Our Basketball Programs

 

Wilson Youth Basketball offers multiple programs for area youth basketball players, depending on their needs and preferences. For the 2017-18 season, several programs have changed. Please read carefully the list below to the identify the appropriate program options for your player then click to automatically scroll down for those specific details.

 

BOYS

Boys Middle School Program - Grades 6-8

Boys Competitive Program - Grades 4-5

Boys Recreational Program - Grades 3-6

 

GIRLS

Girls Middle School Program - Grades 6-8

Girls Competitive Program - Grades 4-5

Girls Recreational Program - Grades 3-5

 

 

 

 

Boys Middle School Program

These teams consist of boys players in 6th through 8th grade

  • Teams are formed based upon evaluation practices held prior to the season at Wilson High School. Final team selections are recommended by the coaches and approved by the Board. The high school coaching staff conducts the evaluation sessions and provides consultation to our coaches on individual player evaluations. All middle school boys players who wish to be placed on a team must attend the evaluation sessions. Registration fees, Medical Release form, PIL Physical and Emergency Contact forms, and WYB Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player may participate in evaluations. See Documents for all necessary forms. New this season: All 6th grade players not selected for a Middle School team will be placed on a Recreational team and appropriate refunds in fee difference will be automatically processed. All 7th and 8th grade players not selected for a Middle School team will be refunded in full, and may independently form team(s) through PP&R. See details below in Boys Recreational Program.
  • Evaluations this year will be held on Sunday October 22nd. The schedules for these sessions will be posted in advance on this Web site’s Calendar section. Expect to see the dates posted near the beginning of October.
  • These teams play 24-30 games per season, including three regular tournaments, 14 regular season games, and one post-season league tournament. Individual teams may decide to play in additional weekend tournaments during the year. The number of games actually played by each team is a decision made by the coaches after consulting with the parents and players. The season typically runs through mid-March.
  • Beginning in early November, these teams typically practice 2-3 times per week. The actual number of practices per week will be determined by the coach.
  • All middle school boys players understand that playing on a Wilson team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and the Wilson team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All boys players on middle school teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Because of limitations on gym space, there will be a maximum of two teams at each grade level. Exceptions require Board approval.
  • Middle school teams generally consist of 10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

Boys Competitive Program 

These teams consist of boys players in 4th and 5th grade who have the time and current skills necessary for playing basketball at a more competitive level. 

  • Teams are selected based upon evaluation practices held prior to the season at Wilson High School. Final team selections are recommended by the coaches and approved by the Board. Board members, experienced community evaluators, and coaches conduct the evaluation sessions. All boys players who wish to be considered for placement on a Competitive team must attend the evaluation sessions. Registration fees, Medical Release form, and Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player may participate in evaluations.
  • Evaluations this year will be held on Sunday October 22nd. The schedules for these sessions will be posted in advance on this Web site’s Calendar section. Expect to see the dates posted near the beginning of October.
  • These teams play 24-30 games per season, including two pre-season tournaments, 14 regular season games, and one post-season league tournament. Individual teams may decide to play in additional weekend tournaments during the year. The number of games actually played by each team is a decision made by the coaches after consulting with the parents and players. The season typically runs through mid-March.
  • Beginning in early November, Competitive teams typically practice 2-3 times per week. The actual number of practices per week will be determined by the coach.
  • Invitations to join a Competitive team will be emailed to players and parents soon after the evaluation practices. Players have 24 hours to accept the invitation. Please understand that accepting an invitation to play on a Competitive team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and that the Wilson youth team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All players on competitive teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Players who decline or do not respond to invitations will be placed in a participant pool and assigned to a Recreational team. A fee adjustment and refund is made automatically.
  • Players who are not selected for a team in the Competitive Program will be assigned to a Recreational team. A fee adjustment and refund is made automatically.
  • Because of limitations on gym space and the competitiveness of the Three Rivers Youth Basketball League, there will be a maximum of two Competitive teams at each grade level. Exceptions require Board approval.
  • Competitive teams generally consist of 9 players, but may carry as few as 8 players or as many as 10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each Competitive team.
  • Because roster spots on Competitive teams are limited, players are required to play at their grade level and are not permitted to play up.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Boys Recreational Program

The boys recreational program is for the 3rd through 6th grade player who enjoys playing basketball, but may not have the time, willingness, or current skills necessary to commit to the Competitive program. This season, we have removed recreational team offerings for 7th and 8th grade boys. Boys in these two grades interested in playing for Wilson Youth Basketball can register for the PIL Middle School Program above. Players not interested in playing in the PIL MS Program or not selected for one of the teams may elect to independently form their own teams, identify a coach, and self-organize through Portland Parks and Rec.

