General Information
         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.

LEAGUE MISSION
         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.