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, 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.
The Traveling program ends with MYAS Grade State Tournament in March.
This season's registration fee for traveling basketball is $515 for 3rd grade and $645 for 4th - 8th grade. There is also a non-refundable tryout fee of $30 for all grades.
The registration will look like it is charging you $1,170 for 3rd grade and $1,300 for 4th - 8th grade. This is because the $500 volunteer bond and $125 fundraising bond are included.
3rd Grade: $515 registration fee + $30 tryout fee + $500 volunteer bond + $125 fundraising bond = $1,170.
4th - 8th Grades: $645 registration fee + $30 tryout fee + $500 volunteer bond + $125 fundraising bond = $1,300.
Example: payments 4th-8th grade
Also, uniform ordering is optional for those who played last season. For players who need to order a uniform and/or shooting shirt this season, sample sizes and instructions for ordering will be available at tryouts.
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. 4 hours of DIBs is required per player (max of 8 hours per family). If you fail to meet your requirement at the end of the season you will be billed $500 penalty on April 15th.
**Board members volunteer hours are covered. If you are interested in joining our board you can see open positions here.
Fundraising Requirements - All basketball players, 2nd grade and above, must 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 in 2nd grade or above must 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 fulfill 4 hours per basketball player with a maximum of 8 hours per family. Volunteer Options:
•All registrants will have a payment of $500 due April 15 that will be canceled when families complete volunteer hours.
22/23 Travel Basketball Expense Summary