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Player Registration for the 2014 - 2015 season is now CLOSED.
Welcome to the FSBL
Coaches Needed!
 


The FSBL relies on approximately 150 parents and young adults who volunteer their time each year to coach our kids!  Player drafts were held on October 17th & 18th and teams were formed.  We are trying to recruit a few more Head Coaches to work with the players in the league this season.  This list was updated Saturday, 10/25.
 

Boys 3 Division:  Need 1 Head Coach
Boys 6 Division:  Need 1 Head Coach
Boys 7 Division:  Need 1 Head Coach

 

If you know friends in Ashburn who might like to coach, have them sign up to coach your son or daughter.  If you have an older son or daughter who has graduated from high school and lives in the area who knows basketball, ask them if they'd like to coach their younger sibling this season.  We need you!  Please select only one division to coach in. If you would like to coach, please register as a Coach online on the FSBL website.  Send me an email letting me know that you have signed up - and what division you'd like to coach.  Hope some of our parents will sign up to coach and join us at the player drafts on Friday night and Saturday.

If you have a good knowledge of basketball, but you've never coached, now is the time to give it a try by coaching in our House Leagues.  All great coaches started somewhere!  The commitment of coaching in the FSBL involves one 90 minute practice per week and one 60 minute game per week.  The FSBL provides 5 different Coach's Training days in October and November where our clinicians will provide you with drills you can use on the courts. Consider coaching a House League team with your high school son or daughter and have them earn community service hours for doing something fun!
 

Please step up and Coach your son
or daughter this season!


Hope that you will consider coaching in the league this season.  Win or lose, all the kids who play in the league win when we have enthusiastic coaches on the sidelines working with our players.

Thanks, in advance, for your help,

Aubre Jones
Boys Deputy Commissioner
Farmwell Station Basketball League


by posted 10/24/2014
FSBL Coaches Clinic #4

FSBL Coaches Clinic #4

Coach Paul Sipes

Athletic Director and Head Girls Basketball Coach at Wakefield School

Saturday, November 15th

9:00 - 10:30am

Farmwell Station Middle School

Coach Sipes is an accomplished high school coach and clinician in Northern Virginia.  Watch his girls teams demonstrate the skills and drills that make a difference.


by AubreJones posted 10/24/2014
Pete Strickland Returns to Ashburn

Pete Strickland

Returns to Ashburn!

FSBL Coaches Clinic #3

Saturday, November 8th

9:00 - 10:30am

Steuart Weller Elementary

Come hear Coach Strickland talk basketball and what made him successful coaching basketball at all levels for 30+ years!


by AubreJones posted 10/22/2014
FSBL Coaches Clinic #2

 FSBL Coaches Clinic #2

conducted by Broad Run High School Boys Varsity Coach, 

John Costello

along with

Pat Cassidy
 

Monday, November 3
7:00 - 8:30pm

Broad Run High School Aux Gym
 
This clinic is restricted to Coaches only!

posted 10/20/2014
What the Well-Dressed FSBL Player Wears!

FSBL Uniformity!

All players must be appropriately dressed to play in each game.  Each player must wear the league issued jersey.  One of the uniform requirements is that each player wear solid black shorts with NO horizontal or vertical stripes, NO words or markings unless the entire team wears the exact same design shorts.  We're seriously talking solid black!  A small, thumbnail-sized, branding logo such as a Nike “swoosh” is permissible.   A team may choose to wear team-logo shorts or other design shorts that match the Jersey as long as everyone on the team wears the same style, design and color shorts.

Players who show up to play without solid black shorts will not be permitted to play in the game (unless their team has decided to go with an entirely different color of shorts)!  Before leaving home to come to the gym, make sure that your son or daughter is properly dressed.  One of our FSBL sponsors, Cheers Sports, carries all-black shorts.

