PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR St. Matthew PARISH OR St. Matthew SCHOOL ATHLETES, YOU WILL HAVE TO FURNISH YOUR PARISH ID.. IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR PLEASE REFERENCE THE RULES!


 

IFBL/CYO Website (Rules)
http://www.ifblcharlotte.org/

 


 

*As of right now IFBL/CYO is not offering a 2nd grade clinic..

if something is developed we will email ASAP!


  

              



               
               
            



TENTATIVE EVALUATION/DRAFT TIMES

Saturday School Gym November 9th..PLEASE CHECK FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th FOR UPDATES!

*NO HIGH SCHOOL EVALUATIONS JUST DRAFT!
*Athletes are asked to show up 15 minutes early to allow the coaches to get to know them.

After Evaluation Coaches will meet in Parish gym(classroom) to draft and collect uniforms.


930am Coaches Meeting Parish Gym

11am 5th Grade Boys Parish Gym

Midday 5th Grade Girls Parish Gym

1pm 6th Grade Boys Parish Gym

2pm 6th Grade Girls Parish Gym

3pm 7th Grade Boys Parish Gym

4pm 8th Grade Boys Parish Gym


11am 3rd Grade Boys School Gym

Midday 3rd Grade Girls School Gym

1pm 4th Grade Boys School Gym

2pm 4th Grade Girls School Gym

3pm 7th/8th Grade Girls School Gym



  1. PRACTICES:
    1. Practices times/Days/Duration are determined after evaluations by coaches. We intend to have a volunteer handle practice time coordination directly with the coaches
    2. If you have a practice request please put that in the note section, coaches try to help accommodate but cannot be guaranteed! 
    3. Typically 1x per week (some days get more due to gym conflicts)
    4. We try to go for 1 hour but due to gym restrictions, we double up in parish gym 2 per time, if needed 45 minute practices.
    5. Practice times can range from 4pm (sometimes 3 if coordinated with younger athletes right after school with coach) to 9pm-10pm as the last slot. Older teams practice later.
    6. Practices can range from Monday-Friday and some even on Sundays
    7. Saturday practices are not typical due to gym constraints.
    8. Coaches are asked to pray before every game and practices with the team.
    9. COMMUNICATION NEEDS TO BE WITH YOUR COACH... COACHES WILL COMMUNICATE WITH ME DIRECTLY ONCE TEAMS ARE CONFIGURED.
    10. GIVE THE COACHES 1 WEEK AFTER THE DRAFT/EVALS TO REACH OUT TO THE TEAM AND INTRODUCE THEMSELVES! PRACTICES WILL START AFTER THAT.
  2. EVALUATION/TEAM ASSIGNMENT:
    1. Evaluations/Draft will be EARLY NOVEMBER (TBD).(EMAIL WILL BE SENT OUT)
    2. Coaches will run the evaluations either in the parish gym or school gym. 
    3. PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES (WILL ALSO EMAIL):https://www.oldskoolbasketball.com/ifbl-cyo.html
    4. High School Athletes do not have evaluations.. the coaches just draft.
    5. ONLY 2 COACHES PER ROSTER..LEAGUE RULE
    6. The draft is put in place by the league to help create even teams within the parishes. 
    7. The amount of teams are based off of the amount of athletes registered and In FULL compliance Volunteer Head Coaches.
    8. We intend to cap teams to no more than 10 per.
    9. If limited coaches for the division, 1st 10 athletes to register will be with that team.
    10. Example: If we only have 2 in compliance coaches with 24 athletes registered..and a 3rd coach does not volunteer... first 20 registered are drafted by the 2 in compliance coaches. The last 4 will be refunded.
    11. Uniforms will be distributed by coaches at their first practice..Uniform top is included in price.
    12. Under Armour Uniforms are retained at the end of the season by the coach. 
    13. Webstore will be emailed out when opened in Mid November.
    14. If you have an athlete trying out and unsure if they will make the school team, register the athlete.. we can issue a refund if he makes the school team. (refunds are processed by the church and are usually issued biweekly----Use refund form on this Page: https://www.oldskoolbasketball.com/ifbl-cyo.html
  3. GAMES:
    1. IFBL (3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls) usually play all their games on Saturday. Typically between 8am-5pm
    2. CYO ( High School) Usually play all their games on Sundays. Typically between 12-5pm
    3. The League tends to post the schedule for IFBL SUNDAY EVENING AFTER THANKSGIVING.. AND CYO THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY EVENING. CHECK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES: https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=323
    4. The league does not honor scheduling requests..IF YOUR TEAM CANNOT PLAY THE COACH NEEDS TO NOTIFY ME 48 HOURS IN ADVANCED SO I CAN NOTIFY THE OTHER PROGRAM, LEAGUE AND AVOID THE FEE!
    5. Typically with all 3rd grade teams (sometimes 4th grade) play their games in the St. Matthew School gym on Saturday.
    6. All other grades games can be played in other locations including, but not limited to: St Matthew Parish gym, St. Gabes, Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, Greek Orthodox, Charlotte Catholic High School, Providence Day, St. Mark, the JCC and others!
