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Traveling Programs

Lakeville North Basketball

2023 Travel Parent Meeting

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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.

Tryout Details

  • All players participating in tryouts and wanting to be considered for a position on a Lakeville North team must be registered prior to tryouts. 
  • Team positions are intended for kids who will be attending Lakeville North High School.
  • There are TWO (2) tryout sessions per grade.  Players must attend BOTH sessions as part of the tryout process.
  • Player evaluations and team selection are completed by the Lakeville North High School coaching staff.   
  • Tryouts are not open to the public.   Parents, trainers, family members are NOT allowed in the gym during tryouts.   
  • Team selections for each grade level will be posted online the Saturday morning following the 2nd tryout session for each grade level.   
  • Coaches for the travel teams are selected AFTER the teams are selected.  
  • All coaches (including assistants) must complete a background check, concussion and SafeSport training. 
John Oxton

John Oxton

Lakeville North Head Coach

2023/2024 Tournament Schedule

November 11/12 Maple Grove
December 2/3 Farmington
December 9/10 East Ridge
December 16/17 Chanhassen
January 6/7 Hastings
January 13/14 Shakopee
January 20/21 Lakeville North
February 3/4 White Bear Lake
February 17/18 Lakeville South
February 24/25 Rochester (5th Grade and above)
March 2/3 MYAS State 4th-6th (optional)
March 9/10 MYAS State 7th-8th (optional)