Competitive Girls Travel Teams
Iron City Hoops is excited to offer our 9th year of competitive travel teams. With our teams, overall team size will be small (8-10 players per team). We will not guarantee playing time but we also do not expect a weekend tournament to go by where your player does not play unless there are disciplinary or injury reasons. Each team will have 1-2 practices a week beginning the end of February. In mid-March we will transition to one team practice per week with optional skills training. Practice locations will be in the Birmingham area at Mountain Brook Junior High, Oak Mountain High School, Clay Chalkville High School, and Oak Mountain Middle. Coaches, uniforms, and warm-up shooting shirt will be provided.
Our goal is to offer girls teams for grades 6th through 9th. For each grade we plan to have a state-team option where we will stay within 2-hours of the Birmingham area. This could include travel to Atlanta. Each team will play in 6 tournaments this spring. Most tournaments will be sponsored through YBOA (Youth Basketball of America), Supreme Courts in Guntersville, or HoopSeen. Each tournament guarantees at least 3 games per weekend. By participating in these tournaments we must follow general tournament rules. A player cannot play for multiple teams in the same tournament in the same age division.
Practices begin at the end of February. We plan to finish our season in early to mid-May prior to school try-outs. A full list of tournament weekends be available by try-outs.
Cost will be $900 for State Teams. Total cost includes all practice court fees, 6 tournaments, uniforms, coaches, etc. There are no additional costs. These fees will be divided up into 2 installments with the first deposit due one week following tryouts prior to the beginning of team practice. The last installment will be due at the beginning of March prior to the first tournament. All fees can be paid for through our website. Each installment will be $450. The initial deposit of $450 due prior to the start of team practice is non-refundable. There will be a sibling discount if you have multiple players on our teams.
Tryouts will be held around the Clay Chalkville High School on Saturday February 10th. There will be a tryout fee of $20. If you are interested, please go ahead and register for "Travel Team Tryout Fee" on our website using the link below.
If you cannot register online, please email us at email@example.com and provide us with your contact information including your child's name, current grade level, school, and basketball experience.
Based on the number of players who attend tryouts we may need an additional sessions. More information on any changes will be sent out prior to tryouts. Our Girls teams evaluation times are as follows:
Saturday February 24th 2024 @ Clay Chalkville High School
6th-9th Grade Girls - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Thank you for allowing us to work with your players. We look forward to hearing from you. If your player is not chosen for a competitive team or you would prefer not to participate in travel basketball, we would love to have him or her participate in our Sunday Spring League to continue to work on their game and improve their fundamental skills. More information on our Sunday Spring League is available on the website.