Traveling basketball is a competitive basketball experience that often serves as a feeder program for high school teams based around high school borders. Teams are usually created through a tryout process with players organized based on individual abilities in order to compete against other traveling organizations.
The Kennedy Boys Traveling Basketball (KBTB) season runs from early October (tryouts are in September) through the grade state championship in mid-March. Our teams play in approximately ten weekend tournaments around the Twin Cities area.
The KBTB teams are organized by grade level and are subdivided by player skill level. We offer teams from grade 4-8 (3rd graders are welcome to play up) for students that reside or attend school within the Kennedy High School boundaries. Teams may participate at an A, B, or C level.
The cost to participate is based on a sliding scale based on the student’s free / reduced lunch eligibility (verification required) and grade level. Our fees cover all program costs including: gym time, coaches, tournament costs, uniforms, shooting shirts and a team bag for each player.
For the 2016 – 2017 season player fees were:
Full lunch: $150 – 250
Reduced lunch: $100 – 200
Free lunch: $75 – 150
In addition to our fees, we require all families to complete volunteer hours at two tournaments during our season (MYAs Jamboree in October and the Kennedy Invitation in January).
Tryouts occur in mid-September. Practices begin the first week of October. All teams practice three nights per week.