To WYSI Members:
Hello. I’m writing to you today to share some recent developments that have transpired within the WYSI Boys Travel Basketball program. As you may be aware, Coach Sumpter, the WHS Varsity Basketball Coach, has created a Travel basketball program, the Westfield Basketball Academy (WBA), which will be run separately from WYSI. This program will be run under the management and leadership of Coach Sumpter and will not be affiliated with WYSI.
In full transparency to our members, the current WYSI Board has never been in this situation and has struggled with how to proceed prompting many discussions amongst the WYSI Board and with Coach Sumpter. In the end, Coach Sumpter is fully committed to building a championship basketball program in Westfield and believes that operating the Boys Travel Basketball program under the umbrella of the newly established WBA is in the best interest of the program overall. WYSI is committed to our mission of promoting amateur youth sports to school age children living within Westfield Washington School District. The WYSI Board believes that attempting to run a competing WYSI Boys Travel basketball program would be confusing and counterproductive to that Mission and that at this time Coach Sumpter’s program would be the appropriate complimentary Boys Travel option to WYSI's Recreational basketball league.
Effective August 2016, WYSI Boys Travel Basketball will be discontinued and transition to be run by the WBA. Tryouts for the 2016/2017 season will be held as follows:
Tuesday, Sept 6th
6:00pm – 7:15pm
Thursday, Sept 8th
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Any questions regarding the development or operations of WBA should be directed to Coach Sumpter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WYSI will continue to run the Boys & Girls Recreational Basketball programs.