Travel Tryouts

All players (house and travel) will be required to attend one of the initial evaluation sessions, scheduled in September.

All players who are interested in travel basketball must first attend the SoLo pre-season evaluation which occurs in September.  Players participate in an initial league-wide skills evaluation which is conducted by an independent evaluation contractor.  The results of this evaluation are reviewed by the travel committee, and players will be invited to the Travel-specific tryouts.  The process for inviting players to the Travel-specific tryouts is outlined below:

Criteria for selecting players to receive an invitation:

  1. Players in top 25% of evaluation results 
  2. The target maximum 25% of the total population per age group invited

Guidelines for Number of Invitations:

Total in Age Group

Number of Teams

Top 15%

Max Invites (25%)

40-59

1 Team

6-8

15

60-79

1 Team

9-11

20

80-99

1-2 Teams

12-14

25

100-119

2 Teams

15-17

30

120-139

2 Teams

18-20

35

140-159

2-3 Teams

21-23

40

160-179

3 Teams

24-26

45

180-199

3 Teams

27-29

50

200-219

3-4 Teams

30-32

55

Travel-specific tryouts will be held in October.   The evaluation sessions will be contracted out to be organized and run by an independent third party. Players are expected to attend all of the posted travel evaluation sessions. 

Players are required to attend a minimum of one (1) travel-specific tryout sessions [in addition to one (1) of the initial evaluation sessions] in order to be considered for the travel program.   Any exceptions to this minimum threshold must be reviewed and approved by the Travel Committee.

During the travel-only sessions players will be evaluated by, and input into the team selection will be solicited from a total of five (3) sources:

  • High School Coaches
  • Pre-Season Evaluation Contractor
  • Travel Tryout Contractor

Players will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Athletic Ability (speed/quickness, fitness, size)
  • Basketball Knowledge / Basketball IQ
  • Basketball Metrics (shooting, dribbling, rebounding, passing, etc.)
  • Positions Played
  • Tryout Performance (attendance, performance in tryouts against peers, attitude)
  • Past Travel League experience 

The player evaluation scores will be compiled by the Travel Commissioner and presented to the Travel Committee during the Team Formation Process (see Team Formation Process).  The details of evaluation result details will not be shared with players or parents.

 

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