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The league representatives for the Central Oklahoma Youth Basketball Association (COYBA) have decided to push the 2020 season start date to January 9th, 2021. Newcastle teams will continue to follow the guidance of the school administration for gym usage protocols.

This season is still planned to run through through February 27th, and end with a post season tournament March 1-6.

Please contact your coach with any questions you may have.

We’re excited to be a part of the Central Oklahoma Youth Basketball Association (COYBA)

Who can play? There are separate boys and girls divisions, 1st grade through 6th grade.  We do allow K to play up to 1st grade.

How much does it cost to register? Registration cost is $60 per child (including fees) with $20 discount for each additional child.

Is the registration fee refundable if the season is canceled due to COVID? Yes. $55 will be refunded if the season is cancelled. Unfortunately, the remaining $5 cannot be refunded as it is part of the credit card processing fee.

Is there anything else to buy?  Players will be responsible for cost of uniform and basketball shoes. Newcastle All Sports Association will provide player insurance (gap or secondary) and insurance for facilities at Newcastle Schools.

Can players request a certain team or coach? Yes, during the registration process you can put in any special requests. We will do our best to make every request possible that we can. However, not all requests will be able to be fulfilled. We cannot guarantee or promise that you will be placed with the coach or other players that you request.

When will practices start?  Your coach will communicate practice start times.

What size basketball do I need? 27.5 for 1st and 2nd grade. 28.5 for 3rd – 6th grade.

When will our first game be? Games will either start on Dec 12th or Jan 9th. This will be dependent on COVID conditions. Games our mainly played on Saturday with some on Sunday.

When is our last game? The last regular season game will be the weekend of Feb 28th followed by a postseason tournament the week of March 1st.

Who will be allowed in gyms during games? You must adhere to social distancing and gym entrance rules put in by each township participating.

What towns participate? The league consists of Newcastle, Noble, Bridge Creek, Blanchard, Dibble, Washington, Purcell, Lexington, Chickasha and Tuttle. Home games are played in Newcastle, away games are played at one of the participating towns.

Check out the league web site at for the official rules and gym locations.

If you have further questions about boys or girls basketball contact the coordinator at or