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Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL)

Welcome to the website of the Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL). BTBL provides an organized league format for boys and girls TOWN travel teams to represent their towns by playing in a competitive environment against other Bergen and neighboring counties. 2013 was BTBL’s 11th year for Boys and it was the seventh year for its Girls Division. 2013 was highly successful based on feedback from coaches, players, parents as well as additional towns who have joined in 2013. In 2013, 324 Travel Teams competed in BTBL. Boys Grades 4th – 8th had 4, 5 or 6 competitive flights and the Girls 5th – 8th started flighting for the first time. Over 2300 games were played. BTBL thanks each town, its coordinators and its coaches for their commitment to competitive youth basketball and most importantly for their support of BTBL. Special thanks to all parents for making it possible for their child to play in BTBL.

 

Divisions

 

In 2014, 339 teams of boys and girls will compete in 40 competitive flights from second grade through eight. All divisions (2th – 8th) play a 14 game schedule beginning the first School day in January and ending on the second Sunday in March. Playoffs leading to flight Championships take place in 4th – 8th grades. 2500 games will be played in BTBL this season.

 

We keep it simple

 

The use of Referee Assignors assures a fair and simple environment for teams to compete. Two Referees per game and Assignor fees are included in BTBL’s Registration fee.

 

In 2014

 

Boys 2nd Grade travel basketball has made its debut in BTBL in 2012 with 5 teams. This season we have 8 teams. It wasn’t that long ago when we started our boys 3rd grade division and now we have 4 flights and 35 teams, including a flight playing on 8.5’ baskets.

 

BTBL pre-season exhibition season was successfully begun in BTBL in the fall of 2011. An inexpensive package of 6 exhibition games was offered from 11/15 – 12/22. In 2012 the pre-season registration went from 8 teams to 30 in 2013 and has grown to 40 teams in the current season.