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Welcome to the FSBL
FSBL Player Registration Countdown: 8 days

8 days before the $50 late fee kicks in for all player registrations! Register today! If you have already registered your son or daughter for the league, please disregard this message.

We are still looking for coaches in all divisions.


by posted 09/26/2016
FSBL Girls Basketball Clinics

The FSBL will be conducting the 3rd of 3 FREE Basketball Clinics for young ladies in the 3rd through 8th grade on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  The clinics will be led by FSBL Commissioner, Craig Newman and Girls Deputy Commissioner, Richard Lynch.  Young ladies who want to improve their basketball skills or who are new to basketball and thinking about playing in the FSBL this season are welcome to attend.  Please bring a basketball if you have one.  Here are the details:
 

FSBL Girls Basketball Clinic #3
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

3rd - 5th Grade:  Steuart Weller Elem.  6:30 - 8:00pm

6th - 8th Grade:  Ashburn Elem.  7:00 - 8:30pm

We hope to teach a few fundamentals of basketball to our players.

by posted 09/23/2016
New Travel Format for Loudoun County MS Travel League


For the 2016 - 17 season, there is a new Loudoun County Middle School Travel League format.
Please read the extract below.

A quick summary of the new format is as follows:

Boys 8 will now be called Varsity (6th, 7th, & 8th graders are eligible to play)

Boys 7 will now be called JV (6th & 7th graders are eligible to play)

Boys 6 is still called Boys 6 (only 6th grader are eligible to play)

Girls A  is called Varsity (6th, 7th, & 8th graders are eligible to play)

Girls B is called JV (only 6th & 7th graders are eligible to play)

​FSBL will continue to operate as it has in the past.  Players MAY be considered for moving up but are not required to move up.  Selecting the players for a team will still rest primarily with the travel coach.  If a coach wants to bring a player up, it will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The important thing to remember is that the Varsity and JV teams "can" bring players up but are not  "required"  to bring players up. 

The Varsity team will consist primarily of 8th graders
The JV team will consist ​primarily of 7th graders
The 6th grade team will consist of 6th graders only

​The Travel Coaches for FSBL for this season are as follows:

Boys Varsity Joe Chang
Boys JV Curtis Berger
Boys 6 Sydney Young
Girls Varsity Joe Buccolo


​If you have any questions regarding the new travel format please contact the Commissioner (commish@fsbl.org) or any other current BoD member.​  As a reminder, tryouts take place for the Farmwell Station Middle School Travel Teams the weekend of September 30th.  See the calendar on the FSBL website for exact times and locations.  Also, regular FSBL registration closes in 12 days.  Please register your son or daughter by the deadline to avoid the $50.00 late registration fee.
 


by posted 09/20/2016
PVOA Looking for Basketball Officials

BE A WHISTLE BLOWER!


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.
 

If you would like to become a basketball referee for PVOA, please send an email to me at   with some information about yourself along with the information requested below.  
 
Classroom Training
There will be 2 sessions.  Each session is 2-parts.  Rookies are required to attend 1 of the 2 sessions (either Session A or Session B).  

You must reserve your slot at the training sessions.  Each session can only hold a maximum of 40 participants.

Session A
- Part 1 is TBA.
- Part 2 is TBA.
- Location is TBA.

Session B
- Part 1 is TBA.
- Part 2 is TBA.
- Location is TBA.

Please e-mail me telling me which session you will attend - do not wait until last minute.  For rookies, these sessions are required to work games for PVOA.

On-Court Sessions
You must attend 1 of 4 on-court sessions.  

Session A - TBA
Session B - TBA
Session C - TBA
Session D - TBA

** Please e-mail me telling me which session you will attend - do not wait until last minute.

Scrimmages
Scrimmage dates have not yet been announced yet.  More information regarding this will come later.

by posted 09/15/2016
FSBL Travel Tryouts / House League Evaluations
Travel Team Tryouts &
House League Evaluation Schedule


Please review the evaluation schedule below and determine the appropriate session for your child to attend.  All players in FSBL must attend an evaluation session in order to be placed on a house league team for the 2016 - 2017 basketball season.
 

