Stamford Youth Boys Travel Basketball Try-outs

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Stamford's future high school basketball stars hone their game playing in the Fairfield County Basketball League for travel teams. Ancel Nevers, now a Westhill varsity player, shown here in a photo from four years ago, playing Stamford travel basketball.
Stamford's future high school basketball stars hone their game playing in the Fairfield County Basketball League for travel teams. Ancel Nevers, now a Westhill varsity player, shown here in a photo from four years ago, playing Stamford travel basketball. Photo Credit: FCBLhoops.org
Joey Palumbo, now a varsity player at Stamford High, winning the county's 3 point shot championship in 2009.
Joey Palumbo, now a varsity player at Stamford High, winning the county's 3 point shot championship in 2009. Photo Credit: FCBLhoops.org
Where are they now? Mike Correa shown here playing for a Stamford Youth travel team in 2007, now plays for the King School varsity.
Where are they now? Mike Correa shown here playing for a Stamford Youth travel team in 2007, now plays for the King School varsity. Photo Credit: FCBLhoops.org
Ryan Wells, now playing for Trinity Catholic High school, shown winning the 2008 county free throw shooting competition.
Ryan Wells, now playing for Trinity Catholic High school, shown winning the 2008 county free throw shooting competition. Photo Credit: FCBLhoops.org

STAMFORD, Conn — In addition to its large recreational youth basketball leagues, the Stamford Youth Basketball League  also runs travel teams for its elite players. These travel teams compete in the 250-team Fairfield County Basketball League.

The teams play a regular season schedule from December through February. In March, the league runs tournament games in about three dozen gyms around the county to determine post season champions as well. 

The League also hosts countywide skills compettions in shooting, dribbling and one-on-one play.

The try-outs for the Stamford Youth travel teams will be held as follows: 

• 4th graders: November 1, Stillmeadow Elementary School, 5:45pm

• 5th and 6th graders: Novevember 2, Turn of River Middle School, 6 p.m.

• 7th and 8th graders: November 4, Rippowam Middle School, 6 p.m. 

For any futher information, contact Program Director Tom Pia at tom.pia32@yahoo.com.

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