Ascension Youth Basketball Association
Teams are either ALL girls, or ALL boys. No co-ed teams.
Teams are grouped according to age. by calendar year. Starting at 6 years old (no children under 6). Structured as follows:
Under 8 year olds; Under 10 year olds; Under 12 years old, Under 14 years old; and Under 16 years old.
Proof of age is required for all new registrants (a copy of child's birth certificate).
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
On average, there are 10 kids per team.
All children must play 2 quarters, every game.
Each team has a volunteer coach, and if possible, an assistant volunteer coach. This depends on the number of volunteers.
The following schools host teams: Dutchtown Middle School, Galvez Middle School, Prairieville Middle School and St. Amant Middle school. Teams are organized for each school.
You may register your child for a team at whichever school you prefer. Kids practice with their team, at the "home" school where they are registered. Please make sure that you register at the school of your practice choice.
There is a draft for all kids moving up to a new age category, or new registrants.
REGISTRATION FOR 2014 SEASON WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 26TH, 2013 AND NOVEMBER 2ND, 2013
Cost per child, per season is $60, payable at registration.
Games are played every Saturday, January-March, at the host school gyms.
Practices are arranged one or more evenings per week at the "home" school gym.
Practices are scheduled to start mid December.
Practice schedules are arranged by the coach.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL COACHES ARE READY TO PRACTICE AT THE SAME TIME. PLEASE BE PATIENT, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY YOUR CHILD'S COACH WHEN THEY ARE READY.
Games will start January 11th, 2014
Game schedules for teams will be printed and passed out to coaches starting on January 8TH.
Under 8's games consist of a "skills" section, and a regulation game.
Carl has been the driving force behind AYBA for over 25 years A former LSU basketball player under both Press Maravich and Dale Brown, Carl hopes to give something back to the sport he loves, by volunteering countless hours.
Vice President, Gym operations-Ronald Williams
Ronald has been a dedicated AYBA volunteer for 20 years. He has coached his own sons in the progam, been the St. Amant co-ordinator, and continues to remain involved, in charge of gym operations.
Administrator- Jane Siener
Jane is the wife of president, Carl Siener. She is the administrator of the AYBA website. Jane also assists Carl with all clerical and scheduling matters. In addition, Jane also coaches an under 14 girls' team.
Commissioners, Dutchtown gym Sondra Harris and Jermaine and Honey Miles
Sondra continues to stay involved at Dutchtown despite being very busy running the very successful Griffin Grill. Jermaine and Honey are in thier third year as commissioners but have been involved with the AYBA for several years.
Commissioners, Galvez gym
Steven has coached in the league for 15+ years and he is also former AYBA player.
Sheldon has co-ordinated games and registration and also coached at Prairieville for over 15 years. He is aided by his wife, Evelyn. They supervise game days at the school.
Commissioners, St. Amant gym Lionel and Candace Melancon
After helping out for several years Lionel and Candace volunteered to take over for Ronald and they have been a great asset to the program.