    7. 7th & 8th Grade Teams may be able to participate in the annual Shamrock Tournament (coaches will discuss in January about this)
    8. If Inclement weather is expected, please do not email.. as soon as it is confirmed whether the league is not playing or a location is not opening.. communication email will be sent out immediately! 
    9. If games one weekend are cancelled... games will be attempted to be reschedule during the week (removing practices) but is not guaranteed!
    10. GRADES 3rd-8th (IFBL) TENTATIVE GAME DATES- December 7, 14 January 4,11,18,25, February 1 and February 8. Tournament Feb 9-15
    11. HIGH SCHOOL(CYO) TENTATIVE GAME DATES: - December 15 January 5,12,19,26 and February 2,9, and 16. Tournament Feb 17-29.
    12. NO TECHNICAL FOULS.. ATHLETE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY THE NEXT GAME, NEXT TWO OR INDEFINITELY...
    13. I PERSONALLY GET NOTIFIED EVERY WEEK OF ANY DISCREPANCIES/TECHNICAL FOULS ON OUR PLAYERS/COACHES.
  4. COACHES:
    1. NO TECHNICAL FOULS. PRAY BEFORE GAMES & PRACTICES.
    2. We are always in the need of IN FULL COMPLIANCE COACHES!
    3. If you want to coach or plan on coaching again... you MUST BE CONFIRMED that you are in FULL COMPLIANCE by LISA HORNUNG BEFORE NOV 1st! (CONTACT INFO BELOW)
    4. On Nov 1st I will email her the list of coaches that REQUESTED ON SPORTABILITY and she will do a compliance check on all of them.. those in full compliance can coach and draft..Volunteers not in full compliance.. CANNOT PARTICIPATE! STRICT PARISH/DIOCESE RULES!
    5. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN FULL COMPLIANCE CHECK WITH LISA TO CONFIRM AND STAY UP TO DATE WITH BULLETINS.
    6. I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION
    7. They say they email the bulletins monthly ( I get 1 email quarterly and have to manually answer the ones I didn't get..go online and check on https://www.virtusonline.org/... if you are suspended you need to contact Lisa)
    8. lisah@stmatthewcatholic.org
    9. Lisa Hornung 
    10. Safe Environment Coordinator
    11. St. Matthew Catholic Church
    12. 704-543-7677 ext. 1016
    13. High school does not have evaluations just coaches draft.
    14. ONLY 2 COACHES PER TEAM THIS YEAR.. LEAGUE RULE
    15. IFBL Coaches Meetings:
    16. Centralized Coaches Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm at the JCC and Saturday, November 16 at 10 am at St. Patrick. 
    17. We will work on hosting one as well on campus timed with the required meeting with Faith Formation and Fr. Pat!
    18.  The League tends to post the schedule online the sportability website for IFBL SUNDAY EVENING AFTER THANKSGIVING.. AND CYO THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY EVENING.
    19. The league does not honor scheduling requests..IF YOUR TEAM CANNOT PLAY THE COACH NEEDS TO NOTIFY ME 48 HOURS IN ADVANCED SO I CAN NOTIFY THE OTHER PROGRAM, LEAGUE AND AVOID THE FEE
    20. Talk to your team in January about the Shamrock Tournament (7th * 8th Grade Boys & coaches ONLY)​
  5. REGISTRATION:
    1. COMMUNICATION NEEDS TO BE WITH YOUR COACH... COACHES WILL COMMUNICATE WITH ME ONCE TEAMS ARE CONFIGURED
    2. GIVE THE COACHES 1 WEEK AFTER THE DRAFT TO REACH OUT TO THE TEAM AND INTRODUCE THEMSELVES! PRACTICES WILL START AFTER THAT
    3. Oct 1st-Oct 31st for IFBL (3rd-8th Grade Boys & Girls)
    4. https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=323
    5. Oct 1st-Oct 31st for CYO (9th-12th Grade Boys & GIrls) :https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=323
    6. There are NO late registrations.
    7. The amount of teams are based off of the amount of athletes registered and In FULL compliance Volunteer Head Coaches.
    8. We intend to cap teams to no more than 10 per.
    9. If limited coaches for the division, 1st 10 athletes to register will be with that team.
    10. Example: If we only have 2 in compliance coaches with 24 athletes registered..and a 3rd coach does not volunteer... first 20 registered are drafted by the 2 in compliance coaches. The last 4 will be refunded.
    11. YOU CANNOT PLAY IF YOU PLAY FOR YOUR SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM (3rd-5th Grade do not have "School Teams" so all parishioners/students can register)
    12. If you have an athlete trying out for the school team and unsure if they will make the school team, register the athlete.. we can issue a refund if he makes the school team. (refunds are processed by the church and are usually issued biweekly----Use refund form on this Page: https://www.oldskoolbasketball.com/ifbl-cyo.html
    13. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR ONLY PARISH MEMBERS OR STUDENTS AT ST. MATTHEW
    14. IF NOT A PARISH MEMBER OR STUDENT AT ST. MATTHEW YOU CANNOT REGISTER
    15. MEMBERS OF ANOTHER PARISH NEED TO REGISTER AT THAT PARISH.
    16. An athlete must play in at least 4 regular season games in order to be eligible for playoffs (Injuries included)
    17. There is a must play rule, as well as a must sit for most divisions... rules can be found here: https://www.oldskoolbasketball.com/ifbl-cyo.html
    18. https://www.oldskoolbasketball.com/ifbl-cyo.html
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