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MENTOR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TRAVEL TEAMS     2014-15

TRAVEL TEAMS ARE INTENDED FOR THE PLAYER THAT IS INTERESTED IN TAKING HIS/HER GAME TO A HIGHER LEVEL BY ACQUIRING ADVANCED BASKETBALL TRAINING.  PLAYERS WILL GET EXPOSURE IN; MULTIPLE OFFENSIVE PLAYS, MAN TO MAN DEFENSES, PRESS DEFENSES, TO NAME A FEW, THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE REC LEAGUE.  EACH TRAVEL TEAM WILL PRACTICE 1 TO 2 TIMES A WEEK

 

INTERESTED PLAYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A TRYOUT SESSION FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAM.   TIME AND LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE MENTOR BASKETBALL WEB SITE IN SEPTEMBER. 

                                                          TRYOUTS ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

PLAYERS HAVE THE OPTION TO TRY OUT FOR ONE TEAM ONLY, THEIR GRADE LEVEL OR HIGHER.

 

 5TH & 6TH GRADE BOYS: 

WILL PARTICIPATE IN A TRAVEL LEAGUE**, A MINIMUM TEN (10) GAME SCHEDULE WITH ALL GAMES BEING PLAYED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.  THE TEAMS WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN 5-7 TOURNAMENTS THAT WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE BASKETBALL SEASON.  TEAMS ARE PICKED IN MARCH FOR THE FOLLOWING SEASON.

 

4TH GRADE BOYS & 4TH-5TH-6TH GRADE GIRLS: 

WILL PARTICIPATE IN A TRAVEL LEAGUE, A MINIMUM TEN GAME SCHEDULE WITH GAMES BEING PLAYED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.  THE TEAM WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN 4-5 TOURNAMENTS THAT WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE BASKETBALL SEASON.  TEAMS WILL HAVE TRYOUTS IN SEPTEMBER.  ALL TOURNAMENTS ARE LOCATED IN NORTHEAST OHIO.

 

3RD GRADE BOYS: 

TEAM WILL BE PICKED IN JANUARY 2015 AND WILL PARTICIPATE IN 1-2 TOURNAMENTS IN MARCH.  PLAYERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTOR BASKETBALL ASSN. RECREATION BASKETBALL PROGRAM IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE. 

THE GOAL IS TO PREPARE THE 3RD GRADE PLAYER SO THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE WITH THE TRAVEL PROGRAM IN 4TH THROUGH 6TH GRADE WHERE THEY WOULD PARTICIPATE IN A LOCAL TRAVEL LEAGUE AND TOURNAMENTS.

  

ALL PLAYERS (EXCEPT 3RD GR BOYS) SELECTED WILL BE ASSESSED A FEE WHICH WILL COVER FULL UNIFORM, TRAVEL LEAGUE PARTICIPATION PLUS 3 TOURNAMENTS. THE FEE THAT IS CHARGED DOES NOT COVER ALL THE COSTS.  THE MENTOR TOURNAMENT THAT WE HOST WILL HELP DEFRAY THE TOTAL COST. PARENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL BE REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST IN THIS TOURNAMENT.  TASKS INCLUDE TICKETS, CONSESSION STAND, SCORE KEEPERS, CLOCK OPERATORS ETC. 

 

TRAVEL TEAM REGISTRATION FEE - $235.00

3RD GRADE BOYS - $20.00

** CURRENTLY THE BOYS WILL BE PLAYING IN EUCLID AND THE GIRLS IN KENSTON.

All players interested in playing travel ball MUST register in the rec league and pay the initial $85 fee in order to participate in travel tryouts.  Players who make the travel team will have a balance due. Players who do not make the travel team will be assigned to a rec team.   Those players that make travel will not play rec.