Sutton Youth Basketball: Travel Program

Tuesday, October 28
**Please note time changes for 5th grade boys and earlier start time for 4th Grade Boys on Monday

Sunday, Nov 2nd  -      8:30 – 10:15    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Girls
Oxford HS                  10:15 – 12:00    4th Grade Boys
                                    12:00 – 1:45    8th Grade Boys &  5th Grade Girls
                                    1:45 – 3:30     6th  &  7th Grade Boys     

Monday, Nov 3rd      -    6:00 – 7:30    4th Grade Boys
Sutton Elementary       7:30 - 9:00    5th Grade Boys

Tuesday, Nov 4th      -    7:15 – 9:00    6th & 7th Grade Girls
Sutton Elementary

Wednesday, Nov 5th      -    7:15 – 9:00    5th Grade Girls
Sutton Elementary

Thursday, Nov 6th      -    6:00 – 7:30    5th & 6th Grade Boys
Oxford HS                        7:30 – 9:00    7th & 8th Grade Boys, 8th Grade Girls

Gym Locations:
Oxford High School, 495 Main St, Oxford
Sutton Elementary Gym

Please note:  dates and locations are subject to change due to gym availability.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.   - Tim & Andrea

*3rd grade boys and 4th grade girls are welcome to tryout.  They can be selected to play on the 4th grade boys and 5th grade girls teams if space is available.  Preference will be given to 4th grade boys and 5th grade girls.
**Attention 6th grade girls – there are a number of available spots for 6th grade girls.  Even if you have not played travel basketball in the past please consider trying out.
•    If you are a returning player, please wear your uniform jersey
•    We recommend that you attend both tryout sessions.  All players must attend at least one.

Sunday, October 27
2013-14 Sutton Travel Program

Travel Program.

The Travel Program participates in the SCMYBL, competing against like age players of surrounding towns.  The travel program is more demanding and is a bigger time commitment than our Recreation League.  A few of the basic requirements to be eligible for a travel team are:

·         The girls Travel Program have teams for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.  (Age restrictions may apply in some cases).

·         The boys Travel Program have teams for grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. (Age restrictions may apply in some cases).

·         Potential players must participate in at least one of the two tryout dates. 

·         Evaluators evaluate and choose the best skilled players that “make” the team.


In recent years, the Travel Program has expanded the number of teams.  Typically we try to get at least one team in the league for each grade, however for some grades we’ve had zero teams and some we have had two teams.  The number of teams for each grade will be solely the decision of the SYB board.  The decision has many factors, however a couple of the key factors are:

·         Number of eligible and dedicated players for a given grade.

·         Qualified  and dedicated coach (determined solely by the SYB board)

·         Facility availability.

In the cases where we may have multiple teams at a certain grade, the teams are divided into an “A” group and a “B” group.  The “A” will be a stronger basketball group; as such will participate in a stronger division of the SCMYBL than a “B” group.  NOTE:  a player’s participation from previous seasons does not secure or guarantee a certain spot on future travel teams.  Players will move up and down.  In some cases there may be cuts.

The evaluation process of tryouts is difficult for our volunteers, and each year we evaluate and tweak the process.  This year we are adding additional “independent” evaluators to help with the process.