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STBC 2016-2017 Tryouts Registration Open!

Simsbury Travel Basketball Tryout Registration is open!

Register now!

Revised Tryout Dates

Girls 7th & 8th Grades - Weds 10/5 & Thurs 10/6

Girls 5th & 6th Grades - Thurs 10/13 & Fri 10/14

Boys 6th Grade - Mon 10/17 & Weds 10/19

Boys 7th Grade - Thurs 10/20 & Mon 10/24

Boys 8th Grade - Weds 10/26 & Thurs 10/27

Boys 4th & 5th Grades - Fri 10/21 & Fri 10/28



  • Tryouts are held at Henry James Memorial School, 7:00-8:30 PM on weeknights (with few exceptions)

  • The tryout for each grade level will be two nights.  

  • Attendance at both nights of tryouts is preferred, players who attend only one night will be evaluated based on that one night.

  • 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.

  • A Letter of commitment is required to be signed by parent/guardian and player before the first night of tryouts

  • There will be a brief mandatory 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 "Register Online" Tab on the left side of the website at www.STBCweb.com

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.

Players must be Simsbury residents and must 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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Boys Preseason Clinics
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Girls Pre-season Clinics
STBC is excited to announce that Simsbury High School Varsity...
New Scoreboard Controllers for Simsbury High School
Simsbury High School has changed their scoreboard controllers. They...
2015-2016 Program Survey Results
Thank you to all who completed a 2015-2016 STBC Program Survey. 92.5%...
Club Information
Introduction The Simsbury Travel Basketball Club provides an organized...
Boys Preseason Clinics

The Simsbury Travel Basketball Club is happy to present a pre-season opportunity for your son to sharpen and hone his skills prior to tryouts. We have reserved nights in the SHS gold gym from 7-8:30 for each grade level (see schedule below). The clinic will be run by Steve Patrina, former SHS head basketball coach, and assisted by members of the present Simsbury High School basketball program.  The clinic will consist of drills and scrimmage that mirror in many ways the tryout process. These clinics are optional and in no way have any bearing on the tryouts. They are intended solely for the betterment of your son. A nominal fee of $5 dollars a night will be collected at the door to help offset the costs of running this. Looking forward to a great season!


SHS Gold Gym Schedule 7:00 PM-830 PM

10/13 Boys 6th grade

10/18 Boys 7th grade

10/19 Boys 4th and 5th grades

10/20 Boys 8th grade

by posted 09/27/2016
Girls Pre-season Clinics

STBC is excited to announce that Simsbury High School Varsity girls coach Sam Zullo will be conducting pre-season clinics on Thursday 9/29 and Friday 9/30 at Henry James Memorial School from 7:00-8:30pm.

There will be a $10 per night fee charged at the door to raise fund for the Simsbury Girls Basketball program. Players may attend either night or both nights. Simsbury High School girls basketball players will be volunteering their time to help Coach Zullo with the clinics.

This is an excellent way to get ready for tryouts!

by posted 09/23/2016
New Scoreboard Controllers for Simsbury High School

Simsbury High School has changed their scoreboard controllers. They have changed to wireless controllers, allowing for teams to sit on the other side of the gym in the gold gym (near the locker rooms) and better use of the large scoreboards in the blue gym.

The Simsbury Travel Basketball Club was fortunate to have the opportunity and the resources to purchase controllers to use for STBC games (and to serve as backups for SHS). We are very excited to have these new controllers and believe it will improve the experience for parents and players in both gyms, especially in the blue gym where we can now use the large scoreboards for every game in that gym.

by posted 09/13/2016
2015-2016 Program Survey Results

Thank you to all who completed a 2015-2016 STBC Program Survey. 92.5% of respondents gave STBC a 4 or 5 for overall experience!


The 2015-2016 Simsbury Travel Basketball Survey results were outstanding. We received 53 responses, a fantastic level of feedback. Not every question was required to be answered, so the number of responses vary by question.


90% or more of the responses were 4 or 5 for every question, in some cases over 95% or responses were 4 or 5. We are very thankful for all the positive responses and will strive to do as well or better in the coming season. The feedback with lower ratings shows us the areas where we have the greatest opportunity for improvement. CLICK HERE for the full survey results.

by posted 08/29/2016
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 $315 per player which includes $20 in raffle tickets and a shooting shirt.   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
Game Results