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Update: July 9, 2020
The 2020 Spirit of the North Youth Basketball Tournament is still scheduled. (for now) We are NOT taking entries at this time. (MYAS is now starting to list tournaments) The entry fee has not been determined yet.
The DAYBA Board is waiting to see how the reopening of the State affects things. We will discuss the tournament at our July 27, 2020 board meeting.
Many things will affect our final decision. (not all listed)
* Is it safe for players, fans, and everyone connected with the event?
*The entry fee would be very high to hold a tournament without fans. Many tournaments have done this for 2020.
*Will there be a facility that will allow a tournament?
*Will there be referees available?
*Will parents want to travel to Duluth for a tournament?
*Will there be a vaccination that is effective and safe? Highly unlikely.
Hopefully, we will be able to make a more informed decision. The CDC, State government, MYAS, and local authorities will start putting out guidelines. (As well as common sense)

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​Salvation Army RBA and DAYBA Announce Merger

Two youth basketball programs, Salvation Army RBA and DAYBA celebrate building skills. The two groups, the former, a program of the Salvation Army and the latter, formed by parents in the early 1990s once competed for some of the same kids explained their directors, Kris Mallett and Erik Lofald. RBA once was for grades 1-4 at the same time that DAYBA served grades 3-6. During the past seven years, as Mallett and Lofald took leadership roles and worked together, the RBA has served kindergarten through fourth grade, and DAYBA has served grades 5-8. On March 11, 2019 they announced the two programs will merge under Mallett's direction.

Our Mission Statement

We strive to promote high-quality basketball opportunities for Duluth-area basketball players. In doing so, we hope our players learn the core values of teamwork, accountability, hard work and perseverance.