This is avontravelbasketball.org - the on-line home of the Avon Boy's and Girls' Travel Basketball programs of Avon, CT. Here you will find news, information, schedules, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our organization and your team.
Avon Travel Basketball promotes and supports competitive boy’s and girl's basketball teams to enhance and improve players’ skills fostering a positive environment of sportsmanship and teamwork. Avon Travel Basketball offers the opportunity for Avon Boys and Girls in the 5th through 8th grades to play at a level which encourages growth as an individual and as a team.
The Town of Avon offers great summer basketball programs for both Boys and Girls lead by Avon High School coaches. This is a great way to get the kids back in to basketball shape for the upcoming season. Please visit the Town of Avon website to register. THESE ARE NOT MANDITORY.
Basketball - Summer Camps
All Grades are those the participant will be entering in the Fall of 2014. Please visit avonrec website for dates and times of each camp and to register.
· AVON FALCONS BOYS - ENTERING GRADES 3-5
This camp introduces basketball fundamentals in a fun/non-competitive atmosphere.
Games and contests along with game play will take place each day.
· AVON FALCONS BOYS - ENTERING GRADES 6-9
This camp will focus on fundamental and skill progression.
Participants will be in a team setting competing each day in drills and games.
· AVON FALCONS BOYS - ENTERING GRADE 9 (HIGH SCHOOL PREP)
This weekly clinic prepares incoming freshman to be able to compete in high school basketball.
Drills and skills directly from high school program.
· GIRLS CAMP - ENTERING GRADES 4-9
Come join Avon High School's Assistant Varsity Coach, Tim Filon and his staff for a fun week of basketball.
Campers will have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of the game.
Girls will also get individual skill instruction from current and former AHS players.
Each camper will receive a t-shirt and a skills report card at the conclusion of camp.
PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING BASKETBALL SHOES, ATHLETIC CLOTHING, WATER AND A SNACK.
Chris Vozzolo has completed his 5th year as Avon High School Boy's Basketball Coach. Coach Vozzolo continues a winning tradition, while developing varsity players and beyond.
Tim Filon just finished his 14th year as an Assistant Coach for the AHS girl's basketball team. He is also the Physical Education/Health teacher at Avon High School.
We have received various recent questions from parents of 4th graders and other parents asking about boys travel basketball, the ABTBA, and our program. Hopefully this summary helps answer those questions. The Avon Boys Travel Basketball Association (“ABTBA”) has been in existence for well over a decade and promotes and supports competitive boys basketball teams in Avon to enhance and improve players’ skills fostering a positive environment of sportsmanship and teamwork. The ABTBA offers the opportunity for Avon Boys in the 5th through 8th grades to play at a level which encourages growth as an individual and as a team. Up to two teams of typically 10 to 12 players in each grade may be selected each year. Each grade will field one team to play in the Connecticut Boys Travel Basketball League (CBTBL) a highly competitive league composed of larger towns largely in the Greater Hartford area. A second team at each grade may also be selected when turnout and ability allows. This team will play in the NCC Travel Basketball League (NCC) which provides strong competition from smaller towns in a similar region. Criteria for player selection will include, but not be limited to: athleticism, skill, attitude, commitment and the need for team balance.
Typically, each September, the ABTBA will hold several open gyms for any boys that wish to play. Tryouts are then held in early/mid October. The ABTBA board will be available with more information at the Open Houses in early September at AMS and TBS --- look for us there. Head Coaches for teams will typically be selected by an ABTBA committee, pursuant to an interview process, after the teams have been selected each year. Assistant Coaches will be selected after players and Head Coaches have been named. All interested in Coaching must submit an application and volunteer form to the ABTBA which will be available at the Open Houses and are available on this website.
ABTBA teams will typically play approximately 20-25 games between late November and early March. Games generally will be on Saturdays and Sundays with a minimum of two practices during the week. Practices begin after teams are selected. Games and/or practices may be held during both December and February vacations.
The Avon Girls Travel Basketball 8th Grade team recently won the Valley Sports Center Turkey Shootout Basketball Tournament. The girls spent the Thanksgiving Break winning 4 games in 3 days to win the tournament beating Granby by 4 points in the final.