Montville Broncos: Boys Basketball

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The Montville Broncos Boys Basketball season is a full year of activity organized as follows:

October:  Pre-season training MTHS Main Gym:

NOTE: SATURDAY 10/21 is TRY-ON DAY 2-4pm at the Community Park Pavilion (near the playground up on the hill)

-Thursday (10/19) 7-9pm:  7-8 (grades 3/4/5), 8-9 (grades 6/7/8)

-Tuesday (10/24): 7-9pm: 7-8 (grades 3/4/5), 8-9 (grades 6/7/8)

-Thursday (10/26)  7-9pm: 7-8 (grades 3/4/5), 8-9 (grades 6/7/8)

-Saturday (10/28): 2-4pm

November:  Training Camp (schedule tbd, HS)

December - March:  Regular season

April - July:  Off season

August - September:  Summer Run (Sundays and Tuesdays, 7-8:00pm Community Park courts)

 All forms for Try on day (registration, uniform ordering and team shop are located here and will be available one week prior to try on day) 



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We want to thank all of the kids for participating in tryouts this past week. The competition was intense and a clear indication of the passion that exists for the game of basketball in Montville. We also want to thank our evaluators for their time and commitment to the game of basketball. For those that did not make the team, we encourage you to join the recreation program and/or explore club programs. For those that made the team, you must now prepare for a commitment beyond what it took to get on the team. The single act of making the team is not enough. Now, the hard work begins to keep refining skills and working within the team to better the team. To all those playing in Montville, keep that ball in your hands and keeping loving this great game. Results for the 17-18 rosters are below.

Montville Broncos Boys Travel Basketball tryout core elements include:

Eligibility:

-Montville resident, attend school or attend religious school in Montville.

-In the appropriate grade or lower (e.g. a 5th grader could tryout for the 5th grade team and/or the 6th grade team but not the 4th grade team).

-Age eligible: teams are entered into various leagues that have specific birth date requirements. This information will be communicated as applicable.

-May tryout for two teams but the player may only participate in one.

Core Scheduling:

-Tryouts will be held in the early fall (specific dates pending gym availability), this ensures the program can fulfill all administrative elements (registration, uniforms etc) well before start of season and allows players that are cut to sign up for other programs (including town rec).

-Each tryout will consist of two sessions per grade with players identified by numbers -Session One – basic fundamentals in the areas of ball handling and shooting, game play -Session Two – advanced fundamentals, game play

-There will be a cut of players after the first session. These cuts will enable the evaluators to better focus on the eligible players for the second tryout. 

Evaluators:

-Independent representatives (including qualified Montville residents and non-Montville residents)

Attendance:

-all players should attend the first tryout. If invited back, players should attend the second tryout. Any deviation of this may affect the ability of evaluators to make decisions.

NOTE: There are no make-up dates. Players that are injured or unable to make the first tryout and played in the program in the prior year will be evaluated based on that contribution.

Roster Size:

-Ideal roster is 10 players but depending on the talent pool available rosters may increase in size. Commitment:

-Players/families trying out should be aware that Montville Broncos Travel Basketball is the primary sport for all participants.

-The Recreation Program basketball league does not permit travel players to play in the rec program.

Coaches: coaches will be determined after the teams are selected

Other details: arrive 15 minutes prior to your time with form completed. Do not bring a basketball. Dress appropriately. Bring water.



1718 tryout results rosters

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Call backs will be posted here on 10/8 by 10am

Final team rosters will be posted here on 10/9 by 10apm 



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We are proud to have partnerships with the following organizations: Dick's Sporting Goods, Spalding, adidas, and Alleson Athletic.



Mission and Values
OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND CORE VALUES

MISSION STATEMENT 

Montville Broncos Boys Travel Basketball is a non-profit volunteer program operating within the Montville Athletic League ("the Broncos").   The program is dedicated to developing highly competitive youth travel basketball teams in grades 4 through 8 and developing the growth of basketball in the community of Montville.   Achievement of this mission will be executed through competing in high level leagues and tournaments, maximizing potential talent at each level, offering off-season youth basketball activities, and being a partner to all other basketball programs in the community.  We focus on the development of fundamentals as part of maximizing talent and the education of players about the life values the game provides.  Success will be measured by the ability to sustain competitive teams throughout each grade, keep high level talent in the program and sustain or grow participation across all basketball programs in the community.

 

CORE VALUES

Youth Player Development – The advancement of individual and team skills through practice and games is at the core of what we attempt to accomplish.   We believe that this development goes beyond the court and will eventually translate, beyond sports, to life in an effort to create men of good character.

Sportsmanship – We expect that all participants in our program, including players, coaches, referees, league officials and parents will conduct themselves with respect and a positive, constructive attitude toward the game and toward each other.  We expect all participants to exhibit: winning without bragging, losing without complaining or making excuses, treating coaches, referees and opponents with respect and encouraging teammates.  We demand that parents in our youth programs treat our volunteer coaches with respect.  Without this fundamentally positive and respectful attitude, attempts to accomplish any of our goals are undermined.

Competition  – Competition and the desire to win are essential elements of our program.  This is based on our belief that competition is an important part of player development and that playing to win is an important part of competition.  We recognize, however, that the level of competition and playing to win will vary based on age, league, regular season and playoffs.

Fairness and Transparency – Our processes and our management will be fair and transparent.  Merit, skill, positive attitudes, dedication and hard work will be rewarded.  Our selection processes for our teams, along with our finances and rules and regulations will be managed in a clear, direct and open way.  Not everyone will agree with every selection or decision, but we will strive to ensure that the processes by which selections or decisions are arrived at are fair to the whole. Notwithstanding our efforts to be transparent about the methodology of selection, the evaluations/ratings of players will not be disclosed to anyone except for the Director,  Assistant Director and, if necessary, coach for the applicable age level.

Fun and Safety - We require that the environment we play in is safe for players, coaches and all involved.  We believe the most important reason peole play sports is to have fun.  This does not mean that everything every player does is fun all the time.  It does mean that when a player looks back on the year, they feel they have been in an environment that was fun and safe. 

 

The link below includes the Family Agreement and Code of Conduct, by paying the yearly registration fee all parties agree to the terms in the agreement and code.


Handout: travel basketball family agreement and code

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For any questions about the Montville Broncos Boys Basketball program please contact:

Director:  Geoff Bray, gbray@braynjlaw.com

Asst. Director:  Christopher Arena, carena@nba.com