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True AP Speed and Quickness Training

Fall 2014

CYA Basketball’s partner True Athlete Performance is once again offering Youth, Athlete and Elite Speed Clinics during the Fall season for those Basketball players who wish to improve their speed, agility, quickness, reaction time, and power. These clinics will be held several times per week (Monday through Thursday) in September and October, beginning September 2nd. Free Saturday sessions will also be offered to participants. Those interested can sign up at any time (but must sign up by 9/2 to received CYA discount). Participation in these speed clinics is strictly voluntary and completely independent of CYA's Winter basketball program. Note that these are speed and strength clinics not basketball skills clinics.

The Youth Speed Clinic for kids ages 8-10 will be held from 5:00-6:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays; participants choose the days most convenient for them and can sign up for 1 or 2 sessions per week. All clinics will be held held at the nZone, which is located at 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. The cost for 2 sessions per week is as low as $120/month.

The Athlete Speed Clinic for kids ages 11-14 will be held from 6:00-7:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays; participants choose the days most convenient for them and can sign up for 1 or 2 sessions per week. All clinics will be held held at the nZone, which is located at 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. The cost for 2 sessions per week is as low as $200/month.

The Elite Speed Clinic for kids ages 15-18 will be held from 3:30-5:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays; participants choose the days most convenient for them and can sign up for 1 or 2 sessions per week. All clinics will be held held at the nZone, which is located at 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. The cost for 2 sessions per week is as low as $200/month.

For all three programs, CYA Basketball participants receive a 20% discount off the registration fee if you sign up by 9/2. Use Promo Code "CYAbball" when registering.

To register go to www.trueap.com/chantilly. For a flyer with further information, go to http://trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Bball-Fall14.pdf.. If you have any questions, contact  Randy Devine at True Athlete Performance (rdevine@trueap.com).

CYA Basketball Night at Westfield HS (Westfield vs. Chantilly, mens basketball)

Tuesday 11 February (4:00 PM Freshman, 5:45 JV, 7:30 Varsity)

Terri Towle, the Director of Student Activities at Westfield High School, invites all CYA Basketball participants to CYA Night at Westfield HS on Tuesday, 11 February. Any CYA participant wearing their CYA jersey will be admitted free of charge with a paying adult. All three Westfield boys teams (Freshman, JV, and Varsity) will be taking on their Chantilly HS rivals on Westfield senior night, so it promises to be a highly entertaining game. The Freshman game starts at 4:00 PM, the JV game at 5:45 PM, and the Varsity game at 7:30 PM.

Come to any or all of the games to cheer for your local HS team (Bulldogs or Chargers) or just see a great rivalry game.

CYA Activites and Early School Closure on Friday January 25th

At 10:30 AM FCPS announced that all schools would close 2 hours early today due to the forecast for snow later this afternoon. As a result, all recreational activites scheduled in the school gyms for tonight are cancelled. This includes all CYA practices/games and any FCYBL (travel) games that would have involved CYA's travel teams.

In addition, interscholastic events are also cancelled. Thus, the CYA nights at Chantilly and Westfield high schools involving the CHS and WHS boys and girls freshman, JV and varsity basketball teams are now cancelled as these games will not be played tonight. CYA will inquire with the athletic departments of the two schools to see if these two events can be rescheduled.
 
There are no planned closures for either Saturday or Sunday at the schools at this point in time so both Saturday and Sunday CYA games will be played as scheduled. Note however that there is a gym closure on Saturday at Franklin MS (due to installation of a speaker system in the gym by the County) so games originally scheduled there on Saturday have been moved to new times and locations. For those changes, check the CYA Basketball scheduling website (http://cyabasketball.assn.la).
 
We will continue to monitor the weather situation and send out a new notification if FCPS decides to close the schools for either Saturday or Sunday.

CYA College Scholarship 2015

Application Process

CYA Basketball once again has set aside $2000 in total college scholarship monies to be awarded in the Spring of 2014 to qualified applicants for use in the scholastic year 2015—2016 as a college freshman. Individual awards ranging from $500-$1000 will be given by the basketball board of directors to up to 4 high school seniors (at least one boy and one girl) who have participated in CYA Basketball in their middle school and high school years and who meet the other stated criteria of academic achievement and good sportsmanship.

