New for the 2016-2017 Basketball Traveling Season:
Try-Outs will be a two day process. This is so evaluators will be able to get a longer look at players before placing them on teams. Players must attend both days in order to be properly placed on a team. We will have a make up date scheduled so if a player can't make the date, they can attend the make up date.
Day 1: August 8th @ Lord of Life North Gym
4th Grade: 6:00-7:30pm
5th Grade: 7:30-9:00pm
Day 1: August 9th @ Lord of Life North Gym
6th Grade: 5:30-7:00pm
7th Grade: 7:00-8:30pm
8th Grade: 8:30-10:00pm
Day 2: August 13th @ Lord of Life North Gym
4th Grade: 8:30-10:00am
5th Grade: 10:00-11:30am
6th Grade: 12:00-1:30pm
7th Grade: 1:30-3:00pm
8th Grade: 3:00-4:30pm
Make-Up Date: August 16th
Try-Out Process: Players will need to be registered for Traveling Try-Out, this is separate from registering to play basketball. Registration for basketball will open at the end of August, early September.
Try-Outs will be closed door. Parents will check in players, players will enter the North Gym, in which case doors will be closed. Parents can wait in the hall way or come back and pick up at the end of their try-outs.
Volunteer Deposit Check: While checking in, parents will be turning in a $200 Volunteer Deposit Check. One parent for each child playing Traveling Basketball; must complete four or five hour, volunteer shift during the Anoka/Ramsey Tournament. Girl’s Parents will volunteer during the Girls Tournament and the Boy’s Parents will volunteer during the Boys Tournament. The checks will then be returned to each parent at the tournament they support. Our intention is not to cash these checks; we do NOT want this money. We need your time to help during these tournaments, this is our made course of revenue to help keep costs down.
Traveling Uniforms: For new Traveling players or previous Traveling players that their uniform doesn't fit, uniforms need to be purchased separately from the registration cost. Uniform fitting for your player will be held at all of the try-out dates. Players can try on sizes for their uniform, they can also get sized for warm ups and a bag is optional.
*NEW* Ordering and paying for Traveling Uniforms this year will be done on-line by you. As usual, players can keep their uniforms and be reused until they no longer fit or the current style is know longer available, or player is not playing or doesn't make a Traveling Team.
Player Registration: Teams will be communicated last week of August or first week of September. Players selected to play on a Traveling Team, must register by the end of September. Registration fees can either be paid in full at time of registration, or payment options can be selected. Payments will be made in September at time of registration, a payment October 1st, and final payment November 1st.
Team Basket: Each team will be required to donate a basket full of goodies for the annual Hoopla. The team parent can decide what they want to do, each family donates $5–$10 toward the basket.
Save the Date:
October 24th - Mandatory Traveling Basketball Parent Mtg.
Anoka High School Auditorium or Cafeteria
Time: TBD (Probably 6:30-7:30)
To continue our partnership with the High School Coaches and Players, we are excited to have a few teams attend a High School Varsity Game. Players get into the game free, they will be individually introduced onto the court before the Varsity Players get introduced, will participate in a scrimmage during half time.
Below is the date for each age group.
We are working with the schools to minimize the amount of changes that could happen with the practice schedule. However, the school and community ed. gets priority over the gyms. We are currently working with both them to minimize how many of these changes happen. To help ensure we communicate the most current practice schedule, we will post the most up-to-date schedule here.