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Traveling Programs

Lakeville North Basketball

Travel Program Update 2020-2021 (updated 9.15.20)

Parents:  

Below please find our tryout schedule for the upcoming travel basketball season.   Players are required and expected to attend BOTH sessions to be considered for our travel program.    Our travel program is intended for kids in 4th-8th grade.   Please sign up for the current grade of your child.     

Currently, we have not been able to confirm the timing or schedule for our in-house programs.   Our normal tryout process would allow all player in grades 4th-6th that do not make a travel team to be automatically enrolled in our in-house programs.    Since we cannot confirm that we will be able to offer our in-house programs this fall due to lack of facilities we will have a secondary registration for in house basketball as soon as we have the program details confirmed.   

Registration for travel tryouts is open at the link below.   Due to increased school district facility fees we are having to charge a $30.00 non-refundable fee for tryouts.   Full travel fees will be collected once teams are selected and confirmed.   

We are estimating that the cost per player for travel basketball for the upcoming season will be $500.00.  Due to COVID-19, all tournaments our teams will be participating in have moved to a "gateless" model which means that you will not be paying an admission fee for any tournaments this year.   Any tournaments that are cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns will result in a refund of the entry fees.   Any refunded entry fees will be distributed back to you at the end of the season.   

Best Regards, 

Josh Kutzler / President

Tryout Schedule

DATE GRADE TIME LOCATION
October 4th & 11th (Sunday) 8th 11:00-12:15 LNHS-South Gym
October 4th & 11th (Sunday) 7th 12:25 - 1:40 LNHS-South Gym
October 4th & 11th (Sunday) 6th 1:50 - 3:05 LNHS-South Gym
October 4th & 11th (Sunday) 5th 3:15 - 4:30 LNHS-South Gym
October 4th & 11th (Sunday) 4th 4:40 - 5:55 LNHS-South Gym

Program Overview

Lakeville North Boys Traveling Basketball adheres to the philosophy that players having more advanced skills should be given the opportunity to enhance their abilities under the best conditions possible. We believe that the best conditions exist when a more challenging and therefore more competitive environment is created. We believe that competition against players of equal ability is healthy for the boys physically and mentally and that the boys will grow as they strive to overcome these greater challenges.

Our goal is two fold:

  • Development of a positive self-esteem. That each boy feels good about themselves and can be proud of the effort they've given.
  • Development of well-balanced mental strength. That each person has a positive mental approach in handling the rewards of success, as well as the correct mental approach and strength to handle the emotional feelings associated with a setback.

Boys Traveling Basketball serves grades 4th through 8th, with 8 - 10 players per team.  Note:   the teams will consist of Lakeville residents or students of the Lakeville North school system.

The Lakeville North Boys Basketball Association Traveling Teams will play in 8 to 10 weekend tournaments. The season runs from mid-October to mid-March. All 4th through 8th Grade teams will practice 2 to 3 times a week in the evening.

Tournaments can range from a trip to a nearby community, to an out-of-town trip, staying overnight. The Traveling Director will set up all tournament schedules. Parents are required to help out with the traveling program in one capacity or another.

We want the Boys to develop the habit of thinking as a winner ("I can", "Never give up", etc.) and working hard to win. In the end, we want them to handle winning graciously, and to accept losing with strength.

John Oxton

John Oxton

Lakeville North Head Coach

Greg Danielson

Traveling Director



PROGRAM INFORMATION


4TH GRADE TRAVEL BASKETBALL

4th Grade traveling basketball consists of 9 tournaments on weekends between November and March. Cost is $TBD The team will practice 1-3 times per week throughout the season. Location of practices varies based on gym availability.

There has traditionally been two 4th grade traveling teams --an A & B team. Total amount of teams depends on the number of players who try out AND the number of players evaluated as ready to compete at a traveling basketball level.

When registering, please pay the In-House registration fee of TBD.

Remainder of traveling fees will be due after player is placed on a traveling team.  Players not chosen for a traveling team will automatically be assigned to an In-House team.  

Tryouts are mandatory for participation in traveling basketball.    

 


5TH & 6TH GRADE TRAVEL BASKETBALL

5th and 6th Grade traveling basketball consists of 10 tournaments on weekends between November and March. Cost is TBD. The team will practice 1-3 times per week throughout the season. Location of practices varies based on gym availability.

There has traditionally been three 6th grade traveling teams and three 5th grade traveling teams--an A, B and C teams at each grade. Total amount of teams depends on the number of players who try out AND the number of players evaluated as ready to compete at a traveling basketball level.

When registering, please pay the In-House registration fee of TBD.

Remainder of traveling fees will be due after player is placed on a traveling team.  Players not chosen for a traveling team will automatically be assigned to an In-House team.  

Tryouts are mandatory for participation in traveling basketball.    

 


7th & 8th Grade Lakeville North Traveling Boys' Basketball

7th & 8th grade traveling basketball consists of 10 tournaments on weekends between November and March. Cost is TBD. The team will practice 1-3 times per week throughout the season. Location of practices varies based on gym availability. There has traditionally been three 8th grade traveling teams and three 7th grade traveling teams--an A, B and C team for each grade. However, there is not a guarantee of three teams; total amount of teams depends on the number of players who try out AND the number of players evaluated as ready to compete at a traveling basketball level.

When registering, you will NOT pay a registration fee. All traveling fees  will be due after player is placed on a traveling team.

Tryouts are mandatory for participation in traveling basketball.