Youth Basketball: Register now for Town and Travel

Above: Time to sign up for Travel and/or Town youth basketball. (Photo left contributed, right by Joao Melo)

I know it’s still sweltering-summer, but Fall sports are underway. That means it’s already time to start planning for kids’ winter sports.

Southborough Youth Basketball registration for 1st – 8th grade is now open. Here are some of this year’s details for the Town and Travel programs.

(Note: For information on Southborough Recreation’s program for younger players, click here and search for “Biddy Basketball Basic”.)

SYBA basketball flyer
(click to enlarge)

The season is expected to begin mid-November. The registration deadline is October 21st, but players seeking to join the travel team need to act this month.

Town Program (grades 1-8 for Girls and Boys)

All children of all skill levels are encouraged to learn the game, have fun and socialize with friends. All children play an equal amount.

  • Season begins mid-November and runs through February 23rd.
  • 1st Grade – play in a clinic format on Saturday mornings (no weekday practice). 
  • Grades 2-6 – mid-week evening practice, teams have Saturday games in Town (except if plans are made to play against other towns in particular grades.)
  • Grades 7-8 – mid-week evening practice, Tuesday night games at Trottier, Saturday games at Algonquin. Playoffs follow the regular season.
  • Fees:
    • Grades 1-3: $90 per player ($10 sibling discount)
    • Grades 4-8: $120 per player ($10 sibling discount)

Travel Program (grades 4-8 for Girls and Boys) 

Optional program for children interested in pursuing more competitive basketball. Players are selected through a tryout process.

  • Tryouts will be held on Sundays, September 23rd and 30th
  • Season runs from December 2, 2018 through February 24, 2019. Playoffs are scheduled for February 28 through March 3.
  • Travel teams play games on Sundays and practice one to two nights per week. Expect 12 games with about half in town.
  • Minimum playing time is 50% for 4th graders and about 40% for older players with discretion of coaches based on competitive play.
  • This season, not all grades will require travel players to also play town basketball. (Sounds like that means some grades still may.)
  • To tryout – players must be previously registered for town basketball or be named to a team (unless specific permission is otherwise granted).
  • Fees:
    • Travel ONLY Basketball – $250
    • COMBINED Town and Travel – $320
    • (Players who register for Travel but don’t make a team will have fees applied to Town and the difference refunded.)

For more details on the SYBA program, or to register, visit If you have any questions, please email

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