Travel InformationUpdatedFriday September 27, 2019 byThe Registrar.
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Due to the high level of competition in the league, regular practices are required to prepare the teams. Generally, each travel team will practice 3 times per week (2 weeknights and Saturday). In addition, scrimmages versus other towns may be scheduled by the coach. Travel teams generally play 1 to 2 games per week with the season beginning in December, the League playoff and finals occur in mid-March. Games during the week can begin as early as 6:15 P.M. or as late as 7:45 P.M. Typically the earlier game times are reserved for the younger teams. Saturday games are played based on gym availability. All practices and home games are played at Copeland Middle School.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all games as well as practices, scrimmages and tournaments. For games, players are typically required to report to the game site 30 minutes prior to game-time.
Fees assessed to each player who plays in the travel program are higher than those for the in-house program to help defray the costs related to the travel teams. The program provides uniform shorts for the travel teams. Players will be required to purchase uniform shirts (personalized with name and number – they keep the shirts), and shooting shirts to be worn during game warm-ups and travel bags if they want them.
Most of the leagues we participate in do not have specific rules regarding playing time. They typically mirror high school rules for playing time and therefore no minimum amount of time is required. Substitution of players is determined by coaches based upon strength of opponent, style of play, and player skill level.
The following volunteers are the Head Coaches of the Rockaway Township Girls Travel Teams.
8th Grade: Ramin Rabizadeh
7th Grade: Bob Grubel
6th Grade: Jack O’Shea
5th Grade: Jeremy Platts
The Rockaway Township Girls Basketball (RTGB) Travel program will be accepting applications for coaching positions for the upcoming 5th grade travel team for the 2018-2019 season. All applications must have current Rutgers Safety Certification, and experience coaching basketball. All those interested should email Brian Nolan, RTGB Travel Director at RTGBTravelDirector@gmail.com for consideration.
All applications being considered will participate in an interview process.
All applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 14th for consideration. Applications are available on the girls basketball website under “Downloadable Forms & Files”.
The selected coaches will have an opportunity to work with current travel coaches during our September open gyms as well as participate in those open gyms with the kids. Open gym dates are listed on the RTGB website (www.rtgirlshoops.org).