020.  The season runs January through March.  Games will be on Sundays and/or select Saturdays.  The season schedule will be posted on the website and available on SI Play app in December.
  2. When does the league season end? The regular season ends on March 15, 2019.  Playoffs run March 16th through the 20th and the season concludes with Championship Sunday on March 22, 2020
  3. When does the clinic season begin and end?  The first clinics are January 5, 2020 and clinics run January through March. 
  4. Where are games and clinics held? Games and clinics are on Sundays at the SUNY New Paltz Athletic and Wellness Center.  Select Saturday games and clinics will be at the New Paltz Middle School and/or Duzine School.
  5. When and where does the Special Needs clinic meet?  The Special Needs clinic begins on Saturday, January 4, 2020 and the season runs through March.  The Special Needs clinics are on Saturdays at the Duzine School.  
  6. When will games and clinics be scheduled? Games and clinics are on Sundays and select Saturdays from January through March.
  7. Will there be practices for teams? Yes, 4th through 10th graders will practice once a week at the NP Middle School.  Practices are in the evenings.  Practices begin the week of December 2, 2019.  Coaches will notify teams of their specific practice day and time. 
  8. Does my child need to know how to play basketball to join?  Absolutely not – NPYBA is a recreational league with the goal of teaching children the basic rules of basketball along with a love for the game.
  9. Can my child play-up a division? No.
  10. Will my child receive a uniform? Yes- Registration fee includes a team jersey.  NPYBA is not responsible for replacement of a lost or incorrectly ordered jersey.
  11. Are teammate and coach requests accepted? No. In order to be able to create balanced teams requests are not accepted. All leagues are “draft” leagues.  Head coaches may not specify an assistant coach prior to the draft.  If siblings are in the same division, they can request to be placed on the same team.
  12. Does the league provide scholarships to those in financial need? Yes. Please email to request a scholarship.
  13. How do we register? Please click the REGISTER HERE banner or the log in button and follow the instructions that follow. Please be sure to click create account if this is the first time using Sports Illustrated Play/Sports Sign Up.
  14. How do I add another adult to the account? Please see the tab titled: Adding an Adult
  15. When does registration end? November 10, 2019.
  16. Are late registrations accepted? No.
  17. When will I be assigned to a team and know my child's coach? Players have been assigned to teams and should have received an email from their coach.    
  18. How will I know what team my child is assigned to? You should have received an email indicating what team your child has been assigned to.  
  19. How do I know who the coach is and the schedule once my child has been assigned to a team? Once assigned to a team, you will have access to the child's team wall. You can access the team wall through the league website (this one) or by downloading the Sports Illustrated Play app (STRONGLY SUGGESTED). On the team wall, one will be able to access ALL needed information for the player's team- coach, schedule, contact information, etc.
  20. When will the schedule be created for the 2020 season? The schedule will be created some time in December.
  21. What grades does NPYBA encompass?  NPYBA has basketball options for all students who reside in the NPCSD from grades 1-12.
  22. Do we need volunteers? YES!!! We need coaches for all divisions!!  To volunteer to coach, please register on our website.  There is no fee to coach, however, you will be subject to a background check.
  23. What time will games be played?  Games will be played from 10:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m.  
  24.  What time will clinics be held?  Clinics will either be held at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.  These times may rotate on a weekly basis.