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Travel Program

4th through 8th Grade Girls Traveling Program

For those players looking for additional playing experience at a higher level of competition can sign up for the RCYBA traveling program. The traveling teams are based on tryouts and will be are formed by skill level.

Players that are assigned to a travel teams (A & B level), will NOT be participating in league. The only exception to this is the will be all 4th grade, they will also play in league. Please see information below for details.

Playing on a traveling team is not only a high level of competition; it is also a larger commitment for the player and parents. Players will be expected to attend ALL practices each week and travel 2-3 weekends a month between November and mid-March. Parents will need make to make sure they can get their players to and from practices and tournaments (most tournaments are in the Minneapolis area).  Parents should also be aware that there are additional costs during the season such as; tournament gate fees for fans, meals and possibly hotel expenses.

If you are in 5th & 6th grade and do not wish to travel please do not sign-up for a travel team.

Schedule times and locations for practices and games will be posted on team page, once the teams are formed.

Schedule times and locations for practices will be posted on the RCYBA website under the “PRACTICE SCHEULDE” tab on the RCYBA home page. and team games/tournaments will be posted on teams webpages.

Please note: RCYBA will would like to be able to schedule each teams practice schedule in advance of the season starting and have teams practice at the same time and location for the duration of the season, but that is not possible.  RCYBA works through Community Education to reserve the gym space and we need to schedule around all the school activities.  If we have a gym scheduled and a school decides they need to gym for school activity RCYBA is removed from the gym schedule during that time. 

 

Travel Information for GIRLS 5th – 8th Grade “A” & “B” Teams

Season:

End of October through the 2nd weekend in March

2018 Registration Fee:

$360.00

Equipment provided by RCYBA:

None

Equipment provided by player:

1. Players will NEED to purchase their travel uniforms. 

There is NO scholarship assistance for the cost of the travel uniform.

2. Clean pair of athletic shoes

3. 28.5 size basketball for 4th - 6th grade. Regulation size basketball for 7th and 8th

Transportation:

Parents are responsible for getting their player to and from practices and to ALL tournaments.  No transportation is provided by RCYBA.

Player Eligibility:

Must live in the Rochester 535 school district OR attend a school in the Rochester 535 district.

Teams:

  1. Teams will be formed based on the results of tryouts. 
  2. Each grade level could have 2 teams an A team and B team.
  3. Teams will be made up of 8 to 10 players based on skill-level
  4. Players ARE NOT guaranteed to make a team.
  5. If a player DOES not make a travel team they will be assigned to a league team and the difference in cost will be returned.  If a player does not make a team and decided they do not want to be placed on a league team their registration fee will be refunded minus a $20 administration fee.

Playing-up Policy:

Players are NOT allowed to play up a grade, unless approved by RCYBA. If found to be doing so, will result in an automatic expulsion from the program without refund. 

To play-up the player MUST provide RCYBA with:

  1. A letter from parent requesting to play-up and why
  2. A recommendation letter from a recent coach
  3. Make the top 5 in try-outs for the A team (no player is allowed to play-up on B teams)
  4. Players MUST make a new play-up request each year
  5. Requested MUST be made by: August 31, 2018
  6. Email play-up request to: RCYBAreg@gmail.com

Tryouts/Team formation:

Tryouts/team formation will be held in early September and will be conducted by RCYBA and/or Century, JM and Mayo varsity high school girls and boys coaches

Uniform Ordering:

TBA: will be in the middle of September RIGHT after or during try-outs.  ALL players MUST order their uniform on the scheduled day.

Practices:

Each team will have up to 3 practices per week.

Number of Tournaments:

10 tournaments per team, with at least 3 of those tournaments being one day tournaments

   

Coach Selection:

Coaches will be selected by RCYBA with possible input from respective high school coach

Code of Conducts: https://rcyba.sportngin.com/page/show/2021852-code-of-conducts

 

 

Travel Information for Girls 4th grade “A & B”

Season:

Mid- January through the 1st to 2nd weekend in March

2017 Registration Fee:

$130.00

Equipment provided by RCYBA:

Players will wear their league jersey

Equipment provided by player:

1. Clean pair of athletic shoes

2. 28.5 size basketball

Transportation:

Players (parents) are responsible for getting player to and from practices and to ALL tournaments.  No transportation is provided by RCYBA.

Player Eligibility:

Must live in the Rochester 535 school district OR attend a school in the Rochester 535 district.

Teams:

Teams will be made up of 8 to 10 players

Playing-up Policy:

Players are NOT allowed to play up a grade

Tryouts/Team formation:

Will be held in mid-December to early January.  All players that wish to play will be placed on a team.

Practices:

Each team will have up to 3 practices per week

Number of Tournaments:

4 tournaments per team

   

Coach Selection:

Coaches will be selected by RCYBA with possible input from respective high school coach