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Monday, September 16, 2019
Online registration for the upcoming 2019-2020 JYBA boys basketball season has started!  Registration is for all boys grades 1st through 6th.

Your registration needs to be completed on the website and your payment will be quickly and securely processed when you pay online.

A $10.00 per registration late fee will start to be applied if do not register by October 16th, 2019.

League Jersey (if not using prior years) Cost on/before 10/16/2019 Cost after 10/16/2019
Kindergarten Clinic N/A Sign-ups at end of December ($50), league starts in 2020.
Little Netters - 1st & 2nd Grades $10.00 $65.00 $75.00
Rookie - 3rd Grade $10.00 $75.00 $85.00
Freshman - 4th Grade $10.00 $85.00 $100.00
Junior Varsity - 5th Grade $10.00 $85.00 $100.00
Varsity - 6th Grade $10.00 $85.00 $100.00

For those interested in trying out for the Jackson youth travel basketball teams, there will be a Travel Basketball Parent Meeting on October 15, details below.  All travel players must also play in the in-house recreation league and attend those evaluations, in addition to trying out for the travel teams.

In house player evaluations for will take place for Grades 3 - 6 on October 21 or 23, details below.  Practices will start first week of November.  Practices are generally 1 day a week (3rd-6th) with games on Saturdays.  Grades 1 & 2 usually only practice and play on Saturdays.  See below for official evaluations and try-out dates.

Please Note:  We do not know when or where practices/games will be held at this point.  We are at the mercy of the schools for when we get blocks of times in the gyms.  With Varsity, JV, Freshmen, and multiple teams in 7th & 8th grades, for both boys and girls, those practices and game times are difficult to schedule.  Once the official school sanction teams have their schedules in place, JYBA, the girls basketball organization, and all other groups who enjoy the use of our school gyms, can then work together to schedule the remaining gym time.  We'll do our best to notify parents once the schedules have been set. 

Travel League Parent Meeting:
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Jackson High School Lecture Hall A101.  (enter school via front doors, coaches will direct parents to A101.)
  • For boys in 3rd - 6th grade who are interested in participating in our travel program. 
  • Please note all travel players must also signup and play in the in-house recreation league.

In House Recreation League Evaluation Dates:  Please make sure to have your son ready 15-20 minutes prior to their designated time for evaluations.  1st/2nd grade league has no evaluations, teams are randomly assigned.

6th Grade
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

5th Grade 
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

4th Grade 
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

3rd Grade 
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

Travel Tryout Dates:  Please make sure to have your son ready 15-20 minutes prior to their designated time for tryouts.

6th Grade
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

5th Grade
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

4th Grade
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

3rd Grade
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Check-in at Jackson Middle School Purple Gym

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Join us on Saturday, November 23, 2019 for a fun filled night of dinner, drinks, & horse racing.  All proceeds help support the youth basketball association for Jackson Township.

In addition to betting on video horse racing, we'll have lots of exciting live and silent auction items.  

Live auction items include:
  • Cleveland Cavaliers VIP Floor Seats
  • Cleveland Browns Club Seats
  • Firestone Country Club South Course Golf Package
  • Jackson Basketball Game Day Experience
  • Many more to come!
Silent auction items include team gift baskets from each travel and school teams.

If you have never been to a Night at the Races, you're missing out on a great time.  Tickets are limited so purchase them today before they are all gone!


Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

NEW Location! MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton, OH 44720

Tickets: $75.00 single or $110.00 per couple - Includes sit down dinner, beer, wine and FULL TOP-SHELF bar included in your ticket price.  Each single or couple ticket also includes 1 horse in a race.

Purchase Additional Horses: One for $15.00, two for $25.00.  If your horse wins the race, you receive $50.00.

Sponsor a Race: $50.00.  Name your race and have it printed in the program.

For more information please contact Chad Bailey or Mike Dobina.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Here are the dates for middle school boys open gyms. 
  • Monday, 9/23- 7:30-9:00 Purple/Gold gyms
  • Monday, 9/30- 7:30-9:00 Purple/Gold gyms
  • Monday, 10/7- 7:30-9:00 Purple/Gold gyms 
  • Wednesday, 10/16- 3:00-4:30 Purple/Gold gyms
  • Monday, 10/21- 3:00-4:30 Purple/Gold gyms
  • Wednesday, 10/23- 3:00-4:30  Purple/Gold gyms
  • Monday, 10/28- 5:00-6:30  Purple/Gold gyms
  • Wednesday, 10/30- 5:00-6:30  Purple/Gold gyms

Tryouts will begin on Friday, November 1st- 3:00-4:45.  Kids must have a current physical on file with the athletic office in order to tryout for the basketball team.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Jackson Basketball is pleased to announce a new fall skills session to help players currently in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade get into basketball shape through 6 nights of conditioning and basketball drill work.

NOTE: This is limited to the first 25 by age group who sign-up by registering and paying online via the link below.  4th - 6th Grade is sold out.

NOTE: This is a camp and not the 2019-2020 league registration.  To sign-up for the league, use this registration and payment form.  

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th (2019-2020 School Year)

Dates:  Six sessions on Wednesday Nights
  • September 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd  (6 Total Sessions)
Where: Jackson High School Main Gym

  • 4th, 5th, 6th Grades 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
  • 7th, 8th Grades 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Staff: Jackson High School Staff / Dan Weekley

Cost: $50.00

Sign Up: Online Registration and Payment 


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