Tryouts for boys and girls will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, for youth going into grades 4-8 this coming fall. Both boys and girls will have tryouts on Saturday and Sunday. All tryouts will be held at St. Thomas Academy High School.
Registration link for tryouts is available below. All players that want to be considered for team placement need to register for tryouts. Tryout fee is $25.
It is expected that prospective players attend both days of tryouts. This ensures that each player has the opportunity to be seen more than once by the evaluators. This is not a requirement in order to make a team, but it will give your children more of a chance to show what they can do.
Please bring a numbered jersey/shirt to tryout (preferably a reversible jersey if you have one), and wear the same jersey/shirt both days. If you do not have a numbered jersey, please wear a t-shirt with a distinct design/pattern/color/etc.
Tryout times will be as follows:
Saturday, September 10 (boys and girls)
Sunday, September 11 (boys and girls)
Season fees for this coming traveling season will be increasing to $640. The club's costs have increased over the last 3 years due to rising gym rental fees and club/team tournament fees, and so player fees are higher in order to offset those costs and keep the organization viable.
For those that have been a part of the program over the last couple of years, you are aware that tournaments have gone to a no gate fee model, instead choosing to charge organizations/teams more upfront with higher tournament fees. Overall, this has been a net positive for families, especially those with multiple members that had been paying $6-8 per person/per day for gate fees. However, this has increased tournament costs for the organization.
Season fees noted above do not include our tryout fee or uniform fees. There is a $25 tryout fee for all that register. If you need a new uniform this year, uniform costs remain the same at $90 (shorts + jersey).
General schedule information
St. Paul Traveling Basketball teams typically practice twice per week for 1.5 hours each night on Monday-Thursday. Practices normally begin the week after MEA break.
Tournaments for boys and girls will begin in November. Teams typically play in 8-10 tournaments between November and March. Check the Boys and Girls Traveling sections for a list of the tournaments from last season.
Our COVID guidelines are generally consistent with MN Dept of Health (MDH), MN State High School League (MSHSL) and MN Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) guidelines. MYAS guidelines follow recommendations from the U.S. Council for Athletes. At this time, we do not have specific Covid protocols in place. We will continue to monitor and provide updates, if things change.
Saint Paul Basketball does offer partial financial assistance opportunities. If you would like to request financial assistance, please contact us via email. Our treasurer will work with you directly.