CEDARBURG BASKETBALL CLUB PROGRAM
Welcome players and parents to the Cedarburg Basketball Club (CBC) program. The CBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the youth of the community and provides boys and girls the opportunity to play competitive basketball. The CBC is not affiliated with the Cedarburg Recreation Department or the Cedarburg School District. CBC funds are raised by registration fees, summer and winter leagues, concessions, and our annual CBC tournaments.
PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the CBC is to organize and facilitate a highly competitive and instructional basketball program for boys and girls from fifth through eighth grades. Each team within the CBC program is formed based on the participants being grade specific; players cannot play “up” or “down” from their grade level. The same standards are required for any incoming teams participating in the CBC leagues or tournaments. The CBC will monitor all teams and enforce the grade specific rules to the best of our ability. To be eligible to participate on a CBC team the player must reside within the Cedarburg School District boundaries or attend a school within the Cedarburg School District.
The goal of the program is to educate youths on proper basketball techniques and fundamentals stressing teamwork, discipline, commitment, and a positive attitude. Providing a learning basketball environment will allow the participants in the CBC to excel and increase their ability to compete at a highly competitive level and enjoy the game of basketball and their teammates.
Tryouts will be held each April for incoming 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Players will be evaluated on individual skills and during scrimmages held during the tryouts. The CBC uses unbiased volunteers to evaluate each player trying out for the team. There are two opportunities to try out for the basketball teams. Players are encouraged to participate in both tryout sessions. Players that make the squad are invited to play in the CBC program. The CBC will support a minimum of one team at each grade level. The CBC will determine if a second team can be formed based on the projected competitiveness of that team; second teams will not be formed just on the basis of “numbers” of players trying out. The number of players on each team will be determined based on player evaluations and the number of tryout participants; teams generally have between 10-12 players. Playing time is determined by attitude, attendance, and participation at practices. It is the coach’s discretion on how playing time is divided amongst the members of the team; there should be no expectation of “equal” playing time. The coaches are dedicated to providing all players with the opportunity to play a meaningful role on the team. Players must comprehend the offensive and defensive schemes the coach is implementing in order to make a positive contribution to the team.
Practice time is determined by gym availability and is allocated by the practice time coordinator. Facility availability is extremely limited in Cedarburg due to a lack of facilities and the large number of facility users, especially in the months of November through April. The CBC generally uses facilities at the Cedarburg High School and other local middle schools. The goal of the CBC is to obtain as much practice time as we can in order to enhance each players skill for the benefit of the team. Generally speaking, each team can expect to have 40-50 practices each year.
FEES AND BENEFITS
The player fee is determined in April before tryouts. All paperwork and release forms must be completed before the player may participate. The fee includes uniforms, practice time, summer and winter leagues, additional tournaments, clinics, and parent admission to all CBC events held at CHS. This schedule should result in your child participating in approximately 40-45 games. All four grade levels will participate in a summer league at CHS from mid-June through July. Participation in tournaments and winter leagues usually takes place from November through early April, but coaches can choose to enter tournaments throughout the year.
Volunteers are key to the success of the CBC program and integral to keeping player fees reasonable. The CBC Board Members and coaches volunteer many hours of time to run the CBC and keep the costs affordable. By utilizing volunteers and keeping our expenses at a minimum, we can use more of the player fees and fundraising revenue to obtain practice time and fund tournaments for our players. Parents of players participating in the CBC are required to help out with concessions and other tasks during our tournaments and winter and summer leagues. The coaches will have sign-up sheets for all these events and your participation is greatly appreciated. We can't run a successful and affordable program without the parents help!
COMMITMENTParticipating in the CBC requires a significant commitment of time and effort. The CBC should not be viewed as a recreation league, an activity to do when it’s convenient, or a supplement to participation on an AAU team or school team. We do understand that kids are involved in many activities, and the CBC recognizes and encourages kids to play other sports and participate in other activities. With that said, before committing to the CBC, please consider what other activities and teams your child is participating in and determine if you can fulfill your commitment to your CBC team. It will be expected that players attend all practices and games unless they have an unavoidable conflict and notify the coach in advance of their absence. Absences, especially at practices, may affect playing time.
CBC colors are Orange, Black, and White. The team mascot is a Bulldog.