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.
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Boys Travel Open Gym and Tryout Schedule
Avon Boys Travel Basketball Association will be holding open gym time for Boys in Grades 5-8 on the following dates to prepare for tryouts on the week of October 6th. The following dates and times will be open to all boys living in Avon. All boys participating must have a signed waiver form on file to participate in open gym time and tryouts. Forms can be found in the handouts section on the website, open gym times and at open houses. PLEASE NOTE THAT OPEN GYMS ARE NOT MANDITORY BUT ARE ENCOURAGED.
ABTBA will also have an informational table at the Thompson Brook and Middle School Open houses to get additional information and forms for the upcoming season.
All gym time will be at Thompson Brook School
5th and 6th Grade
September 11th 6-7:30
September 18th 6-7:30
October 2nd 6-7:30
7th and 8th Grade
September 11th 7:30 - 9:00
September 18th 7:30 – 9:00
October 2nd 7:30 – 9:00
Team Tryouts will be held on the following dates and times
5th grade October 6th Monday 6- 8:00
6th grade October 7th Tuesday 6- 8:00
7th Grade October 8th Wednesday 6- 8:00
8th Grade October 9th Thursday 6- 8:00
Selected teams will be posted on the Avon Boys Travel Basketball website the weekend after tryouts are completed and will be posted no later than 6:00PM on Sunday October 12th.
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.