Travel basketball is a program run by the Pentucket Youth Basketball, ( PYB ) which is open to all girls who live or go to school in the Pentucket School District. Teams are selected through a tryout process. These teams are entered in the highly-competitive River Valley Girls Basketball League and are placed in divisions by skill level. These teams compete against teams from other towns on a weekly basis with playoffs held at the end of the year.
What is the time commitment? The season runs from late October to mid March. Teams will have 90 minute practices 1 or 2 times per week, 1 or 2 games on the weekend, occasionally there may be a mid-week game and some teams may play additional tournaments.
How many players make a team and how many teams are there per grade? Ten to 12 players make a team and this depends on the number of players who tryout and the talent level. It is the goal of PYB to have one team in 4th grade, and two teams for every other grade.
What is the cost of Travel Basketball?
The cost per player depends on what team your daughter plays on, some teams play additional tournaments, the exact cost is figured out after all teams are made. The cost is anywhere between $180 & $250. Player costs, include gym time, tournaments, River Valley games. Uniforms are not included and must be purchased. The cost of a uniform is about $55. The uniform cost will be included in the 5th grade team fee.
Girls Program Director