Ventura Youth Basketball Association

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Ventura Youth Basketball Association Update- 12/12/17

To everyone involved with VYBA,

We hope that everyone is safe after the events of the past week. Our hearts go out to all those that have been affected during this tough time. We wanted to let everyone know what our plans are for VYBA practices, etc. as we move forward.

We are going to follow the lead of the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD). Whatever the VUSD instructs their students, schools, parents, staff, etc. to do, we would recommend people involved in VYBA do the same. VUSD has stated that students may be allowed to go back this Wednesday. However, we will respect the decision of any coach, parent or guardian who chooses not to practice at this time (even if school is back in session) 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.

Most of us know, directly or indirectly, someone who has been devastated or otherwise adversely affected by the fire. Some of our VYBA families have lost their homes. We (City Hall staff) have been out of the building since last Tuesday. It’s not clear if/how long we will be allowed to stay and work this week either due to smoke throughout the building. We will try to keep everyone informed of things via our website and the VYBA Facebook page. 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 we can.

Also, if you or any of the 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.

Thank you for all you do for the community, we appreciate 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