Waupaca Youth Basketball Club 2018 Season Information
The Waupaca Youth Basketball Club (WYBC) is excited to share the 2018 season information. The WYBC is a volunteer, non-profit organization committed to developing excellence in the youth of our Waupaca community by teaching the skills, disciplines, teamwork, and competitive spirit that are acquired through the game of basketball.
Key guidelines for the WYBC opportunity:
- The 2018 season runs from October through March, and is offered to boys and girls in 3rd – 8th grade. The cost to register for the club will be $50 per player. You will also need to purchase a uniform, practice jersey, shooting shirt, and ball, with an ala-carte option if you have useable equipment from last season or if you can find used equipment from prior year players. The uniforms/gear will be provided by Team Outfitters located at 109 N Western Ave, Waupaca, WI. You can stop into the store to try on size and order. Or, you can purchase online at www.teamoutfitterswi.com, then select Categories in the lower right part of the site, and select Waupaca Youth Basketball 2018. We recommend you buy your uniforms ASAP, as some game begin the first week of November.
- Teams will usually play a number of tournaments aligned to grade level – for example 5th grade will play roughly 5 tournaments while 8th grade will play roughly 8 tournaments.
- Tournaments are typically played within 60-80 miles of Waupaca, with one home tournament and one tournament at WI Dells with a opportunity to stay at a waterpark hotel with all teams.
- Teams typically practice once per week for 3rd-5th grade, and twice per week for 6th - 8th grade. 7th and 8th grade will coordinate practices with the school basketball program to allow participation in both programs. Grades 3-6 are also encouraged to participate in the rec basketball programs that are available.
- Our goal is to have 8-10 players per team, as that is the optimal number for 1-2 coaches. If we have more players, we will look to form a second team or perhaps combine age groups to form another team. We will also look to bring 8-10 players to tournaments so that we can balance playing time and competitiveness. Players are developed in practice at home and in scheduled practices, and get the chance to display their hard work during at games.
- The WYBC sponsors basketball skills sessions and other play development opportunities both during the season and in the off-season.
- Coaches are primarily parents/volunteers, and we are always looking for head coaches or assistant coaches.
- WYBC is sponsor supported. Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: Nekoosa Coated Products, Waupaca Foundry, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Farmer’s State Bank. If you are interested in sponsorship please visit the sponsorship section of our website.
This opportunity is for all youth. The WYBC is the best way to learn the game and become the next basketball star at the high school level and beyond! We hope to see you out on the court this season! GO COMETS!