Try-Out Schedule

Try-out schedule is at the bottom of this page. 

What to bring to tryouts?

  • A signed release form (if you have not already mailed one in). Available on our website.
  • Water bottle (there are also fountains in the school).
  • A correct sized basketball with your last name printed or initials on it in magic marker. Boys 7thand Boys 8thgrade are the only two divisions that play with 29.5” basketball. All girls divisions + Boys 4th, 5th, and 6th grade play with a 28.5” basketball.

What not to bring?

  • If you played travel basketball last year, please do not wear your travel basketball uniform jersey to tryouts. Uniform shorts, tournament t-shirts, etc. are fine. Just no jersey (shirts) please.

Please check in at the gym 10-15 minutes before the tryout session starts and be as prompt as you can in picking your child up at the end of the session. While most parents don’t stay for the tryouts, if you want to observe, you may however we ask that you sit off to the side and do not interact with players, coaches, or evaluators. Note: there will not be bleachers pulled out in either gym during tryouts as they interfere with the side court baskets.

These days are pretty busy with one tryout session ending and another immediately starting. It’s not a good day for kids to be hanging out in the gym all day. We ask that you be prompt in drop offs and pick ups.

REMEMBER Your son/daughter MUST be a full time resident of Acton or Boxborough and/or student at one of the Acton-Boxborough public schools to tryout for an Acton-Boxborough team. If you have a question about eligibility, please email Josh Hammer at

FINAL BALANCE of $360 per player (or $300 per player if you played last year and intend to re-use BOTH your uniform shirt and shorts from last season) will be due for the season shortly after team selection is made.  If you feel you may need financial aid consideration, please email Josh Hammer at prior to attending tryouts.

Players will find out if they are selected for a team or not by Monday evening, October 30. Groups with two teams, all players selected for a team will practice together once prior to being assigned to a specific team. The balance of the cost for the season is due the Friday after our second tryout.

Weeknight practices will start either the week of October 30 (Schedule TBD) or November 6. The first weekend practice date will be Saturday, November 4. Opening day for CMYBL is Sunday, December 3.

While we want players to be at both tryouts, if you have a conflict one week, it’s fine if you have to miss one of the two sessions. That said, it’s tough for us to consider anyone for a select team if they cannot make either tryout due to conflicts with other sports (regardless of past participation). We do ask that you prioritize attendance to basketball tryouts for at least one of the two weekends.

How many teams will we have? This is always dependent on talent, the number of kids trying out, having a coach lined up, and gym space. Right now, we are anticipating two teams in 5th and 6th grade boys as well as 6th grade girls. All other divisions we are currently anticipating one team however that can always change as we get closer to tryouts.

If you have any questions on tryouts, you may email Dee Biggs ( or Nate Rivard ( for boys basketball. For girls basketball, you may email Megan Kivela (

Sunday, October 22:
5th Grade: 4:00-5:30 @ HS Lower Gym
6th Grade: 5:30-7:00 @ HS Lower Gym
7th Grade: 7:00-8:30 @ HS Lower Gym
8th Grade: 7:00-8:30 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym

Sunday, October 29:
4th Grade: 1:30-3:00 @  HS Lower Gym (note – only one tryout session for 4th grade girls)
5th Grade: 4:30-6:00 @ HS Lower Gym
6th Grade: 6:00-7:30 @ HS Lower Gym
7th Grade: 3:00-4:30 @ HS Lower Gym
8th Grade: 7:30-9:00 @ HS Lower Gym

Saturday, October 21:
4th Grade: 1:30-3:00 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym
5th Grade: 4:30-6:00 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym
6th Grade: 12:00-1:30 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym
8th Grade: 3:00-4:30 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym

Sunday, October 22:
7th Grade: 5:30-7:00 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym

Sunday, October 29:
4th Grade: 2:00-3:30 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym
5th Grade: 3:30-5:00 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym
6th Grade: 12:00-1:30 @ HS Lower Gym
7th Grade: 5:00-6:30 @ HS Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym
8th Grade: 6:30-8:00 @ HS  Fieldhouse (Upper) Gym