2017/18 Smithfield Travel Team Try Out Schedule

Players – Bring a ball and a water bottle.

Tuesday, October 3rd:
4th Grade – 6:00 PM
5th Grade – 7:00 PM
Location: Gallagher Middle School Gym

 

Tuesday, October 10th:
4th Grade – 6:00 PM
5th Grade – 7:00 PM
Location: Gallagher Middle School Gym

Thursday, October 5th:
6th Grade – 6:00 PM
7th Grade – 7:00 PM
8th/9th Grade – 8:00 PM
Location: Gallagher Middle School Gym

Thursday, October 12th:
6th Grade – 6:00 PM
7th Grade – 7:00 PM
8th/9th Grade – 8:00 PM
Location: Gallagher Middle School Gym

Final Make up Try out – For All Grades:
October 26th:
PLEASE RSVP TO NOTIFY US THAT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE MAKE UP TRY OUT.

To RSVP email us: smithfieldgbl@gmail.com
In the email please indicate your daughters name and Grade.

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 below. 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 October 1st at midnight. Email your interest directly to smithfieldgbl@gmail.com. Coaches will be selected by the Board of Directors at the October 2nd General Membership Meeting.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • All questions can be answered by the Travel Coordinator, who will act as liaison for all Travel related matters:  Eric Gelsomino  (gelsominoeric@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 1/5 – 1/7).
    This includes our own Smithfield Tournament. 
  • Expected Annual Travel Fee: 
    about $100 to $150, 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.