State College Pioneer Youth Basketball League

2016/17 Pioneer Youth Basketball Program

Pioneer Team Photo Schedule – Saturday, January 14



Coaches Needed! (Contact Dan)

Volunteer Coach Application

Pioneer Basketball Program Description

The Pioneer program is designed to teach boys and girls basketball fundamentals in a fun environment. Every participant gets to play a minimum of half of each game. Practices begin the first week of December with games starting once a week in January. A total of eight games are played with the programs ending in late February.

K-2 is $70 and $85
Grades 3-6 is $80/95

Grades K-2 will meet once/week for one hour beginning in early December. The first 3 meetings are for practices. In January, the hour will be split between 30 minutes of practice and 30 minutes of game play.

Grades 3-6 will have practice only for the first 3 weeks of December. Beginning in January, they will have one practice and one game/week.

Season Schedule

November 4: Registration Deadline

November 10: Coaches Meeting @ 6:00 PM

November 13: Grades 3-6 Player Evaluation*

  • Grades 3-4 Boys  1:00 PM
  • Grades 5-6 Boys  2:00 PM
  • Grades 3-4 Girls  3:00 PM
  • Grades 5-6 Girls  4:00 PM

November 15: Player Draft (coaches only)

  • Grades 5-6 Boys ….6:00 PM
  • Grades 5-6 Girls …..7:00 PM

Week of Nov. 28: Practices Begin

January 7: Games Begin

January 13: Team Photos
* Grades K-2 do not attend evaluations.

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Volunteer Coaches Needed Volunteers are an integral part of the Pioneer Basketball program. Under the guidance of the Sports Director, coaches teach fundamental skills while maintaining a fun and encouraging environment. If you are interested in becoming part of the Pioneer team, stop by the Y for an application.

Head Coach Responsibilities (must be age 18 or older):

  • Complete application
  • Agree to a criminal history/background check
  • Attend a pre-season meeting (November 10 at 6:00 PM)
  • Attend player evaluations (grades 3-6 only)
  • Maintain contact with players/parents and assistant coach
  • Attend weekly games and practices Assistant Coach Responsibilities
  • Complete application
  • Agree to a criminal history/background check
  • Attend a pre-season meeting (November 10 at 6:00 PM).
  • Attend player evaluations (grades 3-6 only)
  • Attend weekly games and practice

Volunteer Coach Application

Dan McKenna