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Welcome to East Lyme Youth Basketball


Many uncertainties continue to surround East Lyme Youth Basketball’s preparations for the 2020-2021 season.  With that being said, we are beginning our registration process with the hope that at least some form of our season will run for our Instructional, Recreational, and Travel programs.  You will not be assessed our general registration fees until a season start date is announced.  As has been the case since March for all of us, we will have to continue to roll with changes as they occur.  East Lyme Youth Basketball will provide updates as more information is provided to our organization. 

At this time, we do not have access to any of the gyms in East Lyme and Salem.  As a result, the beginning dates of our Instructional and Recreational Programs are unknown.   

At this time, the Connecticut Basketball Conference, the Travel League in which we have participated for several years, plans to run a travel season out of Sports on 66 in East Hampton.  As a result, we will be able to offer our Travel Program to selected boys and girls in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.  Practices will be held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and games will be played on Saturdays, all at Sports on 66.  If your son or daughter is interested in being evaluated for travel participation, please indicate this interest as a part of the registration process. 

Try-Out Dates and Location for Travel Basketball Consideration

Travel tryout dates and locations are posted on the "Travel Team Information" page.

This year's Travel teams (1 added)

This year's intent for travel teams will be as follows but is subject to change:

Boys Travel Teams Girls Travel Teams
8th Grade Boys "A" 8th Grade Girls "A"
*8/7th Grade Boys "B"  
7th Grade Boys "A" 7th Grade Girls "A"
6th Grade Boys 6th Grade Girls 
5th Grade Boys 5th Grade Girls


*Due to the possibility of not having a Recreational season, ELYB intends, to add an additional 8th/7th mixed grade travel teams, if there is enough interest.  The players for these teams will be comprised of a maximum of ten 8th/7th grade boys that attended the 8th and 7th-grade travel teams tryouts but were not selected. 


Plans for Instructional & Recreational in the event that there is a delayed start to the season

If the Instructional and Recreational Programs are unable to run this season or only run a partial season, families will not be charged, have their prorated fees automatically rolled over to next season, or may request a prorated refund.

If the Instructional and Recreational Programs are shortened to the point where we are unable to arrange organized teams and games, East Lyme Youth Basketball will offer Open Gyms with structured drills and gameplay, as allowed, which will be organized by each grade division’s commissioners. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to communicating with you all again in the near future. 


East Lyme Youth Basketball 



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. 



ELYB uses electronic registration. Go to reg.elyb.org to register.



$95 for the first child and $85 for each additional child. (Grades 3-12)
$55 for Introductory & Instructional Leagues. (K-2)
$180 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 October 22.



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

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ELYB is an organization built by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or coaching a team this upcoming season, click here to register as a Volunteer/Coach.


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