The Marlboro Youth Basketball program would like to thank all players for trying out for our travel teams this season. As this is a more competitive experience, we have had to make some very, very difficult roster decisions. While not perfect, we followed what was deemed to be a fair and impartial process where we relied on the input of independent evaluators, each with previous travel league experience, who created the team rosters based on their own live assessments, extensive discussion of players, and insuring a balanced composition of positions/speed/size on each team. We understand that not everyone is going to agree with the final selections; however, we do ask that you respect the process that was undertaken here.
For those players making a travel league team, your coach will soon be in contact with you regarding details on the upcoming season, with indoor practices expected to begin the first week in November. Please note that the registration fee for this year will be $160 ($150 for a second child), with checks made payable to Marlboro Youth Basketball that will be collected at the first practice (players will not receive a game uniform until the registration fee has been paid). Practice jerseys are included in the registration fee for all new players; returning travel players who requested an additional practice jersey on their registration form will be charged an additional $10.
As a participant in the program, it is expected that priority will be given to basketball relative to other sports or extracurricular activities, with the exception of those playing for the Middle School team (which takes priority).Please note that there are kids that were not placed on a travel team that were willing to make this commitment.
For those players who are not selected for a travel league team, they should NOT consider their basketball careers to be over. To the contrary, we need only to point to the fact that arguably the greatest player ever - Michael Jordan - was cut from his high school team. To this end, we fully encourage participation in the Boys & Girls Club in-town league, as it remains a wonderful opportunity to further develop their skills in the hopes of trying out and making a travel team next season.
Travel Team Rosters (by registration number)
4th Grade Boys Black (10 foot baskets) – 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17,
Coach: Rich Hathaway
4th Grade Boys Orange (8 ½ foot baskets) – 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 18, 19, 23
Coach: Jack Selph
5th Grade Boys Black – 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 18, 19, 21