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All CBA Tournaments & March Madness Weekend Postponed

POSTED 12:35PM, Thursday, March 12, 2020

The CBA Executive Board has been in discussions since Tuesday about the state of our planned March Madness tournament and end-of-season games this coming weekend. Following guidance from the local school districts, IHSA, Illinois Department of Public Health and ultimately the CDC, the CBA has decided to POSTPONE (not cancel) all tournaments including March Madness at FRG Middle School & Cary Junior High.

While this COVID-19 guidance is extremely fluid and changing every hour, we are optimistic that the CBA will be able to reschedule these end of season games and tournaments in the near future.

NOTE: Being consistent with this decision, we are also asking all CBA travel teams to withdraw from any planned tournaments this weekend and into the foreseeable future. 

While we want nothing more than to maintain some levels of normalcy for our families and children during this extremely fluid situation, the health and safety of our players, coaches and families is our top priority.

Thanks for understanding and respecting this decision.

CBA Executive Board

CBA March Madness - March 13-15, 2020

We are very excited to celebrate the CBA 2019/2020 season this weekend at our annual March Madness - Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15! NOTE: All games will be played at the Cary Junior High with the exception of the Girls Junior High league, which will be playing on Friday, March 13 at Fox River Grove Middle School.

Please click HERE for a detailed schedule of game times and location

Please click HERE for the tournament brackets for Blue Jays - Hawks leagues

Here are some additional details for the weekend:

March Madness Volunteers – Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer (beyond coaching – THANK YOU!) at the upcoming March Madness! We can always use more volunteers and support as this weekend truly takes a village to execute. Here is the LINK to the volunteer schedule – please plug your name(s) in as you are able to donate some additional time to make this weekend special! 

Welcome Table & Suggested Donation – New this season, the CBA will set up a table right inside the CJH entrance on both Saturday and Sunday to greet families and players. We will also be suggesting a donation of $5 per person or $10 per family for the weekend. As a result, anyone who makes a donation will receive a 2020 Mega Savings Coupon Book with $30 in Jewel savings on top of several great deals…meaning that we are basically paying you to come to March Madness

Concessions & CBA Apparel – We will have lots of concessions ranging from candy and Gatorade to chips and Jimmy John’s sandwiches! In addition, we will have CBA apparel including shorts and a limited quantity of CBA March Madness t-shirts available for purchase! Please bring cash or we will be accepting CC/Debit cards this year as needed.

Halftime Shots – Don’t forget your dollar bills! A longtime tradition of the CBA, we will continue to offer the opportunity the halftime shot (for $1) to win $10. This year we will have K-2nd shoot free throws, 3rd-4th 3-pointers and 5th+ half court shots. The gym director will run these shots during each halftime for all games on day one. Halftime shots will only take place for the 12 & 1:15PM games on Sunday.

CBA Skills Sessions @ Pure Sweat Training

The CBA is very excited to offer anyone playing in the CBA (Rec or Travel) an opportunity to advance their basketball skills by attending the Pure Sweat Training Academy in Crystal Lake!

The CBA has partnered with Pure Sweat to offer CBA families significantly discounted 60-minute personal training sessions at $50 for 5 sessions ($10/session vs. $25-30/session).

You'll need to complete these TWO steps:



CBA Rec League - 2019/2020 Updates

We are very excited to launch the registration for the 2019/2020 CBA Rec Season!

Before you register your children, we wanted to review some important changes and improvements this season:

CBA ONLINE APPAREL STOREThe CBA has a new and improved online apparel store with lots of new items including new Personalized CBA Window Decals! Please check it out and get your orders in before Sunday, November 10 to avoid any shipping charges and pick your new CBA apparel up at Picture Day on Saturday, December 14. CLICK HERE

NEW CBA REC REGISTRATION FEES The CBA has not increased our registration fees for several years and in order to keep up with the increased costs of our gym time rental and overall costs of continuing to improve the league and its experience back to our families, we have increased all league fees by $10. The CBA is the only youth sports league in Cary/FRG that does not require (1) mandatory fundraising or (2) mandatory volunteering from the parents. This increased fee will allow us to keep it this way.

NEW CBA GIRLS LEAGUE FORMATS As a result of our new CBA Girls Junior High League (in Winter), we will be changing the age levels for the girls rec leagues as follows: K-1st (Sparrows), 2nd-3rd (Girls Robins), 4th-5th (Girls Blue Jays) and 6th-8th (Girls Junior High League).

Now it’s time to register!


Here is a quick list of important dates you need to get on your calendars now:

  • Registration for all other leagues will be open until NEW DEADLINE - Friday, November 1 (NOTE: We will extend registrations for Falcons until Friday, November 15 after H.S. tryouts)
  • MANDATORY player evaluations on Sunday, November 3 (last name begins with A-K) and Sunday, November 10 (last name begins with L-Z) – SEE ABOVE
  • CBA Rec League Draft Day (coaches ONLY) – Sunday, November 17 – times TBD
  • CBA Rec Season begins weekend of December 6 – 8
  • Falcons End of Season Tournament – March 6-8, 2020
  • March Madness (end of season games/tournaments) – March 13-15, 2020

You should expect several updates from the CBA in the coming weeks, but should you have any questions, please contact us at

Looking forward to another amazing CBA Rec Season!

CBA Executive Board

CBA Rec League - Game Schedules

The CBA Rec league game schedules can be found on the league sections within the "Rec" tab of the website.

All practice schedules are provided by league GMs and coaches - please ask your coach for practice schedule if you haven' t seen it already. Thanks!

NEW - CBA Spiritwear & Apparel Store

We are very excited to announce the launch of our online CBA Spiritwear and Apparel store! You can find a variety of CBA-branded t-shirts, long-sleeved shooting shirts, sweatshirts, bags, NEW window decals and more!

We are starting with one mass order by Sunday, November 10 that will be delivered to families at CBA Picture Day on Saturday, December 14 at no additional cost to families!



The online store will not be closing on any date as families can order online at anytime and have items shipped directly to your home for an additional shipping fee - $12 for orders less than $50 and $14 for orders less than $100 (please allow for 7-14 days as these are custom printed)

CBA Code of Conduct Policy

All registered CBA player families have electronically signed the CBA Code of Conduct policy. Below is the policy for your review and understanding

About the Cary Basketball Association

Since 1993, the Cary Basketball Association has been providing basketball opportunities to the youth in our communities - kindergarten through high school. Today, the CBA offers both recreation and more competitive "feeder" program opportunities.

Grounded in good sportsmanship, the CBA provides the opportunity for players of all ages and skill levels to play with friends and compete at the highest level.

Seeking Referees & Scorekeepers for 2018/2019 Season!

If you are interested in becoming a CBA referee or scorekeeper for the 2018/2019 season (beginning in December) - please click on the link below or visit our "CBA Staff" section for more details.

Referees & Scorekeepers Click Here to Register

Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2018 to be considered.



Cary Basketball Association  
PO Box 119, Cary, IL 60013  

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