Last Updated: September 16, 2016
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I-270 2016 Winter Basketball Tryouts APPROACHING...


** Tryouts will be held on Oct. 18th and 20th at Christina McAuliffe ES beginning at 6:30pm(Please see below for each divisions tryout time). The Tryout Fee is $20 and the league fee is $275.00. Please check back later for additional information regarding tryouts. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.


The I-270 Youth Sports Club has served Montgomery County youth for over thirty-six years of competitive basketball. I-270 Youth Sports serves over 300 players from ages 8 yrs -15 yrs in 3 divisions across nine (9) areas: Bethesda, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Redland, and Rockville communities. I-270 is a competitive feeder program into the local high school basketball programs that focuses on teaching basketball fundamentals as well as competitive fair play and sportsmanship. Many I-270 players go on to play for their respective high school programs. The league also has seen numerous former players play for Division 1 programs as well as a few who have reached the NBA.


I-270 is sponsored by Under Armour and Dick's Sporting Goods thus our players wear Under Armour uniforms. Games are played in area school gyms and officiated by IAABO referees. There is a 16 game regular season followed by a single elimination playoffs where all teams make the playoffs and are seeded based on their regular season standings. Trophies are awarded to the Champions in each division. There is also an all-star game for each of the 3 divisions at the end of the season.


Players and parents must understand that I-270 has no "must play" rule. Although coaches are encouraged to play all players as much as possible, there are no minimum playing time guarantees. The I-270 league is very competitive and has a history of developing the future stars for high school and college programs. During the season, practices are 2 times per week. There are three teams having the following age groups: 


·6:30-7:30         Bantams - 9-10 years old (can't turn 11 before 9/1)

·7:15-8:15         Juniors - 11-12 years old (can't turn 13 before 9/1)

·8:00-9:00         Seniors - 13-14 years old (can't turn 15 before 9/1)


Regular season games begin November 5th and playoff games are scheduled for February /March


Thank You

Germantown Hardknocks



Organizational History


In operation for several years, the Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc. organization is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes positive youth development programs which will generate measurable improvements in youth self-esteem, goal setting abilities and attitudes toward learning. The programs help inspire and guide youth in the belief that they can act on their dreams, make a difference in their community and realize their potential, one step at a time. It also puts priority on character development, volunteerism and service to the community, as well as career exploration.

Our coaching staff and administrative teams are committed to the following -


a)      Promoting sportsmanship and true spirit of competition;

b)      Promoting health, social, educational and character development;

c)      Teaching and developing fundamental skills and techniques to further one's abilities in the sport of basketball.

We have a very exciting 2016 Spring/Summer season planned that will include tournament participation, league play, travel for select teams, service to the surrounding communities, fundraising, and group activities that will foster their development into productive young adults.