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Travel Program

2023-2024 Travel Basketball Tryout Dates

Girls 3rd-8th Grade Travel Tryout Weekend 

  • Saturday 9/16 & Sunday 9/17 (both days)

Boys 3rd-8th Grade Travel Tryout Weekend 

  • Saturday 9/23 & Sunday 9/24 (both days)

Please note that players trying out need to attend both tryout days. 

More info to come! 

What Is Travel Basketball?

If you are new to Farmington's Travel Basketball program, here is a brief overview:

Length of Season
Our season runs from the first week of practices, the first week in October, to the state tournaments in early March. (Tryouts are in September, see below).

We have two practices a week that will range in days and can include Wednesdays and Fridays.

The start times are the preference of the head coach. Most teams usually start at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm or 7:30pm. But all teams could have an occasional 8pm start.

Teams play in weekend tournaments over the season. The final tournament will be the State Tournament in the metro.

3rd-4th: Play 7-8 weekends
5th: 8-9 weekends
6th: 8-9 weekends
7th: 9-10 weekends
8th: 9-10 weekends

Most of the tournaments our teams play in are fairly close - Our own Farmington tournaments, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Eagan, Shakopee, etc. Admission is charged for most tournaments. Often you will play one or two games on Saturday, and one or two games on Sunday. We do try to schedule some one-day tournaments as well.

Team selection
We have teams at the "A," "B" and "C" level, depending on the number of players who try out in a given grade. Tryout evaluators place the players for the teams at each grade, and those are announced 1-2 days after the last tryout session.

Teams are formed consisting of between 8-10 players per team. Expect there to be cuts as necessary.  Registration refunds are given to players who are cut or who withdraw by 5pm the day listed in Tryout Emails.  FYBA refunds all fee except the $35.00 Administration Fee.  Players who withdraw after the set date will not receive a refund.

Family Volunteer Commitment:
Each family is asked to fulfill 2-shifts (regardless of number of registered players in a household) and provide a $400 volunteer check to be collected at tryouts.  Checks will ONLY be cashed at the end of season if volunteer shifts have not been completed.

Official Volunteer Activities include: 

  • Coaching (only 1 assistant per team)
  • Tournament shifts for admissions
  • Concession 
  • Other opportunities as available (all opportunities must be designated by Boys and Girls Tiger Classic Directors) 

Not Eligible

  • Team Manager role
  • Keeping score for your child’s team games
  •  Helping at practice
  • Anything not approved by the board

If a team does not have a coaching candidate who was interviewed by the coaching committee, we will encourage a parent on that team to coach. In some cases, a non-parent coach is available. But if not, and we do not have a coaching candidate among the parents, a team may not be formed after all, and the players will be refunded their registration.

Registration typically opens early July.

Scholarships are available.

The only other out of pocket cost is for the uniform, good for at least two seasons depending on a player's growth. The uniform is approximately $87.  All players will also be required to have a practice jersey for $8 (this can be bought once and kept throughout program or until grown out of it).

Girls and boys in 3rd and 4th grade use a 27.5 ball.
Girls 5th grade and up and boys 5th and 6th grade use a 28.5 ball.
Boys 7th and 8th grade use a men's regulation size ball.