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EGBA 2018-19 TRAVEL TRYOUT INFO

Welcome to the 2018-19 EGBA season.  All registered 4th-8th Grade girls and boys House League players are eligible to tryout for an EGBA Travel team. In order to tryout for the Travel Team you MUST PRE-REGISTER for the tryout online by October 13. There is NO COST to register for tryouts. Please log on to eghoops.com and go to the "Registration tab" on the home page to PRE-REGISTER. Tryouts will take place between October 18-20 (see below for more details on dates and times). Details for the EGBA Travel team below:

TRAVEL REGISTRATION

-Registration for Travel tryouts MUST be done online at eghoops.com by October 13.

-There is no cost to register for Travel tryouts.

-When registering for tryouts please select which travel team your son/daughter wish to tryout for "Travel A/B" or "Travel B Only", more info about Travel A and B teams below.

ABOUT EGBA TRAVEL

-Travel A Teams will practice 1-2 times per week and play in 8-10 tournaments during the season and costs approx. $300 per player.  $150 is due soon after roster selection and the remainder is due in January.

-Players who accept Travel A roster selection are expected to regularly attend practices and tournament games, and should consider the EGBA Travel team as their primary team during the winter, with the exception of school team commitments.

-Travel B Teams will practice 1 time per week, play in the weekly Sunday development league and will also play in several other tournaments including MLK week-end (hosted by EGBA) and the Cape Cod year end tourney.

-Travel B costs $150 for the season and due soon after roster selection, and is considered less of a commitment for players and families both in terms of cost and time.

-The mandate for Travel A coaches is to have fun and develop each player in a competitive environment.  Playing time will vary player to player and is based on performance and team needs.

-The mandate for Travel B coaches is to have fun, develop each player and ensure each player gets an opportunity to play regularly in the games.

*Based on this information please select which Travel team you wish to tryout for, "Travel A/B or Travel B only" when registering.

TRAVEL SELECTION CRITERIA

-Roster selection will be made by the EGBA Board, players must be present to get evaluated.

-Past player performance in Travel and House will be considered in addition to evaluations provided by Travel coaches from the previous season.

-Team needs will be considered when finalizing the roster, it is not feasible to select players who all play the same position or have the same skill set.

-Attitude, hustle, teamwork, i.e. being a good teammate will be considered, these traits are outlined under the "Fun-damentals" tab on eghoops.com.

-Travel rosters (A and B) will not exceed 10 players.

-Travel A rosters will consist of 8-10 players who the Board consider can compete successfully at that level.  

-Prior participation on a Travel team does not guarantee a roster spot for the upcoming season.

 

TRAVEL TRYOUTS DATES and TIMES

Tryout times for the specific age groups are as follows:

Thursday - October 18, 2018 at East Greenwich High School

  • 4th Grade Girls - 6:00-7:00PM
  • 8th Grade Girls - 7:00-8:00PM

Saturday - October 20, 2018 at Cole Middle School

  • 7th Grade Boys - 8:30-9:30AM
  • 4th Grade Boys - 9:30-10:30AM
  • 5th Grade Boys - 10:30-11:30AM
  • 5th Grade Girls - 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • 6th Grade Girls - 1:00-2:00PM
  • 6th Grade Boys - 2:00-3:00PM
  • 7th Grade Girls - 3:00-4:00PM
  • 8th Grade Boys - 4:00-5:00PM

If your daughter or son can not make it to the scheduled tryout time, please contact our Travel Director, Sean McMullen at smcmullen@jlmarshall.com.