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As we approach the winter traveling basketball season, the MYAS basketball staff members are receiving many calls and emails. Many of the calls/emails are pertaining to waivers and playing for associations/teams other than where a player resides or attends school.

There are often internal issues between the individual and the local association. The MYAS feels that those issues should be worked out between the individual and their association. Please don't expect the MYAS to resolve your issue with your association.

The winter basketball season is for community-based teams that are formed by the local athletic associations and schools. All-star/Open teams have their playing opportunities in the spring and fall.

The MYAS Traveling Basketball Guidelines read as follows:

  • Athletes must participate on the team nearest to their residence, or for the school team or community travel association where they are enrolled. Exception: In situations involving "split families," the athlete may participate with the association closest to the mother’s or father’s residence.

  • If there is not a travel association within the community where the athlete resides or attends school, or if the athlete has been cut from or restricted by the association, they may participate with a bordering association.

If a player is granted a waiver, they are eligible to play for an association other than where they reside or attend school. Please note - you must receive a waiver from all the associations in between where the player resides or attends school and the association they want to play for.

The MYAS Guidelines for Organizations are as follows:

  • The sponsoring organization must be of perpetual nature (i.e. intend to be in existence from year to year).The MYAS recognizes teams that emanate from organizations that have a democratic posture, meaning that the administrative structure of the organization must allow for open election of officers and open forums for parents and participants to voice their concerns. 
  • The MYAS recognizes organizations that promote and implement programs for multiple age/grade levels. We do not recognize single teams formulated by any individual(s) not affiliated with or recognized by an organization as described above or a bona fide association.

We realize there are some issues that the MYAS should be aware of. Coaches and travel directors may feel free to contact us.

Thank you and good luck in the upcoming season.


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