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Traveling Basketball

Welcome to Traveling Basketball

The Lakeville South Boys Basketball Association (LSBBA) exists to provide an opportunity for boys to compete in an environment that emphasizes fundamental basketball skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and the development of a healthy positive attitude. Winning, although important, is secondary to learning the game and having fun.

The LSBBA offers a Traveling and In-House program.  Our Traveling program is for the kids who are a little more advanced in their current basketball knowledge and are looking to be challenged to continue to develop their skills.  Travel teams compete in 8-9 tournaments that have been selected and scheduled in advance by the LSBBA. Tournaments are held on weekends and games are played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Travel coaches may schedule at most three additional tournaments at the team’s expense during the season. This ensures that all participants in the program will participate in approximately the same number of tournaments and also allows for all participants and their families to have scheduled “weekends off” during the season. 

All participants in the program are required to try out in order to make a team.  Provided enough players tryout, the LSBBA will setup 3 teams for each grade level as a standard.  Team roster sizes are normally 8 -10 players.  

Travel Tryouts Scheduled for September 19 - 22, 2021

Travel tryouts are scheduled for September 19-22. 

Tryouts on Sunday, September 19 will be held in the Auxiliary Gyms at Lakeville South High School.  Players will be allowed to enter through the Activities Door 15 minutes prior to their session.  Parents will be asked to leave the building during tryouts, and will be able to pick their son up at the completion of tryouts outside the Activities Door.

Please complete online registration.  This will allow us to capture all of the contact information for each player.  We will provide the information with your coaches and keep everyone updated on all things related to Lakeville South Basketball.   

Fees for 2021-22 Season - $525 (credit card processing fee  is included)
Additional $15 if practice jersey is needed

Please note that the majority of the tournaments we will play in (as of right now 7 of the 9) will not be charging admission at the door, which has resulted in higher registration fees.

We are looking forward to getting the boys back on the court!  

Tryout Schedule

Tryouts are 2 days.  Your player MUST attend both sessions.  

Grades 3 & 4
Sun 9/19  8:00 - 9:15 AM  @ LSHS Aux Gyms
Wed 9/22  5:00 - 6:15 PM @ McGuire Middle School

Grade 5
Sun 9/19  9:20 - 10:35 AM @ LSHS Aux Gyms
Wed 9/22  6:15 - 7:30 PM @ McGuire Middle School

Grade 6
Sun 9/19  10:40 - 11:55 AM @ LSHS Aux Gyms
Wed 9/22  7:30 - 8:45 PM @ McGuire Middle School

Grade 7 
Sun 9/19 12:10 - 1:25 PM @ LSHS Aux Gyms
Tues 9/21  6:15 - 7:30 PM @ LSHS Aux Gyms

Grade 8
Sun 9/19  1:30 - 2:45 PM @ LSHS Aux Gyms
Tues 9/21 5:00 - 6:15 PM @ LSHS Aux Gyms


Financial Aid/Assistance

To achieve our goal of allowing more boys the opportunity to play basketball, the LSBBA Board of Directors has developed a Financial Aid program.  This ensures that any boy, regardless of financial situation, will have the opportunity to play basketball.  

The LSBBA Financial Program details are as follows:

  • For Travel/In-House Registration:   LSBBA will reduce fees by 50%-100% of the full cost of the registration fee, if the player is a recipient of free or reduced school lunch.  
  • As a part of the registration process, there will be a checkbox to marked and a code to be entered if the player has requested financial aid.  

Steps for applying for Financial Aid:  Parents requesting financial aid for the program should:  

  • Register for financial assistance:  Click Here
  • Include/upload your free/reduced lunch verification letter in the application.  
  • Allow 2-3 business days to receive a code to use during during checkout for the program registration.  

The following is not covered by financial aid:  

  • A $200 check to be used as a deposit requiring parents to work their designated shifts at at the Cougar Classic.  
  • If the parents decline to help at the Cougar Classic, the $200 will be use to reimburse the LSBBA for the hiring of tournament workers.  Deposit checks from players whose parents work their assigned shifts will be destroyed.  
  • A $100 check for uniform deposit.  Checks will be destroyed at the end of the season if the uniform is returned in the same condition as it was issued.  

Preseason FYI

  1. LSBBA has not secured hotels rooms for Rochester.  If teams/parents want to stay, them must secure their own blocks/rooms.  
  2. LSBBA will be collecting 2 different checks from each player.   Volunteer check of $200 and Uniform Deposit check of $100.  Please write the checks out to LSBBA.  Coaches will collect.   Checks will be  shredded if volunteer hours on completed and uniforms returned.  

2021-22 Important Dates

Event Dates
Tryouts Sept. 19 - 22, 2021
Teams Posted Sat., Sept. 25 by Noon
Coaches Clinic Sat., Oct. 2, 2021 (a.m.)
Parent Meeting Mon., Oct. 4, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
Practices Begin Week of Oct. 25, 2021
Cougar Tip Off Tues., Nov. 30, 2021
OMG Nov. 13 - 14, 2021
Rochester Nov. 20 - 21, 2021
Spring Lake Park Dec. 4 - 5, 2021
East Ridge Dec. 11 - 12, 2021
Waconia Jan. 8 or 9, 2022 No 4th Grade
Shakopee Jan. 15 - 16, 2022
Lakeville North Jan. 22 - 23, 2022
Prior Lake Feb. 12 - 13, 2022
Lakeville South Feb. 19 - 20, 2022

COVID -19 Mitigation Plan for Tryouts

Per District 194 Policies -Face masks are required indoors for students ages 2 through 8th grade regardless of vaccination status.  

For tryouts all students grades 3 - 8th grade are required to wear a mask when in the school buildings.  Masks may be removed when on the court playing.  When a player is on the sidelines, masks must be placed back on.  

Coaches will be required to wear masks when in McGuire Middle School 

Matt Bodden

Travel Director