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Boys Pre Tryout Clinics
Simsbury Travel Basketball Club is happy to present a pre-season...
2015-2016 Girls 7th grade team announced
Congratulations to the following girls for being selected to the...
STBC Appreciation Day at Dick's
STBC 2015-2016 Tryout Dates Announced
Simsbury Travel Basketball Tryout Registration is open! Tryout...
Club Information
Introduction The Simsbury Travel Basketball Club provides an organized...
Boys Pre Tryout Clinics

Simsbury Travel Basketball Club is happy to present a pre-season opportunity for boys to sharpen their skills prior to tryouts. 

October 7th and 13th for players in grades 7 and 8

October 20 and 22 for players in grades 5 and 6.

The clinics will be from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Simsbury High School Gold Gym

The clinic will be run by Steve Patrina, former SHS head basketball coach, and assisted by the members of the present Simsbury High School basketball program.  The clinic will consist of drills and scrimmage that will help prepare the players for the tryout process and the season. These clinics are optional and have no bearing on the tryouts. A nominal fee of $5 dollars a night will be collected at the door to help offset the costs of running the clinics. 

by posted 10/03/2015
2015-2016 Girls 7th grade team announced

Congratulations to the following girls for being selected to the STBC 2015-2016 Girls 7th grade team:

Melissa G

Sophie G

Mary Mc

Ellie Mc

Alisa T

Madison W

Caroline W

Kate S

Korrie B

Emily M

This was a very competitive tryout and all the girls gave an outstanding effort.

If you have any questions regarding the tryout, please contact Larry Griffiths at

by posted 10/03/2015
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by posted 09/21/2015
STBC 2015-2016 Tryout Dates Announced
Simsbury Travel Basketball Tryout Registration is open!
Tryout Dates:
Girls 7th and 8th grade - Friday 10/2 7-8:30
Boys 4th - Friday 10/2 6:00-7:00 (this is a change)
Girls 5th and 6th Grade - Monday 10/5
(Friday 10/9 cancelled)
Girls 5th Grade - second night Friday 10/16 - HJMS 6:00-7:15
Girls 6th Grade - second night Wednesday 10/14 - HJMS 6:00-7:15

Boys 8th Grade - Weds 10/14 and Friday 10/16 - both nights 7:30-9:00
Boys 7th Grade - Monday 10/19 and Friday 10/23
Boys 5th and 6th grade - Monday 10/26 and Friday 10/30
Tryouts are held at Henry James Memorial School, 7:00 - 8:30 PM  (unless otherwise noted above)
Teams to be offered are still to be determined. We have some uncertainty in the amount of gym time available to us for practices and games.
We will offer Boys 4th, Boys and Girls 5, 6, 7 & 8 A teams and Boys 6, 7 & 8 B teams.  
Depending on gym time availability, registration and tryouts, we may offer Boys 4th grade, Boys 5B and Girls 5/6B.
  • The tryout for each grade level will be two nights.  
  • Players should plan to attend both nights of tryouts. 
  • Please arrive approximately 15 minutes early for tryouts (please no earlier than 15 minutes).  
  • Each player must be signed in the first night of tryouts by a parent or guardian.
  • There will be a brief, mandatory meeting at 7:05 on the first night of each tryout for parents/guardians.
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All candidates should register using the Register Online" Tab on the left side of the website at or the Register NOW" button on the top right of our home page.

There is no cost to try out.


Parents, please check the “PARENTS” tab for STBC Expectations, information about tryouts and more.


The number and structure of each team will be determined by the skill levels and number of candidates. We hope to offer the following teams:

Connecticut Girls Basketball League- CGBL: Girls 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th

Connecticut Boys Travel Basketball League - CBTBL: Boys 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th

Northern Connecticut Conference- NCC: Boys 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, Girls 5/6 and 7/8

The 4th grade boys team will play in the 4th Grade Travel Basketball League

Players must be Simsbury residents and try out for the grade they are in this fall.

If you have any questions on the registration process, please contact the STBC Registrar

If you have any questions on the tryouts, please contact the STBC President


by posted 09/02/2015
Club Information


The Simsbury Travel Basketball Club provides an organized youth basketball program for Simsbury residents in grades 4 through 8. Teams compete against teams from towns in the Hartford, CT area with most games scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays. Teams are formed in the fall based on tryouts. Practice usually begins in November. Games usually begin in December and continue into late February or early March.


  • Teach players the basic skills of basketball
  • Build confidence in each player and to bring out their individual talent for the game
  • Teach sportsmanship and fair play through a team sport
  • Provide an opportunity for each player to participate and have fun
  • Enforce team concepts and to enhance knowledge of the sport
  • Teach players the responsibility of each team member to try their best and to encourage their teammates to do the same
  • Prepare players for a higher level of competition and commitment to continue to play the sport at the next level.

  • Minimum playing time 


Check the Weekly Schedule menu item on the left for weekly games and practice times.  During the season, teams typically practice twice a week on week nights for 90 minutes.  Games are usually on weekends.  Our teams play in the CBTBL, CGBL and NCC leagues. Click the LEAGUES tab on the left column for league web sites.


More infomation about Simsbury Travel Basketball  Expectations and Tryouts can be found in the Parents tab. Online Registration for tryouts opens up in August, tryouts take place in October.  There is no fee to try out. 


All STBC Coaches must pass a background check, take the CDC Concussion training course and review the CDC information on staph infections for athletes.


The cost to participate on a team is $295 per player.   Costs include gym rental & custodial fees, game officials, league fees, website fees and team equipment.  The fee does not include the cost of  a uniform - approximately $75. Individual teams may choose to participate in activities that could require additional costs. 




by Bill Sickinger posted 09/07/2010
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