The Goal of the South Loudoun Basketball (SoLo) Travel and Select Program is to provide an environment for the advance-level players who commit themselves to learning and developing their basketball skills. SoLo is committed to fostering a high quality travel program that will prepare the advanced-level players for High School inter-scholastic play.
In the SoLo Travel and Select program, the objective each season is to put together teams of the best players who are committed to making basketball and the SoLo Travel and Select program their first priority during the winter season. The SoLo Travel and Select Program is a more competitive level of basketball. Playing time is not guaranteed – rather, it is earned with hard work, dedication, and development of skills. Playing time will be determined by the coaching staff.
Players and parents should not expect equality in playing time at the Travel and Select levels. In addition to this, the Travel Board will evaluate the player’s ability to fill certain roles on the team. The player who grabs 15 rebounds a game, or steals 10 balls and defends well is just as important to the team.
SoLo strives to ensure a fair and open process for players and coaches to qualifying for the SoLo Travel and Select Program. SoLo conducts annual open pre-season evaluation for their players, and conducts and an annual open call and assessment of travel coaching candidates at each level. We require that all players go through the pre-season assessment done by an independent, third-party contractor that South Loudoun Basketball hires specifically to evaluate each player. The annual open tryout process begins each Fall (September/October). Team coaches will be finalized AFTER the players have been evaluated and qualify for the Travel and Select program. All participants in grades 4-8 who wish to be considered for the Travel and Select programs will be fairly evaluated during this annual process.
The SoLo Travel and Select program is a higher level of basketball, and it is a competitive process to be selected. The goal of our Travel and Select program is to provide a high level of competition for those players who want to improve their game and prepare themselves for playing at the high school level and beyond. There is a threshold determination that is made to determine participation at the travel level. Some of the assessments are objective, and some of these assessments are subjective. This charter, and the processes are in place to strive for all the analysis and determinations to be as fair as possible.
The Travel Program is the designation for teams that are formed and participate in the Loudoun Middle School Travel League.
The Select Program is the designation for teams that are formed and participate against other SoLo Select teams.
The sections below highlight the processes and procedures, the governing body for all aspects of the SoLo Travel and Select program. Concerns or questions should be address to the SoLo Executive Board who is committed to ensure fairness and develop a quality product within our Travel and Select program. Concerns and questions can be sent via e-mail to [email protected] – the SoLo board is committed to address all concerns in a timely manner.