The Emmaus Youth Association welcomes boys in grades three through nine in East Penn School District to try out for fall/winter travel baskeball.
The cost of the program is $50 plus a $35 travel fee, according to EYA> In addition, families will be expected to cover a $20 fundraising fee, either by selling a coupon book or choosing the "buyout" option.
On the EYA website, travel basketball is described as a "good opportunity for a young player to improve his skills, play in a more competitive league, and enjoy basketball."
Tryouts will begin in October, and team selection will be made by Nov 1. EYA is a United Way organization, the website says, and scholarships are available.
Here's how the travel basketball teams break down by level:
- Third & Fourth Grade – third and fourth-grade
- Junior Cadet – fifth and sixth-grade
- The Jr. Cadet team plays in the Lehigh Valley Jr. Cadet Basketball League, which consists of approximately sixteen teams from the Lehigh Valley area.
- Cadet Team – seventh-grade
- The team competes in the Lehigh Valley Knee High Basketball League includes approximately 22 teams from the Lehigh Valley area.
- Knee High Team – eighth and ninth-grade
- Any player competing on a Freshman team is not eligible for this team. The team competes in the Lehigh Valley Knee-Hi Basketball League.