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NOTE:  If you plan to have your child tryout for travel basketball please read this page thoroughly and in its entirety.  This information applies to all of our travel teams but my be supplemented by the applicable travel head coach.


This year's Travel teams (1 added)

This year's intent for travel teams will be as follows but is subject to change:

Boys Travel Teams Girls Travel Teams
8th Grade Boys "A" 8th Grade Girls "A"
*8/7th Grade Boys "B"  
7th Grade Boys "A" 7th Grade Girls "A"
6th Grade Boys 6th Grade Girls 
5th Grade Boys 5th Grade Girls


*Due to the possibility of not having a Recreational season, ELYB intends, to add an additional 8th/7th mixed grade boys travel teams, if there is enough interest.  The players for these teams will be comprised of a maximum of ten 8th/7th grade boys that attended the 8th and 7th-grade travel teams tryouts but were not selected. 



What is an ELYB Travel Team?

ELYB travel teams are single grade based teams for boys and girls (grades 5-8) living or attending school in the East Lyme or Salem School District.  Travel team’s consist of a maximum of 10 players and are selected via the travel tryout.  Players selected for the travel teams (5th – 8th grade) will play against other town’s travel teams participating in the Connecticut Basketball Conference travel league (ctbbc.org) and do not participate in ELYB’s town recreation program.


How do I sign up?

All players wanting to tryout for an ELYB travel are required to register in the general 3rd-8th Grade Registration (reg.elyb.org).  During this registration and if your child is in grades 5th-8th grade there is an option to indicate travel tryout participation.  If you selected that you did not want to participate and have changed your mind please contact the applicable travel coach (listed below) as soon as possible and you will be added to the list.


‚ÄčCommitment and Playing Time:

Families deciding to have their child attend the travel tryouts are committing their child to a higher level of basketball skill development, want to be a part of a more competitive, more demanding basketball experience, and are willing to make travel basketball the primary extracurricular commitment during the winter season.

Playing time is not required to be distributed evenly.  Recreational basketball mandates minimum playing time rules but there are no restrictions in Travel.

ELYB realizes that travel players participate in many activities that, on occasion, may require them to miss a game or a practice.  In such cases, please inform the coach as soon as you are aware of the conflict.  Consistent tardiness or absenteeism of practices and/or games will result in disciplinary action, including, reductions in playing time up to the removal of the player from the team.


Season Overview:


Practices will begin after tryouts (You will be contacted by your coach).  Practices will be held at Sports on 66 in East Hampton on Tuesdays or Thursdays and will be posted on the website once available.  This practice schedule is subject to change if East Lyme/Salem School gyms become available.

Anticipated Travel Practice Schedule (Subject to change)

Team Date/Time Location
6B - Farrior Tuesday 6-8 pm Sports on 66 Court 1
7B - Schwartz Tuesday 6-8 pm Sports on 66 Court 2
8G - Marino Tuesday 7-9 pm Sports on 66 Court 1
8B - Hibbard Tuesday 7-9 pm Sports on 66 Court 2
5B - Biggs Thursday 6-7:30 pm Sports on 66 Court 1
5G - Dmowski Thursday 6-7:30 pm Sports on 66 Court 2
8/7B - Carambot Thursday 6-7:30 pm Sports on 66 Court 1/2 (Alternating)
6G - Delaney Thursday 7:30-9 pm Sports on 66 Court 1 
7G - Dmowski Thursday 7:30-9 pm Sports on 66 Court 2



ELYB Travel teams compete in the Connecticut Basketball Conference (ctbbc.org) beginning the weekend of 12/04.  This year, the teams will normally be playing one game per week at Sports on 66.      

The travel basketball season lasts into March, culminating with every ELYB travel team participating in the Neil Hoelck Tournament in Waterford.  Teams may also participate in other tournaments in CT and neighboring states during the season.


Cost and Fees:

If your child is selected for the team, you will be required to complete the online travel registration.  During that registration, in addition to the $95 general registration fee, you will be charged a $180 travel registration fee.  Also, during travel registration, all players will be required to have a uniform consisting of a jersey ($30), shorts ($15) shooting shirt ($15), and a practice pinnie ($10).  For returning players that played on last year's 5th-grade travel teams, uniforms are the same as last year and therefore you only need to purchase the pieces you require.  All other travel team players are required to purchase new jerseys and shorts.  (The old jerseys and shorts are no longer being made and all back stock is unavailable.)



Players should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their tryout.  Players should dress in proper basketball attire (T-shirt, shorts, sneakers) and make sure they wear a shirt with a number on it.  If you do not have a shirt with a number on it, we will tape one on the back of the shirts for them.  Also, bring a water bottle (only water is permitted in the gym) and your own properly sized basketball. See the chart below for additional information.



Team Grade


Basketball Size

Travel Tryout Coordinator Name and Email

Girls 5th Grade travel tryout

11/12/2020 - 6:00-7:30pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

28.5 inch

Dave Dmowski

Girls 6th Grade travel tryout

11/19/2020 - 6:00-7:30pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

28.5 inch

Allison Delaney

Girls 7th Grade travel tryout

11/12/2020 - 7:30-9:00pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

28.5 inch

Dave Dmowski

Girls 8th Grade travel tryout

11/17/2020 - 7:30-9:00pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

28.5 inch

Boys 5th Grade travel tryout



11/17/2020 - 6:00-7:30pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

28.5 inch

Boys 6th Grade travel tryout

11/10/2020 - 6:00-7:30pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

29.5 inch

Joel Farrior

Boys 7th Grade travel tryout

11/10/2020 - 7:30-9:00pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

29.5 inch

Lotus Schwartz

Boys 8th Grade travel tryout

11/19/2020 - 7:30-9:00pm
Sports on 66, East Hampton

29.5 inch

Josh Hibbard



Player Selection Process:

While athleticism, size, speed, and basketball skill are important factors during the evaluation process, so are the focus, disciplined behavior, positive sportsmanship, and dedication to team play.  Players will be selected based on these criteria as well as overall team needs.  Players will be evaluated by the applicable Travel Head Coach with input from members of the ELYB Board, and/or other ELYB Travel Head Coaches and non-immediate relative coaches.  The final decision, however, is made by the head coach.  


 Notification of Results:

Travel Tryout Results/rosters will be posted for all teams on their applicable travel teams' web page (See Below) on November 20th at 6:00 PM or slightly thereafter.  This will be the only communication from the travel coach to players not on the travel roster with regards to travel results.  ELYB forbids travel coaches from discussing tryout results with players/parents that do NOT make the team unless a request is made by the player/parent to the board. 

Players not making the travel team will attend the appropriate Recreation League Division evaluation which will be posted on the website when available.


Travel Rosters will appear here when posted

5G - Dmowski

6G - Delaney

7G - Dmowski

8G - Marino

5B - Biggs

6B - Farrior

7B - Schwartz

8B - Hibbard

8/7B - Carambot