Andover Boys Travel Basketball is a program for players in grades 4-8 in the Andover Community that wish to experience an increased level of competitive basketball!
Players go through a tryout process and are placed on teams that correspond with their skill level. Our program is about both skill development on the court as well as personal development. We strive to develop players with strong commitment to hard work, positive attitudes and sportsmanship!
We are brining back the 10,000 shot club for 2022 and it starts May 1st!! This year we have some fun and exciting new opportunities. Here are the details!
10,000 Shot Club
One way young players can help themselves is by finding a basketball, available hoop and getting up shots. Starting May 1st, and running through August 31st, the ATBB is sponsoring a 10k shot challenge (similar to what we did last year). Each player who participates will need to track their own shots that they take throughout this time period and we will have a place where you can send in your shots taken on a weekly basis. Every player who shoots 10,000 shots during the Summer will receive a t-shirt and be recognized at a Varsity game next season/
10,000 Make Club
We are stepping up the level of competition this Summer and adding a 10k make club as well. In addition to taking the 10,000 shots, IF any player gets to 10,000 makes over the Summer, they will also be receiving a new basketball courtesy of the ATBB. 10,000 shots is a lot of reps but 10,000 makes is putting in that extra effort and could help to take your game to another level.
**Please make sure that when having your child participate, they are taking "game-like shots" (i.e. catch and shoot jump shots, shooting off the dribble, free throws, game speed lay-ups, etc.)
Please use the google form attached to report back weekly. There is also a google sheet provided to print off and use to write down attempts/makes each day for your own use at home.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Best of luck to these 8th Graders - Class of 2023
ATBB celebrated these young men and the conclusion of their travel basketball careers with a banquet at the Refuge in Oak Grove on March 27. We are excited to see where they go from here and wish them the best with their future endeavors!
What a great and exciting youth night as the Huskies beat Elk River in OT! Congrats to Dylan Johnson for winning a 2022-2023 ATBB Registration and congrats to the individuals who were recognized for completing the 10,000 shot club challenge!
ATBB is following the recommendations from the CDC in regards to Covid policy. Here is the most recent recommendation as of January 2022.
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
Isolation relates to behavior after a confirmed infection. Isolation for 5 days followed by wearing a well-fitting mask will minimize the risk of spreading the virus to others. Quarantine refers to the time following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. Both updates come as the Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the U.S. and reflects the current science on when and for how long a person is maximally infectious. These recommendations do not supersede state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, nor do they apply to healthcare workers for whom CDC has updated guidance.
Data from South Africa and the United Kingdom demonstrate that vaccine effectiveness against infection for two doses of an mRNA vaccine is approximately 35%. A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose restores vaccine effectiveness against infection to 75%. COVID-19 vaccination decreases the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. CDC strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 and older and boosters for everyone 16 and older. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
Andover boys travel Basketball is excited to introduce the 10,000 shot club!
This challenge is open to kids entering 4th-8th grade. Each participant is required to take 10,000 shots starting Monday, June 28th and running through the first tryout on September 26th.
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Thanks to all of our sponsors who help support our program. Please visit our Sponsors Page for more information.