This is where we will post current news information for players, parents, coaches and instructors. We will always try to keep this section as current as possible but we strongly recommend following us on Twitter. Using Twitter allows the administrators to post information immediately. You can also visit our Twitter web page, which will contain our Twitter feed up to date. Updates to the web site may have to wait for a convenient time.


Current News and Information

Mar.16th - 2017

St. Matthew's Practices' Relocation Fri., Mar. 17th, 2017

St. Matthew's Practices for Friday, Mar. 17th, 2017 are relocated to Cowan Heights Elem due to school basketball tournament delays from last weekend's storm. Funday will be back at St. Matt's.

Mar. 7th - 2017

St. Matthew's Practices' Relocation Fri., Mar. 10th, 2017

St. Matthew's Practices for Friday, Mar. 10th, 2017 are relocated to Cowan Heights Elem due to a school basketball tournament. Sunday games are not impacted at this time.

Feb. 21st - 2017

Hazelwood Practice Cancellation Thurs., Feb. 23rd, 2017

Practices are cancelled for Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2017 due to a school concert.

Feb. 15th - 2017

Hazelwood Practice Cancellation

As per CHYBL and district school storm policies, practices for today, Wednesday, Feb. 15th are cancelled due to the ongoing blizzard conditions.

Feb. 9th - 2017

St. Matthew's Practice Relocation

CHYBL practices on Friday, Feb. 10th are relocated to Cowan Heights Elem due to a school basketball tournament. Sunday games are not impacted at this time.

Jan. 25th - 2017

St. Matthew's Practice Cancellations

CHYBL practices are cancelled at St. Matthew's on Friday, Jan. 27th due to a school basketball tournament. Also, Sunday, Jan. 29th games will be shifted by one hour to accommodate the tournament finals. Boys 4/5 will shift to 1pm. Girls 4/5 will start at 2pm. Boys 6/8 will shift to 3pm.

Jan. 3rd - 2017

CHYBL 2017 Start-up

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are starting up with games on this coming Sunday, Jan. 8th. Practices start up the following week on Wednesday, Jan. 11th. Please check this website over the next couple of days for schedule updates.

Dec. 18th - 2016

CHYBL Fun Day - Dec. 18th, 2016

CHYBL is having Fun day today. Pizza and drinks will be served in the last 15 minutes of each session. Merry Christmas to all. We will continue in January, 2017. Pls check the website over Christmas for startup information.

Dec. 13th - 2016

St. Matthew's Gym Floor Replacement Complete

CHYBL practices for Girls 4/5, Boys 4/5 and Boys 6/8 are back at St. Matthew's effective Friday, Dec. 16. Times for Sunday, Dec. 18th will return to the normal schedules noon to 3pm.

Dec. 11th - 2016

Hazelwood Practice Cancellations

Hazelwood practices are cancelled this coming week due to Christmas concerts. This impacts Grades K to 3 on Wednesday, Dec. 14th and Thursday, Dec. 15th.

Dec. 4th - 2016

2016 St. John's Christmas Parade - Dec. 4, 2016

Christmas Parade is going ahead for today Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. All CHYBL games are cancelled.

Dec. 2nd - 2016

2016 St. John's Christmas Parade - Dec. 4, 2016

Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. All CHYBL games will be cancelled if the parade goes ahead. If the parade gets postponed again, please follow the game schedules for Dec. 11th and not Dec. 4th.

Nov 21st - 2016

St. Matthew's Gym Floor Replacement

Work started today, Nov. 21st, on the replacement of St. Matthew's gym floor and could take up to 3 weeks. During this time, we will relocate the St. Matthew's games and practices across the street to Cowan Heights Elementary. Practice times will remain the same. Games will be shifted by 2 hours due to available hours at CHE. Noon games will shift to 2pm. 1 pm games will shift to 3pm. 2 pm games will move to 4pm. This change will remain in effect until further notice.

Nov 7th - 2016

Remembrance Day - Nov. 11, 2016

We wish to advise CHYBL practice cancellations at St. Matthew's on Friday, Nov. 11th in observance of Remembrance Day.

Oct. 20th - 2016

Some CHYBL Practice Cancellations At St. Matthew's For Friday, Oct. 21st

We wish to advise practice cancellations at St. Matthew's for the Boys Grade 4-5 (6:30-7:30) and Boys Grade 6-8 (7:30-8:30) groups on tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 21st. The Girls Grade 4-5 (5:30-6:30) practice will still go ahead. We missed a notification from St. Matthew's about a school event from 6:30-10:00. CHYBL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Oct. 19th - 2016

CHYBL Practice Time Changes At Hazelwood For Wednesdays

We wish to advise a practice time change at Hazelwood for the Grade 2-3 groups on Wednesdays. They have shifted by 30 minutes later. The new practice slots are 6:00-7:00pm and 7:00-8:00pm. This change is effective next Wednesday, Oct. 26th. CHYBL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause but is beyond our control. The request came from the Hazelwood school principal this morning to accommodate one of their school teams.

Oct. 11th - 2016

CHYBL Start-Up

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League (CHYBL) is starting up on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. Please check individual group pages for schedule confirmation as updates have been ongoing.

Oct. 4th - 2016

CHYBL Coaches' Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League (CHYBL) is having a coaches' meeting for all new and returning coaches on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 from 8:15-9:30 pm at St. Matthew's school cafeteria. Anyone interested in coaching or assistant coaching, please come along as we need more help in groups 2-3 and Girls 4-6.

Oct. 4th - 2016

CHYBL Referee Clinic on Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League (CHYBL) is having a mandatory referee clinic for all new and returning referees on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 from 7:00-9:30 pm at St. Matthew's. Anyone Grade 7 and above interested in officiating CHYBL games for Grades 4-7 must attend this session. If interested, please contact howie.richards@bellaliant.net to register.

Oct. 4th - 2016

CHYBL Coaches' Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League (CHYBL) is having a coaches' meeting for all new and returning coaches on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 from 8:15-9:30 pm at St. Matthew's school cafeteria. Anyone interested in coaching or assistant coaching, please come along as we need more help in groups 2-3 and Girls 4-6.

Sept. 25th - 2016

CHYBL Registration 2016/2017

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League (CHYBL) is still taking late registrations. The 20 week session will be held from October/2016 to March/2017. Please contact Howie Richards @ 691-7530 or howie.richards@bellaliant.net to make the arrangement.

Sept. 7th - 2016

CHYBL Registration Day on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League (CHYBL) is having its 2016/2017 registration on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 from 7-9 pm at St. Matthew's school cafeteria. The 20 week session will be held from October/2016 to March/2017.





CHYBL History

The Cowan Heights Youth Basketball League was formed by a group of interested parents in the Fall of 2000. The league started with 16 teams, 4 teams in each Division of Grades 3/4 Boys and Girls, and Grades 5/6 Boys and Girls. In 2002 we expanded 3 divisions to 6 teams each. In 2004 the league expanded again to include Grades 7/8 Boys and Girls. In the 2009 fall session we again felt the need to expand and have now included a K-2 mixed Division. In 2014, we established divisions of K-1 Mixed, 2-3 Mixed, 4-5 Boys/Girls, and 6-7 Boys/Girls.

This has allowed the introduction of basketball at a very young age with the hopes of keeping the kids active throughout Primary, Elementary, and Junior High.