Herndon Optimist Youth Travel Basketball (HOYTB) is a member club in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL), which is a highly competitive league. Player development, teamwork, and sportsmanship are our priorities. Teams are chosen through a competitive tryout process, practices are two nights a week, and games are held on weeknights, Saturdays, and Sundays in gyms across Fairfax County, as well as in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, and Loudoun counties. There are no minimum playing time rules as there are in our house league. Coaches determine the frequency and length of player's time on the court during games.
Coaches and Team Managers must be at least 21 years old as of October 1, 2022. There are no fees to register as a volunteer Coach or Team Manager, but you will be required to:
- Provide additional personal information and complete a background check before participating in HOYTB events involving youth (link will be sent to you after you register)
- Complete a youth abuse prevention online training and exam before participating in HOYTB events involving youth (link will be sent to you after you register)
- Complete the Fairfax County Volunteer Building Director (VBD) online training and exam before first team practice (see link provided under "Links")
- Enforce the FCYBL/HOYTB Code of Conduct with your team members and spectators (see FCYBL link provided under "Links" and HOYTB Code of Conduct under "Forms and Documents")
- Complete team administrative tasks by the deadline set by the league
- Attend required coach meetings and training/clinics
- Implement and enforce Fairfax County/HOYTB health and safety protocols
Please make sure to provide your birth date when completing your member profile information. If you leave birth date blank, the system will prevent you from completing the volunteer registration because it will think you are too young to meet the age requirement. If the system indicates you are ineligible, select the "Access Your Account" menu option, sign in, and on the "Family Members" page, click on your name to access and update your member record with a birth date.
born between: 10/02/1946 and 10/01/2001