The 5K Summer Challenge


“The 5K” challenges you to make 5000 shots over 6 weeks.

The key to this challenge is consistency and commitment. Challenge yourself to get the most out of it!

5000 made shots is approximately 125 shots made per day for 6 weeks. Any type of shot counts. Keep track of your shots each day and try to get to between 750 and 1000 made shots each week to stay on track.


Since all shots count towards your total, it is important to have a strategy and workout for each of your shooting sessions.  Here is one way you might get to 125 shots in a day:

  • 15 Form shots (5 from 3 different spots about 3 feet from the hoop)
  • 10 Right-handed layups (e.g. one dribble from the elbow)
  • 10 Left-handed layups (e.g. one dribble from the elbow)
  • 10 Right-handed jump stop lay-ups or floaters (starting outside the 3-point line)
  • 10 Left-handed jump stop lay-ups or floaters (starting outside the 3-point line)
  • 10 Foul shots
  • 25 shots from intermediate range (5 each from 5 different spots)
  • 25 shots from long range (5 each from 5 different spots)
  • 10 Foul shots

To get the most out of your workout remember these keys:

  1. Take good shots for you. Make sure your intermediate and long-range shots allow you to shoot the ball with good form. If you are a 4th-5th grader, your long-range shots should probably not be 3 pointers.
  2. Other than form shooting, all shots, cuts and moves should be done at game speed.
  3. If you don’t have a person to rebound for you make sure you toss the ball out to yourself to simulate catching a pass and shooting.
  4. Add variety to your shooting. Some workouts you may catch and shoot from each spot. Some workouts you might mix in one-dribble pull ups from some or all of the spots.  Other times you may simulate cutting from one spot to receive a pass at the shooting spot (see corner to wing shooting progression below).
  5. Add new skills your workouts. The above scheme is a good one to come back to and to modify with different skills and drills during the challenge. We will post suggestions for new drills throughout the challenge on Facebook and Twitter.


We will be sending a Google form out each week for players to enter their shots. Make sure you check Facebook and are on our mailing list to get updates.

Spring 2020 Hoopsters Program

Natick Travel Basketball is proud to offer our Spring 2020 Hoopsters Program!  The program will run over 5 Saturdays between March 14, 2020 and April 11, 2020.  We will run 4 sessions per week at the following times and locations,

  • Kindergarten – 2:00PM – 2:50PM @ Memorial Elementary School
  • 1st Grade – 3:00PM – 3:50PM @ Memorial Elementary School
  • 2nd Grade – 4:00PM – 4:50PM @ Memorial Elementary School
  • 3rd Grade – 3:30PM – 5:00PM @ Wilson Middle School

Registration is now open

If you are interested in volunteering to help run the sessions please email us at  Thank you for your continued interest in the program.  We look forward to seeing you this Spring!

2019 Kick Off Clinics

NTB is offering a series of grade specific clinics to kick-off the season.  These are FREE to any player who made and registered for a travel team this season.  No registration is required.  See dates and locations.

2019-2020 Basketball Team Selection

Team selection is complete. Thank you to all the coordinators and evaluators who helped make the process as smooth as possible. Below are the teams. If your son or daughter did not make a team, we thank you for your effort and encourage you to register for the Natick Recreation Department basketball league. It is another great opportunity to play basketball over the winter.


4th Grade Girls
5th Grade Girls
6th Grade Girls
7th Grade Girls
8th Grade Girls

4th Grade Boys
5th Grade Boys
6th Grade Boys
7th Grade Boys
8th Grade Boys

Registration is now open!

Fall Hoopsters Registration is OPEN!

Winter Travel Basketball tryout dates, times

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Travel Basketball Season!

Natick Basketball Families,

We hope that everyone is enjoying the summer.  Natick Travel Basketball (NTB) has been busy this offseason preparing for our fall programs and upcoming season. 

Tryouts for Travel Basketball:
Tryouts for our travel basketball teams will be held over two weekends. There will be two tryouts per grade.  The first tryout for each grade will be held on September 20, 21 or 22 and the second tryout will be held on September 27, 28, or 29.  Please save these dates.   

Specific dates and times for each grade and gender will be announced in early September. To register for tryouts visit our registration page.
(Natick Travel Basketball uses Blue Sombrero for all registrations)

Skills Clinics for Grades 5-8:
As part of NTB’s enhanced player development program, we will again offer a robust pre-season clinic series focused on the fundamental skills of basketball. These clinics will be offered starting in early September for boys and girls, and will be tailored toward individual skills to elevate each child’s game to the next level.  Registration and additional details will be available soon.  

Pre-Tryout Clinics for New Players: 
NTB will offer two nights of pre-tryout clinics for players new to our program, specifically 4th and 5th graders who have not previously tried out for a travel team.  The clinics will focus on fundamental skills and incorporate the same drills that will be used at tryouts.  Clinics will be offered for boys and girls in mid-September.  Registration and additional details will be available soon. 

Fall Hoopsters for K – 3:
Fall Hoopsters will be offered for our K-3 players starting on October 19.  Registration will open soon.

To stay updated on Natick Travel Basketball News please follow us on Facebook at:

We look forward to seeing everyone on the court this fall.  

Dave Hava
President, Natick Travel Basketball

Entering 4th Grade Clinics

Natick Travel Basketball is holding clinics for players entering the 4th grade. These clinics are designed for any level of experience.
Location: Natick High School gym
Time: 6:15PM – 7:45PM
Dates: Wednesday evenings – July 10, 17, 24, 31

Register Here

(NTB uses Blue Sombrero for registration)

Spring Hoopsters 2019

Our Spring Hoopsters session wrapped up this past Saturday – we had a great 5 weeks with over 140 participants across K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.

Thanks to our volunteers and coordinators for making it another great session! See everyone in the Fall for another session of Hoopsters!

Summer Camps

There are a variety of summer camps available to help improve player’s skills throughout the summer. We’ve collected a list of available camps. Websites and programs are listed for informational purposes only.

Natick Travel Teams – Playoffs

8th Grade Boys in the Division 1 Finals!


Coach Huse and the boys take home the crown !!!


Coach Masse’s 5th Grade boys moving on to the final 4!