 
General guidelines for the application include:
 
  • The applicant must have submitted all requested information on time (If full package is not received, no consideration will be given). Please read all instructions carefully!
  • The applicant must display good citizenship and have an exemplary record of community service. Applicant must also have a record of good sportsmanship while participating in the CYA basketball program.
  • The applicant must attend an accredited college in the fall of the scholarship program year (2011) and plan on obtaining a four-year degree.
  • The applicant must currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for all 4 0f their high school years.

The applicant must have played on either a CYA Basketball team or their high school basketball team for at least three seasons during their high school years. In addition, the applicant must have been a registered participant and participated in CYA house or travel Basketball for a minimum of two seasons during their middle and high school years (these two requirements can overlap).

The recipient of a 2015 CYA Basketball scholarship will be a person who is inspiring to his/her teammates and friends, displays good sportsmanship, and brings credit to his/her school and sport. (This scholar-athlete need not have played on their high school basketball team and need not have been a highly skilled player.)

Deadline for the completed application is  June 1st (though the Board reserves the right to extend the deadline if an insufficient number of applications has been received). For a copy of the application, click the link on the left side of this web page. Applications should be mailed or hand delivered to:

Cindy Aune
Vice Chairperson, CYA Basketball
3003 Heritage Farm Ct.
Oak Hill, VA  20017

Spring Skills Assessments (grades 4-8)

Schedule Update 3/24

Spring skills assessments start the week of March 21st. Most assessments have now been scheduled and participants notified by email. Other assessments will be scheduled soon. Players should try to make the assessments so that the coaches can evaluate them for the player drafts. Note that the high school leagues do not hold assessments. If you have any questions, please notify the league administrator listed

Boys 4th Grade
League Admin: Kimo Kaloi (kimo.kaloi@verizon.net)
Location/Date/Time: 9:00 - 12 noon on Sat. April 2nd at Poplar Tree ES . See the schedule by last name below:

09:00 am    Sat 4/2      A-K
10:30 am    Sat 4/2      L-Z

Boys 5th Grade
League Admin: Mike Laing (michaellaing@verizon.net)
Location/Date/Time: 6:00-9:00 PM Mon Mar 28 at Poplar Tree ES. See the schedule by last name below (Make-up date: 6:00 PM Thu Mar 31 at Poplar Tree ES):

6:00pm    Mon 3/28     A - G
7:00pm    Mon 3/28     H - M
8:00pm    Mon 3/28     N - Z
6:00 pm   Thur 3/31    Make-ups

Boys 6th Grade
League Admin: Dan Dschuham (d_dschuhan@verizon.net)
Location/Date/Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Thursday, March 24th, and 6:30-8:00 pm Friday, March 25th at Poplar Tree ES. See the schedule by last name below:

6:30-6:50   Thurs 3/24     A-D 
7:00-7:20   Thurs 3/24     E-K 
7:30-7:50   Thurs 3/24     L-R  
6:30-6:50   Friday 3/24    S-T  
7:00-7:20   Friday 3/24    V-Z  
7:30-7:50   Friday 3/24    Make-ups

Boys 7th Grade:
League Admin: Kelly Eyer (k7wilcher@gmail.com)
Location/Date/Time: 6:30-8:30pm Friday, April 1st at Carson Middle School. See the schedule by last name below:

6:30-7:30 Friday 4/1    A-F
7:00-7:30 Friday 4/1    G-M
7:30-8:00 Friday 4/1    N-S
8:00-8:30 Friday 4/1    T-Z

Boys 8th Grade
League Admin: Dan Dschuham (d_dschuhan@verizon.net)
Location/Date/Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th at Poplar Tree ES. See the schedule by last name below:

