Additional year end tournament information below in the Communication section.
* A Reminder * Reporting Game Results:
Let's start the year out right and get the scores reported in a timely manner. As of today, we have four (4) games that have not been reported from Nov 9th games and five(5) that have not been reported from Nov 16th. Get your scores in!
The winning team is responsible for reporting the game result. Please send the result in no later than the end of Monday following the game. Better still, with today's technology at your disposal, send it in immediately after your game! We will update the website and the comparative scores will be available for all to see.
Send an email to:
Include the date, grade, division, the teams and score. An example is this: Nov 7th, 8A, North 39 East 37
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. The email address is Leeclement1@yahoo.comLeeclement1@yahoo.com. Phone number is 414 839-6800
Just because you are in a certain division NOW doesn't mean that's where you will end up for the year end Championship tournament. Your performance over the course of the season will dictate where you end up. For example, an undefeated or even a one loss team in a lower division will usually get raised up while a poorly performing team in an above division is likely to get dropped a level.
Other considerations also need to be addressed. Examples include: keeping two school district teams apart, adjustments in seedings for a host school (rare), and breaking of a multiple team tie.
However, for the most part, the vast majority of teams will stay where they are currently placed.
4th and 7th grade are currently in three 20 team divisions. For the year end tournament, we will go with a 16/16/16/8 split --> four divisions. The best way to look at this is the top 16 teams in "A" will stay and the bottom 8 in "C" will stay. The rest are subject to change according to where your team sits in relation to the 16/16/16/8 cut off points.
"The only true wisdom is knowing what you don't know".
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
"Better to stay quiet and be thought a fool that to speak out and remove all doubt"
"The empires of the future will be the empires of the mind."
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.
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 struggling with all the GPS technology that comes standard in vehicles nowadays.
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 Steve Jobs, can I dare dream for another technological advancement to solve a thorny set of problems that replaced the last ones?
You see, 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 we hit the big 40, 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?