Welcome to Carroll Manor Recreation Council Basketball. We offer two types of programs for boys and girls from kindergartern through high school.
Our "Clinic" is an "in-house" program that teaches kindergarten through 2nd grade boys and girls basketball fundamentals in a relaxing and fun environment. Practice sessions are held once a week in the Carroll Manor Elementary gym from early December through the end of February. Last year we had appromimately 50 boys and girls participate in the Clinic program.
For older children, we participate in the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association (MYBA) league which includes teams from Frederick and Carroll counties. There are U-10, U-12, U-14, U16, and U19 age groups for boys and U-10, U-12, U-14, and U-19 age groups for girls. Teams are formed during the month of October. Practices begin in November and are once or twice per week. The MYBA season begins in December and finishes in early March. MYBA league games are played at gyms throughout Frederick and Carroll counties. Last year CMRC had 21 teams (200 boys and girls) in the MYBA league that included approximately 240 teams from Frederick and Carroll counties.
Registration for the 2012-2013 basketball season will open Saturday, Sept. 1st and extend through Monday, October 1st. A link to the on-line registration will be e-mailed to everyone who played last year and will also be posted on this website.
Carroll Manor’s basketball clinic was developed with the goal of introducing and teaching the fundamentals of basketball to 1st and 2nd grade players who are not yet ready to play in the U10 competitive division. Our program has evolved over the years into what is now our basic format. The following is a brief overview of our program:
Age: Primarily 1st and 2nd graders. We will not allow players in kindergarten or below this year.
Gender: Boys and Girls. We divide the two groups and they practice and play separately.
When: The clinic begins the first week of December and continues with once a week sessions thru February. The actual day and time is yet to be determined. Once established, the day and times will remain consistent. Families registered for the clinic will be notified once that is decided.
Where: The location of the clinic is yet to be determined. It will probably be at Carroll Manor Elementary School. Once the location is established, the clinic will remain in the same location with rare exceptions.
Uniforms: No uniforms. The players are all issued t-shirts as part of the registration fee.
Format: Instructors focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and attempt to keep it fun at the same time. Emphasis is made on keeping the players active with very little standing in long lines by the use of multiple drill stations. Players rotate from station to station. Participation from parents is imperative in order to accomplish this.
Games: No formal games are played in this division. Once the clinic coordinators have focused on establishing some fundamentals of the game they will begin to incorporate “simulated” games or “scrimmages” as part of the normal sessions. Drill stations will continue to be utilized but part of the sessions will be devoted to scrimmages. Later in the year certified officials are brought in and a scoreboard and clock are used in order to give the players a feel for a real game. No set teams are established. The coordinators mix up the players each week. Games are often stopped during action in order to instruct.
Carroll Manor will be forming Division One (D1) teams in each of our age and gender divisions this year. They will be “tryout” teams. Carroll Manor is a member of the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association (MYBA). The MYBA is comprised of 19 youth athletic organizations from throughout Frederick and Carroll Counties.
The MYBA voted in the off season to establish a Division One category in each of the age/gender divisions when possible. The older divisions, U14 and up, may not have D1 teams due to numbers. Not all organizations will be required to field D1 teams. Smaller organizations may not have the player numbers to form a D1 team in any category. Larger organizations such as Carroll Manor will be expected to field D1 teams in the U12 and U10 divisions, with the possibility of U14. The goal of the new D1 division is to better serve players with the ability to play at a higher level than many of the players at their age.
The MYBA and CM want to be able to challenge these players with a consistent and comparative level of competition so that they may improve their skills. As a secondary goal, CM hopes that by placing the more skilled players at this level, those players who were previously overshadowed by D1 teammates will now get a chance to shine and grow in confidence as they move into the vacated roles of players now in D1. One of the primary philosophies of CM Basketball is to develop team play but too often in years past our teams and others focus their offense on just one or two players. We hope that this new division will help to develop more “team” oriented offenses.
This new division is strictly voluntary for players to participate. CM will not require any player to play D1. We hope that those with the ability will tryout for the new D1 teams. Prior to the season CM will provide information as to date, time, and location for tryouts. CM will establish a panel of evaluators as part of the selection process. One of the goals in the selection process is to not necessarily choose all the best “shooters” but to comprise a balanced team that can compete at this level. Some may not be as skilled offensively as others on their team but hustle and play good defense. Coaches for these D1 teams have not been determined as of this writing.
