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Season Postponed

Effective immediately, all OAA Boys Basketball scheduled events are canceled. I will be discussing with MYAS and other league associations the possibility of restarting in January. I will send an email when I have information.


2020-2021 Registration

Registration is closed. All spots filled. The fee schedule is:

NOTE: Two spots have opened up for a 5th or 6th grader. If interested, please email boysbasketball@oaaonline.com.

  • $145 September 18 through September 30 - Early Bird Discount!
  • $165 October 1 through October 21st October 31st,
  • $185 after October 21st October 31st and only if a roster spot is available.

The league provides shorts and a jersey which players will keep after the season.

While registering your player, you will be asked if you wish to volunteer. Please consider doing so. This program is run entirely by volunteers. Thank you.

OAA Boys Basketball will be instituting new protocols this season for practices and games..  With guidance from the MSHSL we will distribute a Return to Play Basketball COVID Plan along with a waiver.  A review of the plan guidelines and a signed waiver will be required prior to any participation. Practices will likely be limited to one hour, once per week. Depending upon the gym, spectators may or may not be allowed.

Refund Policy

If we don't have a season due to the pandemic, everyone will receive a full refund.

Assuming we have a season, all refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.  Refunds, as well as the amount of the refund are left to the discretion of the league director. Refunds may take up to 10 business days to process.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball program is a recreational league for players in 3rd through 8th grade. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders play in single grade leagues, whereas the 7th and 8th graders combine to form one league. The goal of the program is to provide an enjoyable, positive environment in which participants learn the fundamentals of basketball. OAA teams compete with surrounding communities in the East Metro Rec League. The league is administered by Maplewood. See https://www.teamsideline.com/sites/maplewood/content/138/Youth-Basketball for official game schedules.

Typically, teams practice for one 75 minute session per week and play one game per week. Practices are on weeknights and typically begin in mid-November. Games are on Saturday mornings and afternoons and typically start in early December and continue into late February or early March. Practice time/locations will be set after the school district allocates gym times.

Looking for traveling basketball? Visit Tartan Boys Traveling Basketball.

Assigning Players to Teams

NOTE: There will not be an evaluation session and draft this season.

All grades - When registering, a player can express a preference for a friend and/or a coach. Preferences will be satisfied in the following order:

  • Satisfy family relationships.
  • Satisfy coach's preference for one player.
  • Satisfy player preferences in order by registration date and time.
  • Assign players based on a common unsatisfied preference.
  • Assign players based on school.
  • Assign any remaining players where ever the player fits.

Greg Bearth

Director

Families must sign the OAA COVID-19 Waiver and give it to the head coach before participating in any team events.

Following are links to sites providing free drills. They also market  paid offerings. If you've discovered a useful site, send the link to boysbasketball@oaaonline.com and we'll add it to the list.