WELCOME TO TRI-TOWN AND SUDBURY LEAGUE YOUTH BASKETBALL!!!
Tri-Town Youth Basketball will be kicking off its 11th season this winter. The league has grown each year as more and more kids from the towns of Wayland, Weston, and Lincoln discover the fun of playing in a more recreational league where boys, in grades 3 - 8, and girls, in grades 3 - 4, can participate. All players on teams play an equal amount in games. The Tri-Town season is structured around once a week practices that take place during a week night and games that take place on Saturdays. Teams are coached by parent volunteers. The season concludes with playoffs. All teams make the playoffs.
Sudbury League - Girls Grades 5-8
Wayland girls in grades 5-8 will play in the Sudbury League in two separate groups (Grades 5-6 and Grades 7-8). Practices will be once a week, and games will be played on Saturdays for the younger group and on Sundays for the older group.
Here is a brief description of the Tri-Town league from its web site:
The league is comprised of youth basketball teams, boys, grades 3 - 8, and girls grades 3 – 6, in the towns of Lincoln, Wayland, and Weston.
Last year we had approximately 500 kids in our program and fielded about 50 teams in all age groups, for both boys and girls.
Our primary objective is to offer a recreational and instructional environment where kids can learn and play the game of basketball. Our league is structured around Saturday games in the months of December, January and February, with playoff games in min-February. However at all times, competition takes a back seat to principles of equal playing time for all participants and providing an environment where kids who have never played the game feel safe in trying. If you are looking for a more competitive environment, consider programs such as the MetroWest and AAU leagues for our area.
For more information, please contact Doug Alongi (
) about the girls' Tri-Town league (Grades 3-4), Amy O'Donnell(
) regarding the girls' Sudbury League (Grades 5-8), or Chris Fay (
) regarding the boys' Tri-Town league.
REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 (TRI-TOWN AND SUDBURY)
The cost of registration for participation in these leagues is $170. The fee includes a reversible jersey. To register your child, please click on the "Register Online" tab to the left. Online registration will close on October 20, 2017. Anyone interested in registering after that must contact the commissioner. If space is available, the child will be allowed to register but the registration will be assessed a $30 late fee.
Parents must indicate the size of their child's jersey on the registration form (Boys: S, M, L Mens: S, M, L, XL, XXL Girls: S, M, L, XL, Womens: S, M, L, XL, XXL. If you are unsure of your child's size, a reasonable guideline is to order one size up from their regular shirt size.)
EVALUATIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON
Evaluations for team placement will take place at the Wayland Middle School on Sunday, October 22nd. Specific details for the Evaluation Days can be found by clicking on the Tri-Town & Sudbury Evaluations tab on the left navigation pane of this web site. All kids who want to play in the Tri-Town or Sudbury leagues should attend the evaluation session, even players who tried out for and did not make a MetroWest team.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
We rely on parent volunteers to operate the league. An insufficient number of coaches and volunteers means fewer teams and fewer players who are able to participate. We need your help! To volunteer, please check the appropriate box on the registration form and/or contact WYB using the "Contact WYB" tab on the left.
WAYLAND TRI-TOWN LEAGUE FAQs
1. What day will my child have practice?
Practices are held one day per week, Sunday through Friday. No practices are scheduled on Saturdays (game day). Practices days are selected by each coach based on their availability, after the teams are formed (late October). If your child has a conflict with another commitment, we try to move the player to another team, but priority is placed on keeping the teams balanced, so we can’t promise this. You can indicate a preference for practice days on the registration, but there’s no way for us to anticipate each coach’s availability.
- If you are in 3/4 grade, you can expect to practice from 6:00-7:30pm once a week.
- If you are in 5/6 grade, you can expect to practice from 6:00-7:30pm or 7:30-9:00pm (depending upon gym availabilty) once a week.
- If you are in 7/8 grade, you can expect to practice from 7:30-9:00pm once a week.
2. When will the regular season game schedule be available? What time will my child's team play on Saturdays?
The regular season schedule is finalized around Thanksgiving, with the first game of the season usually scheduled for the first Saturday in December. Until the teams are formed and schedule set across the 4 participating towns, there’s no way to anticipate the actual game times for any team, only to say that historically the 3-4th graders tend to be scheduled first thing on Saturday morning, starting as early as 8:00am. That said, it could be as late as 11:00am. Start times for each team vary from week to week. Players are expected to be available for a majority of their regular season games and the playoffs, which will take place right before February break.
3. My child cannot make his/her practice times. Will he/she still be able to play on Saturdays?
While Tri-Town is a recreational league that emphasizes equal playing time for all players, the commitment to a TTL team is no different than any other sport. In fairness to coaches and other players, a child who cannot make practices or plans to miss a significant number of regular season games should not expect equal playing time during regular season games. Parents should carefully consider this before registering their child for TTL Basketball. Ultimately, playing time for players who miss a significant number of practices or games is determined at the discretion of each team's coach.
4. Can a child from another town play on a Wayland TTL Basketball team?
Players from neighboring towns will be considered on a case-by-case, space permitting basis. Priority goes to Wayland residents and students.
5. I missed the deadline for registration. Can my child still play on a Wayland TTL Basketball team?
Children who miss the registration deadline and the evaluation day will be wait-listed, and placed on a team as space permits. Due to strict team roster sizes and the popularity of the league, there is no guarantee that wait-listed players will be placed on a team.
6. I am interested in coaching, but unsure of the commitment or qualifications. What is required?
Coaching a TTL team requires no prior coaching experience, but familiarity with the basic rules and techniques of basketball is preferred. The League does provide coaching orientation and guidelines. Clinics are often available, as well, to help first-time coaches. We strongly recommend that all coaches have assistant coaches and other parent volunteers to support each team during the season. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours per week for practices, and approximately 2 hours on Saturdays for games (December through February).