Welcome to Anoka-Ramsey Athletic Associations Traveling Basketball. Below is key information about participating in Traveling Basketball.
Traveling Basketball is available for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Teams are set based on a tryout format. Traveling basketball is a more competitive program and requires a much greater commitment from both the players and the parents.
Program runs from October through March.
Practices: Are typically 1.5 hours twice per week (Monday-Thursday).
Games: Tournaments are held at other local associations in the metro area, usually about 30-40 min away. Some teams may choose to also do an overnight tourney. There are other financial considerations such as admission fees for the state tournament, uniform purchase if required (built in with registration costs for 2022-2023 season), travel to and from tournaments, meals and concessions to take into account. Teams will play in approximately 10 tournaments throughout the season.
Entrance Fees: Tournament admission fees this season will be included in registration costs. Spectators should not be required to pay admission fees to enter tournaments.
Registration Fees: Boys and Girls Traveling fees are $650 for grades 4-8. $350 for 3rd Grade who will attend half as many tournaments. These prices include practice space and time, coaches, uniforms, tournament entries, and team equipment.
The Traveling program ends with MYAS Grade State Tournament in March.
Select the Boys or Girls Traveling for specific details to their information.
Anoka Ramsey Traveling Basketball Registration:
Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association also offers Grant-In-Aid scholarships and families can apply for this at arsports.org/registration if needed.
Volunteer hours are mandatory if buyout option is not selected. 4 hours of DIBs is required per player (max of 8 hours per family). If you agree to volunteer you pay a $1 deposit. If you fail to meet your requirement at the end of the season you will be billed $200 penalty on April 15th. There is also a reduced buyout option of $150.
**Board members volunteer hours are covered. If you are interested in joining our board you can see open positions here.
Information about our one away tournament can be found on our website at arsports.org/basketball
Fundraising Requirements - All basketball players, 2nd grade and above are required to participate in our yearly fundraiser or choose the “Buy out option”. - All traveling basketball teams are required to put together a basket with a minimum value of $100 that will be raffled off in a silent auction at our annual Hoopla fundraiser.
Volunteer Requirements - Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association is a community organization run entirely by volunteers. All basketball players that are 2nd grade or above are required to have a parent or guardian fulfill this requirement.
- Volunteer hour opportunities are posted on the ARAA basketball website under the “DIBS” section.
❖ Each family is required to full fill 4 hours per basketball player with a maximum of 8 hours per family. Volunteer Options:
• OPTION #1: Buy‐out: $200 will be withdrawn at time of registration and there is no further obligation to fulfill any volunteer hours during the current basketball season.
• OPTION #2: Bond charge: At the time of registration, a $1 fee will be charged. If volunteer hours are not completed by March 31 of the calendar year, $199 will be charged to the credit card on file on April 1.
Every family that plays basketball is required to volunteer for 4 hours per player max 8 per family. If your hours are not met there is a financial cost that was agreed to at registration. Below is a link to basketball DIBS hours.