Boys and Girls Travel Basketball
SCAA is pleased to announce our basketball program is now able to offer travel basketball as a member of the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL). This travel program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced players ranging from 5th grade through 8th grade.
Member organizations of FCYBL are limited to the number of travel teams that may participate in the winter league. In addition organizations are held to zip code restrictions thus limiting the number of players that are permitted to play outside of the club's assigned zip codes. Currently, SCAA has been granted zip codes of 22039, 22079, and 22153 for the 2016-2017 season.
Tryouts for travel basketball are scheduled to begin the first week in October with player selection taking place shortly thereafter. If you are interested in playing travel basketball, please register for tryouts. There is no cost to tryout. Players trying out for our travel basketball teams should understand this is a competitive program with limited available spots for each team. Those players that tryout and are not selected for our county team will be available to play in our recreational house program.
Our travel teams can expect to practice twice a week beginning in mid to late October with games starting after Thanksgiving and running through late February. While practices will most likely take place at South County feeder schools, some light travel should be expected for games that are held throughout Northern Virginia (mostly in Fairfax County). Games are usually played on weekends, with a few exceptions. In addition to paying our house registration cost, players can also expect to pay additional costs to cover uniforms and league fees.
Adults 18 years or older interested in coaching a travel team for SCAA may contact our commissioner Dave Kless (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional detail. Potential coaches for our travel program must possess a strong basketball knowledge, along with proven coaching experience.
Starting this season, SCAA is authorized to have four girls and four boys travel teams (grades 5-8). We currently have coaches identified for six teams but that can increase depending on tryouts and coaches. Currently, the six teams include:
Boys 5th Grade - Coach Poinelli / Coach Jackson - FCYBL
Boys 6th Grade - Coach Lynam - FCYBL
Boys 7th Grade - Coach Samuels - FCYBL
Boys 8th Grade - Coach Jennings / Coach Cammarata - FCYBL
Girls 5th Grade - Coach Birrell / Coach Noe - FCYBL
Girls 8th Grade - Coach Ross - FCYBL