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Boys Basketball

SYA's Boys Basketball program provides the opportunity for boys to play regardless of prior experience starting with Kindergarten and going thru 12th grade. 

Elementary Basketball Clinic

Elementary In-house Basketball

Middle School In-house Basketball 

Middle School Travel Basketball

High School In-house Basketball

Elementary School Basketball Clinic

Smithsburg Youth Athletics will be offering an introduction to Basketball clinic for boys and girls in kindergarten thru 2nd grade.

The clinic will be Saturday mornings for 1 hour at Smithsburg Elementary School

Tentative dates on Dec 9th, Dec 16th, Jan 6th, Jan 13th, Jan 20th, and Jan 27th.

Our coaches and older players will work with the boys and girls on the basic skills of Basketball including:

1) Ball Handling & Dribbling for beginners (how to hold ball, triple-threat position, stationary dribble)
2) Ball Handling & Dribbling on the move (review, dribble in linear path, add jump stop & pivot)
3) Passing & Receiving (Bounce pass, Chest pass)
4) Defense (review to date, defensive stance & slides)
5) Shooting (review and basic shooting principles)

The cost for the clinic is $25. 

Please note that payment for the program is due at the time of registration.  Registrations will not be processed without payment.  The system will only accept credit or debit cards, it will not accept checks or cash. 

Space is limited and registration will close once the clinic is full.


Elementary Boys In-House Basketball


This program is divided into two divisions:

In-house second and third grade division:
This program provides the boys with the basic understanding of the rules of basketball.  The season runs December thru February.  Teams meet twice a week and stay in the Smithsburg area for practices and games.  All team members are guaranteed playing time.

In-house fourth and fifth grade division:
This program provides the boys with a second level of competition.  The season runs December thru February.  Teams meet twice a week and stay in the Smithsburg area for practices and games.  All team members are guaranteed playing time.

Registration for either division:
Players must create an account on the SYA website and register for the program before the assessment date. 

Registration opens in September 1st and ends on Nov 16th.  Please note that payment for the program is due at the time of registration.  Registrations will not be processed without payment.  The system will only accept credit or debit cards, it will not accept checks or cash.

To help us create teams that are as balanced as possible all players will have their current skill levels assessed.

Assessment for the 2017-2018 season will be held at Smithsburg elementary School on the following dates:

2nd grade boys Thursday November 16th 6 - 7 p.m. 
3rd grade boys  Thursday November 16th 6 - 7 p.m.
4th grade boys  Thursday November 16th 7:15 -  8:30 p.m.
5th grade boys  Monday   November 13th 7:15 -  8:30 p.m.

Registration for this program is:
$30 Sept 1st thru Oct 1st. 
$40 Oct 1st thru Nov 15th. 
$60 After Nov 15th if space is still available on a team. 

This program depends on parents volunteering to coach and on businesses to sponsor the teams.  Parents can volunteer when the register their son for this program.

For questions about this program please contact our director  Staci Snyder

Middle School In-House Basketball:

This program offers a opportunity for boys to participate in Basketball team play.  It is designed for middle school boys that want to test and improve their skills in competition, but who may never have played before or are not quite ready for the intense competition of the travel league.  It is open to all 6th 7th and 8th grade boys.  Teams meet twice a week and stay local for practices and games.  All players will play at least one half of every game.

The season starts in December and runs until the end of February.  Practices and games will typically be on Tuesday and Friday evenings at Smithsburg Middle School.

Players must create an account on the SYA website and register for the program before the assessment date.  Registration opens Sept 1st and ends on Nov 15th.

To help us create teams that are as balanced as possible all players will have their current skill levels assessed.

Assessments for the 2017-2018 season will be at Smithsburg Middle School gym on
Friday November 17th
6th and 7th grade 7-8:00 pm
8th grade 8-9:00 pm

Registration for this program is:
$45 Sept 1st thru Oct 1st. 
$55 Oct 2nd  thru Nov 17th. 
$75 After Nov 17th if space is still available on a team. 

This program depends on the parents to volunteer to help coach and on local businesses to sponsor the teams. 
Parents can volunteer to coach or sponsor teams when they register their son.

For questions about this program please contact our middle school in house director Mike Murphy

Boys Travel League Basketball

This program is designed for the most competitive and committed players grades 5 thru 8 in the Smithsburg school district.  Teams will compete against top players from Washington and Frederick Counties.  The season runs from November through March with skills assessments in late October.  Teams will meet multiple times per week (including Saturday/ Sunday) and travel to various locations for practices and games.

Players will be invited to join a travel team based upon the results tryouts.  The amount of playing time each participant receives is at the discretion of the coaching staff.

Registration: 
Registration for this program is a 2 step process.  Step 1 all player wishing to tryout must create an account on our website and register for the tryout.  No money is accepted at this step.  Step 2 after the tryouts players will be sent an e-mail telling them if the made a position on the team or not.  Those that made a position must then log back into our website and accept the position and pay the registration fee.  Players that were not offered a position are welcome and encouraged to register and play on our middle school in-house program.  The registration fee for all boys travel teams is $120 and must be paid before the first practice.

Registration for tryouts will open on Sept 1st.

Basketball Tryouts:
Tryouts will be held in the Smithsburg Middle School gym.  Players coaches and evaluators are the only ones permitted in the gym due to limited space.  Players need to be dressed and ready to start 15 minutes prior to their assigned time.  They will be asked to sign in and receive a number for identification.  Players must be registered on our website prior to tryouts.

Tryout dates for 2017 2018 season:
Boys 4th & 5th grade Thursday Oct 19th 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Boys 6th grade Thursday Oct 19th 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Boys 7th grade Thursday Oct 19th 7:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
Boys 8th grade Thursday Oct 19th 7:20 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

for questions about the boys travel program please contact our director John Dinterman


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