WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 TRI-TOWN BASKETBALL SEASON!
The league is comprised of youth basketball teams, boys and girls, grades 3 - 8, in the towns of Lincoln, Maynard, Wayland and Weston.
Last year we had approximately 500 kids in our program and fielded about 50 teams in all age groups, for both boys and girls.
Our primary objective is to offer a recreational and instructional environment where kids can learn and play the game of basketball. Our league is structured around Saturday games in the months of December, January and February, with playoff games in March. However at all times, competition takes a back seat to principles of equal playing time for all participants and providing an environment where kids who have never played the game feel safe in trying. If you are looking for a more competitive environment, consider programs such as the MetroWest and AAU leagues for our area.
Each of our participating towns administers its own youth basketball program. Typically in the fall, during the months of September, October and November, each town organizes its teams. Towns are instructed by the league to create teams that distribute player talent evenly across all teams.
If you have a question about playing in your town, you should contact the TTYBL representative from your town.
The Saturday game dates are below. We will have a more detailed schedule by mid-November.
December 3, 10 & 17
January 7, 14, 21 & 28
February 4 & 11
Playoffs will be held on March 4 & 11.
Every year we get some questions about how we arrange playoff brackets. There is no one way to arrange teams. Our philosophy is to give an advantage to higher seeded teams, but not to create mismatches or blowouts whenever possible. Generally, we don’t like to start with more than 4 spots between seeds. In this past this has created competitive playoff games. For example, this means that in an 8 team bracket, the initial pairings would be: 1v5; 2v6; 3v7; and 4v8. We understand the 5th place team might feel at a disadvantage compared to the 8th place team, with respect to each opponent, but this way each team has a shot at a first round victory. When we have more than 8 teams in a single league, we typically divide the league into two brackets between the top half and bottom half and have two championships. Remember, this is for the kids and it is designed to keep the playoffs exciting without having kids experience disheartening blowouts.