Youth league sign-ups start Nov. 1

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barry County Athletic Association basketball league getting underway

The Barry County Athletic Association Youth Boys Basketball League will Begin Nov. 1.

The association's third annual youth boys basketball league will begin evaluations and registration, at noon on Nov. 1 at the Cassville High School gym.

This year, the Barry Country Athletic Association is expanding its influence to include all young athletes from Barry County, as Monett's Coach Jeremy Land has teamed up with Cassville's Danny Powers in an effort to give more of the county's youth the opportunity to play at basketball at an early age.

The league will consist of 10 games and a post-season tournament. Practices will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings at Monett or Cassville facilities. Games will be held on Saturdays.

The BCAA will continue with three divisions: first- and second-grade, third- and fourth-grade, and sixth-grade.

The league fee is $20. All checks should be made payable to the Barry County Athletic Association.

Registrations may be mailed to Derek Judd at 1501 Main Street, Cassville, MO, 64834, or to register online, people may go to

Each participant is guaranteed equal playing time in the 10 games and post-season tournament. Volunteer coaches are needed, and interested individuals may contact Danny Powers via email at For more information, people may visit

"The league had over 130 participants last season," Powers said. "I hope to see numbers continue to grow as we are continually looking to give more of our youth the chance to learn the fundamentals of basketball at a young age. I would thank everyone who donates their time to help our program."

The BCAA is a non-profit organization wholly dedicated to providing youth with supervised, fundamental learning experiences in an athletic setting. 
The mission of BCAA is: To teach children skills in basketball through clinics, leagues and competitions, while also facilitating character and sportsmanship development; promote, encourage and improve the standard of recreational and amateur athletics in Barry County; foster the values of integrity, fair play, teamwork, mutual respect, and the pursuit of excellence through hard work; help children develop confidence, concentration, discipline and physical fitness; and promote fun and enjoyment for every participant.

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