4th Grade Introduction to Metrowest Travel Basketball Pilot Program
WYBA’s Metrowest program is a competitive travel league for select boys and girls in grades 5-8 who are serious about playing competitive travel basketball and are able to commit to attending practices and games throughout the season. Most age divisions have more than one stratified team and any interested player must attend tryouts. If selected for a team, players must commit to attending 2 practices per week and Sunday games. Practices start the first week of November. Regular season games begin in early December and include games over MLK weekend as well as both weekends over February public school vacation, followed by playoffs in early March. Generally, half of the regular season games are played in Wellesley and half of the regular season games are played in communities potentially as close as Natick or as far away as Attleboro, Bridgewater, etc.
How will the introductory pilot program work for 4th graders?
Depending on the level of interest, 4th graders will tryout for a spot on 1-2 BALANCED teams. Tryouts will be held in early October. Under the 4th grade Metrowest pilot program, teams will practice 1x per week (Monday or Wednesday evening) with games on Sundays. For additional instruction and practice, pilot-players will be required to also play on a Wellesley Hoops team in WYBA’s Junior Girls or Junior Boys combined 4th & 5th grades in-town basketball league. Hoops teams practice 1x per week on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evenings & play Saturday games – all in Wellesley.
Program fees for the pilot program will be determined once we know level of interest and team size. We expect the fees to be approximately $375. Players will also be required to purchase a uniform (approximately $65).
If you have a dedicated player who is looking for more basketball this winter (both skills and game experience), the 4th grade pilot program is a great way to ease into the commitment of the Metrowest travel basketball league.