OYAA Ascension Basketball

Junior Varsity 2020 Season


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 $65 per child ($85 if you sign up after December 30 , 2019).  This fee helps offset some of the expenses associated with paying the referees, gyms, TeamSnap fees and a trophy for each player at the end of the year.  You may register through TeamSnap at the following link:

Below you will find a list of the teams, with the associated grade ranges that Ascension will field this upcoming year in the OYAA.  Also, keep in mind that the number of teams,and their respectivegrades, 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)   9:00 am

Middle School Girls                                         (Grades 6,7,8)   9:00 am

Elementary Boys                                              (Grades 3,4,5)   10:00 am

Middle School Boys                                         (Grades 6,7,8)   11:00 am

– Eligibility is solely based on the child’s grade level.  2nd Graders are welcome if mature enough and physically able to participate.

Practices are generally at church on Saturday mornings (can be at other local gyms depending on Ascension gym availability)and the games are usually on Sunday afternoons.  The league begins the first/second 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 to complete your 2020 stewardship pledge.  The link is below

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Ascension Athletic Directors, A.G. Konstantin (, or Jim Glafkides ( with any of your questions.


Thank you.