*** We had 510 games played the first three weeks of the season and still have 8 game results unreported (not bad, but we need to do better as a group). Please remember that the winning team is responsible for reporting the score of the game (and promptly!). ***
* The Website Schedule is Active *
The website is the official schedule and the spreadsheet should be discarded as changes may have happened (not many, but a few). Have someone on your team get in a habit of checking the website schedule each week of the season as ANY subsequent changes will only be done on the website.
Using the TEAM tab on the top, select SCHEDULE, DIVISION, then finally TEAM NAME. For those of you that have kids playing at different grades/divisions, the MULTI-SCHEDULE tab under TEAMS will allow you to search a schedule for several teams at once.
There is still one location, on January 31, 2016, that is listed as "tbd". When that location is finalized, I will update the website scheduler accordingly.
* How to Report Game Results *
The winning team is responsible for reporting the game result. Please send the result in no later than the end of Monday following the game. Better still, with today's technology at your disposal, send it in immediately after your game! We will update the website and the comparative scores will be available for all to see.
Send an email to:
Include the date, grade, division, the teams and score. An example is this: Nov 7th, 8A, North 39 East 37
The WYBL is a league that supports community-based teams. It is required that each player reside in your school district or currently open enroll into your school district. Let me be clear on this: no teams shall be comprised on multi-district players.Players should be assigned to teams within their grade level (or play "up") and not according to age.
As is always the case, please contact me at any time with questions and/or suggestions. The aim is to continue to improve to make the WYBL the best youth boys basketball league in the State. For Information Concerning the League please Contact Lee Clement. The email address is . Phone number is 414 839-6800
Saturday, at a recent surprise party, the host asked if I would jump in behind the bar and assist the assembled guests in their attempt at thirst-quenching. I know, it’s a tough job, but someone had to do it. Anyway, I listened in as one guy was using support so much I had to wonder if his back was made of steel. Naturally, he supported all the right causes. He even supported Breast Cancer, though I believe he really meant to say breast cancer research or a cure.
On Sunday, while watching games, I overheard a parent saying, she really likes Coach xyz, and everything, …..”but I think he needs a new offense. Or defense. Or in-bounds plays. Or pressing game. And who allowed him to leave the house dressed like that? Of course, I support him fully, but would like to see some changes made.” (Geez, that sounds like rock-solid support at least until some other Johnny-coach-lately comes along).
The final straw was the Toyota Prius ahead of me that proudly displayed ribbons of support for reducing carbon emissions, a greener planet, hugging trees, saving whales, and support for the medium-speed rail line to Madison. (leave aside the irony of promoting the medium-speed train while driving a car). Conspicuously missing was the support for our troops, but I assume they wanted to save bumper space for the truly worthy causes.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I had stumbled upon an awakening deep inside of me. It was time I did something to show my support for oppressed people or at least some disadvantaged group that was being taken advantage of by The Man. My anthropological study of human behavior the past few days showed that the key was finding something to rally behind that didn’t actually require me to do anything but support it. I needed to give this my undivided attention or the remaining twenty minutes of lunch, whichever came first.
The inspiration came to me instantly upon entering Subway. Two men were talking about their upcoming deer hunting trip and how each of them sold their wives on the hardship they will be forced to endure with other men while they perform their half of the hunter-gatherer equation. I listened raptly to their tale of being forced to channel their inter-Pilgram, wake before dawn, sit for hours in tree stands, and hope an opportunity arises to bag today’s prey. Failure meant a dejected trudge back to the cabin where bad chili and subpar bathing awaiting them. All this so they can help their family put food on the table. These brave souls are vastly underappreciated and deserve my support!
Seeking solidarity with my literal brethren-in-arms, I will raise my chair several notches and sit for long stretches alone in my office. My fingers on the keyboard poised to strike, I will await that one opportunity where I can make a difference. Furthermore, I will not shave this week. I am going native. I am supporting our Deer Hunters!
Mrs. Coach says my scruffy look (her words) had to end by the time her mother stepped off the airplane for Thanksgiving. Fear not, allies of the Northwoods, I have learned well from my study of other humans. I merely need to substitute a blaze orange ribbon on my car. Now that’s the true meaning of support!
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.