2019/20 Smithfield Travel Team Try Out Schedule

Players – Bring a ball and a water bottle.

Tuesday, October 22nd:

5th Grade - 5:45 - 6:30

6th Grade - 6:30 - 7:15

7th Grade - 7:15 - 7:45

8th Grade - 7:45 - 8:30

4th Grade - To be held at a future date

Location: Gallagher Middle School


Thursday, October 24th:

5th Grade - 5:45 - 6:45

6th Grade - 6:45 - 7:45

8th Grade - 7:45 - 8:45

4th Grade - To be held at a future date

Location: Gallagher Middle School



6th Grade Travel-01

The SGBL sponsors five (5) competitive “Travel Teams”, organized by grade level (4th through 8th).  These teams compete throughout the state from November to February, and generally having a weekly practice during the season.   If your daughter has an interest in playing for one of our Travel Teams, tryouts are open to all who wish to participate.  Tryout schedule will be listed below.

What's Travel Basketball?
A team of up to 12 girls will play and compete against other town program teams in tournaments throughout the state of Rhode Island.

How Do I get on the team?
We will provide several try-out opportunities for each grade level. Schedule is posted above. You  MUST attend try-outs.

How old are the players?

The teams are created by Grade level.
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade teams.

Who are the coaches?

Travel Head Coaches have a 1 year tenure and must resubmit their interest to be a coach annually. 

Anyone interested in coaching must submit their names for consideration by September 29th at midnight. Email your interest directly to smithfieldgbl@gmail.com. Coaches will be selected by the Board of Directors at the September 30th BOD meeting.


  • All questions can be answered by the Travel Coordinator, who will act as liaison for all Travel related matters:  MatthewLally (matthewplally@yahoo.com)
  • Grades 4 – 5 players must be registered and play in the regular season rec league to be eligible.
  • Grades 6 – 8  players that are on Jr. High School team rosters are eligible to try out. These players are NOT required to be registered in the regular season rec league.
  • There will be two tryouts held for each grade level. Attendance at 1 tryout is mandatory, both is  recommended.
  • Players must play for their grade level.  No “moving up” a level is allowed unless that player’s grade level cannot field a team.  In this instance, the team will be filled with all appropriate grade level players first who wish to play, and if space allows, the girls moving up will try out for the remaining spot(s).
  •  3rd Graders will be allowed to tryout for the 4th Grade Team, but cannot replace a 4th Grader.
  • Each Travel Team may, at the discretion of the head coach, accept a maximum of two (2) non-Smithfield residents, per RIYBA guidelines.


  • Expected number of Tournaments played in:  4 to 10, depending on age level.  This includes our own QUEENS OF THE COURT Tournament (held 2/7 – 2/9).
    This includes our own Smithfield Tournament. 
  • Expected Annual Travel Fee: 
    Varies, depending on needs of the team.  This is settled by the Coach and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • More details will be provided at the first tryout.