Players on a team may wear undershirts.  The undershirt should match a color in the jersey or must be white tee shirts.  All players wearing undershirts on a team must wear the same color undershirt.  Players are not required to wear an undershirt under the jersey.  No jewelry, wrist bracelets, watches, necklaces or earrings may be worn by players at all during the game.  Finally, if a player wears eyeglasses - they must wear "rec specs" or a similar product - to play in games.  Regular metal framed glasses are no longer permitted in games.


posted 10/19/2014
FSBL Concludes House League Player Drafts

Commissioner Craig Newman presides over the FSBL 8th Grade Boys Draft on October 18th at the Mills Recreation Center with Head and Assistant Coaches.


by posted 10/18/2014
FSBL High School League Player Evaluations Today
FSBL High School House League
Player Evaluation Schedule

 

All high school players must attend the evaluation session based for their division or risk not being able to play in the league this season!  The FSBL allows high school students from Broad Run, Stone Bridge, Briar Woods, Thomas Jefferson or Potomac Falls to play in the league. Players must be registered prior to the Evaluation session.  Players should arrive 15 minutes early to “check-in” and receive jersey numbers prior to the start of each session. Following the evaluation session, a player draft will be held with the coaches and teams will be formed.  Games will begin on Sunday, December 7th.

 

Division Date Time Location
9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade girls 11/23 1:00 - 2:00pm Broad Run High Aux
9th & 10th grade boys 11/23 12:30 - 1:30pm Broad Run HS Main
11th & 12th grade boys 11/23 3:00 - 4:00pm Broad Run HS Main

by posted 10/15/2014
FSBL Coaches Clinic #1



The Farmwell Station Basketball League, in conjunction with the St. Theresa's CYO program, the T2RBL, Central Loudoun Basketball League, and the Loudoun Basketball Academy invite you to attend the annual coaches clinic being conducted by Joe Wootten, Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Bishop O'Connell High School.  Coach Wootten is one of the nation's finest teachers of the game of basketball.  His clinic will cover:

(i) how to run a practice;
(ii) ball handling and practice drills;
(iii) proper shooting techniques;
(iv) defensive sets; and
(v) offensive plays.  

(Coach Wootten will be using LBA 7th grade travel players as demonstrators.) 
 
Cost:  Free
Date:  Thursday, October 30
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Discovery Elementary School
44020 Grace Bridge Drive  Ashburn, VA 20147
(enter through rear door / no food or drink in gym)
 

Please reserve your spot with an RSVP to Dave DiLuigiHis email is below.
This clinic is restricted to Coaches only and especially recommended for new coaches!


DDILUIGI@mtb.com

Should you have any questions, you are welcome to e-mail Dave DiLuigi.

by posted 10/15/2014
FSBL Announces Middle School Travel Teams

The FSBL is pleased to announce the players who will represent Farmwell Station Middle School in the Loudoun County Travel Basketball League this winter.  These players tried out for the teams the past two weekends. 

 

Boys 6th Travel Boys 7th Travel Boys 8th Travel
Darnerien McCants - Coach Sidney Young - Coach Curtis Berger - Coach
Jake Baratta Colby Buzzelli Dominic Brazina
Sanjay Chacko Taylor Glass Everett Drake
JD Dooley Mitch Griffis Nickolas Laster
John Ferreira Max Kouzel Luke Lindenfeldar
Connor Hale Lance Lacney Dillon Neel
Kevin Jacob Kevin Lovell Robert Powell
Peyton Lupisella Bennett Millar Ryan Price
Henok Petros Abel Petros Ethan Roa
Rishi Saranu Justin Rebok Patrick Smedley
Luke Schwartzbeck Devin Robertson Zion Ware
Tyler Smedley Mason Sergi Cameron Wayt
    Alexander Whitmore
 
Girls "A" Travel
Daniel Webb - Coach
Maya Brigola
Danica Cockrell
Gabby DeAbreau
Katharine DeRosa
Micaela Elhafdi
Aliyah Grey
Kirsten Husted
Hailey Mingo
Hodan Mohamed
Varisha Patel
Karleigh Pollock
Jade Roberts

