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Loveland Youth Basketball

LYBA Recreation League Info

Rec Registration for the 2019-2020 season opened August 15, 2019.

For Loveland, Ohio youth enrolled in, or living in, the Loveland City School District, we offer an in-house Recreation League for grades 3-8, and an instructional program for 2nd graders.  LYBA offers team and playing opportunities for high school students in the CPYBL league.  Our Recreation Program accounts for approximately 85% of our players and is an integral component of the LYBA. Players in grades 3-8 will be assigned to a team through a skills assessment and blind draft process.

General Information and Important Dates:


2nd grade instructional: $75
     (2018/2019, includes reversible player jersey and end of season award)

3rd grade – 8th grade:  $115
     (2018/2019, includes reversible player jersey, champion and runner up trophies)

High school:  $115
     (2018/2019, includes reversible player jersey)

The rec season (for grades 3-8) begins with 2 practices per week during the preseason until the winter break.  Once games begin in early January there will be one weeknight practice one game on Saturday or Sunday. The regular season consists of 10 games and runs through the end of February and concludes with a tournament in late Feb/early March.. Practices are 1-hour, and may not always be on the same night of the week.

Important Dates: See the Important Dates Page Here
Rules for the 2019-2020 season can be found here. 


Travel candidates not selected to play on a travel team

Players who registered for Travel Team tryouts, but will not be playing for a Travel Team, must register separately for our Recreational Program.

7th & 8th GRADERS  (LMS)

7th and 8th graders trying out for their school team should email the Rec Commisioner with their name and grade. Please register as soon as LMS teams are announced if you plan to play LYBA Rec basketball. 

High School

Our high school Rec program will play area teams in the CPYBL (Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League). Age groups are split JV (9/10 grade) and Varsity (11/12 grade).

PICK YOUR OWN TEAM:  A fun option is to pick your own team:

1.  An adult must be named as coach, register to coach online, and be present at all practices and games.

2.  Email your COMPLETE AND FINAL team roster, including your ADULT coach(es) to  our Rec Commissioner BEFORE registration closes. NOTE: Team rosters submitted with less than a full roster of 10 may have random players assigned to their team from those players registering independently.

IMPORTANT:  Make sure your roster is complete, accurate, and submitted before registration closes.  Any player on your list that is not registered with LYBA will be replaced and have their roster spot filled by those registering independently. Please, do not send “add ons” and make sure you confirm with each player that they are ON YOUR TEAM, and not on any other roster.  Depending on total registrations, and the number of team rosters, and if your roster is not full (does not have 10 or more), then there is a chance your team could be broken up.  The smallest team roster will be broken up first.

3.  ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND BEFORE THE REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS. No players will be able to join a team after registration closes.

REGISTER INDEPENDENTLY – You do not need to belong to, or form your own team, to play high school Rec basketball.  Simply register online and you will be randdomly assigned to a team.

LHS Team Tryouts – High school players trying out for their school team should email the Rec Commissioner with their name and grade. Please register as soon as LHS teams are announced if you plan to play LYBA High School Rec basketball. 

NOTE:  High School teams are not guaranteed regular court time for practices and will be based on court availability after the youth teams are scheduled.  Practice times for High School teams tend to be the last available gym times around 9pm.

Games begin in early December.

Bring a Basketball to Practice

Many ball handling drills require that every player has their own basketball during the drill; therefore, we ask that all players bring a basketball to every practice. A 28.5″ ball is used for all age groups. Please notify your coach if you are unable to provide a ball for your child. 

By request from the schools, sports drinks are not allowed in the gyms; water only please.

Refund Policy

Players that withdraw from the program prior to October 31 st will receive a full refund, minus third party processing fees.  Withdrawals between November 1, and Dec. 31 that are due to health reasons, family relocation, etc. will be issued a refund, minus processing fees and the cost of the jersey.   No refunds will be issued after January 1st. Withdrawals must be submitted to our league president, via email to initiate the refund process.

Want to Coach?

If you’re interested in coaching, you MUST complete our online application under the Registration Tab. and register as a volunteer.  We will contact all applicants via email shortly BEFORE player registration closes. All coaches must complete and submit a certificate of completion of an approved concussion information course.  Information can be found on the Coaches Corner Tab of the website.

Field Status

Open Open

Loveland Middle School (05:56 PM | 09/18/17)

Open Open

Loveland Intermediate School (06:07 PM | 09/18/17)

Open Open

Loveland High School (08:30 PM | 10/03/17)

Open Open

Loveland Primary School (08:32 PM | 10/03/17)

Open Open

Loveland Elementary School (08:33 PM | 10/03/17)

Open Open

Positively Charged (Milford) (07:11 PM | 10/25/18)

Open Open

Positively Charged - 2 (07:13 PM | 10/25/18)

Open Open

Positively Charged - 1 (10:54 PM | 10/25/18)

Open Open

Gapper's (06:50 PM | 10/04/19)

Open Open

Whole Court (07:11 PM | 10/04/19)

Open Open

Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church (11:14 AM | 10/09/19)

Open Open

Field 1 (11:14 AM | 10/09/19)

Open Open

Sports Plus (11:08 AM | 10/28/19)

Open Open

Whole Court (11:16 AM | 10/28/19)

Open Open

Court 1 (11:46 AM | 10/28/19)

Open Open

Court 2 (11:46 AM | 10/28/19)