Reston Youth

Basketball League 2013 - 2014

Welcome to the Reston Youth Basketball Website!

The Reston Youth Basketball League (RYBL) provides basketball instruction, games, and training in sportsmanship for boys and girls ages 7 and older that live in Reston and neighboring communities. We offer both “House” and “Travel” programs organized according to age for House and now by grade for Travel. The House league activities go from late November through mid-March and the Travel program begins in October and ends in early March.

The Reston Youth Basketball League is announcing Travel/Select and House League schedules below. For additional information on each program, please see the details below.

Final Evaluation make-up is scheduled for 6-9 PM November 20th, 2013 @ Forest Edge Elementary School (Beacontree Dr, Reston, VA). (For 13-15 yr. old boys the start time is 8:15 PM.)

For registration in RYBL House League for the 2013-2014 season, please use Registration is required prior to evaluation.

Reston Youth Basketball House League Referee

RYBL provides students, young adults, and parents as officials for our House League games. New referees are provided a formal training program and on-court experience to build confidence and skills. Referees work boys and girls games in line with their experience and the level of play beginning at our youngest level and advancing to older age groups with each year. Referees are compensated per game with 1st year officials earning $14 per game, $16 per game one (1) year of experience, and $18 per game with two or more years of experience. Prospective officials, at least 13 years old by January 1, 2014, should email referee coordinator ( and plan on attending the training sessions outlined below. Returning officials will be contacted by email regarding training dates.

RYBL Officials Training classes:

- Monday November 4th 6-8 PM Hughes MS, Classroom 137
- Monday November 11th 7:30-9 PM, Dogwood Elementary Gym
- Friday, November 22nd, 6-8 PM Hughes MS, Cafeteria

All new officials need to attend each of the three sessions.

Reston Youth Basketball Travel/Select

Reston Youth Basketball Travel/Select fields competitive teams in boys and girls leagues in Fairfax County. Try-outs for the 2013-2014 season are complete.

Come see our RYBL Select/Travel Season Kick-off Event on Saturday, Nov. 9th @ South Lakes High School. More info to come soon.

Reston House League Evaluation Schedule

Reston House League will conduct a make-up House League Evaluation on:

-- Saturday, Nov 9th @ Forest Edge Elementary School

Evaluation is required before placement on House League Teams. This is the final planned opportunity for evaluation to participate in this year’s program.

Evaluation Times for House programs on Nov 9th will be posted below when available. Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes BEFORE your age group evaluation session.


From ages 7 to 14 there are two-year divisions for each gender – 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, and 13&14 except for the girls oldest division which includes 15 year olds. There is the potential for a boys 15 through 18 division or placement with the Herndon program. See the Age Group Placement Section below for specifics.

RYBL is open to any child who is 7 years or older on October 1, 2013. Exceptions for children younger than 7 are made by the age group Commissioner. Children playing interscholastic junior or senior high basketball for a public or private school during RYBL’s season are not eligible. Players in RYBL are prohibited from playing for any other organization’s House league and/or any other organization’s Select/Travel team during the same season.

Last season there were nearly 750 children registered in the House League with 8, 9, or 10 children per team depending on the age group and the number of volunteer coaches. Each Age Group Commissioner decides how teams will be formed.

RYBL relies on volunteers to coach its teams. In the last few years, team selection was delayed because Commissioners did not have enough coaches. Please consider volunteering to coach or assistant coach your child’s team when registering.

Typically players come from Reston, Herndon, Oakton, Oak Hill, Vienna, Franklin Farm, and Great Falls. Players from outside of Fairfax County are required to pay an additional Non-County Fee – see FEES section below.


RYBL teams have participated in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League for more than 30 years. Teams in this league are exposed to a more competitive level than RYBL’s House program. Numerous RYBL players have gone to play on area high school varsity teams, college teams, and professionally, including the NBA.

Reston will attempt to field one or more teams for boys and girls in the 5th grade (formerly U10), 6th grade (formerly U11), 7th grade (formerly U12), and 8th grade (formerly U13). For some age groups there may be two levels of teams. In addition, all RYBL players must reside in Fairfax County and are limited to the zip codes of 20170, 20171, 20190, 20191, 20194, and 22182 with two exceptions allowed per team.

• Reston Youth Basketball League Contacts

For more information, please contact the appropriate League official or Commissioner.

Commissioner Email Phone
Jim Byrne
(240) 463-2007
Co-President John Schmid
(571) 239-4867
House League      
7 & 8 Boys Jim Byrne (acting)  
9 & 10 Boys Jimmy Byrne  
11 & 12 Boys John Schmid  
13 - 15 Boys Paul Brown  
16 - 18 Boys TBD    
7 & 8 Girls Rick Bender  
9 & 10 Girls Rick Bender  
11 & 12 Girls Terry Redican  
13 - 15 Girls Greg Pennington  
Select Travel      
Travel Commissioner
Taylor Roberts
Boys Travel Commissioner
Herb Lansdowne
Girls Travel Commissioner Tom/Roberta Gosling  
Referee Coordinator Mitch Kalman  


RYBL is proud to have Dick’s Sporting Goods as a sponsor of the youth basketball program.