Travel Info 2020-2021
UpdatedWednesday October 7, 2020 byThe Registrar.
Travel Basketball is...
The township enters 3-4 teams into various leagues comprised of teams largely from Morris & Sussex counties. The team levels are listed below. Please note we do not allow players to “play up” from their grade level unless there is no team fielded at their level and they can compete safely at that higher level:
- 8th graders
- 7th graders
- 6th graders
- 5th graders (Not in 2020-2021)
Tryouts Dates will be posted if and when it is determined that we are able to have a Travel Season.
When travel tryouts are scheduled, an email blast will be sent to all in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades for those interested. The tryouts are observed by a group of coaches and independent evaluators who are not familiar with the players trying out. Most, if not all, of the observers have played high school and/or college basketball and are familiar with the level of elementary/middle school basketball play. They will rate the players and advise the travel director & coach of the travel teams of their ratings. The travel director and coaches of each travel team will take these ratings under advisement when picking the team. Decisions to cut or add players are made by the coaches of that specific team, often based on past play, tryout information and skill position needs. Often a player ranked higher in tryouts is passed over because the lower ranked player plays in a needed skill position. Typically a team is made up of 10 players but can be more or less depending upon number of players trying out and the approach of the designated coach.
**PLEASE NOTE: All players trying out for the Travel Division must be registered in the program. Registration is done via our website http://www.rtgirlshoops.org
The following volunteers are the Head Coaches of the Rockaway Township Girls Travel Teams.
8th Grade: Jack O’Shea
7th Grade: Eric Heidler
6th Grade: Jeremy Platts