6:30-6:50   Tues 3/29     A-F 
7:00-7:20   Tues 3/29     G-K 
7:30-7:50   Tues 3/29     L-M  
6:30-6:50   Wed 3/30     N-R  
7:00-7:20   Wed 3/30     S-T 
7:30-7:50   Wed 3/30     U-Z 

Girls 4th-5th Grades
League Admin: Troy Olsen (dc_ute@msn.com)
Location/Date/Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Thurs March 31, from 7:00 at Greenbriar East ES . See the schedule by last name below:
 
7:00 pm    Thur  3/31     A-D
7:30 pm    Thur  3/31     E-L
8:00 pm    Thur  3/31     M-R
8:30 pm    Thur  3/31     S-Z  
 
Girls 6-7th Grades
League Admin: Bruce Wardlaw (bwardlaw@usgs.gov)
Location/Date/Time: 9:00 - 1:00 pm Sat April 2nd at Rachel Carson MS. See the schedule by last name below:
 
9:00   am    Sat 4/2    A-C
10:00 am    Sat 4/2    D-K
10:30 am    Sat 4/2    L-P
11:00 am    Sat 4/2    R-Z 
 
Girls 8-9th Grades
League Admin: Bruce Wardlaw (bwardlaw@usgs.gov)
Location/Date/Time: To be scheduled
 
Girls 10-12th Grades
League Admin: Rick Shryock (basketball@chantillyyouth.org)
Location/Date/Time: No skills assessments. Teams to be formed by League Administrator

October Basketball Clinics (Girls)

Chantilly HS (Girls 7-12th grades)

The Girls Basketball teams at Chantilly HS and at George Mason University are both sponsoring basketball clinics for girls in the month of October. The Chantilly HS clinic is for girls in 7th-12th grades, while the George Mason clinic is for girls in K-8th grades. For more information, see below or the individual announcements on the News, Girls Travel and Girls House pages.

Chantilly HS clinic (October 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2-4 pm, Grades 7-12, $30)

The Chantilly HS Girls Basketball program is offering a series of clinics from 2-4 PM on Saturdays in October 2010. All girls in grades 7-12 (regardless of school attending) are invited to attend. The cost is $30 per clinic attended.

An informational flyer and registration form can be found in PDF format on the left side of this page. The completed registration should be brought to the clinic or sent to:

CHANTILLY HIGH SCHOOL
Attn: Charger Athletic Boosters
Girls Basketball Clinic
4201 Stringfellow Road,
Chantilly, VA 20151

Questions should be directed to Coach Val Allen at 703-447-9554 or vlallen@fcps.edu.

Travel Program tryouts

Update: 24 October 2010

UPDATE: The tryouts for all travel teams have now been completed. Coaches have contacted both those players who made the teams and those who did not. If you have any questions or did not get notified after the tryouts, contact Kate Sciorra at katewing44@gmail.com.

CYA 2009 College Scholarship

Application and Information

CYA Basketball is once again offering up to four scholarships to qualified applicants for use in the scholastic year 2009—2010 as a college freshman. Scholarships up to $1000 will be awarded by the basketball board of directors to a maximum of four seniors (at least one boy and one girl) who have participated in CYA Basketball in their middle school and high school years and who meet the other stated criteria of academic achievement and good sportsmanship.

 
General guidelines for the application include:
 
  • The applicant must display good citizenship and have an exemplary record of community service. Applicant must also have a record of good sportsmanship while participating in the CYA basketball program.
  • The applicant must attend an accredited college in the fall of the scholarship program year (2009) and plan on obtaining a four-year degree.
  • The applicant must currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for all 4 0f their high school years.
  • The applicant must have played on either a CYA Basketball team or their high school basketball team for at least three seasons during their high school years. In addition, the applicant must have been a registered participant and participated in CYA house or travel Basketball for a minimum of two seasons during their middle and high school years (these two requirements can overlap).

The recipient of a 2009 CYA Basketball scholarship will be a person who is inspiring to his/her teammates and friends, displays good sportsmanship, and brings credit to his/her school and sport. (This scholar-athlete need not have played on their high school basketball team and need not have been a highly skilled player.)

