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Welcome to FCYBL

The Fairfax County Youth Basketball League ("FCYBL") is a not-for-profit organization comprised of member youth clubs and recreation centers. Our mission is to enable the youth of its member organizations to compete, learn, grow, and develop basketball skills while playing on their neighborhood teams.

FCYBL is made up of member clubs and does not accept individual players or teams. For a full list of clubs please see our member club page

Honor the game

 
 
Uneven Start - We can do better

The season is underway with games played by more than 190 teams across all leagues from 5th to 8th grade, Boys and Girls, and Divisions 1, 2, and 3. Our hope for this season is to "return to normal". We removed all but one "COVID" rule and we welcomed back our neighboring counties (Loudon, Prince William, Arlington).  So far so good.

In an effort to develop younger player skills, we are running a pilot program in the Girls 5th Grade Division II league. We've asked the coaches to focus on man-to-man basketball skills, and not use zone defenses. I was quite impressed with the first games last Saturday. All of the coaches are doing a great job in exploring this approach.

Unfortunately, the weekend also featured violations of our sportsmanship code of conduct. While a small fraction of the games played, the number of incidents in one weekend is unacceptable and a dramatic increase over the past few years. These incidents are disturbing - they include fights, accosting officials and opposing team personnel, and the use of inappropriate language -- all in front of children we are trying to shape and develop. 

We have convened the Sportsmanship Committee for the first time in several years to review these incidents. Rest assured, FCYBL will not allow these violations to continue.

Club Reps, Coaches and Parents - we can and will do better.  

 


by posted 12/06/2022
We are underway !

The FCYBL 2022-23 Season kicked off last night with 8th grade games.   

Thanks to the coaches, parents, players, club reps, and FCYBL board for getting us to the starting line - special thanks to our scheduler Charly Chandler. 

Game Day Reminders:

  1. Cheer your teams in a positive manner.
  2. Model sportsmanship behaviors you want your children to learn.
  3. Resist the urge to contest calls - do no shout at officials - focus on your players.
  4. Coaches print rosters from FCYBL registration system - use that roster to enter players into the official scorebook.
  5. Only water is allowed in gyms.
  6. Work Hard, Play Smart, Have Fun
  7. Honor the Game

Reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  


by posted 11/29/2022
2022-2023 draft season dates

 

2022-2023 FCYBL season schedule  
All dates are subject to change!    
We will have a 14 game season    
     
  FCYBL Meeting  
Saturday, October 01, 2022 Tryouts begin  
Monday, October 10, 2022 Zip code exceptions due  
Saturday, October 15, 2022 Team Declarations Due  
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 Final division placements No team-division changes after this day
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Player registration deadline  
TBD Mandatory Coaches Clinic  
Monday, November 28, 2022 Weeknight games begin  
Saturday, December 03, 2022 Weekend games begin ALL Leagues  
Saturday, December 03, 2022 Pool play begins for boys and girls 5th grade teams  
Monday, December 19, 2022 Start of winter break No games
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Final 5th grade division placement  
Friday, December 23, 2022 5th grade placement appeals due  
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Resume play  
     
Mon, January 22, 2023 MLK holiday No games
     
Monday, February 20, 2023 Presidents day No games
Playoffs Please note dates may get pushed back due to events out of our control  
TBD Playoff games start  
Saturday, February 25, 2023 Weekend playoff games  
Saturday, March 04, 2023 Championship weekend  
Saturday, March 11, 2023 Championship weekend, if necessary  

by posted 10/12/2022
Gym Issues on Game Day
If Fairfax County Schools are closed then ALL FCYBL games are canceled. Click here for current FCPS School Closures.

 

Check the Gym Closure Status Websites and Hotlines:

  • Fairfax County Public Schools:  Current Alerts
  • Fairfax County Park Authority:  703 324-5264
  • Arlington County Parks and Recreation:  703 228-4715

 

GYM PROBLEMS ?

Call Fairfax County-NCS Athletic Scheduling: 703 609-8870

and

Call FCYBL Scheduler, Charles Chandler: 703 856-2715

 

Alternate contacts to be used if you cannot reach the county and/or Charles.

  • Commissioner: Dave Vennergrund: 703 772-5867 
  • Chairman: Steve Bergstrom: 202 321-6090

NO REFEREES ?

Call our Referee Commissioner: Curtis Smith: 571 643-6516 or Vincent Wright: 678-989-6911

Please contact ONLY if there are no referees on site.

 

CLOCK OR SCOREBOARD PROBLEMS?

Call FCYBL Commissioner: Dave Venegrund: 703 772-5867 ​

and Email EJ Thomas:  jt1609@aol.com 

 

Please note:  At times schools cancel gym use, but do not inform us. If this is the case the after-hours county rep. will try to resolve. We must respect their decision and not argue with the school, the county rep, or gym monitor FOR ANY REASON.


by posted 01/07/2022
School Closures (Weather)
Gym Closure Policy: When FCPS are closed all FCYBL games are cancelled.
 
Click here for current FCPS School Closures.

Click here to see the FCYBL policies re: inclement weather. 

 

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