Boys & Girls Travel Teams

UpdatedWednesday October 6, 2021 byWRA Basketball.

About Our Travel Basketball Program

Whitpain Rec's Travel Basketball Program is for boys and girls grades 3rd through 8th. All teams compete in the ICBA: Inter-County Basketball League and follow ICBA rules & regulations.


ICBA Rules

ICBA has a Age Determining Date/Grade Exception Rule. August 1st, is the determining date for the age of a basketball player. Eligibility to participate is based first on the age determining date. The grade of the athlete is not a consideration if the athlete meets the age determining date. An athlete who does not meet the age determining date may qualify under the grade exception rule.

In the 8U/3rd Grade Boys/9U 4th Grade Girls through the 13U/8th Grade divisions, each team is allowed a maximum of three grade exception athletes.

ICBA permits teams to carry 2 nonresident players. WRA Travel Basketball will consider non-resident players when filling roster spots based on ICBA rules on player movement.

See ICBA website “Rules” section for further details.


Time Commitment

Teams will typically practice two times a week from early-mid November through the end of season in Mid March.

Teams will play a 12-14 game schedule. 1 to 2 games will be played per week from the middle of December through the middle of February followed by ICBA playoffs late February / Early March.

Teams may participate in additional tournaments based on discretion of parents and coaches.

Please consider this commitment before trying out for a team.


Practice and Game Locations

Practices and home games generally take place at Wissahickon Middle School or Shady Grove Elementary.

Note: We could use another local gym for one of team’s (2) weekly practices.

In addition, age groups with multiple teams likely will share gym time.

Away games versus ICBA league opponents are a 45 min or less commute from Whitpain Township.


About Travel Team Tryouts

Registration info for tryouts for upcoming season are typically sent in early September timeframe.

  • All players must register for tryouts/complete waivers
  • Tryouts are typically held in October. Coaches will communicate tryout detail to parents based on registration
  • Players are not guaranteed automatic succession to the next GRADE level for the next season. Players must try out for their respective teams each year.
  • Players will be selected by travel coaches at the conclusion tryout sessions
  • Parents will need to register player for season and pay registration fees
  • Parents will need to purchase uniforms/shooting shirt. Note: New uniforms are typically not purchased every season. Coaches will provide information on how to order uniforms


Volunteers Always Needed

The foundation of any successful program is the strong support of the parents and their willingness to volunteer. Volunteering can be very gratifying and critical to the success of our league.

We currently are seeking volunteers for the following positions: 

  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Equipment Coordinator
  • Fundraising


Got a question? Shoot away!

Contact Andrew Wirsul, Travel Basketball Chair, at