About our Programs
What it is: TGBL Offers a competitive travel program for grades 4 through 8. This program participates in the River Valley League (RVL). Towns participating in RVL include most of the local towns (Andover, Billerica, Haverhill) as well as some Southern NH towns (Salem, Nashua, Pelham) and some North Shore towns (Beverly, Marblehead). There are typically 30+ towns participating.
Where and When: TGBL holds tryouts for travel teams in the September timeframe, and teams are selected shortly after. The RVL season runs from late November or early December through early or mid-March. During the RVL off-season, travel teams may practice occasionally, and potentially participate in a Summer League or some weekend tournaments. This is at the discretion of the team travel coach. During the season, travel teams will have 2 – 90minutes practices per week. Practice nights and locations will change weekly, but all will be held at a Tewksbury School gym. There is typically 1 game per week on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, however, some weeks a team may have 2 games, or no games, depending on how the schedule works out. There are 14-18 games per season.
What to Wear: Uniforms will need to be purchased upon registration. The uniforms are the players to keep. Players can purchase new/updated uniforms each year, or as needed. Uniforms must be worn for all games. Practice attire is at the players discretion, reversible jersey's are highly recommended. Athletic sneakers with flat soles, and shorts or sweatpants are also recommended for practices.
Important Reminders: Players should bring plenty of water to have throughout the practice and/or game. Players should bring a basketball to all practices, coaches will have a limited number to lend if a player forgets or does not have a ball.
Winter weather: When snow is in the forecast, check in with your coach as we will pass on cancellations through the coaches.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like additional information about our travel program, please contact our Travel Director.
What it is: The In-Town Program is broken into 3 different Leagues based on grades. Junior League is comprised of grades 3 & 4, Intermediate Leagues grades 5 & 6, and the Senior League grades 7 & 8. Each League is made up of teams of girls from the two grades, the number of teams varies from year-to-year and is dependent on the number of girls enrolled to play. Typically, there is effort made to keep each team at 10 players per team, however, enrollment numbers may impact this from year-to-year.
Where and When: The In-Town program typically runs from mid-November through early March. Each team will have one 1-hour practice during the week. The night, time and location of the practice will likely change each week and is dependent on gym availability. Practices are held at the various school gyms in Tewksbury. Games are played each Saturday morning at Tewksbury Memorial High School (TMHS) between 9:30am and 11:30am (Start times). Games times can vary each week. There is also a post-season tournament that is held at the end of the season, typically during early March.
What to Wear: Uniforms will be provided by TGBL, and should be worn for all games. Practice attire is at the players discretion, but t-shirts or reversible jersey's are recommended. Athletic sneakers with flat soles, and shorts or sweatpants are also recommended for practices.
Important Reminders: Players may bring water (ONLY WATER IS ALLOWED IN THE TMHS GYM) to have throughout the practice and/or game. Players should bring a basketball to all practices, coaches will have a limited number to lend if a player forgets or does not have a ball.
Winter weather: When snow is in the forecast, check your email the morning of your practice or game as we will pass on cancellations through email. Due to scheduling and gym time availability TGBL may not be able to schedule make-up dates for any sessions due to cancellations.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like additional information on our in-town program, please contact the League Rep for the appropriate League:
Juniors (Gr. 3&4)
Intermediates (Gr. 5&6)
Seniors (Gr. 7&8)
What it is: This program is to introduce girls in grades K through 2 to the fundamentals of the game of basketball in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Through this program the players will learn the basic fundamentals needed to play the game of basketball.
Where and When: The Clinic is held on Saturday mornings from 8-9:15am at TMHS and typically runs from mid-November through mid-February. Girls should arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of clinic to get checked in and gather with their team and coaches.
What is taught: Through a variety of skill stations led by coaches and skill station leaders, the players will learn proper basketball fundamentals which will include shooting, dribbling, defense, layups, passing, rebounding and teamwork.
How it’s taught: Each session the players will participate in skill stations led by team coaches and skill station leaders. After a few sessions into the season, the players will play in games each week, while still participating in fundamental skill stations. An end of the year exhibition game/pizza party will be held at the end of the program.
What to Wear: Players should wear athletic sneakers with flat soles and comfortable shorts or sweatpants. Team T-Shirts will be provided at the first session and we ask for the players to wear them at each session. To prevent injuries, absolutely no jewelry is to be worn!
Important Reminders: Only a short time will be devoted to stretching, so if your player needs additional stretching to avoid injury, please arrive early. Players may bring water (ONLY WATER IS ALLOWED IN THE TMHS GYM) to have throughout the session. Please do not bring basketballs. TGBL will provide all basketballs and will have enough for each player!
Winter weather: When snow is in the forecast, check your email the morning of clinic as we will pass on cancellations through email. Due to scheduling and gym time availability TGBL will not schedule make-up dates for any clinic sessions due to cancellations.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like more information on our Clinic, please contact our Clinic Director
What it is: The TGBL Summer League is a program for travel teams to play in competitive games during the summer months. There are no playoffs for this league
Where and When: Summer league is held at TMHS on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The league typically starts the first Wednesday after July 4th, and runs for 6 weeks into mid-August.
Game format: The games will consist of 2 - 20 minute running time halves, with the last 2 minutes of each half being stop time.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like additional information on the TGBL Summer League, please contact our Travel Director
What it is: TGBL offers High School aged former TGBL players the opportunity to learn a bit more about the game of basketball by officiating In-Town games for the Junior and Intermediates leagues. This is a paid position.
Where and When: Junior Referee's will officiate the In-Town games held at TMHS between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday mornings during the TGBL season (Nov-Mar). They will be assigned games each week by the Director of Officials and notified of their assignments early in the week leading into the games. Times may change each week.
What to Wear: Official's jersey and whistle will be provided by TGBL
Important Reminders: This is a paid position, so the expectation is you will arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the game start time each week, and be present for the entirety of your scheduled games. Before the season starts, all applicants will attend a training session where the basics of officiating a game will be covered. This will be followed by a multiple-choice written exam. Attendance at the training session and passing marks on the exam will be required.
Winter weather: When snow is in the forecast, check your email the morning of the games as we will pass on cancellations through email. Due to scheduling and gym time availability TGBL may not be able to schedule make-up dates for any sessions due to cancellations.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like additional information on our becoming a Junior Referee, please contact the Director of Officiating