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:   Joe Machens Collision Center


The CYBA 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 requested through our email address.  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 practice and game time during the season on their Saturday session.  

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. 

High SchoolTeam registration is online at under the registration tab

Our season begins early January  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 almost 1000 players.


CYBA is run by an Administrative Director, an Executive Board, as well as a Board of Directors. Board meetings are held five times a year; February, April, June, August, October and December at the Columbia Sports Fieldhouse.  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 2020-21top


Allen Jennings


Vice President

Kevin Pistole


Lori Berry


Dean Berry


Administrative Director

Carie Copeland

 Season Schedules 

  Parks & Recreation



League Referees

Joey Wilmes , Recreation Supervisor Sports Programming

Steve Evers, Parks & Recreation Coordinator

CYBA Scheduling Coordinator

Gary Chase



At Large

Kenny Wright -

Dan Vestal-

JR Wright-

Aaron Tatum-

Joshua Moore-

April Sarff-


Executive Board Liason



Deric Hern-

Milene Camp-

Jim Chapdelaine-

Nikole Cronk-

Wayne Baum




Ex-officio-Wendell Coonce-