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Travel Basketball

If you are interested in participating in travel basketball please click on the link below.  Once/If your child is selected to a team an email will be sent out to complete the registration and pay the registration fee.

Travel Coach Application

If you are interested in coaching a travel team, please click on the travel Head Coach link and fill out the application.  All applications are due by December 10th.

Travel Head Coach Application (Click Here)

Please fill out this form if you are interested in being a head coach for travel basketball.

A-Team Registration

If your child has been selected to a Travel A-Team, please click on the link below.

If paying by check, make payable to BYBA and mail to P.O. Box 1355 Bemidji, MN 56619

 

2020 Travel A Team Registration (Click Here)

Click on the link to register for the travel A Team

B-Team Registration

If your child has been selected for the Travel B-Team for grades 5-8, please select the 5th-8th B Team payment option.

If paying by check, make payable to BYBA and mail to P.O. Box 1355 Bemidji, MN 56619

B-Team Travel Registration (Click Here)

This is the registration link if your child is on the B-Team

Bemidji Travel Basketball

The Bemidji Youth Basketball traveling teams are an opportunity for more advanced players in grades 3-8 to travel to tournaments for an increased level of competition.  Practices still emphasize fundamentals but also more advanced skills and concepts to develop the player and team to be prepared for a higher level of competition.

Player Selection

Players/parents will need to complete a BYBA Bombers Traveling Team registration form if they want to be considered for selection on a BYBA traveling team.  Consideration will only be given to players participating in the City League program for grades 3-5 or in Middle School basketball for grade 6 or in ISD 31 School Basketball for grades 7-8. 

Registered BYBA traveling players in 3rd-5th grades will pay the full City League up front.  If selected to a traveling team the additional traveling fees will be due by January 15th for all grades.

Registered BYBA  traveling players in 3rd-5th grades will be evaluated throughout the season by the BYBA City League coaches.  An evaluation will be held in December for 3rd-5th grades.  The evaluations will be administered by members of the Competition Committee or persons appointed by the Competition Committee.  If a player cannot attend the skill evaluation they will be evaluated based on the coaches input from the previous year and/or current City League coach.  All selections by Competition Committee will be final.

Traveling A teams at each grade level will not exceed a maximum of 10 players.  Traveling B teams will be considered for 3rd-6th grades if the number of registrants permits and there is an available coach.  The 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams will be split into A (no more than 10 players) and B (no more than 12 players) teams which will be selected by the Middle School basketball coaches and approved by the Competition Committee or board.  The number of players on each team will be determined by the coaches based on the number of registrants and approved by the Competition Committee or board.  If a coach can’t be obtained for a certain grade level/gender group there will be no traveling team. 

Tournaments and Fees

Tournaments and BYBA Fees 

3rd Grade – 4-5 Tournaments   $130.00 (any additional tournaments to be paid separately)

4th Grade – 5-6 Tournaments $ 175.00  (any additional tournaments to be paid separately)

5th Grade – 6-7 Tournaments $210.00  (any additional tournaments to be paid separately)

6th Grade – 8 Tournaments  $295.00 (The 6th grade traveling teams do NOT participate in the City League program due to the timing of the season. 

7th Grade – 5-6 Tournaments  $250.00  (any additional tournaments to be paid separately)

8th Grade – 5-6 Tournaments  $250.00  (any additional tournaments to be paid separately)

5th-8th Grade B Teams- $170

If paying by check, make payable to BYBA and mail to P.O. Box 1355 Bemidji, MN 56619

BYBA will provide Team Jersey and Shorts which must be returned at season end.  The Association furnishes uniforms for games, basketballs, and other equipment.  Parents must furnish all transportation, motel rooms, and cover other expense for out of town tournaments.  Players and parents should make a serious commitment to the Travel program and their teams to get the most out of this program.

Practices

Grades 3-5 traveling teams will practice starting in January.   Teams will  practice 2 days per week for up to 2 hours per practice.  Optional additional practice times may be made available and will be communicated by the head coach.

Grade 6 traveling teams will practice starting in early December at the discretion of the head coach and communicated as such.

Playing Time

Players can expect approximately 1/3 playing time per tournament. Due to game flow players may experience more time in some games and less in others. Player absence, injury or illness can also reduce playing time or as a result of infractions of player expectations.

Additional Parent Volunteers

The Coach may request parents to help out with things such as keeping books during the game or videotaping games.  Parents will also be requested to volunteer for concessions or admissions table in the Bemidji Pride of the North Tournament.  Many programs require up to a $100.00 refundable volunteer fee.  Please be willing to volunteer so we do not have to begin implementing such fees.