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Below is document to use to compare the in-house and travel basketball programs. Please use this document to help decide which program is best for your player and family.
If you were unable to attend the parent meeting or would like to review further the information discussed, the presentation from the meeting can be found below. Please reach out if you have any questions.
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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).
We have two practices a week - will range in days and can include Wednesdays and Fridays.
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.
Teams play in weekend tournaments over the season. The final tournament will be the State Tournament in the metro.
3rd-4th: Play 7-8 weekends
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 are typically held over a weekend in September. Players are expected to be at BOTH tryout sessions
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 place the players for the teams at each grade, and those are announced 1-2 days after the last tryout session.
Teams are formed consisting of between 8-10 players per team. Expect there to be cuts as necessary. Registration refunds are given to players who are cut or who withdraw by 5pm the day listed in Tryout Emails. FYBA refunds all fee except the $35.00 Administration Fee. Players who withdraw after the set date will not receive a refund.
3rd and 4th grade
Due to the large number of 3rd & 4th grade boys signed up for travel basketball we are splitting out their tryout sessions. Girls 3rd and 4th grades will tryout together.
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 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.
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 $87, and a warm-up shooting shirt with it is about $34. All players will also be required to have a practice jersey for $8 (this can be bought once and kept throughout program or until grown out of it).
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.
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