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Travel Program

General Information

Travel basketball is a more competitive program and requires a much greater commitment from both the players and the parents.  Practices will take place in the evenings usually two times per week with tournaments being played about every other weekend.

Travel basketball is not an “equal playing time” program like the In-House program. Equitable play is encouraged in 4th and 5th grade travel teams. In 6th grade and above, coaches are encouraged to make sure all girls play a minimum of 25% of a given tournament. Coaches are also encouraged to put the most competitive team on the floor; however, there are many factors that can influence a girl’s playing time. In addition to skill level, they will include: attitude, effort, practice attendance, sportsmanship (player and parent), competitiveness of the game and teamwork.

Additional Costs

The majority of the tournaments will be within the metro area, with the exception of one overnight tournament.  In addition to the travel fee that covers the tournament registration fees and gym use, there are other financial considerations such as admission fees for spectators, uniform purchase if required, travel to and from tournaments, meals and concessions to take into account.  Travel registration fees increased last year.  Many if not all of the tournaments we participate in raised their tournament fees to eliminate spectator gate fees. The tournament ERGYB hosts in January will follow this model as well.

Required Volunteer Hours

Parents of all travel players are expected to volunteer time during the tournaments that we host. 

In order to fulfill the necessary slots for our locations, each family is expected to volunteer a total of 6 hours per player with a family maximum of 9 hours.

These hours are divided in to two 3-hour shifts. For families with more than one player in our program one additional 3 hour shift is required.

Only head-coaches are exempt from completing volunteer hours; otherwise a  volunteer check will be collected at try-outs.  ERGYB will hold this check until the volunteer shifts are completed, and the check will be returned or destroyed. 

More information will come out in November regarding signing up for your volunteer hours.


Team size will range from 8-10 players depending on the number of girls trying out and skill level.  The number of teams will be dictated by the number of participants and skill levels. All girls who are interested in playing travel basketball must attend the tryout session for your grade level.


Tryouts will consist of a series of drills and game type situations that are conducted by a independent evaluators. Board members or parents will not be considered as evaluators. Tryouts will also be “closed” to everyone except the players, evaluators, coach candidates and Travel Director. Please note that players who attend tryouts may not make a Travel team.

Girls not making a travel team will have their registration fees refunded.  They would be able to play house league in the Rogers league if they so desired.

Teams will be selected immediately following tryouts and posted on this website within a day or two with the season officially starting in October.


Volunteer coaches are needed in order for Travel to be a success!

Travel coaches must register online to collect information needed to issue gym permits and run mandatory background screenings. Head coaches must also submit to an interview during the August board meeting.

Refund Policy

Travel registrants not placed on a team (cuts) will receive 100% refund of fees paid and be eligible for in-house registration in Rogers at the rate they post. 

Travel registrants NOT attending tryouts will receive 75% refund of fees paid and will not be placed on a team.

After travel rosters are posted, there will be no refunds of fees or deposits.

See the updated handbook for additional refund policies.

Travel Season Details

Registration is now OPEN for all grades!
Player Registration Form

Coach Registration due by August 7
Coach Registration Form

Coach Interviews
August 13 at ER Golf Course
After you have registered, you will be sent
details to submit background checks and
complete concussion training.

Coach meeting, practice time selection &  equipment distribution
Must register as a coach prior to this meeting


Early Bird Ends
August 26

5th Grade: TBD
6th Grade: TBD
7th Grade: TBD
8th Grade: TBD

Located at Vandenberge. Check-in begins at 5:30.  Tryouts begin at 6:00. Parent meeting at 7:45.
Player registration closes the day of evaluations

Practice Starts
October 9

Season Begins
October 9

Team Photos

4th Grade Registration


Coach interviews
November 5

Coach meeting, practice time selection &  equipment distribution
Must register as a coach by November 1


4th Grade Early Bird Ends
October 13


4th Grade Evaluations
November 13
Player registration closes the day of evaluations
Coach registration 


4th Grade Practice Starts
November 13

4th Grade Season Starts
November 13

Elk River Girls Tournament 
January 6-7, 2024

MYAS Girls State Tournament
February 24-25, 2024
Multiple locations

End-of-Year Celebration Lock-In

Elk River hosts MYAS Boys State Tournament
March 9-10, 2024

End of Season Coaches Meeting

Travel News

Midwest 3-on-3 back this Spring!

By Lora Meier 02/03/2023, 3:00pm CST

Get your teams together and register now

Elk River will be hosting 3-on-3 again this spring!!!!  
Dates:  April 16, 23, 30, and May 7th

At: Vandenberg Middle School
Early Bird Price: $255 
After March 23rd: $270

Grades: 2nd-12th grade
Boys and girls teams
Register HERE
(More info on our home page.)