The MASCO Youth Basketball board held a meeting last week to discuss the winter season. Massachusetts is relying upon the MIAA Task Force, the High School Coaches Association, and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to drive the decision around winter basketball. The decision when to play High School basketball will help drive the decision as to whether youth basketball will follow.
We will continue to wait for new information, additional guidance from our state and local elected officials, school administrators, and league representatives. Once we have more information we will as a board determine what that means for the 2020-2021 season.
We'll next update you in early December with anything we've learned between now and then.
Thank you and be safe!
Joe Vella, MYB Program Director
On behalf of MYB Board
Masco Youth Basketball is open to boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 who live in Boxford, Middleton, or Topsfield. The program strives to teach fundamentals and develop a passion for basketball.
Whether you are a coach or a cheering parent, you will have many opportunities to help our kids show good sportsmanship (following our example, of course), understand the benefits of teamwork (a good shot usually follows a great pass), win with grace, and lose with dignity. Your ongoing encouragement will last a lifetime.
Masco Youth Basketball provides an opportunity for enthusiastic participation at all levels of ability.
All coaches, players, and parents are expected to read and observe the Standards of Conduct document (click on Important Documents). Adherence to these guidelines are a requirement for participation in Masco Youth Basketball.
We offer intramural and travel programs. All players are required to register for intramurals, however, some who are selected to play on a travel team may have the option to opt out of intramurals. See the travel section for more information.
The intramural season begins before Thanksgiving and usually ends in early March, depending on weather disruptions during the season and the timing of February vacation. Games and practices are at Masco and the tri-town elementary schools. The travel season runs from early November to mid-March.
If you have questions, please go to the Info section of the website, and under Contacts choose the appropriate person.
If your son or daughter would like to participate in the Masco Youth Basketball Program for the 2019/2020 season, please register at:
Registrations are currently open, but will switch to Late Mode on October 5th. Please register before Oct 5th to avoid any late fees.
The Masco Youth Basketball program serves children from Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield, in Grades 1 through 8. The program offers an Intramural League for 1st Graders through 8th Graders, and a Travel League for 5th Graders through 8th Graders. Regardless of whether your child plans to play Intramural, Travel, or both, ALL players must register for Intramurals at the above link.
The Travel Tryouts will be held in mid-October. The Intramural Program begins in mid-November. More details will follow after Registration has closed.
Inquiries can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
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