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Boys Basketball

WELCOME TO DAA BOYS BASKETBALL

WHAT A GREAT 2018 SEASON!  WE HAD RECORD BREAKING PARTICIPATION AND TWO YEAR AGE GROUPS AT ALL LEVELS.

DAA BOYS BASKETBALL IS A NONPROFIT SPORTS LEAGUE SERVING BOYS GRADES 1-12 IN DOYLESTOWN AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES INCLUDING WARRINGTON, BUCKINGHAM, AND PLUMSTEADVILLE.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 SEASON IS LIVE!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

NOT SURE OR ARE YOU TO NEW TO DAA?  PLEASE READ ON....

NEW FOR THE 2019 SEASON- EXPANDED ADULT BOARD AND PLAYER'S COMMITTEE.   BOTH BOARDS MET IN LATE AUGUST AND THEIR FEEDBACK IS BEING INCORPORATED INTO THE PROGRAM.

 

Welcome to our new 2018-2019 DAA Board:

 

 

Position

First

Last

Email

Director/President

Jon*

Biedermann

jonb@donorperfect.com

Asst. Director/VP

Stephen*

Abert

sabert@comcast.net

Travel Director

Jeff

Marcinkowski

jmpmam@yahoo.com

1st/2nd Age Director

Chris*

Hartman

christopherhartman@hotmail.com

3rd/4th Age Director

Rob*

Kehoe

fox25rr@aol.com

5th/6th Age Director

Mark

Kondyra

michaelkondyra@comcast.net

7th/8th Age Director

Bill*

Jenkinson

gohoyas@yahoo.com

9th/10th Age Director

Mark

Mehler

jerseypirate96@yahoo.com

11th/12th Age Director

Alice*

Martelli

abprim@gmail.com

Junior Referee Director

Roxie

Rieber

roxeyrieber@msn.com

Referee Director

Joe

Giedgowd

joe.giedgowd@gmail.com

Social Media Director

Jennifer

Nasal

jennynasal@gmail.com

At Large

David

Bolten

davidbolton111@gmail.com

Background Check Co-Director

Dan*

Burkholder

danburk1@yahoo.com

Evaluation Director

Kevin*

Dougherty

kevin.b.dougherty@lexisnexisrisk.com

Rules Director

John*

Gilbert

john.gilbert1@astrazeneca.com

Background Check Co-Director

Cheryl*

Morris

patribe@verizon.net

Equipment Director

Brian*

Lange

brian_lange@merck.com

Background Checks

Ryan

Owen

ryan.owen@ismconnect.io

* Denotes they attended the board meeting.

Click here for the meeting minutes/notes of the board meeting.

 

The boys player's board met as well and they provided some great feedback!  Much of it was recorded, and we will be posting the video soon.

CHECK OUT THE FUN THE BOYS HAD LAST YEAR IN THE 2018 VIDEO!!!

 


Boys Grade 1/2 Division on Saturday FUN Day activities at the end of the season


Recent News

2018-2019 Boys Basketball Evaluation Schedule

DAA Boys Basketball
Evaluation Schedule
(2018-2019 season, *FINAL* SCHEDULE)

  • Boys Grade 1 & 2                   Saturday, 11/10           Tohickon, MS Gym         9:15am
  • Boys Grade 3 & 4                   Saturday, 11/10           Tohickon,  Last Names  A-M 10:00am / N-Z 10:20am             
  • Boys Grade 5 & 6                   Saturday, 11/10           Tohickon, Last Names  A-M 11:30am / N-Z 11:50am
  • Boys Grade 7 & 8                   Saturday, 11/10           Tohickon, MS Gym         1:15pm
  • Boys Grade 9 & 10                 Saturday, 11/10           Tohickon, MS Gym         2:30pm
  • Boys Grade 11 & 12              Saturday, 11/10           Tohickon, MS Gym         3:00pm

 

All evaluated players will make a team.

Evaluations are mandatory for all age divisions and help us create balanced teams, which is in the best interest of the league.  Players who do not attend cannot be guaranteed a spot on a team and their registration fees will be refunded.

For grades 1 & 2, evaluations are used in addition to friend requests to assign balanced teams.

For grades 3-12, evaluations are used and coaches select their teams via a balanced draft process.

PLEASE BRING:  Your own basketball (28.5" 1st-6th, 29.5" 7th+), and a water bottle.

If you have a family emergency and cannot make the evaluations, please contact us.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

There are many choices for your son to play Basketball in the Doylestown area and surrounding communities, and I hope you choose DAA.  While we keep track of score, our volunteer coaches manage the games to make sure that each boy has equal playing time and that he is included in plays and positions on the court as this applies to ALL age divisions.

Teamwork and sportsmanship are a hallmark of the league, regardless of age, skill or ability. 

Personally, I've lived in the community for more than 20 years and my only wish was that I had a similar program when I was growing up.  While I played travel soccer and tennis, I didn't play Basketball until 10th grade and continued playing intramural Basketball in college and then at the local Ambler YMCA well into my late 20's.

Now as the father of 3 boys- two still involved in DAA- my goal is to continue the success of my predecessors.   DAA is celebrating its 50th year, and I hope that we lay the groundwork for 50+ more.

If you have any questions about our program or would like to help (either volunteering or becoming a sponsor), always feel free to contact me either at jonb@donorperfect.com or my cell at 215-896-2768.

Sincerely,

Jon Biedermann
DAA Boys Basketball Director


NEW FOR 2017-2018

Over the summer of 2017, a committee was formed to look at the Boys Basketball rules and league guidelines.

As a result, we implemented the following changes:

  • While the age divisions are always based on the number of registrants, we will endeavor to make sure that there are only two grade levels per age division.  This includes trying to form 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12 divisions.
    (UPDATE as of November 1, 2017- Because of the growth and success of our league, we are guaranteed to have separate divisions at the older grade levels for this season!!!)
  • 3 Pointers will now be allowed at grades 5/6.
  • Man-to-Man defense only for the entire season for grades 1-6.  Man-to-man defense does a much better job of teaching fundamentals, and is also more active for the players, building stamina and endurance.
  • "Fair but not exactly equal" playing time will be implemented across all age divisions.   Since we are an intramural program, we want to develop players of all ages, and making playing time as fair as possible will achieve that goal.  At the same time, we understand that there will always be exceptions in case of an odd number of players, or for players who arrive late, foul out, can't play because of injury, or even miss practices.   The goal is that no player can sit on the bench more than 1/2 quarter than anyone else on the team (since there are substitutions  halfway through every quarter)

These changes will reinforce DAA's commitment to provide a fun, fair, competitive, and challenging sports environment for boys in our community.

Our Mission

We provide Intramural and travel basketball programs for the youth of our community.  

Our organization is dedicated to providing positive role models for our children while developing the qualities of sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork, and self-confidence.  

Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a healthy & competitive environment which we hope will lead to the development of responsible members of our community.

We offer leagues for 1st thru 12th grades. The season starts in December with practices and runs to March with games & playoffs. In addition we have a travel program for 3rd thru 9th grades. They practice & play September through March.


Sponsors Needed & Appreciated!

DAA is a non-profit organization that relies solely on registration fees, fund raising events, and sponsorships to help pay for needed sports equipment, gym time, referees, and other related expenses. The cost to sponsor a team is only $125.  Your business or organization name will be on the back of each shirt. 

Please contact me if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,

Jon Biedermann
DAA Boys Basketball Director
jbiedermann@donorperfect.com
215-896-2768