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Girls Basketball

SYA's Girls Basketball program provides the opportunity for boys to play regardless of prior experience starting with Kindergarten and going thru 8th grade. 

Elementary Basketball Clinic

Elementary In-house Basketball

Middle School Travel Basketball

Elementary School Basketball Clinic Jan 2018

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

Clinic will be 8-9am at Ringgold Church Gym located at 14420 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 On the following Saturdays 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 2/17, & 2/24.

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 Girls In-House Basketball

This program is divided into two divisions:

In-house second and third grade division:
This program provides the girls 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 girls 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.

Players must create an account on the SYA website and register for the program before the assessment date.  Registration opens September 15th.  Payment is due at time of registration by credit or debit card. 

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

Tentative assessment dates for the 2019-2020 season at Smithsburg Elementary School:

Second thru Fifth grade girls on Monday November 11th from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Registration Costs for this program:
Sept 15th to Oct 1st $30
Oct 2nd to Nov 11th $40
After Nov 11th $60

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  Amanda Drake at [email protected]


Girls Travel League Basketball

The middle school girls' basketball program consists of AGBL and Mid-Maryland travel league teams. These leagues offer players different levels of play based on their skills and their desired level of competition. Our goal is for every child to participate in our programs and we are proud to be able to continue this valuable opportunity.

Girls Mid-Maryland Travel League
This league is designed for the most competitive and committed players 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 or games. 

Girls league (Mid-Maryland) will consist of a Junior Varsity and a Varsity team. The JV team will be comprised of 6th and 7th grade girls, while the Varsity team will be comprised of the more advanced 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls.

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

Players selected for the Mid-Maryland teams must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no failing grades to participate.  Grades used to determine eligibility will be those recorded on the report card and/ or interim report.  SYA does not offer refunds for players that become ineligible during the season due to grades.

Visit the Mid-Maryland website for more information.

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.  The registration fee for girls AGBL travel teams (4th 5th and 6th grade) is $120.  Registration for the Mid Maryland Travel teams (7th and 8th grade) is $150.  Registration fees must be paid before the first practice.

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.

Tentative Tryout dates for 2019 2020 season at Smithsburg Middle School Gym:
Girls 4th 5th & 6th grade  Thursday Oct 24th 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Girls 7th & 8th grade        Thursday Oct 24th 7:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

for questions about the girls travel program please contact our director Staci Snyder  at [email protected]


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