MISSION. Cerritos Academy of Youth Basketball (Cerritos A.Y.B.) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-sectarian youth development organization designed to serve youths in the Cerritos, CA community and surrounding area as it relates to the game of basketball. Cerritos A.Y.B.’s purpose is to challenge each participant to develop and improve their fundamental basketball skills, and to promote and uphold sportsmanship to its highest degree.
Cerritos A.Y.B. is an Affiliated Organization (Level 3 Club member) of the Amateur Athletic Union of the US Inc. (AAU) which functions for the purpose of furthering amateur sports. All Cerritos A.Y.B. athletes and coaches must register with the AAU annually.
GOAL. Cerritos A.Y.B.’s goal is to provide a competitive basketball program that will challenge its participants to prepare and be competitive in events that present the best opportunity for development and success.
MEMBERSHIP. Membership shall consist of coaches and parents of players selected through skill evaluations (tryouts) which will occur at least once per year or upon invitation, player registration, and approval by Cerritos A.Y.B. leadership.
A minimum of 25% of Cerritos A.Y.B.’s player membership will consist of athletes who reside in the city of Cerritos, CA. Cerritos A.Y.B.’s target minimum for resident player membership is 51%.
Cerritos A.Y.B. membership, at this time, is primarily open to boys within the age range of 10 years old and 14 years old who are also willing to become a member of the AAU.
Players who are selected through the player evaluation process will be asked to pay an annual player registration fee along with a monthly fee.
Co-Director - Ossie Grigsby
Co-Director - Oliver Harris
In service to the Cerritos, CA community and surrounding areas
PRACTICES AND TOURNAMENTS. Cerritos A.Y.B. will practice 2 times per week and will participate in 2 tournaments or 1 tournament plus 1 basketball shootout per month. We charge $85 per month as compared to $100 plus charged by most travel basketball clubs. In addition to local Southern California tournaments, we also play in two major out of town events (Palm Springs and Las Vegas) during the AAU season. Why pay more to other basketball programs and get less than what Cerritos A.Y.B has to offer? We are able to offer this low monthly fee because we are a true non-profit organization who control its expenses with a few fundraising events. As for the kids, participation in practices is a must and every player is expected to make at least 85% of the practices per month or risk having playing time reduced or being excused from the team without a refund. All excusable absences from practice should be communicated to the coach prior to the practice being missed. Unexcused absences from tournaments will also result in your child being replaced on the team. We are not a baby sitting service and we expect parents to support our efforts in developing their kids into competitive basketball players.