CYBA, Columbia Youth Basketball serves youth grades 1st through 12th grade in Columbia Missouri. We are THE recreational league of Columbia for 25 years and are partnered with Columbia Parks and Recreation and Columbia Public Schools.

Sponsored By:   Buffalo Wild Wings


It is the mission of CYBA to conduct a youth basketball league for use in the Columbia, Missouri area involving the obtaining of a site for the competition, scheduling of games, obtaining officials, coaches, and sponsors, administering fundraisers, and to encourage participation in basketball for all youth regardless of race, creed, sex, economic status, or ability and for all related services.

Our league has nearly 1,000 boys and girls and is sponsored by local businesses and service organizations.  Sponsorship information is available upon request.

CYBA provides recreational opportunities for boys and girls in grades 1 - 12.  

Registration for boys and girls in grades 1 - 12th  begins  August 1. Registration is online or a paper version can be printed from the website. Columbia schools have forms in their office.  Team practices for grades 3-8th are once a week for 90 minutes and will begin in mid-November for 3rd - 8th grades.  Grades 1 and 2 will have 40 minutes of practice and 20 minutes of game time during the season (beginning Jan. 5).  

Registration for the Skills clinic for grades 1 and 2 will begin August 1 and the clinic will  be held 4 Saturdays in October & November. 

Registration for boys and girls in grades 9 - 12 will begin on August 1.   All players must register individually and indicate their team when prompted if they have one.  You will not be placed on a team until you have completed the registration.  Players without a team will be placed on open teams if possible by the first of December.  Due to limited gym space available, the league does not offer any practice space for the older divisions. 

Team registration is online at inder the registration tab--- high school team reg tab

Our season begins January 5th with games being played every Saturday starting at 8 am.



CYBA was founded in 1992, by Dean Berry. It originated with approximately 5 to 6 teams. With Dean's financial backing and organization, "the league" became a reality.


"The League" soon became known as the Columbia Youth Basketball Association. With the support of Coach Bob Burchard from Columbia College, the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department and Columbia Public Schools, the league has grown to 100 teams and approximately 950 kids.


CYBA is run by an Administrative Director, an Executive Board, as well as a Board of Directors. Board meetings are held five tiems a year; February, April, June, August, October and December at the Armory, 701 E. Ash.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, please contact CYBA at 875-8124 or for additional details.


Executive Board Members for 2018-2019top


Allen Jennings


Vice President

David Heidlage


Lori Berry


Dean Berry


Administrative Director

Carie Copeland

 Season Schedules 

 Bobby Chick, Parks & Recreation



League Referees

Steve Evers, Parks & Recreation Coordinator

At Large

Wendell Coonce-

Kevin Pistole-

Milene Camp-

Jim Chapdelaine-

Lee Hardin-


At Large

Kenny Wright -

Dan Vestal-

JR Wright-

Aaron Tatum-

Joshua Moore-

Tom Whelihan


Coaching Committee:

Chairman-David Heidlage

Kevin Pistole                 Aaron Tatum

JR Wright                      Lee Hardin

Kenny Wright                Josh Moore

Fundraising/Advertising Committee

Chairman-Milene Camp

Joshua Moore

Lori Berry


2018-19 Season Coordinatorstop

3rd grade boys-David Heidlage

4th grade boys-Jim Chapdelaine

5th grade boys- JR Wright and KennyWright

6th grade boys-Aaron Tatum and Lee Hardin

7/8th grade boys- Josh Moore

3-4th girls and 5-7th girls- Milene Camp