All applications must be received by May 1, 2009 (the CYA Board reserves the right to extend this deadline if necessary). The Scholarship Selection Committee of CYA Basketball will recommend scholarship recipients to the CYA Basketball Board at the regular May meeting. Recipients will be notified by June 1 and the scholarships will be announced at their school awards program (if the schools permit this). 

To dowload the application, please click on the following link: CYA 2009 College Scholarship Application or send an email request for the application to Cindy Aune at registrar@chantillyyouth.org

CYA night at Westfield HS (Girls Basketball)

Friday, February 15th

Friday February 15th is both CYA and SYA night at Westfield High School when the Westfield Lady Bulldogs host the Herndon Hornets.  All CYA travel and house basketball players will be admitted free if they are wearing their basketball jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult.  

The four seniors on the Westfield Girls Basketball team (Amanda O’Neill, Carrisa Hobbs, Lauren Krizay, and Carly Greenlief) will also be honored prior to the start of the game.  It should be a fun evening and a very good basketball game that will have an impact on the final standings in the Concorde District Tournament, which will start next week.

The varsity game starts at 7:30 PM, the JV game at 5:45 PM, and the freshmen game at 4:00 PM.

Weather and gym update

Monday February 13th: Schools closed, CYA practices cancelled

Due to the fact that Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Monday February 13th, all CYA Basketball activities scheduled for this date are hereby cancelled.  Activities will resume on Tuesday...

Onsite Registration Cancelled: Sat. Sept. 20th

New Date: Sat. Sept 27th

By order of FCPS, all schools are closed on Saturday September 20th and all activities scheduled inside the schools are cancelled. Chantilly HS is being used solely for water distribution.
 
Thus...

CYA Basketball Night at George Mason Univ. (GMU men vs St. Louis)

7 PM Wednesday 19 February at the GMU Patriot Center

George Mason University is offering discount tickets to its upcoming men's basketball game vs the St. Louis Billikens on Wednesday February 19th at 7 PM. The St. Louis Bilikens (21 wins and 2 losses) have on their roster the former CYA and Chantilly HS standout Junior center #54 John Manning. Tickets for CYA families at discounted to $10 only through a special online offer (promotion code “SELECTPT”). Details about the offer are below--be sure to order your tickets soon as the game may sell out.  

Come cheer on the GMU Patriots as they take on the high-flying Billikens and, at the same time, root for one of CYA basketball's alumni.

OFFER DETAILS

GAME: Saint Louis vs. George Mason University

WHEN: 2/19/14 Wednesday 7:00pm

WHERE: GMU Patriot Center

PARKING: Free on all surface lots

PRICE: Tickets are discounted to $10 through this online offer only.

Click the link below to access the offer.  You will likely have to create an online account if you have not bought tickets from Ticketmaster before.

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=gmu&owner=3382549&group=1838&err=&event=&customerID=
 
Customers will have to enter promo code “SELECTPT” (case sensitive) to access the deal

Seat location is assigned on a best available basis at time of purchase in your group’s reserved block
Children 2 and older require a ticket
If customer chooses "will call", tickets will be available starting one hour prior to game time at the box office.  Box Office is located on the West Entrance. Photo ID required to pick up tickets.

Tickets will go off sale once the game is sold out, or at 11:59 p.m. on February 18th- whichever comes first.
For any questions, please contact Aaron J. Auger at (703)-993-3483 or aauger@gmu.edu

Gym Closures

February

Listed below are the gym closures for February. Floris ES is closed for all use until further notice due to a roof collapse.  All gyms are closed on Wednesday 2/26 through Friday 2/28 due to the...

CYA Basketball Referee Training

Winter 2015-16 Spring 2016

Referees

Winter 2015-16 and Spring 2016

CYA Basketball uses youth officials to referee house basketball in the winter program for Grades 2-8 and in the spring program for Grades 4-8. Officials can be either adults or youth aged 13 (and in 8th grade) and above. Winter games will begin early December and Spring games at the beginning of April.

Officials are paid between $10-$25 per game, depending upon experience and the age level of those playing in the game. A whistle and uniform shirts will be provided. Experienced officials are also needed for our mentoring program and will be paid to work with our newer referees.

