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Concord/Carlisle Boys Travel Basketball Program (Winter 2013-2014)
The travel program has 2 teams for each grade 5-8. 
The teams are for players who demonstrate strong basketball skills and aptitude and can dedicate the time to consistently make practices and games over a schedule that runs mid-November through mid-March.  Their will be approximately 25 games throughout the season including tournaments.
Roster: 10-11 players
Practice: 2 times per week
Games: 1-2 games per week (all games are on the weekend, a majority of games will be on Sunday)
Player Time Commitment
As a guideline, if a player will miss more than 10% of the games, and consistently will miss practice due to vacations and other scheduled events, then the Town recreation program may be a better option.  Players are expected to view basketball as their primary winter sport.

Fall Clinic
Like last year, Coach Cohen will offer a Fall clinic.  The clinic will be held at CCHS on Monday nights Sept 23, 30, Oct 7 , 14 , & 21.  The clinic for 4th, 5th and 6th grade will be from 6:00-7:30 and 7th and 8th grade from 7:30-9:00.  Cost: $125.  You will find the clinic information and registration form in the Recreation Program book that will be sent to all Concord and Carlisle residents in the next couple of weeks.  Once you receive it, you can register by mailing in the registration form with payment or call the recreation department at 978-369-6460.
We strongly encourage participation in this clinic for all players interested in the Travel program as well as the Town recreation program.  We emphasize that participation is not mandatory but it is a great opportunity for players to work on their skills in preparation for the travel program try-outs and the season.
The tryouts will take place on Friday, October 25th, 2013 and Monday, October 28th, 2013.  You are encouraged to attend both days but must attend at least one of those days.  Like last year, we will have independent coaches and the parent coaches evaluating the players. 
Fall Program
There are a few options being explored for a Fall Program, which could vary depending on player interest and may vary by age group.  Specifically, we are looking at establishing teams to compete in the Waltham Fall league and/or a conditioning program.  More details will follow.  Please note that players that are asked to participate on a Fall team are not guaranteed a roster spot on either winter team.
Age Groups
The school grade that a player will be in the Fall of 2013 determines the team (e.g., 5th grade in the Fall, 5th grade team).  The program is not based on age, grade only.
The teams will have a head coach and up to two assistant coaches/managers.  The head coach will select his assistance with confirmation from the program director.
 $400.00 (5th-7th) $500(8th), includes gym time, referees, one tournament (additional tournaments will be at a modest additional cost) and personalized shooting shirt (warm-up) and uniform for new players or as a needed replacement.
**Please note, the cost for the team is for the regular season (November –March) and DOES NOT include the Fall clinics, Fall program and equipment.
Equipment (not included in the program cost)
Basketball shoes, mouth guard (highly recommended) and regulation basketball (optional) (Full size 29.5 inch; 5th grade only-28.5 inch).  In September, Brines Sporting Goods will offer a 10% discount on basketball apparel, including basketball shoes, mouth guard, water bottle and basketball, as well as other basketball apparel such as shorts and socks.
Please contact Greg Howes, Boys Travel Program Director, 978-369-0677, e-mail