HCBC Travel Basketball Program FAQs

How much does it cost to try-out for the HCBC Travel Basketball Program?
The cost of the tryout is $10 for each participant.  The fee is NOT carried over to team costs.

If my child is selected to a team, how much does it cost to participate in the HCBC Travel Basketball Program?
Registration Costs for HCBC teams will vary dependent on the age group.  If selected to a team, none of the tryout fee will be applied towards registration costs. This fee covers tournament entries, AAU/YBOA membership fees, insurance, team expenses, and coaching fees.  

The costs of uniforms, gym rentals, and personal trainers are NOT included in your registration costs. Uniforms are distributed by the Club for use during the season and are collected at the end of the season. All of other costs are distributed to the teams by the Club from the profits of our hosted tournaments and fundraisers.

Travel costs such as meals and hotels are also NOT included in your registration. For any overnight events, HCBC will provide advance notice of the event. Final pricing will be available on the HCBC Travel Basketball Program Registration once you are selected to a team.

Why is volunteering mandatory for the HCBC Travel Basketball Program?
As with many travel programs throughout the country the cost of participation can be expensive.  The average Travel Basketball Program can cost up to $1200 - $1500 for the season.  One of the goals of our organization is to keep registration costs low to allow more families an opportunity to participate in an otherwise financially restrictive program. The Club raises the remaining funds through sponsorships and fundraisers.  As we are a non-profit, 501c (3) volunteer run organization, we require all of our families to contribute their time volunteering at our hosted tournaments to help the Club raise the funds to cover the costs of their child’s participation.

Who will be the coaches for the HCBC Travel Program?
The Director of Coaches will be assigning coaches to each team. Team Coaches will participate in tryout evaluations.

During the Travel season, where will the events be held?
Our teams will play varying schedules; participating in different tournaments, both in and out of the state. We are fortunate to have several competitive opportunities within the state including our hosted tournaments. However, as we are a travel basketball organization all teams should expect to participate in an overnight tournament this season if requested by the coaching staff.

How many days a week will the teams practice?
Each player with the HCBC Travel teams will receive approximately 48 hours of practice and skill development time this season. This will typically involve two practices per week and some skill development or strength & conditioning sessions to prepare for the season.

How many events will my child participate in during the HCBC Travel season?
Each HCBC Travel team will participate in 5 - 7 events during the season. The number of events is determined by the success of the team and the cost of the tournaments.  Some HCBC Travel teams may continue to play in invitation-only events into late July. The team schedule will be distrubuted at orientation.

How will we receive information during the season?
HCBC utilizes SIPlay App for all team and Club communications during the season.