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Tryout Date/Time Changes
posted 09/10/2019

Due to a conflicting event booked at CMS on Oct 16, please note the following changes:

 

*The second 5th grade boys tryout (previously on Oct 16) will be on Mon, Oct 14, from 700pm to 830pm at CMS.

 

*The second 8th grade boys tryout on Oct 16 will now begin at 7:30pm and end at 900pm. 

 

The updated correct schedule for all grades is listed at www.chathambasketballclub.org

 

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2019-20 Travel Tryouts Dates/Times - REGISTRATION OPEN
posted 08/27/2019


TRYOUT DATES/TIMES FOR CHATHAM TRAVEL BASKETBALL IN BOYS/GIRLS GRADES 4-8 ARE POSTED BELOW.  REGISTRATION IS AT www.chathambasketballclub.org (follow links to Registration, and to Travel Tryouts; cost is $25).  YOU MUST BE CHATHAM RESIDENT TO REGISTER.  REMINDER, THIS IS FOR THE TRAVEL PROGRAM.  IF YOU ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN THE CHATHAM RECREATION LEAGUE (NO TRYOUTS REQUIRED), REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN LATE OCTOBER AT www.chathambasketballclub.org
 
Each grade/gender has two tryout dates; players are expected to attend both tryouts. 
 
Important reminders about Chatham Travel Basketball program (please read before registering):
 
-If you are chosen for a team, you will be required to also play in the Chatham Recreation League. 
 
-Between your Travel Team and the Chatham Recreation League, you will have 4-5 basketball events each week, on average.  Chatham Recreation League will be on Sat morn/afternoons, but the Travel events will be random days each week, based on JBA game schedule, practice gym availability, and coach preference/availability for practice days/times.
 
-There will be many kids who try out and not make teams.  Be prepared to have the discussion with your child if he/she is not chosen for a team. IT IS CHATHAM BASKETBALL'S GREATEST CHALLENGE/REGRET THAT WE LACK GYM SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL CHILDREN WHO WANT TO PLAY TRAVEL BASKETBALL.  We intentionally hold tryouts early, so the kids that don't make teams have time to find another program.
 
-Chatham Basketball works very hard to hold the best, fairest tryout system.  All children have opportunity to make our teams.  All children are given a number, which is their only identity throughout the process, all the way through the team formation night.  Coaches are chosen AFTER the teams are selected.  The tryouts are run by Coach Perone, and other Travel leaders.  There are typically 5-8 evaluators in each tryout, based on number of players in that grade trying out.  Evaluators are a mix of prior year coaches, and nonparent volunteers.  No evaluators evaluate children in their own child's grade.  No parents are allowed in gyms at tryouts. 
 
-Teams are expected to posted by Sat, Oct 19.  Teams are selected based on a mixture of: 1) tryout performance; 2) prior year performance (if you played Travel last year); 3) prior year attendance (if you played Travel last year) and 4) position need. 
 
-Teams will be able to begin practicing Nov 1.  We understand kids will be finishing Fall sports during the first couple weeks of November, and these take priority in scheduling practices. The season will continue until late February/early March (our best teams will end mid-March!) 
 
-MOST IMPORTANT: Please understand the commitment involved in our program, and only tryout if Chatham Travel is your first sports priority until the season is completed.  Attendance (from past year) is an important part of our evaluation process in selecting teams.  If you take a spot in the tryout process (from others that tryout and don't make a team), then miss significant practice/game time, it is unfair to those children who didn't make a team.  It is also unfair to our volunteer coaches who spent great effort/time coaching the kids preparing for games, and unfair to the rest of your teammates.   
 
-Registation for Tryouts closes on September 30.
 
-For Tryouts, bring water bottle, don't bring basketball.  Don't wear Chatham Basketball clothing, or any other clothing with a youth sports basketball team.  Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start of session.  Early sessions will end approx 740pm; late sessions will end approx 910pm. 
 
-For more information about Travel Program, go to "Travel Program Overview" at www.chathambasketballclub.org
 
-If any questions, email
 
TRYOUT SCHEDULE (all at Chatham Middle School):
 
Tue, Oct 1:
 
615-740pm: 
4th Boys 
7th Girls 
 
745-910pm: 
8th Girls 
 
Wed, Oct 2:
 
615-740pm: 
5th Boys 
4th Girls 
 
745-910pm: 
7th Boys 
 
Thurs, Oct 3:
 
615-740pm: 
4th Boys 
5th Girls 
 
745-910pm: 
6th Girls 
 
Fri, Oct 4:
 
615-740pm: 
6th Boys 
 
745-910pm: 
8th Boys 
7th Girls 
 
Mon, Oct 7:
 
615-740pm: 
6th Boys 
 
745-910pm: 
7th Boys 
 
Thurs, Oct 10:
 
615-740pm: 
5th Girls 
4th Girls 
 
745-910pm: 
6th Girls 
8th Girls 
 
Mon, Oct 14
 
700-830pm
5th Boys
 
Wed, Oct 16:
 
730-900pm: 
8th Boys 

 

 

 

 

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