Basketball – Traveling

Chatham Youth Travel Basketball 

  • Travel Registration and Tryout information for the 2019/20 season will be posted in late August/early September. 
  • As in prior years, all players selected to Travel teams will also be required to play in the Chatham Recreation League (typically Saturday mornings and early afternoons).  When players accept a spot on a Travel team, they will be required to register for both Travel and the Chatham Recreation League concurrently. 
    The Travel Team and Chatham Recreation League costs are expected to be similar to the costs in prior years. 
    The Travel Team costs will vary from team to team (based on specific team costs incurred, and will include costs such as referees fees and tournaments), but are generally expected to be ($200 – $350), plus any uniform costs (if your player requires a new uniform for the season). 
  • All players trying out are expected to attend both tryout sessions.  The evaluators will primarily be prior year coaches, as well as other volunteers with strong basketball knowledge.  The coaches for the travel teams will not be chosen until the tryouts are complete and will be announced at the time of team selection.  
  • Due to gym space limitations, 4th grade Travel Teams will be required to practice mainly in the smaller gyms on off-peak days, often with less notice, and will play most of their games away.
  • Travel team players will typically have 4 games/practices per week, plus required participation in the Saturday Chatham Recreation League, totalling 4-5 basketball events per week.  It is expected Chatham Travel will be the player’s top priority for who tryout and make a team.  Parents/players are strongly encouraged to look closely at combined commitments, with school activities and any other athletic activities.  Overbooking (then missing games/practices) is unfair to teammates, coaches, and the players who did not make a travel team.  Please only tryout if Chatham Travel will be the top priority.     

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