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Year End Tournament Information

The seedings and tournament brackets are getting much clearer now that we are so close the the end of the regular season.  I will have the complete breakdown posted late Monday night (when the final game scores are tabulated) or first thing Tuesday morning.  The brackets will also have the exact game times/locations.


4A.  The top 16 teams will comprise the 4A bracket to be played March 15, 2015 (Brown Deer HS)

4B+.  The bottom 4 teams finishing in 4A will join with the top 12 in 4B to comprise the 4B+ division to be played March 8, 2015 (Pius HS)

4B.  The bottom 8 teams finishing in 4B will be joined with the top 8 teams in 4C to comprise the 4B bracket to be played March 8, 2015 (Pius HS)

4C.  This will be a 12 team bracket consisting of the bottom 12 finishing teams in 4C.  * Whitnall is hosting, so they will 100% be in 4C *   Played March 8, 2015  (Whitnall Middle School)


5A.  Will be a 18 team field consisting of the top 16 teams in 5A and the top 2 teams in 5B+ that I will rise up (Tosa East, Grafton).  This will be played March 8, 2015 (NB West HS)

5B+.  The bottom 2 teams in 5A will be dropped down.  The next 12 teams in 5B+ along with the 2 top teams in 5B that I will rise up (West Allis Central, Nicolet).  This will be played March 8, 2015 (NB West HS).

5B.  The bottom two teams in 5B+ will be dropped down.  The next 12 teams  in 5B along with the 2 top teams in 5C that I will rise up (Greenfield, Shorewood).  This will be played March 15, 2015 (Pius HS).

5C.  The bottom two teams in 5B will be dropped down.  They will be joined with the bottom 14 teams  in 5C to form the 16 team bracket.  This will be played March 8, 2015 (NB West HS).


6A.  17 teams in 6A plus 1 team rising up from 6B+ (Franklin) will form an 18 team bracket to be played March 15, 2015 (Pius HS).  Wilmot 6A will be dropping to 6B+ as they have a conflict.

6B+.  1 or 2 6A teams dropping.  The 3 top 6B teams will rise (Hartford, Greendale, Greenfield) to be joined by the top 11 from the 6B+ standings (after Franklin who will rise to 6A).  Nicolet (6C) will also rise and play in the 6B+ tournament.  To be played March 8, 2015 (West Allis Central)

6B.  One team (Whitnall) will rise up from 6C.  The bottom 4 in 6B+ will drop.  They will be joined by 11 from 6B to form the 16 team bracket.  To be played March 8, 2015 (Brookfield East HS).

6C.  The bottom 2 teams in 6B will drop down.  They will join the bottom 14 teams in 6C to form a 16 team bracket.  To be played March 8, 2015 (West Allis Central).  {for those teams at the top of the bracket, we will be disregarding the losses to Brown Deer, who moved up and also the wins vs NB Eisenhower, who moved down.}


7A.  The top 16 from 7A will make up the 16 team bracket.  No teams will rise from 7B.  Played March 15, 2015 (Brown Deer HS).

7B+.  The bottom 4 teams from 7A will be joined by 12 teams from 7B division.  To be played March 15, 2015 (Brookfield Central).

7B.  The bottom 8 from 7B and the top 8 from 7C will comprise the 16 team bracket.  To be played March 15, 2015 (Brookfield Central).

7C.  The bottom 12 teams in 7C will comprise the 7C bracket.  Played March 15, 2015


8A.  No changes.  All 16 current 8A teams will be in the "A" level tournament to be played on March 15, 2015 (Brown Deer HS).

8B+.  The top 14 teams in 8B+ will be joined with 2 teams from 8B (West Allis Central & Tosa East).  To be played March 8, 2015 (Whitnall HS).

8B.  The bottom 2 teams in 8B+ will be added to the 12 currently in "B".  We will also raise up 2 teams from 8C (Tosa East, Wilmot to form the 16 team bracket.  To be played March 8, 2015 (Brookfield East HS).

8C.  The bottom 2 teams in 8B along with the remaining 14 teams currently in 8C.  Played March 15, 2015 @ Burlington 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  Phone number is 414 839-6800


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by Lee Clement posted 02/01/2015
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Pursuit vs Outcomes

Sometimes, out of the clear blue sky (ok, it’s usually overcast) my mind heads in a different direction.  For a powerpoint presentation to potential clients, we were looking for a “wow” start that grabbed their attention right away.  I was supposed to be searching the web for some examples, but got sidetracked by the Declaration of Independence (yes, that 1776 thing that Tom, Ben, and John penned in their spare time).

The Declaration of Independence hits us right away with this powerful sentence.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.    

There were 2-3 segments of the sentence that had my attention, namely, the mushy thing about truths that are self-evident (hmm, what other truisms could I find and if I had to search for them, are they really self-evident?) and the part about certain unalienable rights (couldn’t they have just spelled them out to save us some time?).  Well, that ruined my day at work.  How do you explain to the others that our presentation was going to remain an empty shell until I could make peace with those independent minded Philadelphians from 1776?

The answer didn’t take that long.  That night, I met a long-time friend for dinner and drinks.  Chalk this up to the difference between women and men, but normally the catching up period for men lasts all of two minutes before the real talk commences on the Brewers, Bucks, Packers, Badgers, etc.  This time was different.  Strangely different.  Perhaps unknowingly stoked by Franklin, Jefferson, and Adams (not the schools), we talked about being happy in our particular stage of the life cycle.  Glenn said he is so excited about 2015 to come as he intends to make it “the best single year of his life” (as an aside, that statement could never be made around your wife without some kind of disclaimer about the marriage year).  Not to be outdone, or perhaps it was the liquid courage speaking on my behalf, I echoed his sentiments (but secretly wondered how I would ever top a few of those years between ages 18 and 30). 

Unbeknownst to Glenn, he helped me solve the riddle that was keeping me from finishing my work; I really didn’t need a “wow” factor after all.  It dawned on me that a key line in the Declaration of Independence was the pursuit of happiness,  regardless of whether you actually attain it or not!  That freedom (or liberty, if you will) to choose your path and/or to choose how you look at things is the most satisfying one.  The end goal or result is the icing on the cake. 

We’ve heard it many times before in various ways; enjoy the journey.  The final outcome may or may not be within your full control.  Tom Peters wrote the best selling 1980’s business book, “In Search of Excellence” and claimed to know what the best companies of the 21st century would all look like.  The cynical amongst us will ask whether, metaphorically, he was suggesting we skip to the back of the book (yr 2000) and bypass the journey.  You know what, at one stage of my life I may have been willing to be an “ends justifies the means” type of guy, but those days are far in my rear view mirror. 

For my money, Glenn and I solved all the world’s problems over a bottle of Bordeaux.  Alas, with all the world’s problems solved, we still got home later than planned.  You see, we really couldn’t leave without the requisite sports talk, could we?  Mrs. Coach says being home on time is now a pursuit I need to work on.

by Lee Clement posted 02/17/2014
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