Pre-Travel Program

Our pre-travel program is run by Coach Mike Evans and has been a huge success since starting in 2021. Coach Evans is a well known youth coach, founder of Full Court Peace, and a great asset to our program.

Players will practice with their grade level and scrimmage with similar children from near-by towns.

Additional details about each of the program can be found at the following links:

Programming will start the week of November 6th and continue through early March. We will break of school holidays.

Questions about the program should be directed to Coach Evans (


NCBA pre-travel teams are open to 2nd through 4th grade boys and girls who live or attend public school in New Canaan. 


Late October: player evaluations

Mid November - early March: Regular practices and scrimmages


NCBA pre-travel teams have practices and scrimmages primarily in Norwalk and New Canaan.


Varies by age group, but typically includes 2-3 sessions per week, including weekday practice(s) and/or weekend scrimmages.

Player Evaluation Details


  • Monday 10/23, Tuesday 10/24, Friday 10/27*
  • *2nd grade will not participate on Friday


  • 4:30pm 2nd grade co-ed* (Monday and Tuesday only)
  • 5:30pm 3rd grade boys
  • 6:30pm 3rd & 4th grade girls
  • 7:30pm 4th grade boys


  • St Mary's Church
  • 669 West Avenue, Norwalk
  • Access to the gym, via the parking lot, is behind the church on Chapel Street


  • 3rd and 4th graders are strongly encouraged to attend a minimum of two sessions
  • 2nd grade is encouraged to make both if possible but it is not necessary
  • NO parents in the gym for evaluations please

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to have basketball experience to play in the pre-travel program?

No but it's a plus. We look forward to enrolling players who are eager to learn basketball, bring a positive attitude and willingness to listen, practice hard, and are good teammates. Space is limited, however, so that an effective player-to-coach ration can be maintained.

Can my child also play YBall?

Yes, schedule permitting. The NCBA pre-travel program is separate from YBall. We aim to minimize scheduling conflicts where possible, so that kids who are interested in participating in both programs can do so.

Does the program utilize parent volunteers?

No. Coach Evans and his colleagues plan and coach the weekday practices and then organize and oversee the weekend scrimmages.

Is there a uniform requirement?

Yes. Each player will receive a complimentary NCBA pinney. They can wear their own shorts and socks.

Winter 2023-2024

Registration has closed.  Evaluation dates and times are posted here.  

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