Jeff Couchman, VP Boys Travel
Scott Phinney, VP Girls Travel
What there is to know about travel and the financial commitment
The EBA's Travel program is designed to give 4th-8th grade kids who live and/or attend school in Edina, the opportunity to play against stronger competition. It is expected that participation on a Travel team will be the player's primary extra-curricular activity during the travel season. At no time can a player play on an additonal MYAS competing team during the EBA basketball seasson.
Participating in travel basketball is a privilege requiring a significant time commitment from the player and their family. If participants are unable to make that commitment, they should not participate in the travel program. Please keep in mind the costs associated with travel outside of EBA registration fees and uniforms. There are entrance fees into tournaments during the basketball season that range from $7.00-$8.00 for parents and $5.00-$6.00 for students and seniors, but can change at anytime. Our 5th-8th grade travel players have a tournament in St. Cloud towards the end of our season (Feb) that currently has the farthest travel distance for families. Parents have the option of getting a room in St. Cloud which they are responsible for paying, or they may choose to drive daily. Travel players are expected to participate in this tournament. Depending on the timing of when you join our travel program, you may end up having to also purchase a travel uniform which is in addition to our travel and tryout fees. That cost is approximately $99.00 - $120.00. Our cycle for having a manditroy uniform purchase for all teams/players is approximately every two years going into the third season. This includes the jersey, shorts and shooter shirt. In between the cycle of not ordering new uniforms, all travel players must purchase every year the travel shooter shirt. The shirt is approximately $25.00. The shooter shirt allows us to have local sponosrs financially support our program to help offset our gym fees and operating costs by advertising on the back of the shooter shirts. Please let us know if you would like to be a sponsor.
Important Upcoming dates
Travel Registration opens August 1, 2018
Travel Registration closes Sept 27, 2018
Online Travel Uniform Store
It is highly recommended that you size these uniforms on Sunday, 9/30 at the sizing event during tryouts. These are new uniforms from a new manufacturer. Store closes on Oct 3, 2018
Online Travel Spirit Wear Store
Open 9/10- 10/8/2018
Items will be available at the Travel tryouts on Sept 30 to size
All items are custom ordered.