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Traveling Basketball - Grades 4th-8th

**NEW Traveling Basketball Uniforms and Spiritwear**

For the 2014-15 Traveling Basketball season all players will be ordering NEW UNIFORMS.  We have been using the same style uniforms for the last 5 years and they will no longer be available for the upcoming season.  Samples will be available to try on during tryouts. Orders for the new uniforms will need to be placed via a link that will be provided by Sunday October 12th, 2014

Here is the website information to place orders for New Uniforms and Laker Gear:
Website: https://universal.itemorder.com
Sale Code: PLAYBKB14


WOW, what a busy weekend in the gyms with Traveling Tryouts.  We had over 370 kids try out this year.  a HUGE THANK YOU to the Varsity staff and everyone else that volunteered their time to help out.

The tryout process is not easy.  The coaches take it very seriously and do a great job.  Not all that tried out will make a team.  For those that did not make a team you will be placed in the in-house program.  Please do not get discouraged.  Work hard during this season and in the off-season to help improve your game and give it a shot again next year.  We did add teams at some grade levels to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to experience traveling basketball this year.  We will have 32 Traveling Teams this year.  With that many Traveling Teams and all of the In-House teams, the gyms will be extra full.  Also, we have not filled all of the coaching slots.  If you have an interest in coaching and your son or daughter is on a team with a TBD as a coach, please consider helping out.  You can contact the appropriate Traveling Coordinator to let them know you want to help out.

Also, we ask that if you have questions or concerns about what team your child is on or if they didn't make a team that you wait at least 24 hours before you contact the Coordinators.  Your email or call WILL NOT be responded to if you do. 

If your child made a traveling team you need to make sure to order a new uniform.  All Traveling Basketball Participants need to order new uniforms this year because the uniforms we have used for the last 5 years are no longer available to order.  You will need to make sure to get a uniform ordered by SUNDAY Oct. 12th.  The details can be found above on how you can order one.  You can also order other Laker gear until then.  All items ordered should be available before the first tournament and will be delivered to you by your coach.

Thank your for getting your kids involved in basketball again this year.  We are looking forward to another great season.


Traveling Basketball Tryouts Oct 4-5, 2014

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