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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
JYBA Families:

The Jackson Youth Basketball Association is pleased to announce we will be hosting the annual Polar Bear Classic Youth Basketball Tournament over the weekend of Feb 13-14, 2016.

We currently have over 80 teams from northern and central Ohio registered, and we need your assistance to pull it off again!

This is the primary fundraiser for our Jackson Boys Basketball Program. We raise monies for the youth leagues, middle school and high schools teams to assist the program in being one of the best in the state.

Please visit the link below an sign-up for volunteer time-slot, thank you!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Registration is now closed for the 2016 Polar Bear Classic to be held February 13 - 14, 2016.  

Who: Boys Grades 3rd, 4th (A and B), 5th (A and B), 6th (A and B)

Registration:  Registration for the 2016 Polar Bear Classic closed on January 25th.  Do to the positive response (80+ teams) registration closed a week early in an effort to get the scheduling complete and in the hands of all coaches. Thank you to all the teams who have registered for the tournament this year.  Please continue to check the website for updated schedules and live online scoring for each game.  All coaches will be notified via email as soon as the schedules are posted. 

Format: Pool Play, 3 Game Guarantee - all teams play two pool games, then get seeded and advance to bracket play on Sunday.

Location: All games on regulation floors at Jackson High School, Jackson Middle School, and/or Jackson Strausser Elementary.  All gyms within a 5 minute drive of each other.

More Details:   One of the premier community tournaments in NE Ohio. Typically 70-80 teams participate. Offer A and B divisions depending on your school's size. Three game guarantee, all teams make bracket play. School teams only. Review the 2016 PBC website for detail rules.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tickets for the varsity AWAY game at Hoover on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, and the AWAY game at Lake on Friday January 29, 2016 will be on sale games to season ticket holders ONLY starting at the 4th quarter of the JV game until the start of the varsity game against Green on Friday, January 22.  Tickets will also be sold for 20 minutes at the conclusion of the varsity game. 

Season tickets holders may purchase Monday morning until noon at which time the general public may begin to purchase their tickets.

Reserved tickets are $7; adult general admission $6; students $4.

Athletic office hours are 7am to 2:30pm Monday through Thursday and until 1pm on Friday.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
The JYBA is very proud of it's partnerships with local colleges and the coaches have always been supportive of our efforts.  As an example of continuing to build collaborative relationships, Coach Jeff Young from Walsh is offering all JYBA families and players an opportunity to come to the Walsh game on January 30th free of charge! 

Please see the flyer for details.  Besides offering some of the best skill camps in the area, including his Ohio Prep Academy, Coach Young holds the all time wins record for Walsh basketball. 

Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to support the Walsh Men's Basketball team!