Fall Update

We would like to take an opportunity to provide an update to our players and families on the status of our Fall skill clinics, Hoopsters programs, and the Metrowest Travel Basketball program. There is a great deal of uncertainty on multiple fronts that impact the planning and execution of our programs. While we are hopeful that we will have basketball activities in 2020 as usual, we are unsure if and when they may happen. For any programming that we offer, player and family safety will be of the utmost importance.

Basketball is considered a high-risk sport by the state of Massachusetts. While no specific guidelines have been put forth for basketball, the state has restricted activities in high-risk sports to only include skill-based work that requires social distancing constraints. It is notable that the high-risk high school sports typically played in the fall season have been moved to early Spring, and other sports are being played this fall with significant modifications.

In addition to awaiting further state guidelines, our biggest challenge in planning basketball activities is the availability of gym space. The Natick Public Schools, Natick Community Center and other private schools are unable to commit to renting gym space in the foreseeable future. In a typical season with skill clinics, 26+ travel teams and multiple Hoopsters programs we use an incredible amount of gym time for practices and games. The lack of available gym time is a considerable limitation on our ability to offer programming.

The Metrowest League organizers have let us know that they plan to provide an update on the potential for a travel basketball season by the end of September. We have decided to postpone travel basketball tryouts until we know more about the status of the Metrowest season. We have also decided to postpone fall skill clinics and fall Hoopsters until we see how school reopening impacts the community, and potentially our ability to rent gym time.

We plan to continue to follow new developments over the coming weeks and will provide a further update in early October.

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 info@natickbasketball.com.  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: www.facebook.com/natickbasketball

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!