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General Info

General Information

  • The Highland Youth Basketball travel program covers grades 3 – 6 and the recreational program covers grades 2 – 3.
  • Players must have a verified home address in the Highland Local School District.
  • The program is designed to accomplish four main goals for players:
    •  Create a love for the game of basketball
    • Learn to be good teammates.
    • Develop fundamentals
    • Prepare for 7th grade basketball try-outs

Travel Program

  • Teams will have the option to begin practicing the first week of October.
  • Team will have two 90-minute practices per week
  • Teams in grades 4 – 6 will also have one 60-minute shooting session per week as SWISH365.
  • Teams in grade 3 will have the option for shooting sessions and will be determined on a team-by-team basis.
  • Each grade is expected to form at least two teams of 8-10 players per team.
    • Typically there will be an A Team and a B Team.  These teams will compete in the Cleveland Community League (CCL).
      • The CCL regular season begins in December.
    • If there are enough players with skill levels able to compete, additional teams may be formed.  These teams may compete in either the CCL or the Ohio Xtreme Basketball League. 
      •  The regular season for Ohio Xtreme Basketball may begin in either November or December.  This will be determined on a team-by-team basis.
    • Games are on Saturdays and Sundays at various locations, including: Berea, Brunswick, Medina, Copley, and Cloverleaf areas.
    • Tournaments
      • The fees include one tournament – The Highland Veterans’ Day Classic held in November
      • Teams may choose to participate in additional tournaments.  This will be determined on a team-by-team basis and the players will be responsible for the additional tournament fees and registering for those tournaments.  Typical costs per tournament $200 - $225 per team divided by the number of players on the team.
      • Most tournaments include three game minimum.
    • Uniforms
      • Uniforms are purchased separately from the registration fee.
      • Uniform design/style is currently based on a three-year rotation so the players can wear the same uniform year after year.
      • Uniform cost may vary, but will range from $90-$100.
      • Spirit wear will also be available for purchase.
      • See more information on the UNIFORM page.
    • Cost
      • Cost per player, excluding uniforms, is expected to be $200 - $225 and will be confirmed annually prior to try-outs.
      • Fees are remitted through the RAH website following notification of acceptance to a team.
    • Coaching

Recreational Program

  • Any third grader that was not selected for a travel team, may continue to build skills in the recreational league.
  • Teams will be begin practicing in November.  There will be one 90 minute practice per week,
  • Games will also begin in November.  There will be two games per week, on Saturdays.
  • The teams will consist of 6-7 players and the teams will play a 4v4 format to provide for additional court time.
  • Players will be provided a reversible jersey, included in the cost of the program.
  • Following the league, HYB plans to have 1-2 teams that will have developed the skills required to compete in one or more tournaments.  This will be at an additional cost to any player asked to compete on these post league teams.
  • Cost: $70
  • Coaching
    • Interested in coaching?  Send an email to Varsity Coach Adam Cestaro at [email protected]         
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