FAQ

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Clinics – (Grades K-2)

When does the clinic season start?

The season begins in December and runs through March.

How often do the clinics meet?

They meet once a week at a set day and time for about 1 hour.

I have a son in 1st grade and a daughter in 2nd grade. Can they play in the same clinic?

No. Clinics are broken up by grade and gender. Siblings will be in separate clinics unless they are twins of the same gender.

What days of the week are the clinics?

Clinics are on the weekends. Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays

Where are the clinics held?

The clinics are held at various Commack Schools. You will be notified by your coach.

Can I request a specific day for my child’s clinic?

Yes, you can request to have your child to play on a certain day when registering. Every effort will be made to honor your request, but there are no guarantees.

Can I request my child be in the same clinic as a friend or with a specific coach?

Yes, when registering you can request to have your child to play with a friend or a specific coach during registration. Every effort will be made to honor your request, but there are no guarantees.

Can I choose the time for my child’s clinic?

No. Due to the large number of children in our program we are unable to accommodate specific clinic times. You are able to request morning, afternoon, or evening, however, this request is very difficult to honor since there are limited spots in each clinic and there may not be a clinic in the time period you requested for your child’s gender and grade.

Can I volunteer to be a coach or assistant for my child’s clinic and if so, how do I do this?

Yes! Volunteers are always appreciated! There is a spot during the registration process that asks of your coaching interest.

How long is the clinic?

Clinics are about one hour long.

When will we hear from a coach?

You should hear from a coach by the end of the first week of December. Contact may be via phone or email so please be sure to check both.

If I do not receive a call or email from a coach by the end of the end of the first week of December, what should I do?

Please email the boys or girls In-House coordinator through the website at questions@commackhoops.com to alert them of the fact that you haven’t heard from a coach. Please include your child’s name and a contact phone number.

What grades do they start playing games?

Games start in 3rd grade.

Does my child need a uniform or any equipment?

No, players will be supplied a ball and t-shirt at the first clinic.

If we want to purchase a league jersey, how much are they?

They are $30.

Grades 3-8

When does the in house program start?

The season begins in December and runs through March. Practices begin the first week of December.

When do they practice and play?

Practices are once a week at the same assigned day, time and location. They are
approximately 1 hour in length. Games are played on the weekends. Typically, there is 1 game per weekend. The day, time and location will vary from week to week. Games are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

Where do they practice/ and play games?

The Commack Basketball Association program utilizes the Commack School District gymnasiums for practices and games.

How will I be notified with details of the start of the season?

You will receive an email in late October notifying you of the draft evaluation day, time and location. All players are expected to attend the draft evaluations. Around the end of November the teams will be formed. You will receive a call or email from your coach prior to the end of November.

If my child misses the draft evaluation will he/she still be placed on a team?

Yes, your child will be drafted to a team. The goal of the draft evaluations is to help us create evenly talented teams. Please make every attempt to have your child attend.

Can I request that my child play with his/her friends for personal or carpool reasons?

Unfortunately, due to the number of children in our program, we cannot honor requests above grade 2. In the clinics, (grades K-2) we do attempt to honor requests.

My child participates in other activities. Suppose there is a scheduling conflict with our the team practice slot?

Alert your coach immediately of the conflict. He or she will notify the coordinator. If there is an opportunity to switch your child to a different team with a different time slot you will be notified. . If no resolution is available, you will be offered a refund.

IF POSSIBLE PLEASE BRING ANY SET OBLIGATIONS TO THE DIVISION COORDINATOR ON THE EVALUATION NIGHT

What grades do they start playing games?

Games start in grade three.

Do I need a uniform? How much are they?

A reversible CBA jersey is required at all levels of play.  Jerseys are reusable from year to year. If you need to purchase a jersey, they are $30. Jerseys will be available for purchase on evaluation day and draft night.  The days, times and location will be announced via email and posted to the website homepage.

Grades 9-12

When does the season start?

The season typically starts in mid December and runs until early March.

When are the practices?

There are no practices in the High School Boys divisions. Teams only play games.  Girls teams may be offered a practice depending on

When are the games?

There are games 1-2 times per week in the boys divisions.  Games can be any day during the week Monday through Saturday and there is typically a game every Sunday.  Girls games are typically on Sunday

Can JV and Varsity players play in the league?

In the boys divisions, due to scheduling conflicts, anyone who is selected to a school JV or Varsity basketball team is not eligible to participate in the CBA.  Girls JV and Varsity players are welcome to participate.

Are there evaluations for the High School divisions?

There are no evaluations for the High School boys.  The division coordinators ask the coaches to rate the players and compiles a consensus for the draft.  Girls may or may not have evaluations.

Do I need a uniform? How much are they?

A reversible CBA jersey is required at all levels of play.  Jerseys are reusable from year to year. If you need to purchase a jersey, they are $30. Jerseys will be available for purchase on in-house evaluation day and draft night.  The days, times and location will be announced via email and posted to the website homepage.

Can I request that my child play with his/her friends for personal or carpool reasons?

Unfortunately, due to the number of children in our program, we cannot honor requests above grade 2. In the clinics, (grades K-2) we do attempt to honor requests.