All interested 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are welcome to try out for the travel teams.  The travel teams are generally for players who have played organized basketball for a number of years and possess above average basketball skills.  Only players who attend Farmwell Station Middle School - or home schoolers who live within the FSMS school boundaries - are eligible to try out for the travel teams.  If you attend another middle school, you are not eligible to try out for the Farmwell Station Middle School Travel Teams.  In order to tryout, players must be officially registered for the league and payment received before the tryout begins.  This can be online or in person at the tryouts.  Players and parents should consider three issues:
1) The majority of travel league games are played on Sundays (the majority of house league games are generally held on Saturdays);
2) Travel teams practice twice a week (house league teams practice once a week);
3) Players who make the travel team are required to purchase their own custom uniform.  Players are responsible for the uniform cost in excess of the registration fee uniform allocation.

 

*Below is the tentative travel tryout schedule and the tentative house league evaluation schedule.  Locations of each tryout or evaluation are subject to change.  Players should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.
 

6th Grade Boys Travel Tryouts Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 8:00 - 9:00pm FSMS Main
7th Grade Boys Travel Tryouts Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:00 - 8:30pm FSMS Main
Girls Travel Tryouts Saturday, October 1, 2016 6:30 - 8:00pm FSMS Aux
8th Grade Boys Travel Tryouts Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:30 - 8:00pm FSMS Main


FSBL House League Revised Evaluation Sessions

All players must attend the one evaluation session based upon the first letter of their last name.  Players should arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and receive jersey numbers prior to the start of each session.  If you son or daughter can not attend their assigned evaluation session, they may attend the other regular session for their grade or attend the make up evaluation session.  We would like to stress that you should try to avoid the make-up evaluation night!  Our make-up evaluation nights are very crowded and congested - so try to come prior to the make-up days.

 

Grade Date Time Location

3/4 Grade Girls "C" Evaluations (A - L)

Monday, October 3, 2016

6:30 - 8:00pm

Steuart Weller

3/4 Grade Girls "C" Evaluations (M - Z)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

6:30 - 8:00pm

Steuart Weller

3rd Grade Boys Evaluations (A - L)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

6:00 - 7:30pm

Discovery

3rd Grade Boys Evaluations (M - Z)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:00 - 7:30pm

Discovery

4th Grade Boys Evaluations (A - L)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

7:30 - 9:00pm

Discovery

4th Grade Boys Evaluations (M - Z)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

7:30 - 9:00pm

Discovery

5th Grade Boys Evaluations (A - L)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

6:00 - 7:30pm

FSMS Main

5/6 Grade Girls "B" Evaluations (A - L)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

6:30 - 8:00pm

FSMS Aux

6th Grade Boys Evaluations (A - L)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

7:30 - 9:00pm

FSMS Main

5th Grade Boys Evaluations (M - Z)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

6:00 - 7:30pm

FSMS Main

5/6 Grade Girls "B" Evaluations (M - Z) Sunday, October 9, 2016

6:30 - 8:00pm

FSMS Aux

6th Grade Boys Evaluations (M - Z)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

7:30 - 9:00pm

FSMS Main

7th Grade Boys Evaluations (A - L)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

6:00 - 7:30pm

FSMS Main

7/8 Grade Girls "A" Evaluations (A - L)

Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:30 - 8:00pm FSMS Aux

8th Grade Boys Evaluations (A - L)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:30 - 9:00pm

FSMS Main

7th Grade Boys Evaluations (M - Z)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

6:00 - 7:30pm

FSMS Main

7/8 Grade Girls "A" Evaluations (M - Z)

Sunday, October 16, 2016 6:30 - 8:00pm

FSMS Aux

8th Grade Boys Evaluations (M - Z)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

