North Attleboro Youth Basketball
NAYB is an organization that provides the children of
North Attleboro the opportunity to improve their basketball skills by
competing in the MetroWest Basketball league (www.MetroWestBBall.com). MetroWest is a competitive basketball league for boys and girls in 4th-8th grades. Approximately 70 Massachusetts towns and over 1000 teams compete in this league. NAYB is not an AAU program. It is a town developmental program aimed at providing a higher level of competition for the kids with the goal of improving their skills through more frequent practices and competition with other towns.
Metro West has five divisions (Divisions 1-5) with 1 being the highest level of talent. Teams are placed in a division that will provide the appropriate level of competition.
Evaluations and Tryouts
NAYB holds tryouts in the fall for boys and girls in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8. Children must attend at least one tryout, but are strongly encouraged to show up for both dates. The tryouts are a combination of skills & drills and competitive games (i.e. 1:1 and 3:3 games).
The NAYB Board facilitates tryouts using independent evaluators to assess the basketball talent of each child. The tryouts are a closed gym; parents are not allowed in the gym during tryouts. NAYB Board members and the independent evaluators are the only people allowed in the gym during tryouts.
NAYB looks to field a Red & a White team for each grade/gender. The NAYB Board determines the placement of all players. The Red team is placed in a higher division than the White team. In general, there are 12 players on the 4th & 5th grade teams, 11 players on the 6th grade teams and 10 players on the 7th & 8th grade teams. The actual number per team is determined at the sole discretion of the NAYB Board.
tryouts, if for some reason, when you are placed on one of the teams, you decline your position on that team, you will be deemed
ineligible to tryout the following season.
NAYB has an age eligibility
requirement to go along with the grade requirement. Both Requirements
must be met. In order to participate on an NAYB team a player must first
meet the grade requirement; that is, the player must be in the grade
associated with the team they are playing for. For example a 4th grader
plays with the 4th graders not with the 5th graders. Age limits also
apply. For the 2017-18 season the following age limits apply by grade:
8th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2002
7th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2003
6th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2004
5th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2005
4th Grade - must be born on or after Sept 1, 2006
The date Sept 1, is used to be consistent with the
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Rules and Regulations
Governing High School Athletics.
Practices and Games
MetroWest plays games on Sundays from December through March. All teams are eligible for the playoffs that begin in late February and conclude in early March. NAYB
teams practice twice a week; generally one on weeknight & one on
Saturday. Official practices begin the week after Thanksgiving and
continue until the season is completed. All Players are expected
to attend all practices and all games. Players who routinely miss
practices or games will realize less playing time during games. Since
these teams are assembled according to tryouts and evaluations, if your
child accepts a position on a team when offered, the expectation is
that NAYB Basketball is your child's number one priority if they are
playing on multiple teams or sports during the season. Players participating in NAYB may also participate in the North Attleboro Recreation Department basketball program. These
are run independently and there can be conflicts with Saturday
practices or games, so please be aware of that possibility.
The NAYB registration fee covers each team's participation in 1 additional tournament. Each team
may choose to participate in as many tournaments as they wish, but the
cost for additional tournaments will be parent funded. Typically the
coach will present to the parents, prior to committing to any additional
tournament.s. In the past, NAYB has hosted the Killer B tournament over
February vacation in which all of our white teams compete in.
Uniforms and Equipment
Coaches are provided with practice and game basketballs, first aid kits, ice packs and score books for the team’s use. Players
are provided a full game uniform and a practice jersey for the season.
These game uniforms and practice jerseys are the property of NAYB and
must be returned immediately following the final game for the team. Families
that do not return the uniforms will be sent an invoice to pay for a
new uniform and their child will not be allowed to participate in future
NAYB Minimum playing time requirements
MetroWest Regular Season games consist of 4 - 8 minute stop time quarters.
4th grade: 12 minutes per game; no less than 4 minutes in any half
5th grade: 12 minutes per game; no less than 4 minutes in any half
: 10 minutes per game; no less than 4 minutes in any half
: 8 minutes per game; no less than 3 minutes in any half
: 6 minutes per game; no less than 3 minutes in any half
From time to time, a player, parent or coach might
have a grievance with another player, parent, coach or NAYB. If a
grievance does arise, please follow NAYB’s Grievance policy - click here for the process details. The objective with any grievance is to resolve the issue at the most immediate level.
We advise parents and players to wait 24
hours following an incident. This gives all parties a chance to cool
down, vent with others and/or seek advice from others, and attempt to
see the other side’s point of view.
We then recommend you approach the individual you
have an issue with, as they are probably the best one to recognize the
issue and work with you towards a solution.
If a resolution still cannot be reached, the NAYB
Grievance Committee should be notified of the issue following the NAYB
Player is bullying another player - Grievance
My son/daughter should have been on the A team not the B team - not a grievance
My son/daughter tried out but did not make a team - not a grievance
Coach is singling out a player for continued unfair criticism in practice - grievance
Coach is generally abusive and unfair to their team, beyond a reasonable expectation - grievance
Coach/Player on the team has touched my child inappropriately - grievance
Coach/Player on the team has struck my child inappropriately - grievance
My son/daughter should be playing with this group of kids vs. the one he/she is playing with - not a grievance
My son/daughter should get more playing time than the coach is giving
him or her - even thought the coach is following the MPR guidelines -
not a grievance
My son/daughter never starts the game or is never in the game at the
end, but does get the amount of time prescribed in the NAYB MPR
guidelines - not a grievance
My son/daughter should get more playing time than the coach is giving
him or her - the coach is not following the MPR guidelines - grievance
I don't like the coach's offense. My son/daughter should be getting the ball more - not a grievance
Any behavior in violations of the code of conduct - grievance
Player repeatedly missing practice without notifying coach - grievance
Parent is disrespectful to other parents, coaches or players on a team - grievance
Parent is coaching from the stands - grievance
Code of Conduct - Click to download
Youth Scholarship / Hardship
The youth scholarship /
hardship program application is available to provide a potential source
of supplemental financial assistance to NAYB players. In order for
consideration, please download the attached application, fill it out and
return it to a board member for consideration. A limited amount of aid
is available every year.
Click to download Scholarship Request Form