2018 Fox Chapel Basketball Travel League Tryouts Final Week

Fox Chapel Travel Basketball



Final Week for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade Girls and Boys


*Boys time and place change see below



 "CLICK HERE" To pre-register for Travel Tryouts.....


Tryout Dates and Times


* Monday's Tryouts at Dorseyville MIddle School

*Tuesday's Tryouts at Fox Chapel High School Aux Gym


Monday       October 22nd          6:15 – 7:30  3rd & 4th grade girls

Monday       October 22nd          7:15 – 8:30  5th grade girls

Monday       October 22nd          8:15 – 9:30  6th grade girls


Tuesday       October 23rd         6:30 – 7:30  3rd & 4th grade boys at FCHS Aux Gym

Tuesday       October 23rd         7:15 – 8:30  5th grade boys  at FCHS Aux Gym

Tuesday       October 23rd          8:15 – 9:30  6th grade boys  at FCHS Aux Gym


Monday       October 29th         6:30 – 8:00  7th and 8th grade girls

Monday       October 29th         8:00 – 9:30  7th and 8th grade boys


·  What is travel basketball?

Travel basketball is for the more serious basketball players who wish to play more a competitive brand of basketball. Players who make the team will be taught the fundamentals of the game, sportsmanship and team camaraderie.  As this is a more competitive brand of basketball, playing time for some may be limited and solely at the discretion of the coach.

·  Who is it for?

          We will have boys and girls teams at the following age groups 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th

          We will have a max of 2 teams per grade but only if the teams can be competitive.

·  When does it start and end?

Typically November 1 through mid to end of March

Tryouts start soon…. (see dates below)

Practices start in November

Regular season games start in December and run through the end of February.

If teams choose to enter end of season tournaments you could play until the end of March

·  When do the travel teams play?

Home games will be played on a week night. Away game days and times are determined by the home teams. Could be weekdays or weekends.

·  Where will games be played?

Home game will be played at Dorseyville Middle School and Shady Side Middle School, away games will be played at locations all over the Pittsburgh area. Teams may also enter mid season and year end tournaments. 

·  When do the teams practice?

There could be multiple practices during the week before the season and at least one practice a week during the season to be held on Sunday afternoons.

·  Is there a cost?

Travel basketball is both a time and financial commitment. The cost is generally between $200.00 and $250.00 per player.  Players will need to pay for uniforms, the leagues and tournaments they enter, gym time, clinics and insurance. If there are hardships, arrangements will be made for those players as we want everyone who wants to play to have a chance to play.  


·  How do the kids make a team?

2 open tryouts will be held for boys and girls at each grade level. Players who wish to participate should try and make both tryouts.  The kids will be run through a series of drills to determine both their basketball and athletic abilities.  

·  How are the teams determined?

A group of individuals will rate each kid in various areas to determine who makes the teams. Teams will be made up of a max of 10 players and will be announced by Wednesday October 31st.

·  Who can tryout?

Kids that attend or plan on attending Fox Chapel or Shady Side Schools are eligible to try-out.

If you have any other question Please let me know.

Good luck and we will see you at the tryouts.

Bill Urso 

Fox Chapel Travel Basketball Coordinator

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