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STBC 2014-2015
by posted 08/14/2014


Dates to be announced 
Tryouts will start the last week in September and run thru October.All tryouts are held at Henry James Memorial School, weeknights from 7:00 - 8:30PM. 
We will offer a 4th grade boys team if we receive enough interest - this is new for STBC.  Please help us spread the word to anyone you know with a 4th grader.

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.  Each player must be signed in the first night of tryouts by a parent or guardian.  There will be a brief meeting at 7:05 on the first night of each tryout for parents/guardians. Tryouts are closed to parents.

All candidates should register using the Online Tab on the left side of the website at  

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: Girls 7/8, Boys 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th

​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 (see the contacts page), any questions on the tryouts, please contact the STBC President.


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NFHS Rule changes for next season
by posted 05/05/2014

Free Throw Changes Highlight NFHS Basketball Rule Changes

"Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball season. Previously, players could not release until the ball touched the ring or backboard or until the free throw ended."​

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Lessons with Coach Sam Zullo
by posted 04/11/2014

Simsbury High School Varsity Basketball Head Coach Sam Zullo is offering basketball skills sessions (for boys only)

  • The first session will be a skill assessment.  Sam will provide a written report of things to work on in order to improve for the next level of play.  Parents/players can help decide how workouts are tailored based on which skill they want to improve.
  • All drills and skills worked on in sessions will be made available online for players to take back and work on their own time as well.
  • Sessions will be hald at local outdoor courts
  • The cost is $20 per 75 minute workout session...can sign up for as many/as few as you would like
  • Sessions can be scheduled by contacting Sam Zullo at (518) 848-5017 or email at
  • Sessions may include up to but never more than 4 players (multiple players in a workout can be very beneficial to players)

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Club Information
by Bill Sickinger posted 09/07/2010


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.


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. 


The cost to participate on a team is $280 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 $40. Individual teams may choose to participate in activities that could require additional costs. 




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