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Wisconsin's Premier Boys Youth Basketball League

Please see the communication section below for important dates.

I have completed the field for the 2022/2023 season and have broken it down into five competitive divisions within each grade.  The complete file is in the HANDOUTS section.  Two quick clarifications for 4th grade.

1) We had very few teams ask for 4Z and too many for 4Y.  So I added many teams from 4Y to 4Z to create that division.  That should not pose much of an issue as most programs have told me they split their talent pretty evenly for their teams in 4Z, 4Y, and 4B.

2)  With so many teams requesting 4B, I broke that into two equal divisions (called 4B and 4BB).

I need an even number of teams in each division and in a few instances, I had to make a decision to either raise or lower a team from what they had requested on the Team Registration form.  

Now I will commence with a "rough" schedule and post it so each team will know their exact PLAY DATE (so you can schedule tournaments).  When that is completed, I will finish the schedule by assigning locations, opponents, and game times.

 

Teams will be required to submit their Roster on the approved form by October 14th (covid/consussion/roster form).

The league fee of $900 per TEAM is broken down accordingly: $420 to be submitted to the WYBL and $480 to be retained by the team to pay referees before each game ($30 x 16 games = $480).  The WYBL will pay all referee fees for the year end Championship Tournament.

Please be aware that both Xmas and New Years are Sunday dates this year.  As such, we will not have access to school facilities and the WYBL will shut down for that two week period (Dec 25, Jan 1).  To accommodate the shorter season and get all the games in, ALL teams will be scheduled to play either Saturday, Dec 17th or Sunday, Dec 18th so do NOT make plans for that weekend.

Any questions.  Email Leeclement1@yahoo.com

 

Score Reporting:  I will attempt to gather all scores each week and post them on Monday morning.  If you do not see your score posted or it the posted score is incorrect, please send the correct score to wyblscores@yahoo.com.  

Do not send a picture.  Simple state the Grade, division, and result.  Example: 8A Nicolet 31 Kettle Moraine 30

 

Team registration DOES NOT equal Acceptance into the WYBL.  All returning teams have priority and the final number of teams in each grade/competitive division will be similar to last year but subject to the WYBL creating a manageable schedule, having sufficient hosting sites for games, and the amount of time/effort my wife will allow me to devote to youth basketball!

The WYBL is a league that supports community-based teams.  It is required that each player reside in your school district or currently open enroll into your school district.  Let me be clear on this: no teams shall be comprised on multi-district players.  Players should be assigned to teams within their grade level (or play "up") and not according to age

As is always the case, please contact me at any time with questions and/or suggestions.  The aim is to continue to improve to make the WYBL the best youth boys basketball league in the State.  For Information Concerning the League please contact Lee Clement (414) 839-6800.     Email: Leeclement1@yahoo.com

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2022 / 2023 WYBL Season Important Dates

8/8/22 - 9/29/22 - Team registration form completed and submitted.  Programs may pay one check for all their teams ($420/team).  The other $480 is kept within your program/team to pay referees on the day of the game ($30 x 16 = $480).

09/30/22 - official end of registration, though it is my expectation to fill 99% of the field before this date.  The final composition of the field will be a function of what's needed to round out each of the five competitive divisions within each grade level.

10/07/22 - A "preliminary" schedule release that will show you which weeks your team is scheduled to play.  This will allow you to start to book tournaments.

10/14/22 - A final schedule will be released in excel format showing game locations, starting times, and opponents

10/21/22 - The schedule will be uploaded into the website "scheduler" and once that occurs, it will be the "official" schedule and the excel version should not be used.

11/06/22 & 11/13/22.  Opening of regular season play.  Approximately half the teams will start on Nov 6th and the other half on Nov 13th.

12/17/22 & 12/18/22 - ALL teams will be scheduled to play on this particular weekend as we will "lose" the next two Sunday's due to holiday's.  Again, approximately half will play on Saturday and the other half on Sunday.

12/25/22 & 1/01/23 - Sunday dates.  There will be no WYBLgames played.

2/11/23 & 2/12/23 - Super Bowl weekend.  We play an abreviated schedule on Super Bowl Sunday, so we will have about 120 games scheduled on Sat, Feb 11th.

3/04/23 & 03/05/23 - WYBL Championship Tournament for about 60% of the entire field.  Every team will qualify and be seeded into an elimination tournament (minimum two games guaranteed).

03/11/23 & 03/12/23 - WYBL Championship Tournament for all other grades and competitive divisions that did not play the week before.

 

 

 

 


by Lee Clement posted 08/08/2022
Basketball Thoughts & Observations

Call Waiting

Are you old enough to recall needing spare change in your pocket in case you had to use a public pay phone?   Do you remember when the only way to identify who was on the other end of the phone was to answer it?  How about that 4-inch thick white (or yellow) book that was so necessary because how else could you possible get in touch with someone else? 

My kids, bless their hearts, still love the paper maps of States that somehow still reside in the door pocket of my car.  Yet, it is their affection for geography rather than an actual need for that map that compels them to insist that I offer said maps a Stay of Execution when cleaning out my car.  In essence, they beg my pardon so I may pardon the maps.  Fair enough, as even Mapquest, so can’t-live-without a few years ago, is so yesterday’s news when we all use Google Maps or Waze to navigate our vehicles now.

Before you readers get the notion that I’m rhapsodizing about days-gone-by, please note that I logged many protests to my parents as to why I was the one required to get up and select one of the two other available channels on the TV when my dad wanted to watch something else.  The vision of a remote control was far removed from my mind when the TV only had three options (a fourth was sometimes available if the rabbit ears pointed north on a non-windy day).

So, modern technology sure can be a good thing, huh?  While my future technology vision was never to be confused with Mark Zuckerberg, can I dare dream for another technological advancement to solve a thorny set of problems that replaced the last ones?

You see, a while ago, I used to play basketball in a league in Brookfield on Monday nights - (before I go on, the astute readers amongst you will have already noticed my wording was in the past tense) – we were a motley collection of basketball vagabonds who against all odds, stayed competitive with our much younger adversaries.  Each year required us to employ an ever-greater emphasis of our brainpower as we lessened the role of our aging legs.  Alas, Father Time had a very strict curfew and when 45 reared its head, we realized that our fast-twitch muscles were slow-motion mode.  Minor aches and pains turned into “do you think it’s broken” type questions. 

But it wasn’t just limited to the basketball court.  Somewhere in the last decade (+), everything about me moved from being cast as a must-have leading man to a nice-to-have character actor; I can round out the movie, but not carry it.  I am no longer viewed by my kids as a super hero with x-ray vision, nerves of steel, and boundless capabilities.  The lenses they now wear color me as the master of the car keys and source of Uncle Sam’s currency.

Mind you, I’m not about to retrace the steps of Ponce de Leon in search of the fountain of youth, but honestly, like a cool fall breeze, this life transition was felt, but never seen.  Is there an App for something like this?


by Lee Clement posted 02/01/2022
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My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

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Ronald Reagan

 

"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.."

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
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Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
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Lill Tomlin

 

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth"

Oscar Wilde

 

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.  Being quick to clean it up means you are quick to have the memory fade"

Andy Rooney

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe
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It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

Thomas Sowell


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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


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by Lee Clement posted 12/21/2021
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