CYBA, Columbia Youth Basketball serves youth grades 1st through 12th grade in Columbia Missouri. We are THE recreational league of Columbia for 25 years and are partnered with Columbia Parks and Recreation and Columbia Public Schools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q  Where can I get registration forms?

A  Online registration is available for grades 1 - 12. 


Q  When does the recreational season start?

A  Practices for the 1st - 8th grade teams will begin in mid-November. Games begin on January 7th 2023.


Why haven't we heard from a coach yet?

A  Your coach will contact you by early November. If you are in the 9th - 12th grade, your coach will contact you after teams have been formed no later than late December. Grades 1 and 2 will have one weekly practice November through winter break and then move to a practice/game format on January 7th. 


Q  Can I request for my child to play with a specific coach?

A  In the interest of fairness, we do not honor any specific requests for a coach and/or teammates. Teams are formed first by school (if there is a coach and enough players), then by space available on other teams and/or proximity to players home school. If there is more than one team per school, then teams within that school will be formed randomly.


Q  How do I request a partial scholarship for my player?

A  You need to contact CYBA at  and request the CYBA 50% scholarship form. You must still sign up online. You will make your payment after the scholarship form has been received and put in the system. If you require a full scholarshipm please contact Daydreams Foundations.


Q  Can teams be preformed by players or coaches and play in CYBA?

 CYBA does not allow preformed teams to join the league. This is a recreational/instructional league. CYBA does attempt to keep players with other players from their school first and foremost.


Can I request to be on a specific team/coach?

A  Players have the option in elementary school to remain with their elementary school team. When players transition to middle school, CYBA reforms teams based on players home school.