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Travel Basketball

2024 Season:

The OYAA Travel basketball program is for boys and girls in grades 3 - 6 who attend Olentangy schools or live within the Olentangy School District boundaries. Teams play in the Central Ohio Basketball Association (COBA), a central Ohio-based league with teams in and around I-270. Teams play in one independent, local tournament and the end-of-season COBA league tournament. Home games are played at Olentangy middle schools. Tryouts are held in mid to late September. Each high school program and/or approved evaluator runs the tryout, evaluates players and assigns teams. Parents interested in coaching must sign up online when registering their child to be considered.

Where are Tryouts?
You must try out at the high school for your assigned attendance area. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are unsure, you can find your attendance area on the Olentangy School District website.

Athletes must try out at their correct grade level (no playing up unless determined by HS coaches). 2nd graders are not eligible to participate. Any player found to be registered outside their true grade will be canceled with no refund.
Please note there are separate 3rd and 4th grade boys teams; however, 3rd and 4th grade girls are combined.

Dates and times are determined by the evaluators. Sessions will begin promptly at the indicated time. It is strongly recommended players attend both sessions if possible. Arrive 30 minutes early the first night to check in.

All tryouts are closed. Only coaches/evaluators and participants permitted in the gyms during tryout times.

Be prepared to show your registration confirmation email at check-in.

Parents - please consider coaching. Register the same time you register your son and/or daughter

All sessions are in the main gym of the high school except where otherwise noted
 Berlin HS Girls  Berlin HS Boys 
All gradesSeptember 247:00 - 8:15 pmAll grades
September 216:30 - 8:00 pm
September 257:00 - 8:15 pmSeptember 286:30 - 8:00 pm
      Grades 3 and 4 - Aux gym
      Grades 5 and 6 - Main gym
 Liberty HS Girls Liberty HS Boys
All gradesSeptember 117:30 - 9:00 pmGrades 3 and 4September 196:00 - 7:15 pm
September 216:00 - 7:30 pmSeptember 206:00 - 7:15 pm

Grades 5 and 6September 197:30 - 8:45 pm
September 207:30 - 8:45 pm 
 Olentangy HS Girls Olentangy HS Boys
Grades 3 and 4September 126:00 - 7:30 pmGrades 3 and 4September 136:00 - 7:30 pm
 September 206:00 - 7:30 pmSeptember 216:00 - 7:30 pm
Grades 5 and 6September 127:30 - 9:00 pm
Grades 5 and 6September 137:30 - 9:00 pm
September 207:30 - 9:00 pmSeptember 217:30 - 9:00 pm
 Orange HS Girls  Orange HS Boys
All gradesSeptember 246:00 - 7:30 pmGrades 3 and 4September 12
6:00 - 7:10 pm
September 256:00 - 7:30 pmSeptember 13
6:00 - 7:10 pm
Grade 5September 12
7:20 - 8:30 pm
  September 206:00 - 7:10 pm
    Grade 6September 137:20 - 8:30 pm
September 207:20 - 8:30 pm


What is the Cost? Tryouts are FREE. For those who make the team, the cost for each player will be $365 plus cloth cost (typically $55-85). This fee covers the cost of referees, gym time, association fees, team equipment and two tournaments.

How much time is involved? Practices will be 2-3 nights per week starting in late October. Games will begin in early December and continue through February (usually 2 games per week). Players are expected to attend all practices/games unless they are ill or have a valid excuse.

Playing Time:
  Playing time is determined by each HS head coach.

Refund Policy:  Read the Program Dates/Policies page for program dates/deadlines.

Tryout Results:  Tryout results will be sent electronically on September 29. Payment due within 48 hours to accept.

Tryout Process Info

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