About UMBC's Travel Program
Travel basketball is a grand commitment that each family should think about and be fully aware of before embarking on this journey. Upper Moreland Basketball Club Travel Teams play as part of the Inter-County Basketball Association (ICBA: http://www.icbabasketball.com
) which spans much of southeastern Pennsylvania. Because of the additional fees incurred for registration in the ICBA, additional referee fees and more advanced uniforms, players chosen for the travel team are required to pay an additional fee to cover a fraction of those costs.
It is expected that all players and families will be committed to the goals of improving as a team, supporting continued growth and producing a winning basketball product during their participation with our Travel Basketball Program. It should be understood that while the players, coaches and fans may be playing "away" from Upper Moreland you are still representing our community and subject to both the ICBA rules and regulations as well as the UMBC conduct policies. When making the team the coach is expecting that basketball is 2nd only to academics during the season. Other sports should not be interfering with the winter sport of Travel Basketball beginning Nov 17th and ending March 21st. The coach may also request additional funds to play in other tournaments and leagues during the season and off season. This is your choice if you want to participate and not required.
The travel program is competitive play. The Head Coach is in control of setting practice times and playing time. Skills, attitude and commitment along with other factors are all acceptable variables why your child may not be getting as much playing time as others. Our intramural program DOES guarantee equal playing time if that is the route you want to pursue. The coach may also request additional funds to play in other tournaments and leagues during the season and off season. This is your choice if you want to participate and not required.
Practices will usually be 2-3X per week in Oct-Dec and then 1-2X in Dec-March with 1-3 games a week set by ICBA. There is a preseason ICBA tournament which your registration cost covers in late Nov/early Dec while the regular season begins middle of Dec and runs through middle of Feb. Playoffs begin Feb and run through beginning of March. UMBC hosts a tournament in March that is also covered in your registration cost.
We typically have 1 team per grade per gender however the board may consider a 2nd team at a specific grade if there is a competitive A team(div 1 or 2) and more than enough children to field a competitive 6 team intramural program.