TO JOIN THE MINNESOTA YOUTH BASKETBALL ALLIANCE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER COMMUNITY BASED TRAVELING SEASON, ASSOCIATIONS SHALL COMPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:
Best Practices (as determined by the MYBA Board of Advisors with is comprised of association leaders from around the state)
Collect documentation that proves what grade each athlete is in and also what school they attend.
All coaches and administrative personnel must pass a background check within the last three years.
Per Minnesota State Law, all coaches and administrators must complete an accredited concussion course that needs to be renewed every three years.
Child Abuse Training:
Coaches are in compliance with Safe Sport mandates (federal law).
Associations must have an open try‐out process for players.
Associations must have an open application process for coaching candidates.
Associations must provide a coaches education program each year.
The MYAS recognizes organizations that promote and implement programs for multiple age/grade levels. We do not recognize single teams formulated by any individual(s) not affiliated with, or recognized by a recognized organization, as described above or a bona fide association.
The sponsoring organization must be of perpetual nature (i.e. intend to be in existence from year to year).
The sponsoring organization must have a democratic posture, meaning that the administrative structure of the organization must allow for open election of officers and open forums for parents and participants to voice their concerns.
Associations must have a minimum of 4 teams.
MYBA members shall agree to provide MYAS with requested information to prove that the Best Practices listed above are being met and the Team Composition Guidelines are being followed.
Team Composition Guidelines
Community-based teams and school teams are eligible.
Please refer to the MYAS website to view the updated Teams Composition Guidelines
Open/All-star and Independent Teams:
MYBA members will NOT allow Open/All-star and Independent teams to participate in their tournaments.
An “open/all-star” team is defined as any team that is comprised of players from multiple communities where recognized youth associations exist.
A “independent” team is defined as any team that is comprised of players who all reside in the same community or attend the same school, but who have chosen to bypass the local traveling association.
The youth basketball association that I, person completing this registration, am representing will not hold the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services and their partners liable for decisions and actions made by the association that I am representing. I allow the MYAS to utilize pictures and videos from MYAS and MYBA events for promotional purposes.