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The Darien YMCA Travel basketball program is for the highly skilled players in Grades 5th through 8th who have long-term interest in competitive basketball and a willingness to make a time commitment to their training and team schedule. The travel teams compete in the Fairfield County Basketball League which is traditionally one of the toughest leagues in the state and contains some the best basketball talent around. Teams practice two nights a week and have one instructional clinic per week. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays.

Please note that all travel participants must be Darien YMCA members either through a youth membership or added on to a family membership. To qualify for FCBL league games you must be a Darien resident.

Players must attend grade appropriate tryouts.

*If you plan on trying out for travel, please register for House Basketball first to ensure yourself a spot in the program in case you do not make travel. If you do not register for House and do not make travel, you run the risk of being locked out of the program. If you are chosen for travel, the amount you paid for house will be credited to your travel fees.



An additional cost of $65 is required for travel team uniforms. Uniforms are yours to keep and can be used multiple years as long as you make a travel team again. If you make a team a second time and your uniform still fits, no need to buy another one.

All travel players are required to be Darien YMCA members through a family membership or youth membership.

2020-2021 Travel Basketball Tryout Schedule


7th Grade Girls – 6:00-7:00

7th Grade Boys – 6:00-7:30

8th Grade Girls - 7:00-8:00

8th Grade Boys – 7:30-9:00


5th Grade Girls – 6:00-7:00

5th Grade Boys – 6:00-7:30

6th Grade Girls - 7:00-8:00

6th Grade Boys – 7:30-9:00


7th Grade Girls – 6:00-7:00

7th Grade Boys – 6:00-7:30

8th Grade Girls - 7:00-8:00

8th Grade Boys – 7:30-9:00


5th Grade Girls – 6:00-7:00

5th Grade Boys – 6:00-7:30

6th Grade Girls - 7:00-8:00

6th Grade Boys – 7:30-9:00


If you plan on trying out for travel it is highly recommended that you register for house league first to guarantee a spot in basketball. If you wait till after travel tryouts to register for house, we can't guarantee there will be a spot for you as the program does fill up.

Players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryouts for their grade.

You must be a Darien resident to be eligible for the travel program.