7:30 - 9:00pm

FSMS Main

* Make-Up Evaluations *

 

 

 

Boys 3rd Grade

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

6:00 - 7:00pm

Discovery

Boys 5th Grade

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

7:00 - 8:00pm

Discovery

Boys 7th Grade

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:00 - 9:00pm

Discovery

Boys 4th Grade

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

6:00 - 7:00pm

Discovery

Boys 6th Grade

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

7:00 - 8:00pm

Discovery

Boys 8th Grade

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 - 9:00pm

Discovery

Girls C Division (3rd & 4th Grade)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

6:00 - 7:00pm

Discovery

Girls B Division (5th & 6th Grade) Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:00 - 8:00pm

Discovery

Girls A Division (7th & 8th Grade)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 - 9:00pm

Discovery

 

 


by posted 09/10/2016
FSBL Player Registration - Sign Up Today

Our weekly reminder that player registration is open for the winter 2016 - 2017 FSBL House League (3rd - 8th graders) and High School League.  If you are one of the 438 players who have already registered .. Thank You!  Players from all Loudoun County elementary and middle schools are welcome to play in the FSBL House League.  Players from all Loudoun County high schools are welcome to play in the FSBL High School League.  The FSBL also sponsors Boys 6, Boys 7, Boys 8 and a Girls Travel team which will represent Farmwell Station Middle School.  Only players attending FSMS - or home schoolers who live within the FSMS district - can try out for the travel teams.  If you live next to any new families that have recently moved into the area, please let them know about the winter basketball league.  The FSBL is also seeking new Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches in all divisions.  Don't wait to register as the $50 late registration fee kicks in in 23 days.


by posted 09/09/2016

Welcome Back: Richard Lynch!

Richard Lynch has accepted the position of Deputy Girls Commissioner of the Farmwell Station Basketball League.  Richard served on the Board from 2006 - 2012 before temporarily relocating to the west coast.  He replaces Bryan Mabery - who served on the Board of Directors for the last 4 years.  He joins Commissioner, Craig Newman, Deputy Boys Commissioner, Jennifer Gonzalez, and Rules Coordinator, Emmanuel Mensah on the FSBL Board of Directors.


by posted 09/01/2016
What are Concussions?
 

posted 08/01/2016
The FSBL Is Looking for Rookie & Returning Coaches!
 
The Farmwell Station Basketball League relies on approximately 180 parents and young adults who volunteer their time each year to coach our Ashburn youth players!  We have approximately 800 players who will register for the league this season.  We are now actively recruiting Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches to work with the players in the league this season.  Registration is now open on our website for all Coaching applicants.  All of our coaches (both Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches) go through a background check performed by the National Center for Safety Initiatives.

If you know any friends in Ashburn (or anywhere locally) who might like to coach a basketball team this winter, have them sign up to coach.  Father / Son and Mother / Daughter coaching tandems are definitely welcome.  You don't have to have a player in the league to coach a team.  We would love to welcome back parents who coached in the league 5 or more years ago.  We will need coaches for both the boys and girls divisions. 

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 FSBL provides 5 different Coach's Training days in November where our clinicians will provide you with drills you can use on the courts. 

 
Please step up and Coach this season!

Win or lose, all the kids who play in the league win when we have good coaches on the sidelines working with our players.  Player registration for the 2016 - 17 season begins on August 1st!

by posted 07/26/2016
FSBL Welcomes New Deputy Boys Commissioner

Welcome Jennifer Gonzalez!

Jennifer Gonzalez has accepted the position of Deputy Boys Commissioner of the Farmwell Station Basketball League.  Jennifer served as an apprentice on the Board during the 2015-16 season.  She replaces Aubre Jones - who served on the Board of Directors for 10 of the last 11 years.  She joins Commissioner, Craig Newman and Rules Coordinator, Emmanuel Mensah on the FSBL BoD.


by posted 07/10/2016

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