Friday, December 21, 2012


Just a reminder that there is no official mini-NBA practices until Saturday January 5th, 2013.  However, there is open gym for all mini-NBA player on Saturday December 29th, 2012 from noon-2pm at the Academy.  This is NOT mandatory.  Have a great Holiday Season!



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday tips for the player.

It's the holiday season and most student-athletes have a break from school.
Here are four suggestions that will help basketball players make the most of this time:

Time to Play

For many middle school and high school teams, this is a very exciting time of year. There are tournaments where teams get to play multiple games in a short 2-3 day span. Many teams get to play non-conference games, and even compete against out-of-state schools. These games are great preparation for end of the year conference and state tournaments.

Skills Development

Since players are not in school for most of the day, and even if you are playing in a tournament, this is a great time to work on your game. Try to get in extra shots a couple of hours before games. My suggestion is to make 100 of your go-to shot. Shoot, shoot, and shoot some more! Shoot every day of your holiday break. Younger players should look for a winter break basketball camp.

Sharpen Academic Skills

Read something everyday. Practice math everyday. Keep your brain engaged in the skills you will use when you return to school. Do this for at least 30 minutes each day. Just read the sports section of the newspaper. Calculate how much money a pro making 25 million per year makes per game. Have fun (Yes, I said have fun!) working on reading and math, the two most important skills needed for academic success.

Take Time to Rest

Let your mind and body rest during the winter break. Because you are not spending six hours or more in class everyday, you have plenty of time to sharpen academic skills, work on shooting and play tournament games. Even with all of that, you will still have time to sleep later in the morning or take a nap during the day.
There is a classic holiday song that says "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and it most certainly can be. Participate in holiday traditions, and indulge in special holiday meals. If you can, help kids who are less fortunate, and elderly people who live alone. Finally, make sure to enjoy the holidays by doing the absolute most important thing in life -- spend as much time as possible with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1st and 2nd grade skils

Parents, just a reminder that there are NO skills sessions for the next 2 Saturdays.  The next session will be Jan. 5th.

Thank you and have a great Christmas and New Year!

4 Keys to an Effective Motion Offense

4 Keys to an Effective Motion Offense | iHoops

7th and 8th grade uniforms

Parents/Players, remember that this Thursday (12/20) will be uniform pickup day for the 7th and 8th grade traveling players.  This will be held in the MMS lobby at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday Open Gym location & time change.

NOTE:  For the rest of the 2012-2013 youth basketball season, Sunday Open Gym will be held at the Academy from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Consider this an unsupervised session.  If you don't feel comfortable leaving your child unsupervised, it's recommended you be present while they play.

Monday, December 10, 2012

7th & 8th grade evaluations this weekend.

Please remember that 7th and 8th grade traveling evaluations are set for this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.  Here's the schedule:

Dec. 15th - AC Upper Gym
  • 7th grade from 1:00pm to 2:30pm 
  • 8th grade from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Dec. 16th - MMS
  • 7th grade from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • 8th grade from 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The evaluation process is outlined here -

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

6th Grade White in New Richmond

The 6th grade white team played in their first tournament of the season in New Richmond this past weekend.  They lost their first game by 3 points, but came back to win the next 3 games.  They ended up taking 3rd place.

Good job boys!  Keep up the good work!

Friday, November 30, 2012

"Big Saturday" is tomorrow 12/1


Tomorrow (12/1) is the RFYBB "Big Saturday". The 1st grades start their skills session at 8:00am at the Academy and the 2nd grade follows at 9:00.

All Mini-NBA teams kick off their season at MMS from 9:00 to 10:30.

All players will receive their t-shirts tomorrow.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Parent meeting and uniforms

Remember the parents meeting tomorrow at 6:30 at MMS.

After the meeting, all 5th and 6th grade players can get their uniforms.

Open Gym tonight...

Open gym at MMS will run from 6:00 to 7:00 only.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

10k sweatshirts are done!!

They look great!

Teams updated

All the Mini-NBA, 5th grade and 6th grade roster are now online.  To view them, visit the "Team" section of the RFYBB website.

Thank you to all the coaches and parents that assisted in evaluations and team division.

7th and 8th grade roster will be updated once the school basketball season is completed and evaluations are done.


Good defensive drill

Monday, November 19, 2012

Basketball apparel order deadline extended!

The deadline for ordering River Falls Basketball apparel has been extended 7 days.  Please visit the link below to place your order today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1st and 2nd grade registration deadline

Reminder to all parents of 1st and 2nd grade boys looking to sign up for the "Saturday Skills", registration deadline is this Friday, November 16th.

Please help spread the word.  You can register at River Falls Park and Rec.

6th grade traveling teams are set...

In the teams section, click on the team name to view players.

Good luck to all the teams and coaches this season.  Go Cats!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Good luck MMS boys teams

8th grade plays Prescott at home and 7th grade plays Prescott away.

The Flex offense explained

Follow this link to view the Flex offense and some of it's variations.

iHoops - Flex Offense

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Split the Post"

Nice "special" you could run from the Flex formation or a 4-1 Motion...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Middle school basketball update...

