• Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL)

    Sportsmanship Award of the Week

    Girls

    Feb 6 ,2017 - In this picture are Isabella Maniago of New Milford and Leila Villamil of Washington Township 7th grade travel girls. These 2 have been close friends since kindergarten through the present. Leila lived in New Milford until her family moved to Washington Township last Summer. Both of them had played together in Soccer and Basketball and won championships together in recreation basketball. They have this special bond and closeness up to now. Seeing them in different uniforms and playing against each other in yesterdays game never changed their relationship. They competed and played hard. No matter what the outcome was, they both managed to wait for each other after the game and after their team meetings. They congratulated each other and the whole New Milford Girls team greeted Leila with open arms. This shows us that no matter what town or team we play in .... Friendship and Basketball has no boundaries!

    Boys

    Nicholas Rizos is a Wood-Ridge 7th Grade Travel Basketball Player. This is the first year he tried out for the team, not only did he make it but was going to see significant playing time. He was having a great pre-season when he went up to block a shot and had an awkward fall in which he dislocated his wrist and required surgery right before Christmas. Although he will miss the entire season, his spirit is not broken as attends every practice and game (we are in two leagues). He sits on the bench , keeps stats, but more importantly provides inspiration to the boys….a Great Kid. Wood-Ridge Coach Paul Sarlo

    Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL)

    Welcome to the website of the Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL). BTBL provides an organized league format for boys and girls TOWN travel teams to represent their towns by playing in a competitive environment against other Bergen and neighboring counties. 2016 was BTBL's 14th year for Boys and it was the 10th year for its Girls Division. 2016 was highly successful based on feedback from coaches, players, parents as well as additional towns who have joined in 2016. In 2016, 379 Travel Teams competed in BTBL. Boys Grades 4th - 8th had 5, 6 or 7 competitive flights and the Girls 4th - 8th had multiple flights as well. Over 2800 games were played. BTBL thanks each town, its coordinators and its coaches for their commitment to competitive youth basketball and most importantly for their support of BTBL. Special thanks to all parents for making it possible for their child to play in BTBL.

    Divisions

    In 2017, BTBL has grown to 387 teams. Boys and girls will compete in competitive flights from second grade through eight. Each boys division (4 th - 8th) has a minimum of 5 flights. For the second time BTBL has a 7th flight in a grade. Each girls division (4 th - 8th) has mostly two flights with some grades having 3 flights. All divisions (2th - 8th) play a 14 game schedule beginning January 3rd and ending on the second Sunday in March. Playoffs leading to flight Championships take place in 4 th - 8th grades. 2800+ games will be played 92 gyms in the BTBL in 2017.

    We keep it simple

    The use of Referee Assignors (3) assures a fair and simple environment for teams to compete. Two Referees per game and Assignor fees are included in BTBL's Registration fee.

    In 2017

    Boys 2nd Grade travel basketball will continue for a 6th consecutive season with an 8 team flight. Our Boys 7th grade has a record number of 56 teams.

    BTBL pre-season exhibition season successfully began in BTBL in the fall of 2011. An inexpensive package of 6 exhibition games is offered from 11/16 - 12/23 as a tune up for the coming season. In 2016 43 teams participated in the preseason games.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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