Syosset Boys Basketball League Inc. organizes and runs intra-mural and travel programs for boys grades 3 - 12 and girls grades 3 - 8. Registration is the first week after school opens and travel tryouts begin shortly thereafter. Intra-mural practices begin in late October and games start the week before Thanksgiving and run through the end of March (11th/12th league begins in the spring after the varsity season ends). The regular season consists of 10 - 12 games followed by playoffs. Each grade has an all-star game and awards are given out during the playoffs. Leagues are two school grade years combined (i.e. 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th). 3rd/4th league and 5th/6th league plays games on Saturdays with one practice during the week, usually Mon. - Wed. night. The 7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th leagues play during the week, usually Mon. - Thurs. evenings. Each team has two-three practices before the season starts, then one - two games per week.
The mission of this league is to make available an organized, safe, competitive basketball environment that is fun for all players and parents. We have a code of ethics that is outlined below.
CODE OF ETHICS
-We encourage good sportsmanship by all players, parents, coaches and officials.
-The emotional well-being of the player takes precedence over the desire to win.
-We insist that all children play in a safe and healthy environment.
-We expect parents to support coaches and officials working with their children to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
-We demand a sports environment for all players that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
-We expect all parents to remember that the game is for the players - not for the adults.
-We expect all parents to make youth sports fun for their child.
-We expect all players to treat other players, coaches and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.