The Young Bucs League is an internal league that is available for boys (3rd through 6th grade) and girls (5th and 6th grade). 3rd through 6th grade boys play November through mid-December. 5th and 6th grade girls play early January through February. All games are played in Grand Haven.
The process begins with an Evaluation Day where player skills are evaluated. Immediately following evaluation, a draft is conducted and 8 to 10 player teams are formed based on participation level, grade, and/or player ability. Some players may not be drafted because of their current skill level.
Players must register and pay for the Young Bucs League through the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority (NORA) to participate in the Evaluation Day. If a player is not drafted, their player fee will be refunded by NORA. EVALUATION DAY PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 REGISTERED PLAYERS PER GRADE.
Both leagues includes 7 practices and 8 weekend games. The last weekend includes a Saturday/Sunday tournament among the teams, and a champion team is crowned for each division. Coaches are typically provided by B Cubed, but qualified parents may also coach a team. Games are officiated by MHSAA officials to help provide the best play.
If you are a parent of a player who wants to participate:
You must complete the Boys Young Bucs Registration or the Girls Young Bucs Registration and provide payment to NORA to be a part of the Evaluation Day. (We do allow sign up and payment at Evaluation Day if there is sufficient Evaluation Day space.)
You must print, sign, and bring the following forms to Evaluation Day:
You may also want to be aware of the Young Bucs League Expectations of Parents, Players, and Coaches and the Boys Young Bucs League Rules and Girls Young Bucs League Rules.
If you are a player in our Young Bucs League, please reference the following:
If you are a Young Bucs League coach:
You need to read and sign the Coaching Code of Conduct Agreement and return it to B Cube’s Coaching Coordinator.
You can use the following forms to help report game results to the Grand Haven Tribune:
1. Newspaper Report Form (Word Form – editable)
2. Newspaper Report Form (Adobe Format – printable)