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BYBA Summer Announcements

We wanted to take a moment to announce a few changes to our Board of Directors and the opening of our In-town Registration period.

BYBA Board of Directors retirements:  Paul Martin, John Higgins and John Carson.

Paul Martin, has stepped down as the VP of In-town.  He has been a fixture on the Board for many years. Over the past two years he has made it his mission to ensure that the In-town program remained intact and as vibrant as ever as BYBA focused on expanding the Travel program. 

John Higggins, has stepped down as VP of Travel.  John Higgins was a key contributor over the past two seasons transforming our Travel program to what it is today.   John will most notably be remembered for introducing the popular BYBA Nights at the Celtics and Harlem Globetrotters. 

John Carson’s role as Equipment Coordinator was one of the most underrated positions as we expanded the Travel program.  If you ever saw his basement full of uniforms as he’s trying to sort out the player number assignments you would really appreciate his contributions.

In addition, Jon Baldi has stepped down as President.  Under Jon’s leadership we have been able to transform BYBA to one of the best youth basketball programs in the state.    

  1. Increased the participation in Travel by 60%, to a record number 244 players last season
  2. Introduced Travel for 4th graders
  3. Creation of the 2nd grade Rookies Program in 2013
  4. Instituted Skills nights conducted by an outside professional basketball group
  5. Started the High School Intramural Program

New Board Appointments:

Matt Cubstead who worked closely with Paul Martin last season on the In-town Program has assumed the role of President and will continue to focus on the In-Town Program.

Chris Shapazian will continue to oversee the overall logistics of the program and has taken over the role of Vice President of Travel.

Also joining the Board are Diane Hubbard, Jared Christensen, Jason Tournet, Joseph Hanley and Mary Ellen Manganelli.

A full listing of the BYBA Board of Director’s can be found on our here.


2014-15 In-town Registration

Registration for all In-Town programs for grades 2nd through 8th will open on August 15th.  This includes the 2nd Grade Rookie program, 3rd through 8th grade program,  High School Intermural program, Parent coaching, High School coaching and High School Refereeing.

In addition, wait list registration for our Travel program remains open for those missed the deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact us at .

Thank you and have a great rest of summer!

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