We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2019/2020 winter season. All registration and payment should be done through our website at www.tritonyouthbasketball.com (there is a “Register Online” button on the left hand side of the page). It is important that payment is made at the time of registration. Please note that there are separate registrations for players in 3-4 and players in 5-8. For those participating in a travel tryout, registration will close October 24th. TYBA (3rd - 4th, and 5th - 8th Grade Non-Travel) registration will close November 8th.
Fees. The registration fees for players in the introductory 3/4 league will be $170 per player, and players in grades 5 through 8 will have a registration fee of $190 per player. The additional cost for those making a travel team, required on account of travel league registration fees, additional referee costs, gym costs and uniforms, will be $140 per player. As a not-for-profit organization, we make every effort to keep the costs to our families as low as we can, and had to account for increased known operating expenses for the upcoming season. For those of you new to the league, please note that this is a "one time only" expense as there are no additional uniform fees for the families, and we do not require players to participate in any fundraisers. If this is a financial hardship for any players, please contact email@example.com.
3/4 Players. We offer separate boys and girls development leagues for players in the 3rd and 4th grade. This league will emphasize skills/drills development together with weekly games and a season-ending tournament. All participants in the 3/4 league will attend an evaluation session that will be allow us to create competitive teams. The 3/4 league will be primarily on Saturdays (practice followed by game), with an occasional midweek practice when gym availability allows. Attendance at any midweek practice will be optional.
TYBA. Non-travel players in grades 5-8 will be placed on a TYBA team which will participate in either a “College” division (grades 5/6) or a “Pro” division (grades 7/8). You do not have to tryout for a TYBA team and every interested player will be placed on a roster. Rosters will be determined following the selection of the travel teams. There will be an end-of-the-season tournament in each division with awards for the victors, together with an “MVP” in each league. As it was last year, it may be the case that we are not able to offer non-travel teams for girls in grades 5-8 – either on account of not having enough players within the district for multiple teams, or on account of our neighboring districts no longer offering girls non-travel teams at these grade levels. Because we don’t want interested girls to have no place to play, if there are enough players we could offer second travel teams for 5th and 6th grade girls. 7th and 8th grade girls who do not play travel will have an option to play through the middle school teams.
Tryouts/Travel Teams. Other than as noted above for 5th and 6th grade girls, we will be offering one travel team in each grade for boys and one for girls in grades 5-8. Tryouts are expected to be October 27th – final times will be separately announced. Attendance at a tryout is mandatory for those interested in playing on a travel team; it is the only way to fairly evaluate players against their peers. We understand that there may be some inevitable conflicts with other fall sports, so we will advise as to the time as far in advance as possible so that arrangements could be made.
Coaches. TYB is an all-volunteer organization that gladly welcomes and (as we have close to 30 teams each year) encourages and supports parents that are interested in coaching. If you have an interest in coaching your player’s 3/4 or TYBA team, please be sure to indicate so on the registration. Head coaches for all of our travel teams are separately identified and chosen in consultation with the board. In order to maximize the fairness of the tryout process, assistant travel coaches will be determined by the head coach after the team rosters are determined through the tryout process and are chosen from among the parents of the players that make the team.
Basketballs. We strongly encourage that each player in TYB have their own ball to bring to practice (and use at home). Size 28.5 for 5th and 6th grade boys, all girls, and for all players in the 3/4 league. Size 29.5 for all boys in grades 7-8.
Questions. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Front and center with every youth sports organization is the need for RESPECT. At TYB, we take this very seriously and mandate that everyone involved with the program show respect for the players, coaches, parents, referees, other spectators, volunteers and the facilities where we have the privilege to play. Everyone needs to be aware of the guidelines that TYB has in place; on our website under “Policies” are both our Conduct Policy and our Player Protection Policy. Every player, parent, and volunteer is responsible for reading and reviewing these policies – we would encourage each family to review them together with their player(s). As stated in each policy, the failure to abide by these procedures can result in immediate dismissal from the program for the player/coach or the removal of the parent/spectator from a game or all future games.
Finally, please show respect for the schools and gymnasiums that we are fortunate to be able to use. Please leave them as you found them and pick up after yourselves when you leave. In particular, take all water/Gatorade bottles with you. Finally, no TYB invitee has any right to be in any other part of these schools other than the hallway, bathroom and gym. If people do not show respect for these schools, then we will lose the right to hold practices/games there and will have to shut down the program.
We are all here so that the players can have fun, develop some basketball skills, and, at the program’s best, learn a life lesson or two along the way. Let’s ensure those lessons are positive.