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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between Travel basketball & Recreational basketball?
Travel basketball is a more competitive & higher skill level league than Recreational basketball. Half of Travel games are played Away on weekends against other School Districts in York County. There are two Travel leagues, an A League and a B League for all levels of Travel. The A League is the highest level and most competitive where league standings are kept. The B League is a slightly lower level of Travel basketball than the A League but the rules are modified to allow for a more controlled development of basketball and league standings are not kept. The Recreational League is an “in- house” league and all games are played in Southern York County School District gyms.

2. When do Travel basketball practices begin?
Practices begin the week of October 30th at various Southern York County School District Gyms.

3. When do Travel basketball games begin?

Games begin the first weekend of December.
  
4. When do Recreational basketball practices begin?
Practices begin the last week of November.

5. When do Recreational basketball games begin?
Games begin the weekend of Saturday January 7th & Sunday January 8th.

6. When does Instructional basketball begin?
Instructional basketball begins on the morning of Saturday January 7th. 

7. How many days a week does Travel basketball practice?
There are two Travel basketball practices per week nights.

8. How many days a week does Recreational basketball practice?
There is one Recreational practice per week night and occasionally two when gym space is available.

9. Where are basketball practices held?
Practices can be held at any Southern York County School District gym based on availability. These gyms include: Susquehannock High School Main & Auxiliary gyms, Southern Middle School gym, Shrewsbury Elementary gym, Friendship Elementary gym and Southern Elementary gym.

10. What time of night are practices?
Practice times vary by teams & age groups. Most practices are between 1-1 1/2 hours long. The earliest a practice could begin is 6 PM. The latest a practice could end is 9 PM. We make every effort to schedule the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, grade practice times early and the older age groups later.

11. How long does the Instructional basketball season run?

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Instructional Basketball runs Saturday mornings only for 1 hour sessions per group starting on Saturday January 6th through Saturday February 24th.

12. When will we hear from our coaches about the time & location of our first Recreational practice?
Notification will be received by Saturday November 26th.

13. When will we hear from our coaches about the time & location of our first Instructional practice?
Notification will be received by end of December.

14. What is the inclement weather protocol?
When School is canceled due to inclement weather all WYB practices are canceled. When School is dismissed early due to inclement weather, all after School activities are canceled. Weather cancellations for games on weekends will be handled by emails and phone calls starting from the director of basketball down to the commissioner, then to the coaches and finally to the families of the participants.

15. Do the kids in the Instructional program get to play games?
Yes, for 1st Grade, however we will build up from teaching skills first and then as the children progress we move into teaching 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 & finally 5 on 5 basketball. At the Kindergarten level we concentrate on skills and having fun with basketball.