  • Teams typically hold 1-2 practices per week beginning in mid-November.
  • Teams play in the Jitters Jamboree during a mid-December weekend.
  • Teams will be formed at a coaches’ meeting held in early November. Players may request to be placed on teams with friends. Every effort will be made to keep returning teams together.
  • Registration fees, Medical Release form, and Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player can be placed on a team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Girls Middle School Program

These teams consist of girls players in 6th through 8th grade(** Please note all girls in 6th-8th grade participate in this PIL middle school sports program.)

  • Teams are formed based upon evaluation practices held prior to the season at Wilson High School. Final team selections are recommended by the coaches and approved by the Board. The high school coaching staff conducts the evaluation sessions and provides consultation to our coaches on individual player evaluations. All middle school girls players who wish to be placed on a team must attend the evaluation sessions. Registration fees, Medical Release form, PIL Physical and Emergency Contact forms, and WYB Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player may participate in evaluations. See Documents for all necessary forms.
  • Evaluations this year will be held on Saturday October 21st. The schedules for these sessions will be posted in advance on this Web site’s Calendar section. Expect to see the dates posted near the beginning of October.
  • These teams play 24-30 games per season, including three regular tournaments, 14 regular season games, and one post-season league tournament. Individual teams may decide to play in additional weekend tournaments during the year. The number of games actually played by each team is a decision made by the coaches after consulting with the parents and players. The season typically runs through mid-March.
  • Beginning in early November, these teams typically practice 2-3 times per week. The actual number of practices per week will be determined by the coach.
  • All middle school girls players understand that playing on a Wilson team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and the Wilson team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All girls players on middle school teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Because of limitations on gym space, there will be a maximum of two teams at each grade level. Exceptions require Board approval.
  • Middle school teams generally consist of 10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Girls Competitive Program - Elementary School

These teams consist of girls players in 4th and 5th grade who have the time and current skills necessary for playing basketball at a more competitive level. 

  • Teams are selected based upon evaluation practices held prior to the season at Wilson High School. Final team selections are recommended by the coaches and approved by the Board. The high school coaching staff conducts the evaluation sessions and provides consultation to our coaches on individual player evaluations. All girls players who wish to be considered for placement on a Competitive team must attend the evaluation sessions. Registration fees, Medical Release form, and Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player may participate in evaluations.
  • Evaluations this year will be held on Saturday October 21st. The schedules for these sessions will be posted in advance on this Web site’s Calendar section. Expect to see the dates posted near the beginning of October.
  • These teams play 24-30 games per season, including two pre-season tournaments, 14 regular season games, and one post-season league tournament. Individual teams may decide to play in additional weekend tournaments during the year. The number of games actually played by each team is a decision made by the coaches after consulting with the parents and players. The season typically runs through mid-March.
  • Beginning in early November, Competitive teams typically practice 2-3 times per week. The actual number of practices per week will be determined by the coach.
  • Invitations to join a Competitive team will be emailed to players and parents soon after the evaluation practices. Players have 24 hours to accept the invitation. Please understand that accepting an invitation to play on a Competitive team indicates a full commitment to attend all practices and games and that the Wilson youth team will be a priority for the player and family over other teams and sports during the winter basketball season. If you have any questions about this policy, please address them to a Board member prior to player evaluations. All players on competitive teams will be required to sign an additional player expectation form that signifies full acceptance of the expectations of being part of the team. Failure to sign the form or to uphold the expectations could place the player's spot on the team in jeopardy.
  • Players who decline or do not respond to invitations will be placed in a participant pool and assigned to a Recreational team. A fee adjustment and refund is made automatically.
  • Players who are not selected for a team in the Competitive Program will be assigned to a Recreational team. A fee adjustment and refund is made automatically.
  • Because of limitations on gym space and the competitiveness of the Three Rivers Youth Basketball League, there will be a maximum of two Competitive teams at each grade level. Exceptions require Board approval.
  • Competitive teams generally consist of 9 players, but may carry as few as 8 players or as many as 10 players. The Board, working in cooperation with the respective coaches, has sole discretion to determine the appropriate number of players for each Competitive team.
  • Because roster spots on Competitive teams are limited, players are required to play at their grade level and are not permitted to play up.  
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

Girls Recreational Program - Elementary School

The girls recreational program is for the 3rd-5th grade player who enjoys playing basketball, but may not have the time, willingness, or current skills necessary to commit to the Competitive program. 

  • Teams typically hold 1-2 practices per week beginning in mid-November.
  • Teams play in the Jitters Jamboree during a mid-December weekend.
  • Teams will be formed at a coaches’ meeting held in early November. Players may request to be placed on teams with friends. Every effort will be made to keep returning teams together.
  • Registration fees, Medical Release form, and Code of Conduct form must be turned in before a player can be placed on a team.
  • Click here to learn about fees for this program.

 

 

Page last updated September 18, 2017