Q: What is the mailing address for Pelham Travel Basketball?
A: The mailing address is PO Box 546, Pelham NH 03076-0546
Q: What is the deadline for registration?
A: Registration typically opens in early September and closes before that season's established tryout date in late September or early October. Dates for each season are posted and communicated out using best means available.
Q: What's the difference between Pelham Travel Basketball and Pelham Parks & Rec Basketball?
A: Parks & Rec Basketball is an "in-town" league run through the Pelham Parks & Recreation Department. All players make a team and compete against other Pelham teams. To get further detail on the program, please contact the Parks & Rec department.
Pelham Travel Basketball consists of boys & girls teams based on grade level. We typically offer teams in grades 4-8. Travel teams consist of players from Pelham who compete against teams from other towns, so the competition is higher than the in-town program. "Away" games are played in the competing town's facilities and "Home" games are played in PTB-assigned gyms. Tryout information is posted after registration deadline has passed. Every player that registered is not assured a spot on a travel team. The focus of the travel program is player development and sportsmanship, but at a higher level of commitment and competition.
Q: When are games and practices?
A: Practices typically start in October after teams are selected. Specific nights and times are dependent on the team and year. Typically teams try and practice 2 times a week during October and early November. Practices usually are reduced to 1-2 times per week once the regular season starts. Games can begin as early as mid-November and at the latest the first week of December. Games are primarily on weekends, but there can be mid-week games as well. League play can extend as far as mid-March and tournament play can even extend as far as late March.
Q: I am interested in coaching, how do I volunteer?
A: Coaching vacancies are posted at the beginning of every season and interested people are interviewed by the Board. Coaching selections are made by the Board of Directors. We are always in need of volunteers for assistant coaching, scorekeeping, holiday tournament volunteers, fundraising, etc.
Q: Do I need to purchase a uniform or any other equipment?
A: Yes. All players are required to have a uniform (top & shorts) as well as a practice jersey. There is an additional fee for these items. In addition, we offer other Pelham Travel Basketball items every year for purchase by players, families and PTB supporters, such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, gym bags, etc.
Q: What does my registration fee and fundraising go towards?
A: The registration fees and fundraiser work together cover all league expenses, the largest ones being practice gym time, league/tourney participation fees, referee costs, insurance and basketball-related equipment for teams (excluding uniforms). PTB is an non-profit organization and all volunteers are unpaid. 100% of the registration fee goes towards covering league expenses.
Q: How to manage the automated email notifications that I receive from PTB?
A: Every rostered player & parent has a record within our database. You can login to the account using your email account. Once logged in, you can control the email notifications that you receive. Link to login
Q: Who do I contact if I have a question?
A: For players and parents, the first contact is always your team coach with you have any questions. The Board is also available if needed. Communication and buulding a relationship with your team head coach and coaching staff is a key component to having a good experience in the program. For non-players or others, all Board of Director contact information can be found under the "Board of Directors" link to the left.