by posted 10/07/2014
FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement

The FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement will pertain to all Players, Coaches, Spectators, Parents & Guardians.  The intent of this Code of Conduct Agreement is to promote sportsmanship and respect for other people and property.  The FSBL Board of Directors, Game Officials, and Loudoun County Parks & Recreation Facility Attendants have the authority to remove an individual from an FSBL playing facility.  Individuals ejected from a playing facility due to violations of the FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement are subject to a minimum of seven (7) days suspension and possible year-long expulsion from FSBL activities.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department will also be notified of any extreme incidents. 
1. Good sportsmanship is expected and required from all Coaches, Players and Spectators at all FSBL games.
2. Foul language and/or profanity is strictly prohibited during FSBL activities.
3. Yelling at Referees, Coaches or Players is not acceptable and will lead to ejection from the facility.
4. Interference with the game by a parent, guardian, or spectator  is not acceptable.
5. Vandalism of property at any FSBL facility is grounds for immediate expulsion from the league.
6. Players have an obligation to their team and are expected to attend all practices and games.  Players missing three (3) or more practices or games without an excused absence may be released from that team for the remainder of the season.  Definitions for excused absences can be found on the FSBL website.
7. Intending to cause harm and / or causing harm to Players, Coaches, Referees or FSBL Board of Directors (including verbal threats) is grounds for immediate expulsion from the league.  Confronting coaches, referees or FSBL Board of Directors in a hostile manner either before, during or after a game will lead to immediate expulsion from the FSBL.
8. Children participate in the FSBL to improve their basketball ability and to have FUN!  The league is for the kids and not for the adults.
9. I will insist that my child treat other players, coaches, & officials with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all FSBL events.


by posted 10/01/2014
PVOA Looking for Basketball Officials

BE A WHISTLE BLOWER!


Ruiqi (Richie) Zhang, Basketball Commissioner of the Potomac Valley Officials Association, is looking for adults and Broad Run High School students who might want a great job this winter officiating youth basketball games here in Ashburn.  With the boom of youth basketball in Loudoun County, he is looking for officials to work games in the Ashburn and South Riding areas this winter.

Working a couple of games on a Saturday comes out to almost $50.  If you know the game of basketball, and want to make some extra money this winter, please contact Ruiqi directly.  Below is an email from the PVOA:


Dear Fellow & Future PVOA Basketball Officials:

My name is Ruiqi (Richie) Zhang and I am the Basketball Commissioner for PVOA.  Over the years, PVOA has done a great job providing basketball referees for the various leagues around the county; none of that would be possible without you.  Thank you for your interest in officiating basketball and for giving back to the sports programs of Loudoun County.  Feel free to contact me with any issues/problems/questions/concerns via e-mail. 

In the meantime, please read the following information carefully.  Disregard what you've seen on another other sites because that information is out-of-date and thus, inaccurate.

Registration/Rules Clinics:
- Wednesday September 10, 2014 6:00PM @ Ashburn Library (Ashburn)
- Monday September 15, 2014 6:00PM @ Cascades Library (Sterling)
- Monday September 22, 2014 6:00PM @ Rust Library (Leesburg)

On Court Clinics:
- Saturday October 11, 2014 @ Simpson MS (Leesburg)
- Sunday October 12, 2014 @ River Bend MS (Sterling)
- Sunday November 2, 2014 @ Eagle Ridge MS (Ashburn)
 
Times are from 1:00PM-5:00PM

RULEBOOKS:
All officials are required to have a rule book.  I will have rule books at the registration clinics for $5 (cash preferred).  It is the "NFHS 2014-15 Simplified & Illustrated Rule Book".

RECRUITS:
If you should know anybody who is interested in officiating basketball and has a high basketball IQ, please tell them to contact me.  We are always in need of good officials.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you at the Registration Clinics!

Ruiqi Zhang
Basketball Commissioner, PVOA


by posted 09/03/2014
What are Concussions?
 

posted 08/16/2014
The FSBL is Playing for a Cure to Breast Cancer

The Farmwell Station Basketball League will celebrate our 20th season this winter.  In recognition of this, the FSBL Board of Directors has decided to play this season for an important cause:  Breast Cancer Research.  During player registration, parents will be asked if they would like to make a donation.  We are hoping that every player in the league will make a donation.  Whether your donation is $5, $10, $25 or $50, every cent will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation on behalf of the FSBL players.  When the season begins, our Coaches will stand out on the sidelines in their pink coaches shirts.  In addition, the FSBL hopes to unveil a few fun initiatives this season that are sure to be a hit with all the players!


by posted 08/08/2014
Outside of Doing Your Best In the Classroom:


posted 03/11/2013

Act Pink!

 

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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!
FSBL teams up with the PCA
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Court Status
Ashburn Elementary - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Discovery Elementary - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Dominion Trail Elem. - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
FSMS Aux - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
FSMS Main - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Guilford Elementary - Sterling OPEN (10/26) 
Hillside Elementary - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Steuart Weller Elem. - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Trailside MS Aux - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Trailside MS Main - Ashburn OPEN (10/26) 
Basketball Supplies @ Cheers
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
Help the FSBL Reach our Goal

Click here to find out where the FSBL is in reaching our fundraising goal this season