PAL Basketball (2020-2021)

Citywide Basketball Information: 

The Citywide Program will be available to every 5th grade – 8th grade boy and girl who are not playing travel basketball.  This is a change from last year, when every athlete was allowed to play in the citywide league.  This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and our limited space to play, we will be unable to offer that format.

The Citywide program is a co-ed program.  It will consist of an 8-game regular season plus playoffs. Each team will practice one day a week for one hour.  All of the games and most practices will be at the Torrington Armory.  There will be a 7th/8th grade division and a 5th/6th grade division.

The Citywide program will begin the week of December 7th with player evaluations and team formations, with the location, date and time to be announced.  Every athlete must be registered by November 27th in order to participate in the Citywide program.  No exceptions will be made.  As we mentioned above, scheduling this year at the Armory will be challenging and we ask for your cooperation and patience.  All athletes must register online, there will be no paper registrations this year because of the pandemic.  This year PAL has waived all registration fees for the Citywide Program.  This year our Citywide program is free.

All citywide practices and game schedules will be posted in our team up calendar on our website (torringtonpal.org).  Any questions or concerns should be directed to our PAL staff at admin@torringtonpal.org.

Travel Basketball Information: 

The program will be offered for the following grade levels with ten athletes per team:  Boys 8th grade, Boys 7th grade, and Boys 5th/6th grade; Girls 7th/8th grade and Girls 5th/6th grade.

Every athlete must try out for his or her team. Tryouts will be scheduled during the week of November 9th, with the location, date and time to be announced.  The season will consist of 12 games, 11 regular season games plus playoffs, beginning on the weekend of December 5th and continuing until March 14th.  

This season, all of the PAL travel teams will be competing in the Northstar League.  Games will be played at the Northstar facility located in Canton, CT. Practices will be held during the week, consisting of two 1.5-hour practices per week.  Practices will be held at the Northstar facility in Canton, Courtside in Harwinton, and at the Torrington Armory.  Practice will begin during the week of November 16th

The registration fee for travel basketball will be $150.00 per athlete.  Each athlete must be registered, and their fee must be received by PAL no later than November 14th.  All athletes must register online.  Registrations will be available online at our website after tryouts have been completed, only athletes that have been contacted by a coach or league official should register for travel basketball.

Parents/Guardians should visit the websites of the Northstars (ctnorthstars.com) and Courtside (courtsidesportscenter.com) to read their attendance and participation protocols for Covid-19.  PAL protocols and guidelines for the Torrington Armory are attached.  All parents/guardians and athletes must follow all of the guidelines and protocols.  No exceptions will be made.

All travel practices and game schedules will be posted in our team up calendar on our website (torringtonpal.org).  Any questions or concerns should be directed to our PAL staff at admin@torringtonpal.org.

Basketball: Grades 1/2 and 3/4 

We will try to offer programs for a grade 1 – 2 and grade 3 – 4 athletes.  We will be announcing program availability in December 2020.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to our PAL staff at admin@torringtonpal.org.

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