In order to officiate for the CYA basketball program you must be at least 13 years of age and must attend the required training sessions. New and 2nd and 3rd grade refs from last year must attend 2 sessions. The first will be held Saturday October 17th from 12:00 to 2:00 at Rocky Run and the second session to be held on November 15th (Time and gym to be determined.) returning experienced refs will be asked to attend a training session November 15. (Time and gym to be determined)

If you have any questions please contact the Referee Coordinator, Monica Despins, at despinsm@yahoo.com.

NOTE: Games for grades 9-12 (Boys and Girls) are officiated by semi-professional referees provided by the Cardinal Basketball Officiating Association.

CYA Coaches Clinic - Training materials

PDFs of skills and drills

CYA held a Coaches clinic for all house and travel coaches (head and assistant) at Chantilly HS from 1:00-3:30 PM on Sunday November 11th. This clinic, designed and directed by TrueAP in partnership with CYA Basketball, covered the following subjects and presented drills that can be used in basketball practices:

  • Dynamic flexibility
  • Ball Handling and dribbling
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Rebounding
  • Offensive Sets
  • Defensive Sets

Handouts are available for each of the above subject areas and can be found at the following links.

Program Design: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-ProgramDesign.pdf 

Dynamic Flexibility: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-ProgramDesign.pdf 

Ball Handling: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-BallHandling.pdf

Dribbling: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Dribbling.pdf 

Passing: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Passing.pdf

Shooting: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Shooting.pdf

Rebounding: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Rebounding.pdf

Offense: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Offense.pdf

Defense: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Defense.pdf

Homework: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Homework.pdf

Hoop Magic Holiday Basketball Camp

HS and MS Boys camp (Dec. 26-28) - CANCELLED

The Hoop Magic Sports Academy basketball camp for boys in midde or high school scheduled for Dec. 26-28 has been cancelled due to insufficient participation.

Gym Closures

January

Listed below are the gym closures for January. . 
 
For this week,  Greenbriar West is closed Tuesday 1/28 and Navy is closed Tuesday 1/28 and Wednesday 1/29.  Regular gym schedules apply for...

Weather and gym cancellation policy

General Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) or individual school authorities can close the school gyms at any time due to inclement weather. Whenever FCPS has announced that the schools will be closed due to weather conditions, then all school gyms (but not necessarily the Hoop Magic facility) are closed on that day. However, a school closure for weather reasons on Friday does not mean that the gyms will be closed on either Saturday or Sunday. FCPS will make a separate determination for weekend activities and post this on their hotline and website. Note that the FCPS decision-making process is sometimes slow if the snow begins later in the day on Saturday or Sunday. Also be aware that the school authorities at individual schools may decide to close down on the weekend even if FCPS has not yet made a public announcement.
 
It is the responsibility of each coach to determine whether the school gyms have been closed because of inclement weather and to alert the members of his/her team. This information can be obtained by watching the FCPS channel 21 on Comcast, Cox or Verizon, by calling the FCPS emergency information (800-839-FCPS (3277)) or the gym closure hotline (703-324-5264), or by going to the FCPS emergency website (http://www.fcps.edu/news/emerg.htm). Coaches and parents are encouraged to sign up for the Fairfax Co. message service that can be broadcast both to an email address and a cell phone (sign up at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean). This service will alert coaches to school closings due to weather or other emergency situations.  In addition, coaches should check their e-mails on nights prior to game days.
 
The Hoop Magic facility does not follow the FCPS gym closure guidelines. Instead, game cancellations at Hoop Magic due to weather are decided upon by the CYA Basketball Board in consultation with the Hoop Magic staff and the Cardinal Officiating organization. This information will be posted on the CYA website or can be obtained by calling Hoop Magic at 703-268-5780.
 
As soon as CYA receives information about weather-related cancellations at the schools or Hoop Magic, these announcements are posted to the Basketball page of the CYA website (www.chantillyyouth.org). CYA will also endeavor to send out a mass e-mail to all CYA participants. In certain circumstances, CYA may cancel games due to unsafe driving conditions even if FCPS has not yet made a decision to close the schools.

