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Travel Program

The Registration "Travel Program" is not currently available.

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.

Teams

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.

Evaluations

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.

Coaches

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.

ROCHESTER TOURNAMENT

ERGYB travel teams will be going to Rochester to participate in the Early Bird Classic presented by: SCHEELS tournament. Most games will be played at the Rochester Community & Technical College, or the National Volleyball Center.

Book your stay in advance using the links below and take advantage of the discounted nightly rates.

 

Dates: November 17 - 19, 2023

 

Hotels:

Grades 5 & 6 - Sleep Inn ($99/night)

https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/JO66G5

 

Grades 7 & 8 - Comfort Inn ($99/night)

https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/QQ19Q5

Travel Season Details

Registration is now OPEN for all grades!
Player Registration Form

Coach Registration due by TBD
Coach Registration Form
 

Coach Interviews
Date TBD 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 - TBD.
Must register as a coach prior to this meeting.

 

Early Bird Ends
TBD

Evaluations
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
TBD

Season Begins
TBD

Team Photos
TBD

4th Grade Registration
TBD

Coach interviews
TBD

Coach meeting, practice time selection & equipment distribution
TBD

 

4th Grade Early Bird Ends
TBD

4th Grade Evaluations
TBD
Player registration closes the day of evaluations.
Coach registration 

 

4th Grade Practice Starts
TBD

4th Grade Season Starts
TBD

Elk River Girls Tournament 
TBD

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

End-of-Year Celebration Lock-In
TBD

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

End of Season Coaches Meeting
TBD



Travel News

New Sponsorship Program!

By Lionel Ramos 05/27/2023, 1:15pm CDT

Get sponsors to offset fees

We have a new sponsorship program available! This is a great opportunity for the girls to recoup part or all of their fees. Please see our Sponsors page for the sponsorship form and for more details.

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