Travel Basketball Tryout Policies & Schedule

Updated - October 18, 2020

Please make sure you read ALL OF THE INFORMATION included here regarding the upcoming schedule to HVAA Travel Basketball tryouts. HVAA cannot accommodate any special requests. All parents and participants trying out are expected to flawlessly follow the directions below.  THE TRYOUT SCHEDULE IS POSTED BELOW.

 

TRAVEL BASKETBALL TRYOUT REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. ONLY PLAYERS WHO REGISTERED ONLINE CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE TRYOUTS.


Tryouts are CLOSED DOOR to all. No spectators/parents/guardians/siblings/etc are permitted to enter the Red Lion Gym. 

 

STAY IN YOUR CAR until 10 minutes prior to your scheduled timeParents need to drop off their child at the HVAA check in table outside of the Red Lion Gym's back entranceThis entrance is located in the lower parking lot at Red Lion Gym, 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley (back parking lot of the HV Library). Participants will have their temperature checked.  Please do NOT BRING your child to the tryout if they are sick as anyone with visible symptoms will be turned away as well as anyone that shows a temperature above CDC recommended guidelines of 100.4.  

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A MASK when entering the facility, and must have it on when they exit the facility as well.  They can take off their masks if they choose during the actual tryout.  Participants also MUST wear their masks if they use the restroom in the gym. Please make sure your child has their own water bottle marked with their name on it. Participants will be spread out in the gym to leave their water bottles, gym bags, sweats, etc.

 

When the tryout session is completed parents will pick up their child at Red Lion Gym’s SIDE DOOR, which is right by the courtyard next to the HV Library’s front and main entrance. All the participants will EXIT through these side doors and wait there for their parents to arrive. This is being done in order to reduce the number of participants from different groups interacting with one another as the gym gets disinfected prior to the next group being allowed to enter the building. ***IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE LAST GROUP OF THE NIGHT, then you will pick them up downstairs in the back of Red Lion Gym where you dropped them off. 

 

MUST READ AND ACKNOWLEDGE BELOW:

Since we have to plan for smaller roster sizes of only 8 players per team, HVAA will have 2nd teams this year for only some of the grade levels where the 2nd team can compete in a lower league division. Roster sizes are being dictated by gathering limit restrictions that are restricting total people inside a facility by some to 25. This 25 includes coaches, referees, scoreboard operators, court marshal, and players.  

 

HVAA Travel Basketball teams will all participate in the ICBA League (Inter County Basketball Asssociation). Based on the rules of the ICBA, there are strict limits to the number of players, per team, that are allowed from outside of our ICBA coverage area.  Parents need to accept that, while their child may be a top 8, or top 16 player for 2 teams, they may NOT make a team based on those restrictions.

 

In addition, it is important for parents to accept that the HVAA spectator policy is not yet defined and the opponent spectator policy will vary. There may be a possibility that spectators may NOT be allowed at games, or may allow only ONE parent from each team to come inside the gym. If this occurs live stream games for their team's families may be considered. If you cannot accept this reality of what we 'may' encounter, then simply do not have your child show up for tryouts. 

 

HVAA has been working tirelessly, as volunteers, to give the kids a chance to play this season. Our expectations is that every family will simply be appreciative of our efforts, be thankful that we have such committed volunteers at HVAA, and most importantly respect, accept, and follow all our policies.  


TRYOUT SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS

*Some of the sessions in week one WILL have 2nd tryouts if we deem appropriate.

 

FIRST WEEK OF TRYOUTS:

 

Monday - October 12th, 2020

Each one of these grades/genders will have only ONE team, and may only have ONE tryout, so do everything to make this tryout session.

 

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - 4th Grade Girls 

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

 

6:50 PM to 7:50 PM - 7th Grade Girls 

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

 

8:10 PM to 9:10 PM - 6th Grade Boys 

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

 

Tuesday - October 13th, 2020

Each one of these grades/genders could have TWO teams.

 

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - 6th Grade Girls 

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

 

6:50 PM to 7:50 PM - 7th Grade Boys with LAST NAME - A THROUGH L

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

 

8:10 PM to 9:10 PM - 7th Grade Boys with LAST NAME - M THROUGH Z 

(session will NOT have dividing wall closed)

 

Thursday - October 15th, 2020

There will likely be 2 teams for the 5th Grade Boys, assuming we can get a head coach for that 2nd team.  There will be only ONE team for the 5th Grade Girls, and they will have only ONE tryout.

 

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - 5th Grade Boys with LAST NAME - A THROUGH L 

(session will NOT have dividing wall closed)

 

6:50 PM to 7:50 PM - 5th Grade Boys with LAST NAME - M THROUGH Z

(Session will NOT have dividing wall closed)

 

8:10 PM to 9:10 PM - 5th Grade Girls 

(session will NOT have dividing wall closed) 

 

The schedule for the week of Monday October 19th through Thursday, October 22nd is below.  

SECOND WEEK OF TRYOUTS:

Monday - October 19th, 2020

There may be 2 teams for the 8th grade boys if we can find another head coach.  This will be the first of two tryouts.  We will pare down the participants in the days after the first tryout.  2nd tryout will be by invitation only.

5:45 PM to 6:30 PM - 8th Grade Boys with LAST NAME A THROUGH DAR

(session will NOT have dividing wall closed)

6:45 PM to 7:30 PM - 8th Grade Boys with LAST NAME DAS THROUGH L 

(session will NOT have dividing wall closed)

7:45 PM to to 8:30 PM - 8th Grade Boys with LAST NAME M THROUGH Z 

(session will NOT have dividing wall closed)

Tuesday - October 20th, 2020

This group 'may' have 2 teams if we believe we can support it.

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - 3rd Grade Boys with LAST NAME A THROUGH K

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

6:50 PM to 7:50 PM - 3rd Grade Boys with LAST NAME  J THROUGH Z

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

Wednesday - October 21st, 2020

There will be 2 teams for this group.  There will be some cuts after first tryout as well just like 8th grade.  2nd tryout will be by invitation only.

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - 4th Grade Boys with LAST NAME A THROUGH Ki

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

6:50 PM to 7:50 PM - 4th Grade Boys with LAST NAME - KJ THROUGH Z

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)

Thursday - October 22nd, 2020

There will be only ONE team for the 8th Grade Girls.

5:45 PM to 6:45 PM - 8th Grade Girls 

(will have dividing wall closed and split gym and participants in half)


THIRD WEEK OF TRYOUTS:

The 3rd and final week of tryout sessions will take place the week of Monday October 26th through Thursday October 29th.  In the 3rd week HVAA will only see groups that we are undecided about and will require a 2nd tryout.  Those groups will be by invitation only.  Anyone's child not being asked in for a 2nd tryout will be notified by e-mail prior to that group tryout datePLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US.  

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