Just a reminder that Tryouts for Ardsley Travel Basketball are only 3 Weeks from tomorrow! They will be held on Thursday and Friday October 18th & 19th, respectively at Concord Road Elementary School. Tryout Fee is $10 and you must REGISTER here: https://goo.gl/forms/1M3eHDLDVkESTCbu2
First and foremost, your child will be playing for ARDSLEY and this is a great introduction to those that may aspire to play modified, JV or even Varsity Basketball at some point. We work very closely with the High School Coaches and each team plays a Scrimmage at halftime of an Ardsley Varsity Basketball Game. We've also had Varsity Players and Coaches come talk to the children about the importance of school work and how they balance that along with playing for their Town/School.
- Most of our Coaches have played High School Basketball and in some cases College Basketball
- Most of our Coaches are Volunteer Parents who love the game and understand 9-13 year old’s
- If we can't find a Volunteer Coach we will hire one and spread the cost amongst that team
- Our Practices & Game Schedules are done with the Ardsley School Calendar in mind
- Everyone gets their own uniform to keep that says Ardsley and is the same color as the schools
- For the majority of children, Travel is the next logical step after Rec and before AAU and House of Sports advanced leagues
- All Practices are at either Concord, AMS or AHS and start at 6:00 PM or later - 1X per week
- We have a 14 Game Season plus one Tournament for approximately 16-17 games!
Thursday (10/18) - BOYS
4B & 5B Teams (2 courts): 6:00-7:00
6B Team: 7:00-8:00
Friday (10/19) - GIRLS
7G & 8G Teams (2 courts): 9:00-10:00
REGISTER here: https://goo.gl/forms/1M3eHDLDVkESTCbu2
For those who don’t know, Ardsley Basketball competes in a competitive Westchester Travel Basketball League (http://tcblbasketball.org) against teams from Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Scarsdale, White Plains, Armonk, Tarrytown, Chappaqua, Harrison, and Irvington just to name a few (not all grades play all towns) for the last five years. These are Town Teams in Ardsley based on grade and gender and are reserved for Ardsley School District students and/or residents only. If you want your child to represent Ardsley – read on!
Last year was a huge success! We were extremely proud of our 4th Grade Girls & 6th Grade Boys Teams who the MLK Tournament up in Chappaqua and of course our amazing 5th Grade & 7th Grade Boys who won the Tri-County Travel Championship in just their first year! Who can forget the Halftime performances of all our Teams at the Ardsley Varsity High School Games?! So many of these boys and girls fell in love with the sport so much that they tried out and made AAU Teams this past Spring.
Please pass this email along to all parents who may have a child that is interested in trying out.
Stay tuned for more info…….
If you have any questions, please call Rob Bortstein at 917.885.7376.