***Due to Covid19 - we are holding OUTDOOR tryouts from 9/14 - 9/30***
The WBA Boys & Girls Travel Basketball Program tryouts will be conducted in the Fall for Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 for the upcoming season. To better inform you, and bring some clarity to the planned tryout process, the following information is formatted in a “Question & Answer” format for your review.
What is the Travel Basketball Program tryout schedule?
20 tryout sessions are required to perform the Travel Program tryout process
Each grade in both the Boys & Girls Program are scheduled for 2 tryout sessions to complete the process.
After Session 1, either all players will participate in the final session OR players will be invited back with the results posted on the WBA website.
After Session 2, the players earning a team roster position are posted
When will the teams be determined?
The A, B, and where applicable C Teams will be determined after Final Session in all grades.
What if a player is injured and cannot attend a Fall tryout session?
The injured player procedure remains unchanged from prior years.
The player must register on-line. Player should contact their travel director to inform them of the injury and discuss further. When the player is released for regular activity, a tryout opportunity will be afforded to the player.
When will the coaches be determined?
The final selection of coaches will take place after the final rosters have been established for each grade. If your child is selected for a team and you are interested in coaching, please contact their Travel VP/Director via email.
Who will evaluate the players?
The evaluators will primarily be prior year coaches from our program, as well as other volunteers with strong basketball knowledge. The coaches for this year's travel teams will not be chosen until the tryouts are complete.
What is the commitment level of a travel team?
If selected for a travel team, it is expected that the player's WBA team will be their first priority over other sports or AAU teams. Typically, each team can expect 2 practices a week and a minimum of one game. Westfield hosts most home games on Sundays but away games can be during the week or weekend depending on the host town's gym availability.
How many players will be on a team?
As a town travel league, we are focused on being competitive while at the same time allowing all players to grow and develop. Younger grades will typically have more players and the roster size will decrease as players age. No team will have more than 12 players.
**Due to Covid19 restrictions - these guidelines are subject to change.
The WBA is committed to and has placed priority on providing increasing value for the participants in both our In-Town & Travel Programs.
Thanks in advance for all of your support –
The Westfield Basketball Association