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Travel Program


Home of the 8th Grade Boys 2023 PA State Champs! 

Congrats to all our Travel Teams who who made it to championship weekend!

If you want to attend a game, check out the schedule HERE.

Spring-Ford Youth Basketball offers a competitive Travel Program to both boys and girls from 3rd-8th grades.  This is separate and distinct from our Recreation Program.  Players must try-out for the Travel Program, where as they can join our Rec Program as long as there is space available. 

Travel tryouts are generally mid-September and dates will be emailed in advance to all members. If your child is interested in trying out for a travel team, you can indicate this by checking the box on the player registration form.  Please note that this is for players who reside in the Spring-Ford School District only.  If your child makes a travel team, there is an additional fee above and beyond the the standard registration fee.  The additional fees will cover uniform, gym rental, referee fees, and tournaments. 

Players are to attend the tryout that correlates to their current grade, regardless of age.  There are three (3) tryouts per grade and we encourage your player to attend all three so that the evaluators can adequately and fairly evaluate your child, but at a minimum he/she must attend two (2) in order to be considered for a team.  Since this is a travel program, no player is guaranteed a spot on a team.  However, if the player does not make a team, they are guaranteed a spot in our Recreation Program and will automatically be placed in that program.  There will be no refund of registration fees if your player decides not to participate in the Rec Program.

The SFYB Travel Program offers players a more competitive basketball environment for the player who is ready to take their skills to the next level and give more commitment to the game.   Players will have practice twice a week versus once per week and will have both home and away games, where travel can be up to an hour away.  Players will have an opportunity to continue to develop their individual skills, while also learning more advanced team concepts.  We align closely with Spring-Ford High School Basketball Program for any player who is interested in continuing this level of play into high school. 

If you are unsure if the Travel Program is right for your child, feel free to contact our Travel Director to discuss.


  • 9/26 - 10/13 - Travel Tryouts (details to come soon)
  • 10/13 - Travel Team Notifications
  • 10/16 - 10/19 - Uniform Fittings
  • 10/23 - Practices Begin
  • 11/24 - 11/25 - Streeper Tournament (PV)
  • 11/28 - 12/10 - ICBA King of the Court Tourney (Competitive Edge)
  • 12/15 -  ICBA season begins
  • 12/23 - 1/1/24 - ICBA season break
  • 1/2 - 2/19/24 - ICBA season resumes
  • 1/20 - 1/21/24 - SFYB Picture Day
  • 2/15 - 2/18/24 - Spring-Ford's President's Day Tourney
  • 2/21 - 3/14/24 - ICBA playoffs/championship

Travel Basketball Quick Links

SpringFord School Blackout Dates for Practices



State Basksetball Championship

Where: State College, PA

Girls - March 15 - 17th, 2024
Boys - March 22 - 24th, 2024

Grades:  4th-8th

Qualifiers: follow link below

2024 PA Middle School State Qualifier Tournaments

Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an official Qualifier Tournament or League.

2022-23 Travel Coaches

Boys 3rd Grade Gold Luke Ledyard Matt Kurtz/Rick Lavelle/Jon Kerr
Boys 4th Grade Gold Aaron Christ Kevin McCloskey/Marques Green
Boys 4th Grade Blue Chris Yohn BJ McFarland/Rodger Williams
Boys 5th Grade Gold Ray Janifer Bryan Beddis/Scott McFarland
Boys 5th Grade Blue Bryan Winsko Travis Yocum/Kristen Winsko/Nate Daltry
Boys 6th Grade Gold Brian Jeter Krestinn Johnson/Darryl Tate
Boys 6th Grade Blue Brian Fanus Kevin Hare/Brad Stephan/Paul Szeliga
Boys 7th Grade Gold Fran Quinn Chuck Lindsay/Rob Irwin
Boys 7th Grade Blue Chris Fryer Kimberly Julius
Boys 8th Grade Gold John Bearoff Paul Newlin/Kevin Hagan
Boys 8th Grade Blue Michelle Houser Mark Bellamy/Mike Gabr
Girls 3rd Grade Gold Chris Talley Ryan Kraft/Seamus Mullarkey
Girls 4th Grade Gold Michael Krajnick Andrew Swanson/Robert Dence
Girls 5th Grade Gold Andrew Swanson Ben Cerniglia/John Osborne
Girls 6th Grade Gold Ben Ludwig Mike Siuchta/Darian Roopnarine/Megan McCloskey
Girls 7th Grade Gold David Neeld Brian Quinn/Nate Daltry
Girls 8th Grade Gold Kim Pandorf Matt Brady

2022-23 State Championship!

Congrats to the 8th Grade Gold Boys Team for winning the PA State Championship!! 
What a way to end the season!  

8th Grade Gold -  State Champs!

8th Grade Gold - State Champs!

8th Grade Gold - PSU State Championship

8th Grade Gold - PSU State Championship


Check out these drills for your next practices!


Check out these drills for your next practice.

The SFYB TRAVEL Program is for 3rd-8th grade boys and girls.*  Boys and girls must try-out for a team.

The Travel Program begins with tryouts late September/early October.  Try out dates will be sent in advance via email to all players who have registered and will also be posted on the website.  There will be 2-3 tryout sessions for each grade, depending on the number of players interested.  Players must attend 2 of 3 evaluations to be considered for a team.  Parents will be notified via email if your child has made a travel team and rosters will be posted to the website.

The Travel program season begins with practices mid-November and participate in the Inter-County Basketball Association league (ICBA) for game play.  The ICBA starts the 2nd week of December and runs until mid-February, with playoffs and championship games running into early March.

Travel teams practice 2x/week, Monday thru Thursday and will have 1-2 games on the weekends.  On game days, a parent is required to work the score table and clock.

In addition to league play, travel teams will participate in 3 tournaments during the season: 1) The John Streeper Memorial Shoot Out at Perk Valley over Thanksgiving, 2) King of the Court Tourney late Nov-early Dec, and 3) SFYB's President's Day Tournament.

All home games are played at either the Spring-Ford School District gyms and away games are within 20 minutes to 1 hour away.

SFYB partners with Positive Coaching Alliance and looks to fill coaching positions with individuals who mirror the values and concepts within PCA.  Teams are coached mostly by volunteer parents, however, the league does accept and have non-parent coaches as well.  If you have any interest coaching, please complete the coaching registration form under the Registration tab.  SFYB looks for individuals who have both the time commitment and dedication to the sport.  They should have a strong knowledge of the game from either playing themselves or from coaching.  It is imperative to be a good, strong leader who focuses on the development of their players, first and foremost.  Winning games is great, but it should not come at a cost to balancing the fundamental skill development of the players at these ages.  Ideally a coach builds confidence in their players, while also building team camaraderie. 

*2nd grade boys and girls may try out for the 3rd grade travel team.

David Neeld

Travel Director

Thanks to all of our Sponsors this season!

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