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Youth Basketball

Western Mass C.Y.O.

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy youth basketball is part of the Western Mass C.Y.O basketball league.

On Campus Practices

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy youth athletes practice on campus after school. See below practice schedules.

Christian Coaches

Each coach at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy has agreed to the Academy’s statement of faith and mission.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS CYO

CODE OF CONDUCT

WESTERN MASS CYO-CODE OF CONDUCT FORM

1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun, and that the game is for youth, not adults.
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the
safety of others
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
5. I, my family members, and my guests will be positive role models for my child, and encourage
sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players,
coaches, officials, and spectators at every game and practice session.
6. I, my family members, and my guests will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with any official,
coach, player, or parent, such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane
language or gestures.
7. I, my family members, and my guests will not encourage and behaviors or practices that would
endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or
violence.
9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect
regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or ability.
10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never
feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every
time.
12. I, my family members, and my guests will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for
making a mistake or losing a game.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices, and how they benefit my child, over winning. I will
also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire for
my child to win.
15. I, my family members, and my guests will respect the officials and their authority during games and will
never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game, and will take time to speak with coaches at
an agreed upon time and place.
16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.
17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices unless I am an official
coach.

2021-2022 WMCYO PRESSING RULES

(Revised 1/3/2022)

Girls 3rd & 4th Grade
There is no pressing allowed in any game, until the 1:00 last minute of play.

Girls 5th & 5th Grade
Pressing is allowed for the entire game in the East Division (2). In all other divisions, West (3) &
North (4), pressing is only allowed for the last 2 minutes of the game.

Girls 7th & 8th Grade
Pressing is allowed for the entire game in the East Division (2). In all other divisions, West (3) &
North (4), pressing is only allowed for the last 2 minutes of the game.

Boys 3rd & 4th Grade
There is no pressing allowed in any game, until the last 1:00 minute of play.

Boys 5th & 5th Grade
Pressing is allowed for the entire game in the East Division (2). In all other divisions, West (3) &
North (4), pressing is only allowed for the last 2 minutes of the game.

Boys 7th & 8th Grade
Pressing is allowed for the entire game in the East (1), West (2) & North (3). In the South (4)
Division pressing is only allowed for the last 2 minutes of the game.

General Pressing Rules
– All pressing is suspended if the Mercy Rule is in place, even in the pressing divisions.
– If a crossover game is played, upper division and lower division teams playing against
one another, the game is played using the lower divisions pressing rules.
– No team or game is allowed to opt into pressing if they are a non-pressing game/team.
– Divisions can be confirmed by looking at the numbers in the schedule.
– Just a reminder, that the numbers do coincide with traditional division numbers;
they are just numbers used in the scheduling program.
– Coordinators are responsible for informing their coaches, teams, parents & referees. If
you are using a host gym you are responsible to inform the gym also.

2021-2022 WMCYO RUNNING TIME GAMES

(Revised 1/3/2022)

For the 2021 – 2022 WMCYO Basketball has adopted a running time game format. All games
and programs must follow this game format for this season.
– Each game will be comprised of (2) 20:00 minute halves.
– The clock is not stopped during play except for injuries or if a referee calls for it to stop
because of an extended issue.
– Lining up for free throws is not an extended issue.
– Note: the first half should not end on free throws, if the clock is running down
during a free throw the clock should be stopped at 10 seconds. This will allow for
the other team to in-bound the ball and run a final play.
– The clock will only switch to stop time for the last 2:00 minutes of the game.
– If the Mercy Rule is in effect, then there is no stop time for the last 2:00 minutes.
– As the half should not end on free throws, the game should not either, so the
same 10 seconds applies here too.
– There is no overtime, if the game ends are a tie it is a tie and will reflect that way in the
standings.
– Coordinators are responsible for informing their coaches, teams, parents, referees and
host gyms of these rules.
– No program in WMCYO can opt out of this format, all games must be played according
to these rules.

Grades 1 and 2 (Coed)

Coach Steve Porter
sporter@pvcama.org

Practice Schedule

Fridays 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Gym B

GAME SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

Grades 3 and 4 Girls

Coach Ryan Horn
ryan@gdf.com

Coach Melissa Horn
Coach Bethany Souza


Practice Schedule

Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM
Gym A

Game Schedule

Saturday, 1-8-22,  9:00 AM  @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Patrick’s-South Hadley

Saturday,  1-15-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Southwick Basketball

Saturday, 1-22-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Thomas-West Springfield

Saturday, 1-29-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Mater Dolorosa School

Friday, 2-4-22, 6:30 PM @Powder Mill School vs Southwick Basketball

Saturday, 2-5-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Patrick’s-South Hadley

Saturday, 2-12-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Mary’s-Westfield

Saturday, 2-19-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Southwick Basketball

Friday, 2-25-22, 5:30 PM, @MD Social Center-Holyoke vs Mater Dolorosa School

*MD SOCIAL CENTER COVID-19 POLICY*
Masks required for entrance and must be worn at all times.
4 fans per player.
No waiting in the lobby before or after a game.
No entering the gym until 15 minutes before your team’s time to play.

