Parent, Players, family, and supporters of Pelham Travel Basketball,
We are excited to let you know we plan on having a season this year with some changes. 2020 has certainly been a strange and challenging year. Last time we all talked PTB playoffs were being canceled and we never got to have our end of year party and celebrate all the great accomplishments from last season and especially the “graduation” of our 8th graders from the program. Recently we found out that our main practice facility at NEP would not be available to rent this year, putting our entire season in jeopardy. In addition, the leagues we play in are Massachusetts based and unlikely to offer a season. And of course we only found out recently that our town will allow the kids to return to school.
Thankfully, we were able to secure practice time at St Joe’s. I was so proud to hear how much they appreciated our professionalism, responsiveness and discipline over the years and they preferred to rent to us when everyone else was calling. Thanks to all of you for making that possible and a special thanks to our highly motivated and dedicated board of directors.
We are in uncharted waters and have a lot of issue to work through. We will need great town spirit, flexibility and patience from our players and parents to get through this together. Here’s a shortlist of challenges you need to be aware of and participate in the solution.
COVID continues to be a threat to our season and our community
Safety of our players and parents (Gym cleaning plan, safety procedures, etc all have to be developed and implemented)
Cost of Gym time is up almost 50%
No League? - we will be working all year long to generate opportunities for games and have some talks started around only playing local NH teams
Program costs will go up, but with so many unknowns it’s hard to predict expenses and we will likely need your help early in the form of fund-raising programs
We are so excited to be able to offer a program this year. We will work hard, communicate often and do our best to offer a great experience for our players and parents. PTB has and remains a “SAFETY FIRST” organization and we will do everything we can to offer a safe and fun experience. We are going to need exceptional patience, flexibility, and a willingness to pitch in to make this happen. This season more than any will be a TEAM EFFORT that includes all of us together.
Pelham Travel Basketball is now accepting registrations for the 2020-21 Winter Travel Season. New & returning players from last season are required to register for the coming season. Registration is open to any child in grades 3-8 residing in Pelham, NH.
To register, use our On-Line Registration System. Access the system using the "Register On-Line" link to the left. You will be required to create an account to register. For returning players, you will be able to reset your password if you have forgotten it.
Registration Deadline is September 18, 2020
Try-outs are Saturday, September 26, 2020
Registration does not ensure participation in the program. All registered children will be offered the opportunity to be considered for selection on a travel team for this coming season. Tryouts are typically offered dependent on the number of registered players. All registered players will either participate in a tryout session or be evaluated by teams coaching staff. Final selection of rostered players will be solely determined by the Head Coach and Board of Directors.
All players rostered on a team will be required to pay a registration fee and all parents will be required to sign a Code of Conduct, Zero Tolerance Policy & WAIVER FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES. Players will be required to sign and comply with Player Code of Conduct as well. Fees are not paid until after the child is selected to a team. All registration fees will be due October 9, 2020 so please plan accordingly. Players will not be allowed to practice with their team until registration fees have been paid.
For any questions or issues with the On-Line registration system, please contact email@example.com.
Pelham Travel Basketball has partnered with MyLocker to offer PTB Gear online. You now have the ability to purchase items such as jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, gym bags, etc online anytime you like. Click the MyLocker link on the left bar of our website to get more details. The page contains some "official" items, but MyLocker has many additional offerings.
Our official logo has been uploaded to the site and is available to select from. Be sure to get your gear in our colors - Royal Blue & White!
For any questions on the PTB MyLocker store, please contact Shelly Joncas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to use the 10% off coupons distributed at uniform night for additional savings!