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2020 Girls Travel Basketball Tryouts

This year's travel basketball tryouts will be held November 9th through 14th, 2020 at Ft. Couch Middle School.  While plans for the season are still being developed, we look forward to assembling teams and starting practices in anticipation of league play as early as December.  While we do not know the specifics of how the year will play out, we know that the current pandemic will make things different for players, coaches and parents.  By working together we hope to achieve the common goal of giving our girls the opportunity to play basketball this season. 

 

Tryout Details

Two sessions have been scheduled for each grade to provide an alternative for unavoidable conflicts and give the players the best chance to be seen by the evaluation team.  Players are not required to attend both sessions, but attendance at both is highly recommended.  Due to the limitations related to COVID-19 this year's tryout will need to operate differently than in prior years.  Players are to be dropped off at the main building entrance by the Fort Couch Gym no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tryout.  Except for the 4th grade session, it is asked that parents do not enter the school.  Check in will be conducted directly inside the front door where players will be greeted by a USCAA representative. Players should wear a reversible (red/black), numbered rec basketball jersey to each tryout session, and bring their own basketball.  If a player does not have a jersey, one will be provided for use during the tryout, however the supply is limited.  In the case of 4th grade players/parents, one parent only should accompany their daughter into the school for check in and a very brief introductory meeting.  All players (and parents) are asked to wear a mask upon entry to the school building.  Players will not be required to wear a mask during tryouts, but all adults conducting the tryouts will be wearing masks.  Tryout sessions are estimated to last approximately one hour at which time players will be dismissed through the same doors through which they entered.  Please wait outside the school to pick up your daughter at the conclusion of each tryout.

 

Other Important Information:

·        Pre-registration is required for all participants and is available via: Mandatory Pre-Registration Form

·        As with all USCAA sports, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic participants are required to adhere to the current Return to Play Guidelines posted at www.USCAASports.org.  As part of Travel Basketball registration guardians for all participants must complete the USCAA 2020 Winter Sports Waiver (click link to access) prior to attending tryouts. 

·        All parents are requested to review the Girls Travel Basketball Principles and Parent Code of Conduct prior to completing registration.  Practices will start the week of November 16th in preparation for league play on or around December 1st.

·        All Travel Basketball players in 4th through 6th grades are required to participate in the Recreation Basketball Program conducted by the Township and USCAA.  Plans for the 2020-21 season are still in progress and registration will be distributed as soon as possible.

·        Given the challenges with the current COVID-19 pandemic and planning for the season (including the almost certain cancellation of the annual fundraising tournament), the full costs for player registration will be higher than in prior years.  While the program budget has yet to be finalized, fees are estimated to be approximately $300/player.  This cost is separate and in addition to costs for the Recreation Program mentioned above.

 

Tryout Schedule

 

Date

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Monday, November 9th

4th Grade

8th Grade

Tuesday, November 10th

5th Grade

7th Grade

Wednesday, November 11th

6th Grade

8th Grade

 

Date

9:00 AM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Saturday, November 14th

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

 

Reminders and Links:

Please remember to review and complete each of the following registration/participation requirements:

·        USCAA 2020 Winter Sports Waiver

·        Girls Travel Basketball Principles and Parent Code of Conduct (acknowledge during registration) 

·        Mandatory Pre-Registration Form

Teams are anticipated to be announced on November 15th and will begin formal practice during the following week. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding in working through the updated protocols required to make this season possible.  We appreciate your thorough review and completion of the required documentation in order to streamline the tryout process on site.  Any questions can be directed to the USC Girls Basketball Commissioners at [email protected]

 





Sunday, November 15th             12:15 – 1:45

About the Program

USCAA offers Girls Travel Basketball for grades 4-8.  Travel basketball is the competitive basketball offering in Upper St. Clair for girls who wish to play against other advanced teams in a highly competitive environment.  Teams are selected based upon skill at our annual evaluations and if we have enough girls to form 2 teams per grade, we will.  These evaluations occur over 2 weeks in October. Travel basketball teams participate in competitive leagues with other local townships and in tournaments.  In addition, we host our own tournament in February (Grades 5-8) and March (Grade 4). The travel basketball season starts in November and runs through March. To qualify for travel basketball, in addition to other requirements, a player must register and participate fully in recreation basketball. 

Contact Us

Upper St. Clair Athletic Association

P.O. Box 12551 
Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania 15241

Email Us: [email protected]
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