Registration and Info.

The Okoboji Youth Basketball Association (OYBA) was founded in 2011, by John Adams Jr. and a supporting BOD, for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 in the Okoboji Schools system. The OYBA has a board consisting of the Head Varsity Coach for each gender, a Boys Director, a Girls Director and two other members. The purpose of OYBA is to provide an opportunity for every student in these grades to play basketball and have a positive experience while doing so. We will ensure that each grade has a quality coach who can teach players the fundamentals of the game while also making basketball enjoyable.

We, as the Head Varsity Basketball Coaches, will work very closely with these youth coaches. We want these youth coaches and players running the same “stuff” we run at the high school level and using the same terminology. There will be a set of fundamentals that will be worked on at each grade level and a progression for these skills as players get older.

If this is something you/your child is interested in, please fill out the registration form that accompanies this letter and submit, with your payment, to the secretary of the building your child attends. After registrations are in and coaches are finalized, there will be a player/parent meeting to go over teams, expectations, game/practice schedules, etc.

We are very excited about what the Okoboji Youth Basketball Association has to offer! Do not miss out on this opportunity to start playing basketball as a Pioneer now!

Register Online

To fill out our online registration form, please click the button below to be taken to a form and pay with a credit card via paypal. Information about team uniforms, policies, and meetings will be forthcoming so please check our website as updates become available. Scholarships are available through Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Please contact Ben Christoffels for more information at

The conduct policy has to be completed before our first practice, find it on the menu to the right.