Referee News

New ref training sessions: Week of January 13th

Weather and gym cancellation policy

General Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) or individual school authorities can close the school gyms at any time due to inclement weather. Whenever FCPS has announced that the schools will be closed due to weather conditions, then all school gyms (but not necessarily the Hoop Magic facility) are closed on that day. However, a school closure for weather reasons on Friday does not mean that the gyms will be closed on either Saturday or Sunday. FCPS will make a separate determination for weekend activities and post this on their hotline and website. Note that the FCPS decision-making process is sometimes slow if the snow begins later in the day on Saturday or Sunday. Also be aware that the school authorities at individual schools may decide to close down on the weekend even if FCPS has not yet made a public announcement.
 
It is the responsibility of each coach to determine whether the school gyms have been closed because of inclement weather and to alert the members of his/her team. This information can be obtained by watching the FCPS channel 21 on Comcast, Cox or Verizon, by calling the FCPS emergency information (800-839-FCPS (3277)) or the gym closure hotline (703-324-5264), or by going to the FCPS emergency website (http://www.fcps.edu/news/emerg.htm). Coaches and parents are encouraged to sign up for the Fairfax Co. message service that can be broadcast both to an email address and a cell phone (sign up at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean). This service will alert coaches to school closings due to weather or other emergency situations.  In addition, coaches should check their e-mails on nights prior to game days.
 
The Hoop Magic facility does not follow the FCPS gym closure guidelines. Instead, game cancellations at Hoop Magic due to weather are decided upon by the CYA Basketball Board in consultation with the Hoop Magic staff and the Cardinal Officiating organization. This information will be posted on the CYA website or can be obtained by calling Hoop Magic at 703-268-5780.
 
As soon as CYA receives information about weather-related cancellations at the schools or Hoop Magic, these announcements are posted to the Basketball page of the CYA website (www.chantillyyouth.org). CYA will also endeavor to send out a mass e-mail to all CYA participants. In certain circumstances, CYA may cancel games due to unsafe driving conditions even if FCPS has not yet made a decision to close the schools.

CYA-sponsored TrueAp Speed-Quickness Clinics

Winter 2013 program

CYA Basketball’s partner True Athlete Performance is once again offering Youth, Athlete and Elite Speed Clinics during the Fall season for those Basketball players who wish to improve their speed, agility, quickness, reaction time, and power. These clinics will be held several times per week (Monday through Thursday) in September and October, beginning September 2nd. Free Saturday sessions will also be offered to participants. Those interested can sign up at any time (but must sign up by 9/2 to received CYA discount). Participation in these speed clinics is strictly voluntary and completely independent of CYA's Winter basketball program. Note that these are speed and strength clinics not basketball skills clinics.

The Youth Speed Clinic for kids ages 8-10 will be held from 5:00-6:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays; participants choose the days most convenient for them and can sign up for 1 or 2 sessions per week. All clinics will be held held at the nZone, which is located at 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. The cost for 2 sessions per week is as low as $120/month.

The Athlete Speed Clinic for kids ages 11-14 will be held from 6:00-7:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays; participants choose the days most convenient for them and can sign up for 1 or 2 sessions per week. All clinics will be held held at the nZone, which is located at 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. The cost for 2 sessions per week is as low as $200/month.

The Elite Speed Clinic for kids ages 15-18 will be held from 3:30-5:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays; participants choose the days most convenient for them and can sign up for 1 or 2 sessions per week. All clinics will be held held at the nZone, which is located at 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. The cost for 2 sessions per week is as low as $200/month.

For all three programs, CYA Basketball participants receive a 20% discount off the registration fee if you sign up by 9/2. Use Promo Code "CYAbball" when registering.

To register go to www.trueap.com/chantilly. For a flyer with further information, go to http://trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Bball-Fall14.pdf.. If you have any questions, contact  Randy Devine at True Athlete Performance (rdevine@trueap.com).