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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Join us on Friday, November 17, 2017 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:
  • Cavs SUITE for 12
  • Cavs VIP Floor Tickets
  • Browns vs Steelers Club Seats
  • Firestone Golf Club package
  • Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2

Silent  auction items include team gift baskets and much more!

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: Friday, November 17, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (doors and bar open at 6:00 PM, dinner served from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM)

Location: Shady Hollow Country Club, 4865 Wales Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44646

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.  If your horse wins the race, you win cash! 

Purchase Additional Horses: 1 for $15.00, 2 for $25.  You get to name your horse and if your horse wins the race, you win cash!

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.

Monday, October 9, 2017
7th and 8th Boys open gyms will be held:

Day of Week Date Time
Monday October 16 3:00-4:30
Wednesday October 18 3:00-4:30
Monday October 23 3:00-4:30
Wednesday October 25 3:00-4:30
Monday October 30 TBA
Wednesday November 1 TBA

7th and 8th Grade Tryouts will begin on Friday, November 3.
*Anyone trying out for basketball must have a physical on file in the athletic department
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Online registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 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.

Registration for 3rd-6th will remain open until October 20th 2017, 1st & 2nd grades will be open until October 27th, 2017.  

A $10.00 per registration late fee will start to be applied if do not register by October 9th, 2017.

League Jersey (if not using prior years) Cost before 10/9/2017 Cost after 10/9/2017
Kindergarten Clinic N/A Sign-ups at end of December, league starts in 2018.
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 $95.00
Junior Varsity - 5th Grade $10.00 $85.00 $95.00
Varsity - 6th Grade $10.00 $85.00 $95.00

Player evaluations for Grades 3 - 6 will be October 22nd.  Expect practices to start November 4th.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Travel Basketball Parent Meeting:

For all parents interested in learning and asking questions about the JYBA Travel Basketball program, there will be an informational parent meeting in the high school lecture hall.  To get to the lecture hall, enter the high school's main doors, head down the first hallway to the left.  The lecture hall is about 1/2 way down the hallway on the left.  Email any questions to travel commissioner Chad Bailey at

Tuesday, October 10,  8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Travel Parent Meeting

Recreation / In-House League Evaluations:

All players in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade leagues are evaluated prior to the league draft.  Special requests to play on certain teams are not permitted and EVERY player will be selected by a team in the draft.  This helps keep each team as equal as possible.  Please note the 1st and 2nd grade league does not have evaluations, those teams are assigned by the Little Netters league director.  Email any questions to youth director Josh Lancy at

Sunday, October 22 - In-house Evaluation for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grades.  Please enter in the back of the high school, Enter Door 21W (around back near the green house.)  

4th Grade Evaluations – Aux 2
  • 9:00 AM: Registration for last names A-K
  • 9:45 AM: Registration for last names L-Z
  • 11:00 AM: Evaluations Complete

6th Grade Evaluations – Aux 1
  • 9:00 AM: Registration for last names A-K
  • 9:45 AM: Registration for last names L-Z
  • 11:00 AM: Evaluations Complete

3rd Grade Evaluations – Aux 2
  • 11:00 AM: Registration for last names A-M
  • 11:45 AM: Registration for last names N-Z
  • 1:00 PM: Evaluations Complete

5th Grade Evaluations – Aux 1
  • 11:00 AM: Registration for last names A-M
  • 11:45 AM: Registration for last names N-Z
  • 1:00 PM: Evaluations Complete

Travel Try-outs:

A separate evaluation will be held for any 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grader who would like to play on the travel basketball team.  Please note all travel players are required to also play in the recreation / in-house league as well.  Players must attend weekly in-house practices and games in addition to going to travel practices and games.  The number of travel teams per grade will depend on the number of skilled players who try-out.  3rd graders are evaluated by the Jackson high school basketball staff.  4th, 5th, and 6th graders are evaluated by high schools coaches from another community.  Email questions to travel commissioner Chad Bailey at

Monday, October 23 - Travel Try-Out for 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades - JMMS Purple Gym (entrance by bus garage)
  • 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM: 6th Grade Travel Try-outs
  • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM: 5th Grade Travel Try-outs
  • 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM: 4th Grade Travel Try-outs
Tuesday, October 24 - Travel Try-Outs for 3rd Grade - JMMS Purple Gym (entrance by bus garage)
  • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM: 3rd Grade Travel Try-outs

Other Important Dates in the Process...

Monday, October 30: In-house draft for coaches (teams picked for 3rd-6th grade, expect to be contacted by your coach within a few days following the draft)

Saturday, November 4: First In-house practice, schedule dates/times by team TBA.

Monday, September 11, 2017