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Additional year end tournament information below in the Communication section.

 

* Attention - Schedule Change for December 14, 2014 *

We have been notified by Waukesha West that we have to be out of the gym an hour earlier.  As such, I had to move four games to a different location (Pius) as well as adjust some game starting times.  Naturally, by moving these games to Pius high school, it will effect the game times at that location too.  I have updated the website scheduler and those are your official game times!

5Z13 Franklin.  5Z14 Germantown.  5Z15 Westosha.  5Z16 Lake Geneva.  Your games have been moved to Pius HS.

 

* How to Report Game Results *

The winning team is responsible for reporting the game result.  Please send the result in no later than the end of Monday following the game.  Better still, with today's technology at your disposal, send it in immediately after your game!  We will update the website and the comparative scores will be available for all to see.

Send an email to:

Include the date, grade, division, the teams and score.  An example is this:
Nov 7th, 8A, North 39 East 37

 

The WYBL is a league that supports community-based teams.  It is required that each player reside in your school district or currently open enroll into your school district.  Let me be clear on this: no teams shall be comprised on multi-district players.  Players should be assigned to teams within their grade level (or play "up") and not according to age

As is always the case, please contact me at any time with questions and/or suggestions.  The aim is to continue to improve to make the WYBL the best youth boys basketball league in the State.  For Information Concerning the League please Contact Lee Clement.  The email address is Leeclement1@yahoo.com Leeclement1@yahoo.com.  Phone number is 414 839-6800

 

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Basketball Thoughts & Observations
11/24/2014
A Civilized Protest    Historically, the world headquarters...
Communication Exchange
11/19/2014
Mike Lee Basketball Skills Camp When:  December 31, 2014 Where:...
Quotes of the Week
11/18/2014
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results...
 
Basketball Thoughts & Observations

A Civilized Protest   

Historically, the world headquarters of the WYBL has been a closely guarded State secret, available only to operatives whom have passed the rigorous security screening for such an august institution.  Much like the hidden entrance to the Bat Cave, it is a much-speculated, but never confirmed location.  Accordingly, imagine my surprise when I, your Commissioner, saw a sea of humanity marching outside said headquarters.

They looked harmless enough.  Many wore uniforms with numbers on front-and-back (better to identify them, I guess).  Some carried signs with catchy slogans {“A press in time saves nine (points)}.  Others gamely organized cheers and chants from a safe distance from the road.  Still others had children involved; children too young for the WYBL but present to drive home the fact that current rules/policies should not mortgage the future generation of WYBLers.

Not wanting to tip them off to the secret entrance and the password algorithm needed to gain acceptance, I proactively sought out the leadership group to see what the fuss was all about. 

Mr. Ferguson was his name and he warmly greeted me like a long-lost frat buddy.  “Hey, everyone, the Commissioner has stopped by.  Great, good to see you again.  Please take a seat…….we were just discussing how the basketball community is unhappy with some….err, shall we just say some league policies?  Oh, how rude of me, would you like a cup of tea and a scone?”

“Why, yes, thank you.  It’s been a long day traveling back from Missouri and I’m pretty tired.  I must say, Mr. Ferguson, how well organized and respectful all the marchers seem to be.  Why, if I’m not mistaken, I believe I saw several men feeding the parking meters along the route and picking up any litter that may have fallen.”

“Keen observation, Mr. Commissioner.  My mother always told me, “you get more bees with honey”, so I make it point to not let our actions become the focal point and potentially drown out our message.  Since we want a healthy dialog with you on the topic of excessive referee behavior, I mean, really, what good would be served if we acted like heathens and burned down our own neighborhood and looted our own stores?”

“Parden the pun, but I find you a real riot, Mr. Ferguson!  Burn and loot your own neighborhood.  Like that would ever happen; but you did have me going for a moment.  Now, before we calmly discuss the pros-and-cons and weigh the ramification of your concerns, may I trouble you for a refill on the tea and another scone?  Those are delicious.  You’re going to have to have your people share the receipe with my people”

“You certainly may, Mr. Commissioner.  I think I may have another myself.  You know, instead of jumping half-baked into the fray, I think it’s a better idea if we just sit together and continue to talk.  Would that be acceptable?  I have this uncomfortable feeling that excessive referee power is a larger issue that doesn’t lend itself to sound bites and quick solutions.  Perhaps we are better served as a basketball community to get all the facts and then have a discussion when emotions may not run so hot.”

“Then it is settled.  I’ll have representatives from the referee association join us to ensure a fair and balanced approach.  I presume you will invite other stakeholders as well.  Don’t fear, Mr. Ferguson, we’ll show them how a civilized society goes about solving disagreements.”

“Agreed…….and allow me to assure you, Mr. Commissioner, that I will have all the protesters off the premises by 11pm.  That will allow us an hour to clean up any mess we inadvertently made and then be safely tucked into bed by midnight.  As my mother always told me, “nothing good ever happens after midnight.”


by Lee Clement posted 11/24/2014
Communication Exchange

Mike Lee Basketball Skills Camp

When:  December 31, 2014

Where: Mount Mary College

Time:  9am - 3pm

Cost:  $75

To register, click on the link below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/64c0wm80uin1avk/2014-Holiday-Break.pdf?dl=0

 

Year End Tournament Information

  • Just because you are in a certain division NOW doesn't mean that's where you will end up for the year end Championship tournament.  Your performance over the course of the season will dictate where you end up.  For example, an undefeated or even a one loss team in a lower division will usually get raised up while a poorly performing team in an above division is likely to get dropped a level.
  • Other considerations also need to be addressed.  Examples include: keeping two school district teams apart, adjustments in seedings for a host school (rare), and breaking of a multiple team tie.
  • However, for the most part, the vast majority of teams will stay where they are currently placed.
  • 4th and 7th grade are currently in three 20 team divisions.  For the year end tournament, we will go with a 16/16/16/8 split --> four divisions.  The best way to look at this is the top 16 teams in "A" will stay and the bottom 8 in "C" will stay.  The rest are subject to change according to where your team sits in relation to the 16/16/16/8 cut off points.
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Grades / Divisions / Dates      *Subject to Change *

March 8th.    4Z, 4B, 4C, 5A, 5Z, 5C, 6Z, 6B, 6C, 8Z, 8B

March 15th.  4A, 5B, 6A, 7A, 7Z, 7B, 7C, 8A, 8C


by Lee Clement posted 11/19/2014
Quotes of the Week

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson


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"The only true wisdom is knowing what you don't know".

Socrates

 

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Malcom X

 

"Better to stay quiet and be thought a fool that to speak out and remove all doubt"

Abraham Lincoln

 

"The empires of the future will be the empires of the mind."

Winston Churchill

It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

Thomas Sowell


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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


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by Lee Clement posted 11/18/2014
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