2016-2017 SEASON TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION
September 29, 2016
Team tryouts for the I270 2016-2017 season have started!
Check this site regularly as teams will be posting their tryout schedules as they become available. If your area does not have a flyer posted contact the area director directly for tryout information or try the Area link in the left hand sidebar.
Select your area below to download their try-out flyer detailing dates and locations.
Area tryout schedules:
The I-270 Youth Sports Club believes in developing our communities youths to have a strong sense of community spirit, to be people of high character, have a sense of fairness, and a relentless desire to achieve their fullest potential.
We achieve this through our competitive sports league which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has served Montgomery County youth for nearly forty years of competitive basketball. I-270 Youth Sports serves over 300 players from ages 8 to 15 yrs in three divisions across nine (9) areas: Bethesda, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Redland, and Rockville communities. Our league is unique in that we have strong and close relationships with the local high school basketball coaches. So much so that several high school varsity coaches serve as Area Directors and team coaches. 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 excel at the collegiate level as well as several who have reached the professional ranks.
I-270 is sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. 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.
Tryouts are held in early October with games starting in early November culminating with the Championships in mid-February.
If you have a child serious about developing their basketball skills and competing against some of the top talent in the area then I270 is for you - come join us!
2016 Bantam Champions - Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg completed and undefeated 17-0 season and went back-2-back as Bantam Champions by deploying relentless and stifling full court pressure in the second half of the championship game to pull away from a talented and determined Bethesda team which upset the #2 seed Olney to earn their way to the championship game.
Congratulations to coaches Graeme Huggins (not shown) and Mark Simmons for another Championship season!
2016 Junior Champions - Gaithersburg
The Gaithersburg Juniors rode a hot streak to the championship that saw them go undefeated since the new year.
Gaithersburg knocked off the #1 seed Bethesda, #4 seed Redland and # 2 seed Clarksburg to earn the championship. This core team finished dead last in 2015 with only one win but through hard work and great coaching they can call themselves 2016 Champs!
Started from the bottom now they're here!
Congratulations to coach Paul Levine and assistants Padon Levine and Marcus Bradley!
2016 Senior Champions - Olney
Olney Seniors capped off a dominant 18-1 season by holding off a tough and well coached Darnestown team 46-45.
Olney used clutch shooting and key rebounds to earn the first 270 championship for coaches Eric Vazzana and Bob Wilson.
Congratulations coaches, area head Larry Dechter and Olney players on a great season!
November 3, 2016
I-270 Basketball Night at Dick's Sporting Goods
Bring the attached flyer <CLICK HERE> on Thursday 11/3/16 to
August 28, 2015
In the event of snow or ice, ICB makes the decision on closing MCPS gyms. If there is winter weather, please check media outlets for an announcement that community events in Montgomery County Public Schools are canceled (or are being held as schedule.) We will update the website when we know of news. Thanks
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