Ventura Youth Basketball Association

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Ventura Youth Basketball Association Update- 12/15/17

Hello Ventura Youth Basketball Association (VYBA) participants, coaches, and staff,

We hope this finds you well. As you know, Ventura Unified School District has canceled classes for the remainder of the year and plan on reopening on Jan. 8, 2018. After much deliberation and considering many factors, including player health, the VYBA staff has determined it will be necessary to delay the start of the VYBA season by one week. The new opening day will be January 13, 2018. Additionally, the referee training and scrimmages that were originally scheduled for Sunday, December 17 have been canceled due to poor air quality and will be rescheduled for a later date. Picture day is also being postponed, and a new date will be announced next week.

We are recommending that coaches discontinue practices until after Dec. 25. After that date, we expect that coaches will use their best judgment regarding air quality to determine practice schedules. However, we will respect the decision of any coach, parent or guardian who chooses not to practice because they feel it’s not safe or healthy for their player(s). We will respect their choice not to practice until they feel comfortable doing so.

We will continue to send out updates as we have them. We also encourage you to check the website and the VYBA Facebook page for updated information. If you call the VYBA hotline, you will hear a message directing you to check those two sites for any updates. We will try and return phone calls and emails as soon as possible.

Also, if you or any of our VYBA players were directly affected by the fire, please email or have them email [email protected] as soon as possible. If any of our coaches are no longer able to coach, please notify us at [email protected], as soon as possible, and we will work on having someone take over your team for you.


VYBA Staff

Ventura Youth Basketball Association (VYBA) is the area's largest recreation basketball program for boys and girls in grades 2-12. Registration for the 2018 season began in September 2017. The last official skills testing and sign up was on Oct. 1. 

Ventura County High School Basketball SUPER LEAGUE
There is still time to participate in VYBA High School Super League!
Students grades 9-12 sign up as a team by December 1, 2017.

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Participation & Practice Sites 


Player and Volunteer Participation

Ventura Youth Basketball Association (VYBA) has been serving the needs of our community for the last 62 years. Allowing boys and girls to grow their skills in both basketball and teamwork. To participate in VYBA, students grades 2-8 must sign up as individuals during skill test dates (September-October); and students grades 9-12 sign up as a team (for the High School Super League) in early December.

The fee is $100 per player (includes uniform). Late sign ups are $120. Practices start in mid-December season runs from January to March. Volunteer coaches, gym supervisors and officials are needed! Call 805-658-4705 for complete details.
VYBA Officials Needed2018

Practice Sites

VYBA has permission from the following schools
to use their outdoor courts for VYBA practice:
  • Saticoy Elementary School
  • Serra School
  • Loma Vista Elementary School
  • Juanamaria Elementary School
  • Mound
  • Pointettia Elementary School
  • Blanche Reynolds School
  • Elmhurst
  • Will Rogers (gates close at sundown)
  • DeAnza
  • Cabrillo Middle School
  • Anacapa Middle School
  • Balboa Middle School (gates might be locked during holiday closure)

Practice Court Regulations

• Courts are on a first come basis: if courts are crowded please shorten your length of practice.
• Do not jump a fence if the gates are locked please contact VYBA so that we can work with the school district regarding the problem.
• No indoor practices are allowed given that access to indoor facilities is not available to everyone.
• No dogs on school grounds during practices or games due to some owners not cleaning up after pets

VYBA Advisory Board of Directors

Hugh Clabaugh, Chairman
Leonard Ikemire, Vice Chairman
John Cardoza, Director
Pamela Coronado, Director
Joe Lukman, Director
Arnie Moser, Director
Steve Vacca, Director