Frequently Asked Questions

Updated Tuesday October 24, 2017 by Bonne Masseo (registrar) .

  1. When does the season begin for league teams? Practices for league teams begins in December.  Games start in January and will run through March.  Games will be on Sundays and/or select Saturdays.  
  2. When does the league season end? The season ends with Championship Sunday on March 18, 2018
  3. When does the clinic season begin and end?  Clinics run January through March.
  4. Where are games and clinics held? Most games and clinics are 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 will games and clinics be scheduled? Games and clinics are on Sundays and select Saturdays from January through March.
  6. 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.
  7. Can my child play-up a division? No.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Does the league provide scholarships to those in financial need? Yes. Please email newpaltzyouthbasketball@gmail.com to request a scholarship.
  11. 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.
  12. How do I add another adult to the account? Please see the tab titled: Adding an Adult
  13. When does registration end? November 3, 2017 for leagues and November 10, 2017 for clinics.
  14. Are late registrations accepted? No.
  15. When will I be assigned to a team and know my child's coach? We hope to have teams created by November 15, 2017.
  16. How will I know what team my child is assigned to? You will receive an email when your child has been assigned to a team.
  17. 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.
  18. When will the schedule be created for the 2017-2018 season? The schedule will be created some time in December.
  19. What grades does NPYBA encompass?  NPYBA has basketball options for all students who reside in the NPCSD from grades 1-12.
  20. 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.
  21. What time will games be played?  Games will be played from 10:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m.  Start times will rotate on a weekly basis.
  22.  What time will clinics be held?  Clinics will either be held at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.  These times will also rotate on a weekly basis.