Q.Do all kids who tryout make a team?
A.No, we will select no more than 10 players per team. We may have more than 1 team per division; however this will be decided during the tryout period.
Q.How many practices per week and where?
A.Two practices per week at either Del Norte High School, Oak Valley Middle School, Turtleback or Morning Creek Elementary School.
Q.What days are practices and how long?
A.Practices are normally held on Mondays - Fridays and last 90 minutes unless the coach notifies families should they practice longer.
Q.When are games played?
A.Games are mostly played on Saturdays with an occasional Sunday game. Some teams will participate in Friday night games when arranged by the coach and approved by the teams parents.
Q.Can a player attend tryouts but not join a team until winter?
A.All players are encouraged to attend our tryouts, however we do ask that if they are unable to play in the fall season, this needs to be brought to the attention of the coach. There are no guarantee’s that a spot will be held for this player but we will allow the player to come back in the winter and be re-evaluated for a spot on the team.
Q.Can a player participate in 2 sports knowing there are possible conflicts?
A.We will allow a player to participate in our club if he/she is also participating in another sport. We do ask that they attend as many practices and games as possible. While we do realize that fall is football & soccer season, and spring is baseball & softball season, we will understand should these sports be the player’s first priority. We will also expect that in the winter season, basketball be their first priority over any other sport.
Q.Is there an expected participation commitment?
A.Our expectations are that all practices and games are attended. We do understand that school and other activities can cause for absence. We request that this be communicated to the coach in advance so practices can be planned accordingly.
Q.How much is the membership fee?
A.We will now offer three payment options: 1) on-line payment option; If you choose to pay on-line, we will require payment for the entire session (3 months) and the on-line payment will be $387.50. The additional $12.50 covers the on-line processing fee incurred by the club. 2) check payment option; If you choose to pay by check, we will require payment for the entire 3 month session at $375.00 (check MUST be mailed to club address or hand delivered to Club Director ONLY) 3) automatic check draft from bank option: If you choose to have a check sent directly from your bank, this is the only option that will allow you to pay monthly at $125.00 per month. Membership fees are due no later than Sep 1st, Dec 1st, Mar 1st. We do enforce a "pay to play" policy and should payment be late, the player will be subject to temporary suspension from any club activities.
Q.Are players required to have a NYBC Uniform (Jersey & Short)
A.Yes, all players of the NYBC are required to have a uniform that consists of a reversible jersey and a short. The cost is $60 for the set or $30 per item.
Q.Are players guaranteed to play in all games?
A.It is always our goal to ensure players participate in all games. There are circumstances that would preclude players from participating in games, i.e. many absences from practices, illness, negative attitude, etc. The parent is always encouraged to communicate with the coach regarding these matters.
Q.If a player is selected for a team, is he/she guaranteed this spot for the 9 month program season?
A.While it is our normal practice to keep players on the team for the entire 9 months, we do reserve the right to remove or add players at the end/beginning of each quarter should the need arise.
Q.Should the player attend all tryout dates?
A.It is not mandatory but highly encouraged. The more tryouts a player has could serve to his/her benefit.