SUNNYVALE RAIDERS YOUTH BASKETBALL
Welcome to the 2020-2021 SRYSA Basketball Season!
Within the next couple of weeks, we will be hosting evaluation workouts for each grade and gender to aid in the team selection process. This process was implemented last year and we found it to be a very fair and efficient method to make sure each of our players are placed on the appropriate skill level team for their gender and grade. Our main goal is to make sure each of our Sunnyvale kids has the best opportunity to develop their skills set and basketball knowledge. We want them to be challenged, but not overwhelmed. We feel the most important thing that will help them learn the game and develop a love of the sport is to get as much playing time and touches as possible in workouts and games.
Each grade and gender will receive an assigned day and time for their evaluation. We encourage every player to attend if able. We will also have some make up evaluation opportunities for those who can't make their assigned times. Please email us if your player needs to attend the make up evaluation. If we are unable to evaluate your player in person and they are a returning player, we will refer to the previous evaluation level. If they are a new player, we will place them where a team has a need for a player.
The following is how we will create the levels for our teams:
Kinder and 1st grade teams will be balanced out with an even number of players of all skill levels.
These teams will participate in the SVAA League
2nd-6th grade teams will be created by skill level
These teams will participate in 1 of 3 leagues: SVAA, Sportsplex, or PrimeTime.
Once teams are created, we will email you with a link to register for the appropriate league.
We will be following the SISD’s “Raider Athletics Return to Play Plan” which gives guidance on how to prevent exposure of Covid-19 to our student athletes. There will be two major differences between SRYSA basketball practices in the past and SRYSA basketball practices this season.
The first is that parents will not be allowed in the gyms during practices. The only adults that will be in the gyms will be the coaches. Parents will need to drop their child off outside the gym at the beginning of practice and pick them up outside the gym after practice.
The second is that all kids will need to wear masks to practice. They will not have to wear them when they are actively exercising (unless you/they decide to), but when they are not actively exercising, they must have their mask on. All coaches will wear masks.
Basketball Director - Marc Wilson
If you have any questions, you can email our basketball director at: