OYAA Ascension Basketball Registration

OYAA Ascension Basketball Registration

The Orthodox Youth Athletic Association (OYAA) Basketball program helps our youth develop fellowship through team participation in an Orthodox ministry.  The OYAA is made up of teams from other Orthodox Christian churches in the greater Bay Area.

The cost is $60 per child ($80 if you sign up after January 1st).  This fee helps offset some of the expenses associated with paying the referees, gyms and a trophy for each player at the end of the year.  Please click here to register.

Below you will find a list of the teams, with the associated age ranges that Ascension will field this upcoming year in the OYAA.  Also, keep in mind that the number of teams,and their respective grades, is fielded solely based on the quantity of players that sign up and register each year.  Finally, please note that we also welcome children under 8 years of age if they are physically developed enough to participate and can pay attention in practice.  A rule of thumb is that your child is ready to play in the Jr. Varsity league if he or she can toss a basketball unassisted anywhere near a regulation 10 foot high basketball hoop.  Actual skill does not matter; we welcome all children to participate.

Saturday Practice Times

Elementary Girls                                               (Grades 3,4,5)   8:30 am

Middle School Girls                                         (Grades 6,7,8)   8:30 am

Elementary Boys                                              (Grades 3,4,5)   9:30 am

Middle School Boys                                         (Grades 6,7,8)   10:30 am

– Age is no longer a determinant in the OYAA.  Eligibility is solely based on the child’s grade level

Practices are generally at church on Saturday mornings (with some practices at gyms in San Leandro)and the games are usually on Sunday afternoons.  The league begins the first week of January.  The game schedule will be disseminated in late December.

Families that participate in Ascension’s OYAA Basketball program need to be pledged stewards of the Ascension Cathedral.  You may utilize the online pledge card on GROCA.org to complete your 2016 and 2017 stewardship pledge.  The link is below https://www.ascensioncathedral.com/online-pledge-form/

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Ascension Athletic Director, A.G. Konstantin (agkonstantin@gmail.com), with any of your questions.  Thank you.

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