SCAYBA Travel Families-
Tonight Governor Walz put a “pause” on youth sports in Minnesota. What that means for our organization is there will be no SCAYBA activities (practices or games) from Friday, November 20 (11:59pm)-December 18 per Governor Walz. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to get the kids back on the court as soon as possible in compliance with the state. All practices scheduled for Thursday, November 19 are on as planned. Please reach out with any questions.
SCAYBA Board of Directors
At this time due to the current governor's orders and the pandemic status, we will be delaying the start of our in house program. Our goal is to reevaluate and start the program when it is safe to do so and we have adequate gym space for our players, coaches and families.
Congratulations to all of the graduates in the class of 2020! Congratulations to the winners of the SCAYBA Scholarship: Lauren Wilfong & Nate Trewick from Tech, Thomas Otto from Apollo and Jacob Stolzenberg and Anna Flemming from Cathedral! Way to go graduates! So many great applications this year, it was a very difficult decision!
This program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade who wish to work on developing and improving fundamental basketball skills while having fun!
The In-House Basketball Program starts Saturday morning January 4th, 2020 and runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays. Boys and girls participate separately based on the grade levels indicated below. For each age group, times are divided into practices and games; start times vary week to week. Registration fee provides T-shirt. The players will have the opportunity to interact with area high school basketball teams during practice, which will enrich their learning experience and skill improvement.
Kindergarten– 1st will meet at Oak Hill Elementary gym for 1 hour Saturday mornings during January & February.
Grades 2nd – 5th will meet at Oak Hill Elementary gym for 1 hour and 20 minutes Saturday mornings during January & February
Travel basketball is open to kids of all abilities! Whether your child has been playing for years or just wants to learn more about the game and meet new friends, travel basketball is an option for them. It is amazing to see the progress and confidence of players as the weeks progress throughout the season!
The kids will get 2 practices a week at a local school gym for 1.5 hours each, 6-8 tournaments depending on the grade level, a uniform and their own shooting shirt with their last name on it to keep! It's a great way for kids to meet other kids from different schools and have fun learning a team sport.
The tournaments are often local and only require a day or even a half day on the weekends. I know many people think of travel sports to be all weekend long with hotel stays every weekend, however that is not the case with basketball. There are several surrounding towns, such as Foley, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Albany, Annandale, and many more that host 1 day tournaments.
We would love to have your child give travel basketball a try if they are looking for more than just 1 hour of basketball a week. Please contact Tina Mork if you have any questions at email@example.com
Boys going into 6th, 7th & 8th grade will be from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
All Girls and boys going into 4th and 5th grade will be from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7/27/20 - 7/29/20 (Mon, Tues, & Wed.)
8/4/20 - 8/6/20 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.)
8/11/20 - 8/13/20 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.)
8/18 - 8/20/20 (Tues., Wed., & Thurs.)
See the 3 on 3 tab for more information.
Congratulations to all of the graduating Seniors this year!
Apollo Winners Maddy Dingmann & Lukas Theisen
Tech Winners Noah Hegland & Meya Washington
Cathedral Winners Megan Januschka & Nick Schaefer
Future Tournament Dates!
2020 Quarry Classic - February 22 & 23
2021 Quarry Classic - February 20 & 21
2022 Quarry Classic - February 26 & 27
The goals of the SCAYBA Basketball Program are to develop the basketball skills of the youth in the St. Cloud Area; to encourage sportsmanship at all times; build character and confidence, and above all, to enable the youth to enjoy the game of basketball. To achieve these goals, the SCAYBA Basketball program encourages all participants, be it players or coaches, to act in a responsible and respectful manner on and off the court.
Parent volunteers are always welcome! SCAYBA could not exist if not for the parent volunteers that we get every year. We not only look for parents to help coach and participate in various programs, but we can use help in other ways. We always welcome assistance with our annual tournament. Also, event reporting and updating the team website page with updated tournament results and pictures or photography and videography for the website or facebook page. Whatever talents and/or ideas you may have to help get the word out about SCAYBA programs are certainly welcome! Just contact Tina with your ideas or for more information about how to become a volunteer!
The St. Cloud Area Youth Basketball Association is proud to offer the SCAYBA Scholarship. The SCAYBA Scholarship recognizes the connection that exists between youth basketball participation, academic excellence, leadership and community service. The scholarship is awared annually to one graduating senior boy and one graduating senior girl from each of the three St. Cloud High Schools.