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Mack's Blacktop Basketball


Mack Butts, who passed away from cancer in March, led the FSBL's "Blacktop Basketball with a Twist" program last summer. ​

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Mack's Blacktop Basketball

Coaches registration for the FSBL will open on July 1st.  Player registration for the Farmwell Station Basketball League's winter basketball season will open on August 1st, but it's not too early to work on your basketball skills and to play some ball on Saturday mornings during the dog days of summer.


For the last two summers, a few of our FSBL Coaches (under the direction of Mack Butts) took the lead on establishing a "Blacktop Basketball" program for players in middle school (6th - 8th grade).  Many of our players who took part in this FREE Saturday morning of playing pickup basketball (supervised scrimmages) with skill development instruction mixed in loved it!  Many parents dropped their players off at the court and then came to retrieve them 2 hours later.   The FSBL will launch our 2015 version: "Mack's Blacktop Basketball" on Saturday, July 11th.  The FSBL has arranged to conduct the program at Belmont Ridge Middle School (19045 Upper Belmont Place Leesburg, VA 20176).  We will be using both the indoor courts and the outdoor courts at the school this summer.  Players will play on both the blacktop and the hardwood during the two hour sessions.  FSBL travel team players are also welcome to attend.  Players should bring their own basketball (if they have one) for some of the skills instruction that will take place.

The boys sessions run from 8:00am - 10:00am. 

The girls sessions run from 10:00am - noon. 

Some of our FSBL Coaches will be there to supervise the program.  This program is open to all boys who will be attending 6th - 8th grade this fall.  This program is open to all girls who will be attending 3rd - 8th grade who might want to play in the league this fall.


This FSBL-sponsored 6-week program, will end on August 15th.  Players participate at their own risk and parents must return to Belmont Ridge Middle School to pick up their child at the end of their time block.

Mack's Blacktop Basketball program is only open to middle school boys and 3rd - 8th grade girls!  Please do not bring your child to Belmont Ridge Middle School if they are are entering high school this fall.


by posted 06/17/2015
FSBL Registration Opens on 8/1/15

Player registration will open for the Farmwell Station Basketball League's 2015 - 2016 winter season on August 1st.  Players from all Loudoun County schools are welcome to play in the FSBL House League.  The FSBL will also be seeking Head Coaches in all divisions.


by posted 05/17/2015
Join the FSBL Board of Directors

The FSBL Needs Your Help!

The weather outside is finally nice ... so we might as well start preparing for the 2015 - 2016 Farmwell Station Basketball League season.  The league is now looking for parents to serve on the FSBL Board of Directors for next season.  If you are interested in being on the Board (and you are willing to put in 75 - 150 volunteer hours in the next 12 months helping to lead Ashburn's first and finest youth basketball league), please contact Aubre Jones:   We are looking to fill the positions of Secretary / Treasurer, Rules Coordinator, and Boys Deputy Commission.  Bi-monthly planning meetings begin later this month.


posted 05/04/2015
What are Concussions?
 

posted 08/16/2014

Youth Sports 101

Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are.

But having an athlete who is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.

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FSBL Athletes in Action!
Sportsmanship
Something to think about while watching your son or daughter play in FSBL games this season:

1.  These are kids.

2.  Basketball is a
      game.

3.  Parents should
      cheer for
      everyone!

4.  The referees are
      human and some
      times make
      mistakes.

5.  Your child is not a
      professional
      athlete playing
      for a million
      dollars ..... yet!


If you disagree with these statements, please contact FSBL Commissioner, Craig Newman:
  commish@fsbl.orgHe'd be happy to explain them to you!
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FSBL Rule 7.c

Parents are required to notify the FSBL Board Of Directors, within forty-eight (48) hours, when their child is suspended or expelled from school. If the BOD is not notified within forty-eight (48) hours of any such suspension/expulsion then upon discovery the child will be expelled from FSBL immediately for the remainder of the current season and the entire next season. 

Wear RecSpecs!
If your son or daughter wears regular eye glasses to see like those pictured below, they are not permitted to be worn in practices or games in the FSBL. Before the season begins, please have your player fitted for a pair of RecSpecs or another brand of prescription sport goggles.

Is Winning Everything?
"Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator."

-- Yogi Berra