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Welcome to East Lyme Youth Basketball

Please go to: reg.elyb.org


Important Changes for the 2019-2020 Season

East Lyme Youth Basketball has been informed by the East Lyme Board of Education that the Elementary School gym renovations will be complete once the season begins.  We have also completed our pilot partnership with Salem and are pleased to say it was a success and we are now a single organization.

Endowed with more gym flexibility than we have ever had, we are excited to announce the following enhancements to our program:

Induction of an Intermediate 3v3 Division for 3rd and 4th grade players.

  • Beginning this year, boys and girls in 3rd/4th grade will be playing in our new 3v3 intermediate league.  Just like in our older divisions, the players will practice twice a week in East Lyme/Salem and have officiated games on Saturdays in Salem.  Players will be playing on smaller teams using age appropriate court dimensions, lowered hoops, and a 27.5 inch basketball.

Rec Leagues realignment:

  • Boys 5th/6th Grade League
  • Girls 5th/6th Grade League
  • Boys 7th/8th Grade League
  • Girls 7th/8th Grade League
  • Boys Fresh/Soph League
  • Boys Junior/Senior League
  • Girls High School League

Preseason group practice sessions prior to evaluations (Rec Grades 3-8):

Starting in the second or third week of October, and prior to teams being formed, players will participate in group practice sessions for the first couple weeks of the season.  Following the two week group practice sessions, players will then be evaluated and assigned to a team.  From that point forward practices will be with their team.  The reasoning behind this new process is to allow the kids to focus on skill development while transitioning out of the fall sport's season were, historically, team practice attendance is low.  Additionally, the coaches will be able to evaluate the players over a longer period allowing proper team placement. This will help us reach our goal of competitive team balance.

Additional Session for Instructional:

  • K-2 instructional programs will now be twice a week in East Lyme/Salem.


Girls High School:

In our continued efforts to improve all our programs, ELYB has made the following improvements to our Girls High School Division.

Who is it for:

The Girls High School division has been modified to make it attractive to players just looking to play basketball without the commitment level of the ELHS program and to those players that want to use the program to prepare for ELHS basketball tryouts (first week of December).

What to Expect:

Prior to ELHS tryouts:

The players will practice twice a week starting mid-october.  On the weekends, the girls will have either a practice, an officated scrimmage against each other or a non-league game against another town.    

After ELHS tryouts:

Players making the ELHS teams are not expected to continue with ELYB.  Conversely, players not participating in the ELHS program are allowed to join after finding out the results.  

Starting this year, ELYB has joined the Eastern Connecticut Basketball League's Girls High School Division.  In December, we will be playing league games against teams like Marlborough, Columbia, Hebron, Colchester, Willington, Andover and others.  Our league home games will be played at the Salem School.  The season will conclude with the conference tournament in February.


ELYB Gyms:

  • East Lyme High School North Gym - Preseason Only
  • East Lyme High School South Gym - Preseason Only
  • East Lyme Middle School
  • Salem School Big Gym (Adjustable Hoops)
  • Salem School Small Gym (Adjustable Hoops)
  • Flanders Elementary School (Adjustable Hoops)
  • Niantic Center School (Adjustable Hoops)
  • Lillie B Haynes School Big Gym
  • Lillie B Haynes Small Gym (Adjustable Hoops)


Thank you very much for your continued participation in East Lyme Youth Basketball.

Walk-up registration is on the following dates:

Wednesday September 18th from 6-8 pm @ Youth Center at the East Lyme Library Complex

The league is open to boys and girls in Grades K through 12.


Detailed Information


The East Lyme Youth Basketball (ELYB) league is open to East Lyme and Salem resident boys and girls who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Both new and experienced players are encouraged to join. It is recommended that you sign up early, as openings may be limited. The number of teams will be determined after the final registration date. A player who signs up after that date will be placed on a team if a roster spot is available in the appropriate league. If no spot is available, the player’s name will be placed on a waiting list. Registrants will be notified if they have been placed on a waiting list.


ELYB is a grade-based program.  The grade based system allows children with “early” birthdays (before January 1st) to participate with their classmates. We currently intend to group ages as designated below. Leagues and grade designations are as follows:

  • Boys Kindergarten Introductory League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 1st Grade Introductory League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Girls K/1st Grade Introductory League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 2nd Grade Instructional League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Girls 2nd Grade Instructional League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 3rd/4th Grade Intermediate 3v3 League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Girls 3rd/4th Grade Intermediate 3v3 League (27.5 inch basketball with lowered goals)
  • Boys 5th/6th Grade Rec League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Girls 5th/6th Grade Rec League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Boys 7th/8th Grade Rec League (29.5 inch basketball)
  • Girls 7th/8th Grade Rec League (28.5 inch basketball)
  • Boys Fresh/Soph Rec League (29.5 inch basketball)
  • Boys Junior/Senior Rec League (29.5 inch basketball)
  • Girls High School Rec League (28.5 inch basketball)


TRAVEL TEAMS (Optional to Players as Noted Below)

ELYB intends to organize travel teams for Boys and Girls in the 5th through 8th . If your child is eligible and interested, there will be special tryouts.  These dates will be posted here when finalized. Those not making the travel team will be placed on a recreational team. Those making the travel team will not participate in the recreational league. Please note that participation on travel teams is optional and will require more commitment, more fees (i.e. uniforms), travel to neighboring towns for some practices during the week and games on both Saturdays and Sundays. Please come to walk in registration to learn more about the travel teams and get your questions answered.



ELYB uses electronic registration. Go to reg.elyb.org to register. Computer broken? Network down? No problem. Just come register at the date below and we will have computers fired up and ready to go. We will also be there to answer all of your questions.

Wednesday September 18th from 6-8 pm @ Youth Center at the East Lyme Library Complex



$95 for the first child and $85 for each additional child. (Grades 3-12)
$55 for Introductory & Instructional Leagues. (K-2)
$75 additional fee per player for travel team participation is due after selection. Uniforms will also be a separate cost. 

There will be a $10 late fee for registrations received after September 30.



Mandatory tryouts, points of contact, schedules, and other information will be kept current on our website. Go to www.elyb.org



Players Skills Clinic -  run by the boys and girls East Lyme High School Varsity Coaches is open to Boys and Girls in Grades 4 through 8 on October, 19th. Cost is $20.  

  • Boys session 1 for grades 4-6 (9:00-10:30am) @ East Lyme Middle School.
  • Boys session 2 for grades 7-8 (10:30-12:00pm) @ East Lyme Middle School.
  • Girls session 1 for grades 4-6 (12:30-2:00pm) @ East Lyme Middle School.
  • Girls session 2 for grades 7-8 (2:00-3:30pm) @ East Lyme Middle School.


Care and Share 3v3 Basketball Challenge

ELYB and Care & Share Food Bank have teamed up to sponsor a FUN event.  On Saturday, November 9th, there will be the fourth annual 3v3 Basketball Tournament (See 3v3.elyb.org for more information).

Grab a few friends, form a team and register at 3v3.elyb.org.  Limited Spots Available!!!


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