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2018- 2019 SAA  Boys Travel Basketball Team Selection Informations

Thanks to all who tried out for a spot on one of our Travel Basketball Teams. The teams are being finalized and announcements will be made on Tuesday, November 13, 2018  by email. Please note that we had almost 180 kids tryout for a spot. It is not possible to place every child on a team. For this reason some boys will be referred to our intramural program.

Any questions, please contact: Matt McGuire. [email protected]

Tryouts Information 2018-2019 Season

  ET Richardson Middle School and Scenic Hills Elementary School

Who: Boys ages 16 and under. 
To get admitted to the tryout, your son must be registered through the Springfield AA website by 8 am on the day of the tryout and signed up for travel basketball. If their name is not on our list that we will pull from the SAA database, they will be turned away and have to return to another session.

Teams Birthdate Cutoffs for 2018-2019:
8U- Born 9/1/2009 or later   (Cannot turn 9 yrs old prior to Sept 1, 2018) 
10U- Born between 9/1/2007- 8/31/2009   (Cannot turn 11 yrs old prior to Sept 1, 2018) 
12U- Born between 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007  (Cannot turn 13 yrs old prior to Sept 1, 2018) 
15U- Born between 9/1/2002- 8/31/2005   (Cannot turn 16 yrs old prior to Sept 1, 2018) -This age level has changed from last year age groupings. Last year this division was 14u. 

Important Note:   Because of conflicts with soccer, lacrossse and other activities, please attend those sports first. If you cannot attend the session that you are scheduled for, try and attend another session of a different age group. Finally, there will be another weeknight evening session announced at a later time. 

When: Tryout Dates and Times (Subject to change. Please check back 2 days prior

   October 8 (at Scenic Hills)
           8U  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
          10U 7:00 pm  to 8:00 pm

   October 14 (at ETR)
12U    12:30 noon to 1:45 pm
          15U  2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
   October 15 (at Scenic Hills)
           8U   6:00 to 7:00 pm
           10U 7:00 to 8:00 pm

   October 21  (at ETR)  (*Updated October 18)
           15U 12 noon to 1:00 pm
           12U  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
           10U  3:00 to 4:00 pm
            8U   4:00 to 5:00 pm

 November 8, 2018:    Make up date for any player who was not able to make any session. 
           15U, 12U, 10U and 8U:  6:00-8:30 pm

Teams announced in Mid November. Practices begin right after Thanksgiving. 

1. This year we will be selecting fewer overall teams. This is to due to the following reasons: 1. limited gym time, 2. an attempt to strengthen the intramural program. For this reason, some players will be referred to the intramural program at the time of team selections. 

2. Your son must attend 1 session to be placed on a team. The more sessions that he attends the better he will be viewed by the evaluators and placed on the appropriate team for his ability.   Please note which age group your son will be placed into and have him attend this session.

3.  Your son must reside in the Springfield School District in order to eligible to play in the program and the league which we compete.Teams compete in the Delco Boys Basketball League  

4. Tryouts are closed to parents and siblings. 
Director : Matt McGuire
Email:  [email protected]

Travel Program Policy for 2018-2019
The boys travel program for the A division teams are in a win first league. These A level teams are playing in a competitive league. Each player will receive playing time in every game during the regular season. Some of the times, the time might be equitable among the players. In the playoffs and tournaments, playing time will likely be in favor of the more skilled players. This will be especially true as the age level increases.  


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