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I have updated the brackets in the HANDOUTS section to reflect the results of the first weekend of tournaments.

 

Win your first game and you advance to the Championship side of the bracket.  Lose your first game and you head to the Consolation side.  From there, any loss means you are eliminated.

 

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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  WYBL Year End Tournament Information

Tournament dates & locations are in a file in the HANDOUTS section.  2021/2022 Documents.  

Notes:

  1. The WYBL will be paying ALL referee fees for the Championship Tournament.  Awards will be given to 1st Place 2nd Place, and Consolation Champion.
  2. I will be adding another division to each grade level (it will be called "N") so the vast majority of tournaments can be completed using a 16 team bracket.
  3. The top or bottom teams in each division may be moving up or down in order to find the best competitive balance that I can for each tournament.
  4. The Championship tournament is a 2-game guarantee with a possibility of 4 games.  Win your first game and you head to the Championship side of the bracket.  Lose your first game and you head to the Consolation side.  From there, any loss means you are eliminated.
  5. Teams will be seeded based upon regular season records.  I will break ties with the head-to-head result. If that doesn't do the trick, I will use strength of schedule, results vs the top few teams, and then my best judgement.
  6. Please remember over 20 teams changed divisions during the seaason.  For seeding purposes, I will only evaluate them based upon what they did in their new division.  They will not be credited with wins or saddles with losses that they did not play.

Division

Current

Tourny

How the field will be determined

8A

24

18

Top 18 teams.  Bottom 6 will move to 8Z

8Z

20

16

Top 10 teams in 8Z plus the 6 from 8A.  Bottom 10 drop to 8N

8N

0

16

Bottom 10 teams from 8Z plus the top 6 teams from 8Y

8Y

20

16

Remaining 14 teams from 8Y plus top 2 teams from 8B

8B

18

16

Top 2 rising from 8C plus remaining 14 from 8B  (bottom 2 drop to 8C)

8C

16

16

Bottom 2 dropping from 8B plus the remaining 14 from 8C

 

 

 

 

7A

20

16

Top 16 teams.  Bottom 4 will move to 7Z

7Z

20

16

Top 12 teams in 7Z plus the 4 from 7A.  Bottom 8 drop to 7N

7N

0

16

Bottom 8 from 7Z plus top 8 from 7Y

7Y

20

16

Top 4 from 7B plus remaining 12 from 7Y.  Top 8 will rise to 7N

7B

20

20

Top 4 from 7C plus bottom 14 from 7B.  The top 4 rise to 7Y

7C

20

16

Bottom 16 teams.  The top 4 will rise to 7B division

 

 

 

 

6A

20

20

All 20 teams stay

6Z

20

16

Top 16 teams from 6Z.  Bottom 4 drop to 6Y

6Y

20

16

Bottom 4 from 6Z plus top 12 in 6Y.    Bottom 8 drop to 6N

6N

0

16

Bottom 8 from 6Y plus the top 8 from 6B

6B

20

16

Top 4 from 6C plus bottom 12 teams in 6B.  Top 8 rise to 6N

6C

22

18

Bottom 18 teams.  The top 4 will rise to 6B

 

 

 

 

5A

20

18

Top 17 teams plus 1 top team from 5Z.  Bottom 3 drop to 5Z

5Z

20

20

Bottom 3 from 5A plus 17 from 5Z.  Bottom 3 drop to 5Y

5Y

20

16

Bottom 3 from 5Z plus top 13 in 5Y.  Bottom 6 drop to 5N   (Tosa East to rise to 5Z)

5N

0

16

Bottom 6 from 5Y plus top 10 from 5B

5B

24

16

Top 2 from 5C plus bottom 14 teams currently in 5B

5C

18

16

Bottom 16 teams.   The top 2 teams will rise to 5B

 

 

 

 

4A

20

18

Top 18 teams in 4A    Bottom 2 drop to 4Z

4Z

18

20

Bottom 2 from 4A plus top 3 from 4Y plus 15 in 4Z.  Bottom 3 drop to 4Y

4Y

24

16

Bottom 3 from 4Z plus 13 from 4Y.  Bottom 8 drop to 4N

4N

0

16

Bottom 8 from 4Y plus the top 8 from 4B

4B

24

16

Bottom 16 teams.    The top 8 will rise to 4N

4C

16

16

Top 8 from 4C plus the top 8 from 4CC

4CC

16

16

Bottom 8 from 4C plus the bottom 8 from 4CC


by Lee Clement posted 02/04/2022
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
Quotes of the Week

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson


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"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not to run their lives."

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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