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Welcome to the NCBA’s Tryout Registration for the 2019-2020...
New Canaan Travel Basketball Tryouts Are Coming!!!
Girls Tryout Schedule:
(Registration Closes 9/22)
5th Grade Girls- Tuesday, 9/24, 5:30pm- 7:00pm
Friday, 9/27, 5:30pm-7:00pm
6th Grade Girls- Tuesday, 9/24, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Friday, 9/27, 7:00pm-8:30pm
7th Grade Girls- Monday, 9/23, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, 9/25, 7:00pm-8:30pm
8th Grade Girls- Monday, 9/23, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, 9/25, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Boys Tryout Schedule:
(Registration Closes 10/13)
5th Grade Boys- Monday, 10/14, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday, 10/17- 6:30pm-8:00pm
6th Grade Boys- Monday, 10/14, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, 10/16, 5:00pm-6:30pm
7th Grade Boys- Tuesday, 10/15, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday, 10/17, 5:00pm-6:30pm
8th Grade Boys- Monday, 10/14, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday, 10/16, 6:30pm-8:00pm
All tryouts take place in the Saxe Middle School Gym.
Plus, please register for our Middle School Clinics, (open to both boys and girls in Grades 5-8):
Monday, 10/7:
5th/6th Grade, 6:30pm-7:30pm
7th/8th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Saxe Main Gym
Tuesday, 10/8; Wednesday, 10/9; Thursday, 10/10; Friday, 10/11:
5th/6th Grade, 6:30pm-7:30pm
7th/8th Grade, 7:30pm-8:30pm
NCHS Main Gym
Cost:  $175, Directed by Varsity Coach Danny Melzer
To register for clinics, please click here:

by posted 09/05/2019

Welcome to the NCBA’s Tryout Registration for the 2019-2020 Season


Tryouts for 5th-8th graders are scheduled for:

Girls: Week of September 23rd.  Times:TBD

Boys: Week of October 14th.  Times:TBD


The following is important information for all participating players.   



  1. Complete the online registration for tryouts on or before September 22nd (Girls) and October 13th (Boys.) A valid email address is mandatory as all notifications will be sent by email.
  2. Each player must pay a $25 tryout fee.  Please pre-pay with a credit card through the online registration process. 
  3. Each player must complete an online release and medical authorization.  
  4. Players must attend all tryout sessions for their grade. 
  5. Players should arrive 10 minutes early to check in. Parents should drop off/pick up players in the Saxe hallway.  If you have specific information for the coach, please inform the check-in desk.


Tryout Evaluation Criteria

Players trying out for the NCBA travel program will be evaluated by paid coaches that may or may not be your child's grade level coach.  Please note that final evaluations are confidential and kept solely by the coaching staff.  They will not be shared with players, parents or anyone outside of a coaching role.  Players will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Offensive skills - movement/transition, dribble/drive, pass/catch, shooting and rebounding
  • Defensive skills - movement/transition, one on one, help, deny/steal, rebounding
  • Timing drills - shuttle runs, sprints
  • Comments on general observations


Selection and Communication of Team Rosters

Team rosters will be set by each coach in conjunction with the NCBA Coaching Directors (Jeff O’Connell, Girls Coaching Director and Danny Melzer, NCHS Boys Varsity Head Coach.) Rosters will be communicated via email no later than October 4 (Girls) and October 25 (Boys.)  A mandatory parent meeting will be held after team rosters are communicated - details to follow.




by posted 08/29/2019
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