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Farmington Traveling Basketball

2016 Registration Ends August 31st!!  

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Parents Meeting

Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30pm in the Boeckman Middle School Cafeteria.

Please bring Volunteer check for $300 to the meeting and completed Emergency Contact Form which can be found at the link below.

 

Tryout Drill Run Through Information

This gives the kids a chance to run through the drills they will have to perform during tryouts.

Monday, September 12th at Dodge Middle School

6:00pm -7:00pm - All 3rd and 4th Graders (Boys & Girls)

7:00pm - 8:00pm - All 5th & 6th Graders (Boys & Girls)

8:00pm - 9:00pm - All 7th & 8th Graders (Boys & Girls)

*Please have child bring their own basketball and water bottle.

Tryout Information

Boys Tryouts will be September 16-18 at Dodge Middle School

(Schedule TBA)

Girls Tryouts will be September 23-25 at Dodge Middle School

(Schedule TBA)


Welcome to the Farmington (Minnesota) Youth Basketball Association website.

If you have questions about our travel basketball program for boys and girls in grades 3-8, please reach out at the email address above. Or, see "What is Travel Basketball?" at the bottom of this page.

You also may contact any board member listed on the FYBA Contact Information page.

Looking for Inhouse basketball? Visit Community Ed.


What is Travel Basketball?

If you are new to Farmington's Travel Basketball program, here is a brief overview:

Length of Season
Our season runs from the first week of practices, the first week in October, to the state tournaments in early March. (Tryouts are in September, see below).

Practices
We have two practices a week - usually Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays (some Wednesdays are also possible, based on coach preference or need).

The start times are the preference of the head coach. Most teams usually start at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm or 7:30pm. But all teams could have an occasional 8pm start.

Games
Teams play in weekend tournaments over the season. The last two are back to back in early March - in Rochester and then the State Tournament in the metro.

3rd-4th: Play 7 weekends
5th: 8
6th: 9
7th: 10
8th: 11

Most of the tournaments our teams play in are fairly close - Our own Farmington tourneys, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Eagan, Shakopee, etc... Admission is charged for tournaments. Most often you will play one or two games on Saturday. And one or two on Sunday.

Tryouts
Tryouts are typically held two Saturdays in September, with some weeknight sessions in-between.

Team selection
We have teams at the "A," "B" and "C" level, depending on the number of players who try out in a given grade. Tryout evaluators pick the players for the teams at each grade, and those are announced 1-2 days after the last tryout session.

Cuts
Teams are formed consisting of between 8-9 players per team.  Expect there to be cuts as necessary.  Full registration refunds are given to players who are cut or who withdraw by 5pm the day before FYBA's first tryout session. Players who withdraw after that will not receive a refund.

3rd and 4th grade
Players in 3rd and 4th grade will try out together. As a result, teams at this level will include a mix of 3rd and 4th graders, based on their skill level evaluation at tryouts.

Coaching
If a team does not have a coaching candidate who was interviewed by the coaching committee, we will encourage a parent on that team to coach. In some cases, a non-parent coach is available. But if not, and we do not have a coaching candidate among the parents, a team may not be formed after all, and the players will be refunded their registration.

Registration
Registration opens on July 1 and ends August 31. An early-bird discount rate is in effect from July 1 to July 31. Scholarships are available.

Uniform
The only other out of pocket cost is for the uniform, good for at least two seasons depending on a player's growth. The uniform is about $55, and a warmup shooting shirt with it is about $25.

Basketball
Girls, and boys in 3rd to 6th grade, use a 28.5 ball. Boys in 7th and 8th use a men's regulation size ball.

Travel Basketball Mythbusters
http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0008/5990/Travel_Basketball_Myth_Busters.pdf


The FYBA experience

For additional context on the travel basketball experience, Farmington HS Boys Basketball Coach Shane Wyandt offered his advice to FYBA players, parents and coaches, in the short audio interview below. Click on the play arrow to listen to the clip.

Coach Wyandt's advice to FYBA players, parents and coaches

Follow the FHS Varsity Programs

To follow news about the Farmington High School Boys and Girls Varsity teams, check out the FHS Athletics blog or the FHS Athletics Facebook page.

The boys also have a website, a Facebook page and Twitter account.

The girls have a websiteFacebook page and Twitter account too.

Go Tigers!