Saturday, 2-26-22, 10:00 PM @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Mary’s-Westfield

Saturday, 3-5-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Patrick’s-South Hadley

Saturday, 3-12-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Cecilia-Wilbraham

Grades 3 and 4 Boys

Coach Steve Porter
sporter@pvcama.org

Practice Schedule

Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM
Gym A

Game Schedule

Saturday, 1-8-22, 9:00AM @PVCA-GYM A vs OLOG – Holyoke

Saturday, 1-15-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Southwick Basketball

Saturday, 1-22-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Mig’s Team Youth Basketball

Saturday, 1-29-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Wilshire

Saturday, 2-5-22, 9:00AM @PVCA-GYM A vs OLOG – Holyoke

Friday, 2-11-22, 5:30 PM @Powder Mill School Southwick vs Southwick Basketball

Saturday, 2-12-22, 10:00AM @PVCA-GYM A vs St. Mary’s Westfield

Saturday, 2-19-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Wilshire

Saturday, 2-26-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs SOY Basketball

Saturday, 3-5-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Wilshire

Saturday, 3-12-22, 9:00AM @PVCA-GYM A vs St. Mary’s Westfield

Grades 5 and 6 Girls

Coach Jared Duff
jaredduff@me.com

Coach Alanna Walker

 

Practice Schedule

Thursdays  3:00-4:00 PM
Gym B

GAME SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

Game Schedule

Saturday, 1-8-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Mary’s Parish-Longmeadow

Saturday, 1-15-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St.Thomas-West Springfield

Friday, 1-21-22, 6:45 PM @MD Social Center-Holyoke vs Mater Dolorosa School

*MD SOCIAL CENTER COVID-19 POLICY*
Masks required for entrance and must be worn at all times.
4 fans per player.
No waiting in the lobby before or after a game.
No entering the gym until 15 minutes before your team’s time to play.

Saturday, 1-22-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Patrick’s-South Hadley

Saturday, 1-29-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Holy Cross-Springfield

Saturday, 2-5-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs St.Patrick’s-South Hadley

Monday, 2-7-22, 6:30 PM @Powder Mill School-Southwick vs Southwick Basketball

Saturday, 2-12-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs OLOG-Holyoke

Saturday, 2-12-22, 2:30 PM @Kiley School-Springfield vs Wilshire

*KILEY SCHOOL COVID-19 POLICY*
Currently no spectators allowed, per the City of Springfield.
Mask must be worn properly by all players and coaches.
A Maximum of three coaches per team allowed in the gym.
Teams cannot enter the gym before 5 minutes of their scheduled game time.
Players and coaches will be required to get their temperatures checked prior to entry and use hand sanitizer on the way in.

Saturday, 2-19-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Mater Dolorosa School-Holyoke

Friday, 2-25-22, 6:15 PM @Holy Cross-Springfield vs Holy Cross

Friday, 2-25-22, 6:45 PM @MD Social Center-Holyoke vs Mater Dolorosa School-Holyoke

*MD SOCIAL CENTER COVID-19 POLICY*
Masks required for entrance and must be worn at all times.
4 fans per player.
No waiting in the lobby before or after a game.
No entering the gym until 15 minutes before your team’s time to play.

Saturday, 2-26-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs St. Mary’s Parish-Longmeadow

Saturday, 3-5-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Thomas-West Springfield

Saturday, 3-5-22, 3:00 PM @ST. Thomas-West Springfield vs St. Thomas

*ST.THOMAS COVID-19 POLICY*
Mask Required for all persons entering the gym and must be worn at all times.
2 People per player is admitted to gym.
No waiting in lobby before or after a game.
Do not enter gym until the other team leaves and it is your scheduled time to play.

Saturday, 3-12-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Mig’s Team-Springfield

Grades 5 and 6 Boys

Coach Pat Garvey
mkcgarvey@aol.com

 

Practice Schedule

Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Gym B

Game Schedule

Saturday, 1-8-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs OLOG-Holyoke

Saturday, 1-15-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs St. Mary’s Academy-Longmeadow

Saturday, 1-22-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs St. Mary’s Parish-Longmeadow

Friday, 1-28-22, 6:30 PM @OLOG Social Center-Holyoke vs. OLOG CYO

*OLOG SOCIAL CENTER  COVID-19 POLICY*
Mask Required for all persons entering the gym and must be worn at all times.

Saturday, 1-29-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Wilshire

Saturday, 2-5-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Southwick Basketball

Saturday, 2-12-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Ludlow Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, 2-19-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Mary’s Academy-Longmeadow

Saturday, 2-26-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Southwick

Saturday, 3-5-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs Wilshire

Saturday, 3-12-22, 10:00 AM @PVCA-GYM A vs OLOG CYO-Holyoke

Practice Schedule

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 PM
Wednesday 3:00-4:30 PM (optional)

Gym B

GAME SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

Game Schedule

Saturday, 1-8-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Holy Cross-Springfield

Friday, 1-14-22, 8:15 PM @Holy Cross-Springfield vs Holy Cross

Saturday, 1-15-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Wishire

Friday, 1-21-22, 8:00 PM @MD Social Center-Holyoke vs Mater Dolorosa School

*MD SOCIAL CENTER COVID-19 POLICY*
Masks required for entrance and must be worn at all times.
4 fans per player.
No waiting in the lobby before or after a game.
No entering the gym until 15 minutes before your team’s time to play.

Saturday, 1-22-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Bernard’s-Enfield

Saturday, 1-29-22, 11:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Wishire

Saturday, 2-5-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Thomas-West Springfield

Saturday, 2-12-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Mater Dolorosa School

Tuesday, 2-15-22, 6:00 PM @Brookings Elementary School-Springfield vs Wilshire

Saturday, 2-19-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs Springfield Trailblazers Basketball Club

Friday, 2-25-22, 8:15 PM @Holy Cross-Springfield vs Holy Cross

Saturday, 2-26-22, 9:00 AM @PVCA-GYM B vs St. Thomas-West Springfield