Preparation and Planning

To participate in Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) sanctioned events, players & coaches must be registered members of YBOA.  Registration with YBOA is simple and affordable.  Here are some easy steps to get your team or organization started with YBOA.
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STEP 1:
Develop your team or organizational structure, philosophy, and budget.

  • Determine your team or organizational structure such as directors, coaches, etc.
  • Determine organizational philosophy and team guidelines, playing time, etc.
  • Develop a budget that includes registration, uniforms, travel expenses, equipment, etc.
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STEP 2:
Determine the composition of your team(s).

  • Determine your team’s grade level and eligibility.  Click here for rules and here player eligibility chart.
  • Determine how players will be selected (tryouts, invitation, combination, etc.).
  • Determine how many players will be held on each roster.

STEP 3:
Register your Team and Coaches with YBOA.

  • YBOA Team Membership is only $79.00 and includes YBOA Player Registration as well as Liability & Secondary Accident Coverage for up to 12 players. Membership is valid from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.
    • Click here to register your Team Membership with YBOA.
  • YBOA Coaches Membership is only $20.00 per coach and includes YBOA Coaches Registration, Liability & Secondary Accident Coverage, and Mandatory Background Check. Membership is valid from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.
    • Click here to register your coaches with YBOA.
  • Girls teams can earn FREE YBOA Membership by participating in one (1) Florida YBOA Girls qualifying event!  Click here for more information about this great opportunity!

STEP 4:
Become familiar with YBOA Rules & Regulations.

  • Review the 2017/2018 YBOA Rules & Regulations, click here.
  • Review 2017/2018 YBOA Grade & Eligibility Guidelines, click here.
  • Collect a copy of each player’s birth certificate and current- school year report card.

STEP 5:
Select Tournaments and Register to Play.

  • Each team must participate in at least one (1) qualifying event to be eligible to play in the State Championship event.
  • View or download 2018 Florida YBOA Girls Tournament Schedule, click here.
  • Register for a Florida YBOA Girls Tournament, click here.
  • 2018 Florida YBOA Girls State Championship tournament event information, click here.
  • 2018 YBOA National Tournament event information, click here.

STEP 6:
Play Hard and Have Fun!

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