The 7th grade A and B teams won at home against New Richmond.

The 8th grade A and B teams lost away against New Richmond.

Next games are against Prescott next Tuesday.

Sunday Open Gym Time Change

Open gym this Sunday (11/11) will be from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at MMS.

The gym will not be available at the usual time of 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finishing Drill

Great drill for finishing around the basket.  Similar to pressure layups.

River Falls Basketball Apparel

The RFYBB is excited to introduce our 2012-2013 line of basketball apparel.  Please follow the link below to view and order.  If ordered by November 13th, delivery to your address is guaranteed by the holidays.

This is a fundraiser and the RFYBB gets a small amount for each item purchased.

7th and 8th Grade sweep Woodville

Congrats to the 7th and 8th grade A and B teams.  Way to start out the year!  Keep it rolling this Thursday against New Richmond.

8th Grade A vs. Woodville

If you have pictures, please send them to with a brief description.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Big Monday is here!!!

Finally, it's basketball time!

3rd and 5th grade kick out tonight at the High School and 6:00.
4th and 6th grades start at 7:00.

If possible, try to come a little early so the players can get measured and ready by their scheduled time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Big Mondays are about to start!

The first Big Monday is coming up (11/5).  Check the RFYBB calendar for times and locations for your grade.

Remember, there's open gym this Sunday at MMS from 6:00 to 8:00.  Use the south entrance.

Finally, if you're looking for shoes for the season, we'll have all the "Shoe Swap" shoes on display during open gym.  The are FREE for the taking and range from size 2 to 11.  There are some really nice ones left!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jerry Petitgoue defensive shell drill

The classic defensive shell drill taught by legendary WI coach, Jerry Petitgoue.

Jerry Petitgoue shooting drills

Jerry Petitgoue is the winningest coach in Wisconsin basketball history, with 811 varsity wins.  Here are some videos I found.  Very good stuff...

New RFYBB website

The RFYBB has updated the look and feel of the website as well as changed the address.  The new address is  Please update your bookmarks.

There is also a mobile version of the website at

NOTE:  The old address will forward you to the new site.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shoe swap tomorrow!!

Remember to shoe swap on Sunday.  5:00 at the MMS gym. Use the south entrance.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Used shoe drive

Dear RFYBB Parents,

My name is Macguire Flood, and I am an 8th grader at Meyer Middle School.  I will be doing a community service project for my Careers class this fall and I need your help.  I will be collecting used basketball shoes so that all kids in our association can have a pair of basketball shoes for this upcoming season.  Please consider donating your son’s used shoes. 

I would be glad to pick up donations at your house.  Just give me a call.  My phone number is 715-425-9096.  Shoes can also be dropped off at the Westside School office or the Meyer Middle School office
On Sunday, October 28 from 5:00-8:00, any RFYBB family can come to Meyer Middle School to pick out a pair of shoes.  You do NOT need to have a pair of shoes to donate!  Just come and browse and maybe your child will find the perfect pair of basketball shoes for this season.

Thank you for considering a donation to help other RFYBB athletes.
Macguire Flood

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2012 Mini-NBA registration deadline...


Please remember that October 19th is the deadline for Mini-NBA (3rd and 4th grade) registration.  Please help spread the word.  Thank you!

WildCat Shot Club Members

Congrats to the 2012 10,000/5,000 Shot Club Members:

(left to right)
5K - Max George
10K - Taylor Tirrel
10K - Macguire Flood
10K - Connor Weinzirl

This took dedication and hard work.  Way to make yourself and your team better!  Good luck this season!

Monday, September 24, 2012

10,000 Shot Club Wrap up

This Sunday (9/30) we'll end our 10,000 Shoot Club season.  We will meet at the MMS gym at 5:30pm.  Please bring your shot chart!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012 RFYBB Golf Outing

This was our 2nd Anual RFYBB golf outing and it was a huge success!  This year we raised over $6,000 (almost $2,000 more that last year).

A huge thanks to everyone who attended this event.  This is the RFYBB's main fundraiser and it allows us to keep registration costs low and eliminate the need for player/family fundraising.

Please consider joining us next year and help promote the RFYBB!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Registration deadline - July 27

Just a reminder, the traveling (5 thru 8) registration deadline is July 27th. Please help spread the word.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The 2011/2012 season is complete!

To all RFYBB players and parents-

Thank you all for another successful basketball season!  I'd especially like to thank all the volunteer coaches and everyone that helped with the Mini-NBA season and the running of our 2 local traveling tournaments.

Please enjoy your summer and I look forward to see you all again for the 2012/2013 basketball season.

Rick Flood
RFYBB President

Open Gym at the Academy is now closed...

The Academy gym will no longer by open on Sundays.  We are closed for the season.

Monday, March 5, 2012

RFYBB Golf Outing

Just a early reminder to save the date of 6/25/2012.  This the the day of our annual golf fundraiser.

More details to follow!