Carroll Manor Basketball went 4-3 on Championship weekend! All of our teams represented CM in Championship fashion whether in victory or defeat. The teams who fell short didn't quit till the last buzzer. I was also proud of the sportsmanship exhibited by our coaches, players, and fans throughout the tournament by all of our teams. I was lucky enough to make it to all 6 games on Saturday and see at least the last quarter or more of each game. Unfortunately, I was not able to see Coach Benzing's U10 Boys "Tigers" get our 4th Championship Trophy yesterday.
I could write something on each team's game and I don't want to sell anyone short but our 1st game of the day Saturday set the tone. Our U10 Girls CM2 "Stingers" game, led by Coach Dave Leon, was an instant "ESPN Classic." Our girls were down 22-14 to start the 4th quarter. I don't have to tell those of you who have been around U10 Basketball that that is almost an insurmountable margin going into the fourth quarter. There wasn't one teary eye in our Stingers when they broke their team huddle to start the 4th, they weren't about to concede this game. In true Carroll Manor fashion, they out hustled, out shot, and out rebounded the other team in the fourth quarter. While they outscored the other team 11-1 down the stretch, Defense, rebounds, and clutch free throws were the difference, all the things you coaches preach. It was a great game to watch with a roaring Carroll Manor crowd cheering them on. Final Score: Stingers 25 TA1 23.
2009 MYBA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS:
U10 Girls "STINGERS" (Coach Dave Leon / Asst. Sean Giraveld) / CM2
* These girls didn't even have a coach to start the season. To Coach Bendorf's credit he got them started practicing with his team. Coach Leon then stepped up and led a majority of inexperienced players to the Championship.
U10 Boys "TIGERS" (Coach Bill Benzing / Asst. John Lepkowski) / CM3
* This group also did not have a coach as the season neared. Coach Benzing accepted the Commish's invitation to take on this group and led a very raw group of young, inexperienced boys to a championship...emphasizing hustle, defense, and fundamentals.
U12 Boys "AIRWALKERS" (Coach MARK BUCKBERG / Asst. Bob Paddison) / CM5
* Coach Buckberg had maybe half of his team request him and the others were filled in. He took what he got without complaint, built their confidence.....and led them to a championship.
U12 Girls "PIXIES" (Coach PERRY PERRET / Asst. Bridget Keefe) / CM3
* These girls had a "World Championship" caliber year. Coach Perret [Voted "Best Male Coach of the year" by his players.] took what was once a tea party/social club group of girls and turned them into gritty hard wood champions.
2009 MYBA TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UPS:
U10 Girls "HEAT" (Coach Dennis Bendorf / Asst. Ted Miller) / CM1
* These girls had an awesome year only losing one game in the regular season. They split the regular season with the eventual champion MA1 who they only lost to by one point Saturday in a game that could have gone either way. Coach Bendorf took these girls last year in what was their 1st year....took his lumps....coached them on fundamentals.....and them polished them this year into arguably one of the best U10 Girls teams to ever play for Carroll Manor.
U12 Boys "TITANS" (Coach Johnnie Tillman / Asst. Kenny Lavern) / CM6
*A team mainly comprised of young, inexperienced, 5th grade players. This team was formed late, during the first week of practice. Some players were taken from existing teams and others were late registrants. Coach Tillman said he didn't care what he was given, just give him a couple who could dribble up the court and he would coach em up. He did the most with the least. His team came a long way.
U14 Boys "WARRIORS" (Coach Mike Holler / Asst. Linda McGinnes) / CM2
* 1st year coach, who got the most out of his team and coached them to a championship game. There is a story behind all of our teams. I am very proud to represent such a fine organization. We are fortunate to have such a great group of volunteer coaches. with a bounce here or there and a better division placement for some.....we could have easily had 10-12 of our teams reach Championship weekend. But like I said previously.....Championships are great and we play to win but what this organization is about #1 is improving the fundamental basketball skills of our players, emphasizing team play and hustle while they hopefully have fun doing it and learn a few "life lessons" along the way.
Phone: (301) 467-1512
Carroll Manor basketball participates in the Monocacy Youth Basketball Association (MYBA). For information about other associations, schedules, game locations, scores, rules and referee's please visit the MYBA website.